Dalrachney Lodge Hotel

Carrbridge, Highland

Dalrachney Lodge Hotel is situated in Carrbridge near Aviemore, within the Cairngorms National Park. Set in its own grounds at the end of a drive lined by Scots Pines and bordered by the Dulnain River Dalrachney offers amazing views with wildlife in abundance. Formerly a Sporting Lodge and Country House, the building retains its original Victorian and Edwardian features. Our Bistro specialises in local produce in the friendly and informal setting of a family-owned and run hotel.

Exterior viewDalrachney in the SnowDrawing RoomBreakfast roomBreakfast RoomBreakfast RoomDrawing RoomLanding & StaircaseOur local Piper playing for usMorning View from Dining Room - Feb 2015The Bar/BistroThe BistroView from the Garden facing bedroomsPremiere Super King en-suite roomNew Room 12 bathroom - completed April 2015Room 11 Bathroom (King Size en-suite) - completed April 2015Hunter's Double en-suite bathroomPremier Super King en-suiteNew Premiere room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)New Premiere room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)New Premiere room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)Early morning view from the roomView from the roomPremiere Super King en-suite roomPremiere Super King en-suite roomRoom 6 - Standard Super King en-suiteRoom 6 - Villeroy & Boch bathroomRoom 6 - Standard Super King en-suiteBathroomFamily en-suite roomNew Family room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)New Family room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)Family en-suite roomLarge Super King/Twin/Triple roomNew private bathroom (Feb 2016) for Large Super King/Triple roomNew private bathroom (Feb 2016) for Large Super King/Triple roomRoom with a view! (Feb 2015)Large Super King/Twin/Triple roomLarge Super King/Twin/Triple roomSuper King en-suiteSuper-King en suiteNew Superior Super King room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)New Superior Super King room en-suite bathroom (Feb 2016)Standard Twin en-suiteStandard Twin en-suiteFour poster bedroomView from the room - Feb 2015Early morning view from the Room - Feb 2015Four poster bed - Room 2Room 11 - Superior King en-suiteRoom 11 - Superior King en-suiteRoom 11 - Superior King en-suiteRoom 12 - Superior King en-suiteRoom 12 - Superior King en-suiteRoom 12 bathroomRoom 11 bathroomRoom 11 bathroomHunters Double En-Suite Room

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 Ortigia toiletries.  Our Superior Super King rooms have handmade Savoir 6ft beds.  We now have a Superior Super King Four Poster room and a 2 night Romantic Break package is available which includes chocolates and champagne, 3 course dinner on both nights and a bottle of our Fortnum & Mason house wine on one evening (see tab above).    

Having taken over in March 2013, 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 were completed.  Investment in the Hotel is continuing and refurbishment of four more bathrooms was completed in early February 2016. Our self-catering cottage Cairngorm View has also been refurbished and is now available for holiday rental. 

The property retains its original pitched pine woodwork and high corniced ceilings and new furnishings are in keeping with the character of the Lodge. In the cooler months a log fire in the delightful Drawing Room provides 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 walking, fishing, shooting, golfing, bird-watching, skiing and mountain biking (The Lochs and Glens Route National Cycle Network 7, one of the major Sustrans cycle routes passes through Carrbridge). Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DalrachneyLodge

Main photograph courtesy of Christopher Donaldson

Guest Reviews

Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5
 Stayed with a few friends overnight as we travelled round Scotland. 
Holly / Feb 17
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Romantic Break Package - 2 nights in our Four Poster room, 3 course dinner both nights (wine on one evening), chocolates & bottle of champagne on arrival - see details on tab above. CALL 01479 841252

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3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House