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3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House

Dalrachney Lodge Hotel

Dalrachney Lodge is an independent family run Country House Hotel in Carrbridge in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and is approached via a tree lined riverside driveway.  

We recognise how precious your relaxation and holiday time is away from home and we aim to provide a tranquil environment in which to enjoy our wonderful surroundings.  We hope you will come and enjoy our Scottish hospitality and all the Cairngorms has to offer.

Dalrachney is a former Edwardian Hunting Lodge dating from 1845, set in 3 acre grounds within the Cairngorms National Park and rests directly beside our own stretch of the Dulnain River. Our Bistro menu features locally sourced food and a good selection of wines and whiskies.  We have Egyptian cotton bed linen, Heirlooms towels and Floris toiletries in all rooms.  Our Superior rooms have handmade Savoir Super King size beds, some of which are zip and link so can also be configured as twin beds.  Most have Brinkhaus duvets and some have Bang & Olufsen televisions with Freeview. 

Breakfast is included in the room price and is freshly cooked to order.

Having taken over just two years ago, a substantial renovation project is ongoing which has seen our Drawing Room and Bar/Bistro refurbished and completion of two new bedrooms with new en-suite bathrooms.  In March 2015 a biomass boiler system was installed and another two new bathrooms have been completed.  Investment in the Hotel is continuing with work starting on updating more bathrooms later in the year and a self-catering cottage will be available for rental in the Autumn.  

The property retains its original pitched pine woodwork and high corniced ceilings and the new furnishings are in keeping with the character of the Lodge. In the cooler months log fires in the delightful Drawing Room and cosy Bar-Bistro provide a warm welcome.

Carrbridge was described by Queen Victoria as "the jewel of the North". In the museum at Fochabers there is a dog cart used by King George V during his stay at Dalrachney Lodge. 

Dalrachney is an ideal base for a memorable break. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and numerous year-round outdoor activities including mountain biking (The Lochs and Glens Route National Cycle Network 7, one of the major Sustrans cycle routes passes through Carrbridge).   walking, fishing, shooting, golfing, bird-watching, skiing and snowboarding. Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DalrachneyLodge

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