Your stay at the Lodge

Gairnshiel and its surroundings have something for everyone. We are looking forward to welcome you and your family in our home.

Amenities & Facilities

Gairnshiel Lodge features luxurious facilities for you and your company to enjoy. Calm, transient interiors and rigorous attention to detail ensure that you will have everything you need for a home-away-from-home comfort.

  • 9 double king-sized/twin bedrooms with en suite bathroom
  • Multiple spaces to relax, including dining/meeting room, living room, reading room, games room and sauna
  • Two terraces and outdoor hot tub
  • Several cosy fireplaces
  • Fully equipped Kitchen

Frequently Asked Questions

Gairnshiel Lodge opened in May 2018. It’s located in the middle of the Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by a majestic landscape of mountains and rolling hills.

The nearest village of Ballater is about 6 miles away. Gairnshiel Lodge directly neighbours the Queen's countryside estate, Balmoral Castle.

Several unique golf courses, as well as three of Scotland’s five skiing resorts are located in close proximity to Gairnshiel Lodge.

Q: Can I bring my dog to Gairnshiel Lodge?

A: Sorry but no pets are allowed at Gairnshiel Lodge.

Q: Are you still taking bookings due to COVID-19?

A: As part of the measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to save lives we temporarily closed the doors of our properties as per instruction from the UK Government. We will remain closed until further notice pending additional UK Government advice. We are still taking bookings for stays after August 1, 2020 and look forward to welcoming you then.

Q: What is the standard check-in/check-out time?

A: Standard check-in time is 3 pm, standard check-out time is 11 am.