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.

Dalrachney in the SnowThe 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 bathroomDrawing RoomDrawing RoomDining Room/Breakfast RoomDining Room/Breakfast RoomLanding & StaircaseOur local Piper playing for usMorning View from Dining Room - Feb 2015Premier Super King en-suiteView from the roomPremiere Super King en-suite roomPremiere Super King en-suite roomEarly morning view from the roomRoom 12 - Super King as of 13 August - photo to comeRoom 12 - New bathroom April 2015Room 12 - New bathroom April 2015Room 12 - Standard DoubleFamily en-suiteFamily en-suiteLarge Super King/Twin/Triple with private bathroomLarge Super King/Twin/Triple with private bathroomRoom with a view! (Feb 2015)Large Super King/Twin/Triple with private bathroomSuper King en-suiteSuper-King en suiteStandard Twin en-suiteStandard Twin en-suiteFour poster bedroomFour poster bed - Room 2View from the room - Feb 2015Early morning view from the Room - Feb 2015Room 11 - King Size en-suite 2015Room 11 - New bathroom April 2015Room 11 - New bathroom April 2015Room 11 - King Size en-suite April 2015Room 11 - King Size en-suite April 2015Hunters Double En-Suite RoomHunter's Twin 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 rooms have handmade Savoir Super King size beds, some of which are zip and link so can also be configured as twin beds and most have Brinkhaus duvets.

From 12 August 2015 we now have a Superior King Size Four Poster Room. You can see photos of rooms when you click on the "Rooms" tab.

Breakfast is included in the price and is freshly cooked to order, with items such as Cinnamon Toast, Scrambled Eggs & Smoked Salmon and of course a full cooked with Haggis!  

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

Guest Reviews

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5
 As part of a tour of Scotland we stayed here for two nights whilst we visited the area. We had a DBB rate and were very well looked aftrer 
Humphrey / Jun 15
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10% off stays between 8 & 15 Sep 2015

If you stay with us between 8 and 15 September, receive a 10% discount off room rates.  Call us on 01479 841252

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3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House