Planning A Trip To Snowdonia or North Wales?

Here are the answers to some of the questions that we're asked most often.  If you're still looking for an answer please send us a message, email or us or call.

Frequently asked questions


I'm looking for log cabins in Snowdonia?

All Cadair View Lodge managed log cabins in Snowdonia are near to Trawsfynydd which is in the middle of the Snowdonia National Park. See our exact location and what there is to do locally HERE.

I'm looking for somewhere to stay near to Coed y Brenin?

Cadair View Lodge log cabins are 2 miles from Coed y Brenin visitor centre and it is possible to ride from the front door onto the trails at Coed y Brenin without hitting the main A470. Llys Ednowain is in Trawsfynydd village and is about 6 miles from Coed y Brenin visitor centre. See our exact locations HERE

I'm looking for accommodation near to Snowdon?

Cadair View Lodge accommodation is in the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park - Snowdon, the famous mountain, is further north. Distances / drive times to path starts are approx. (according to GoogleMaps). To Rhyd Ddu (Rhyd Ddu and Ranger Path) - 19 miles, approx. 40 minutes To Nant Gwynant (Watkin Path) - 19 miles, approx. 35 minutes To Pen-y-Pass car park (PYG and Miner's Path) - 23 miles, approx. 47 minutes To Llanberis (Llanberis Path and Snowdon Mountain Railway) - 29 miles, approx. 58 minutes

I'm looking to stay close to a beach in Snowdonia?

Our accommodation is in the mountains but the beach is not far away. Times are according to GoogleMaps. Borth y Gest - approx. 25 minutes drive Black Rock Sands - approx. 29 minutes drive Criccieth - approx. 29 minutes drive Barmouth - approx. 30 minutes drive Llandanwg - approx. 31 minutes drive Fairbourne - approx. 32 minutes drive Harlech Beach - approx. 32 minutes drive Shell Island - approx. 39 minutes drive Pwllheli - approx. 43 minutes drive Tywyn - approx. 49 minutes drive Aberdyfi - approx. 55 minutes drive Abersoch - approx. 57 minutes drive

Where is Trawsfynydd Leisure Village

The new owners of Trawsfynydd Holidays Ltd seem to have decided to rebrand Trawsfynydd Holiday Village as Trawsfynydd Leisure Village in places. Rest assured that whether it is called Trawsfyydd Holiday Village or Trawsfynydd Leisure Village, Cadair View Lodge Ltd still manage the same great log cabins on the same site on behalf of private, individual log cabins owners as we have done since 2003. Support small businesses! See all of our log cabins and our group accommodation at


I'm looking for pet friendly accommodation in Snowdonia, North Wales?

Most of our log cabins allow up to 2 dogs to stay at £5 per dog per night. We have a large (3.5 acre), enclosed dog walking area with formal paths for owners. A great place where dogs can get off their leads! Dogs coming to stay receive a small welcome pack on arrival. Llys Ednowain, our group accommodation, does not allow pets. Dogs must not be left in cars overnight at any of our accommodation.

Looking for accommodation for a large group?

Llys Ednowain in the middle of Trawsfynydd village has self-catering / hostel style accommodation for up to 20 guests. Ideal location for Coed y Brenin, walking the Rhinogydd, Antur Stiniog, Snowdonia Way, ZipWorld, GoBelow and lots more. See details HERE Alternatively, our log cabins sleep up to 6 guests each and give a more homely stay. See details HERE

I'm looking for a log cabin with a hot tub?

Unfortunately, none of our properties have a hot tub. Lots of reasons but the main ones are:

  • we're in a really peaceful, quiet location and they'd potentially disturb that
  • our water comes from a bore hole and hot tubs use a lot of water
  • the drains on site are very old and don't have the capacity for us emptying a hot tub
  • and finally our cleaners don't have time between lets to clean and maintain hot tubs to the standard that we would require
Sit on our decks and enjoy the views - you don't need a hot tub for that

Regarding Stays

What time can we check in?

