Being successful and how Crashpad Lodges is the new Rolls Royce of our time.

Last week I listened to a podcast that spoke about how people are re-defining what success means. According to the podcast success as we know it today is measured by what we wear, what car we drive, how many likes on Instagram we have, the career, the house, being able to multitask and have it all.  The list goes on.  The podcast went onto suggest that the measure of success is starting to change with a noted discomfort surrounding ostentatious spending and displays of wealth. Driven by this new outlook growing amounts of people are moving towards smaller culture laden goods that speak volumes, items with provenance, buying local bread and homemade soaps, once seen as humble products into everyday luxuries. In North Wales small artisans have been doing such that for the example Dinorwig Gin, Purple Moose Ale and Heartland Coffi who are all starting to see rapid success due to this new luxury and shift in mind-set.


The podcast then went onto to state that the new absolute pinnacle of luxury is time.  The point being that you can’t make time, you can only spend it and apart from your health, time is the only other thing money can’t buy. Today’s new wealth is becoming how you spend your life outside the pressures of work with your loved ones and the stories you make.

Well this makes Crashpad Lodges today’s Rolls Royce, the new luxury of our time!

Crashpad Lodges is your own magical place in the mountains.  No sharing bathrooms with strangers, no noise, no light pollution. No pylons, no passing cars, no street lamps, no main roads. It has a log burner, a BBQ, its own power source, underfloor heating and 3 bathrooms with hot running water.  It’s a place to get away from it all with your family and friends. You don’t need your phone - go get lost.  Take a photo with the analog camera we provide. We develop it for free and send it to your address. Nothing captures true moments like a 35mm film.

Come and crash in the mountains under the moon and stars. Walk out of Crashpad Lodges straight onto the Llanberis Path and climb Snowdon in the early hours and watch the sunrise.  Fly at 70mph at the longest zip wire in Europe @zipworld and go wild swimming at Llyn Padarn. Eat the freshest fish, drink the finest local ales and gin.  Watch children feel free and adults become young at heart again.  Go back to work with stories to tell, close your eyes at night and think of the memories you made. And come back again to make some more.

Once you stay at Crashpad you officially become a Crasher and a patron of Yr Helfa.  Write your name on the rock outside.  With your help with can keep this beautiful building alive in the most wonderful location for generations to come.

Tell your children to bring their children.

Local artisans to North Wales and Crashpad Lodge favourites. 


Blue Slate Gin by Dinoriwig.

Micro batch gin distilled and bottled in the mountains of Snowdonia using locally sourced botanicals



Heartland Coffi

Supplying North Wales with the very best in freshly roasted coffee


Framed Bike Shop

Based in Llanberis, our neighbours are the go to nicest guys for customer made bikes and repairs.  If mountain biking is your thing, come and see Alex and Chris at Framed on Llanberis High Street.



If climbing is your thing check out DMM, forged in the shadow of Snowdon and the Llanberis slate mines in North Wales, DMM Climbing gear is UK made and world renowned, for technical precision quality climbing equipment in Wales since 1981.



Inspired by the labours of Welsh Hill Farmers, Farmers ae makers of balms and creams high in the hills of wales and it smells amazing.


Purple Moose Brewery 

The Purple Moose Brewery is a '40-Barrel' micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. Found on draught in many independent pubs around Snowdonia, our favourite in the Elderflower Ale, absolutely delicious after a day on the mountains.

And finally check out last weeks blog on places to local independent places to eat. Any questions we have got you covered @crashpad_lodges