The Northern Highlands covers the areas of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Inverness-Shire, Kincardineshire, Morayshire, Ross-Shire and Sutherland. All of these places have something different to offer. You can visit them all because this part of Scotland is easy to get around, with roads coming from the central area of Inverness. Plus, with the many mountains and hills around even the most enthusiastic climbers and hikers will be kept occupied.
The natural landscape also offers an abundance of lochs for keen fishermen to enjoy. Log cabin holidays
in this part of the world will provide excellent scenery. This is one reason visitors come back year after year.
There are many log cabins throughout the Northern Highlands. The two areas with the best log cabins are Inverness-Shire and Ross-shire. Inverness-Shire has the Ancraig Lodges in Bunloit, the Great Glen Water Park in Kinlochlochy, Lochy Park in Camaghael, Fort William and Kiltarity Lodges in Beauly. Ross-Shire has the Delny Highland Lodges. You can see further details for each of these lodges below.
Ancarraig Lodges, Bunloit, Inverness-shire Inverness-shire
The Ancharraig Lodges offer a peaceful and tranquil location on the Great Glen Way, upon the hills close to Loch Ness. They are set in 90 acres of private parkland enabling you to really relax and feel like you are far away from it all.
Close by, is the famous Loch Ness. The Loch itself offers a wide variety of water sports including cruising and fishing trips. On top of this visitors to this area of Scotland can enjoy numerous activities throughout the year, some of which are horse riding, woodland walks and mountain biking. Exploring the area further you will discover many glens, castles, lochs and wonderful waterfalls. Close by is the town of Inverness offering many shops and local amenities. The lodges themselves cater for four people and are great value for money
Prices from £205
Great Glen Water Park, Kinlochlochy, Inverness-shire Inverness shire
The activities on offer at the Great Glen Water Park make it popular with people wanting an active log cabin holiday. The facilities at the park include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, plus salmon and trout fishing. In addition to these there is a licensed activity centre which means that the park is open all year round.
The park itself is located on Loch Oich and Loch Lochy which makes for a great setting. There are a number of lodges on the site catering in for up to seven people. The lodges themselves have also been updated and refurbished for 2010
Prices from £245
Lochy Park, Camaghael, Fort William, Inverness shire
The Lochy Park Lodges cater for between four and six people. Based near Fort William, Lochy Park has magnificent views of the tallest peak in the UK, Ben Nevis. Sometimes referred to as the outdoor capital of the UK this area of the Northern Highlands boasts beautiful scenery all year round, and therefore activities to suit. Well renowned for its hiking and walking this area also suits cyclists and boating enthusiasts
The pine lodges are well built and provide great insulation. Facilities inside the lodges include DVD players, microwaves and all other modern kitchen appliances required for a relaxing stay.
Prices from £350
Kiltarlity Lodges, Kiltarlity, Beauly, Inverness-shire Inverness shire
The Kiltarlity Lodges are located close to Loch Ness and the fastest growing city in Scotland, Inverness. This area provides a perfect base to explore both the Isles of Sky plus the West Coast of Scotland. As well as the famous Loch Ness the area provides beautiful scenery and countryside which is teeming with wildlife. Add to this the many activities on offer such as walking, hiking, fishing and cycling and you have a great location to enjoy an outdoor break for the whole family.
The lodges cater for between four and six people. On site you will find many facilities to enjoy including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, a games room and a children’s play area.
Prices from £203
Delny Highland Lodges Delny, Nr Invergordon, Ross-shire, Ross shire
3 lodges / sleep up to 7
Patios with garden furniture
Two words for your children to fall in love with this place before they have even arrived are pony trekking. This family friendly location has a great setting and has so much that all the family will enjoy. From strolling in the beautiful countryside to fly fishing, whatever you can think of this site has got it. There’s also a lovely pub near to the lodges that serves meals all through the day which means that while the kids are riding ponies or on the rowing lake you can sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.
This site boasts traditional looking lodge cabins that are set in beautiful woodland and really make the most of the outdoors. The inside however, is extremely modern and all the furnishings and fittings are designed with space and comfort in mind. A lodge that sleeps up to four people will traditionally have one double room and one twin room and a major positive factor is that it is fully central heated throughout. All the lodges on the site are of the highest quality and really make the most of space and contemporary modern living.
Prices from £225 – £630
Lochanhully Woodland Resort Carrbridge, Inverness-shire
3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
Situated in 35 acres of unspoilt beautiful woodland between the Cairngorms and the Moray Firth, this little gem is one of the finest locations that you will ever come across. Not only are the lodges beautifully furnished and characteristically pretty, the site also offers its own trout lake and a fabulous pool and spa complex. If you want to unwind, this is the place to come. If you also want to add a bit of activity and adrenaline into your holiday the surrounding area is also home to many attractions such as; skiing and national heritage parks.
Everything that you could think of is all at your finger tips. The lodges provide the highest quality living accommodation with an open plan kitchen/dining area as well as spacious bedrooms and large family bathroom. The French doors that open out onto the beautiful conservatory add a bit of style to the classic cabin and make the most of the stunning surroundings. A truly great choice for an all round holiday.
Prices from £435 – £940
Kessock Highland Lodges, North Kessock, Highlands
Sleeps 2. 4 / bedrooms 2, 3
Private hot tubs
If you brand new accommodation in a wonderful location this is the one for you. The main selling point of these lodges is the access to a private outdoor hot tub. You and your partner will be able to sit in the hot tub watching the day go by and without a care in the world. The accommodation is also top notch. The luxurious lodges offer contemporary styling features and really make the most of space and light.
For a cabin that sleeps two people there is a double room with a bathroom that has a Jacuzzi bath and shower and steam cubicle. The Jacuzzi adds so much style to the cabin and really gives a feel of majestic luxury. This is the ultimate cabin for couples. If you want romance mixed with style and beauty and really want to spoil the one that you love, this has to be your ultimate choice. There are no better alternatives that can offer you great landscapes with accommodation that has a hot tub, Jacuzzi and steam room all under one roof.
Prices from £465 – £1095
Glenlivet Lodges, Ballindalloch, Morray
Sleeps 4, 6 / bedrooms 2, 3
Luxury A-Frame lodges
This is the ultimate place if you want peace and quiet and want to get away from the usual hustle and bustle. With great views over the Glenlivet estate and Cairngorms National Park, you will be the envy of many a person who loves the beautiful and untouched. It is perfect for couples as they are lots of opportunities for scenic walks and romantic evenings sat on the patio watching the sun go down. An added bonus is that it is also fully central heated so if the weather isn’t great there is always the opportunity to go indoors and get warm and cosy. If you want the perfect base with which you can explore this famous part of the Scottish Highlands then look no further than here.
The lodges are beautifully furnished and the outside of them is constructed to fit in with the area’s natural landscape. The lodges are extremely modern and offer a sense of luxury with the shower room also housing a sauna. Little touches like this can really make someone’s holiday and you’re sure not to be disappointed with this settlement of rustic lodges. This truly is the perfect base for a beautiful retreat.
Prices from £325 – £660