For log cabins we ask guests to arrive after 3pm. There is no latest time of arrival. For Llys Ednowain we ask guests to arrive after 2pm but to co-ordinate with our team (phone number supplied with arrival instructions). Latest time of arrival is currently 11pm.

What time is check out?

We ask that guests leave all properties by 10.30am. There is sometimes the option for guests to stay in our log cabins until 5pm (for an additional fee). This must be arranged in advance.

What is included in the price of a stay?

See details HERE

I'm looking for a 1 night stay?

We offer stays from 1 night upwards in all of our properties MOST of the year. Please CONTACT US with your exact requirements and we'll do our best to help.

How much is it to stay in a log cabin in Snowdonia?

Prices vary depending on time of the year, arrival day and length of stay. Take a look at our availability and prices for log cabins via this link

How much is it to stay in group accommodation in Snowdonia?

Prices vary depending on the number of guests and the number of nights required. Take a look HERE at what's available for your stay. Please note your party (no matter how small) will have the room to themselves. This is reflected in the minimum pricing. To discuss your stay get in touch

Are there any special offers or special deals on accommodation in Snowdonia?

We have a mid-week deal on log cabin stay for most of the year - this represents 5 nights for the price of 2. Other offers are available including late availability, special deals during local events at Coed y Brenin, plus more. See our Special Offers page for more details

Do you have pet friendly accommodation available?

Most of our log cabins accept 2 dogs per cabin (at extra charge). Llys Ednowain is pet free. Dogs must not be left in cars overnight at any of our accommodation. See our pet friendly accommodation page.

Things To Do Locally

Do you have a discount code for ZipWorld?

Guests booking to stay in Cadair View Lodge accommodation will receive a discount code to use when booking an activity at ZipWorld. See all discounts HERE

Do you have a discount code for Go Below?

Guests booking to stay with Cadair View Lodge will receive a discount code for booking an activity with Go Below Underground Adventures. See the other companies who offer a discount to our guests HERE

Do you have a discount code for white water rafting?

Guests booking a stay with Cadair View Lodge will receive a discount code for all white water activities at Canolfan Tryweryn - National White Water Centre at Frongoch, near Bala. See other discounts offered to our guests HERE

What's on in Snowdonia during my stay?

We mostly promote things that are happening within 30 minutes drive of our accommodation. Take a look at our events calendar HERE

Looking for things to do in Barmouth?

Barmouth is about 25 minutes drive away from all of our accommodation. There are lots of things to do in Barmouth and you should find something for everybody in your family. Take a look at our blog post Things to Do in Barmouth using THIS LINK

Looking for things to do in Bala?

Bala is about 20 minutes drive from all of our accommodation. As well as making a great day out whilst staying with us it is an ideal place to stop on the journey to or from your holiday. Take a look at our blog about things to do in Bala by clicking THIS LINK

Where can we do SUP?

Within 30 minutes drive of our accommodation in Snowdonia there are a number of companies offering S.U.P. (stand up paddle boarding / SUP) sessions and lessons. Take a look at: Dragon Activities in Bala Activities North Wales SUP Barmouth

Looking for discount codes for activities in Snowdonia?

All of these Companies offer discounts to guests staying with Cadair View Lodge. Click THIS LINK for more details


How do I book a stay with you?

There are several ways:

What deposit is needed to book a stay?

If you are booking a log cabin stay that is more than 4 weeks away then the deposit is £100. If you are booking to stay in Llys Edowain and your stay is more than 4 weeks away the deposit is £10 per person per night. All stays that begin 4 weeks or less from the date of booking must be paid in full. See our cancellation policy HERE We strongly advise that all guests are covered by travel insurance

How can I pay for my stay in Snowdonia?

Guests can pay via the online booking systems using all types of card (credit, debit, Amex, etc.). We accept all types of card over the phone too. Ask if you'd like us to send out details for a bank transfer. We do not accept cash or cheques. All stays must be paid for in full before keys are provided.

When is the final balance for my stay due?

All stays where a deposit has been paid must be paid for in full 4 weeks before arrival.