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. 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 with 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