As well as the options below, accommodation in the area can be found through

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort

The Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort is a holiday destination with so much to offer you, your partner, your friends and family! The Resort is set at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains, nestling amidst the ancient Caledonian pine forest, right at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, creating a unique setting with unique holiday opportunities.

Whether you're planning a family holiday, a special celebration, a romantic break or a well earned rest, the Resort has accommodation perfectly suited to your holiday needs. The four hotels and highland lodges offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs. The Highland Leisure Arena features a 25 meter swimming pool with wave machine, toddler’s pool and giant flume.

There is also a state of the art gym with the latest Techno gym ‘Excite’ and a Vital Beauty health spa.

08451 255 455

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The Boat Hotel, Boat of Garten

Imagine a Best Loved Hotel of the World, where the care and commitment to quality of professional owners combines seamlessly with a team working totally in harmony with customer values. Where the customer is king not the clock. Where an atmosphere of easy friendliness allows perfect relaxation.Where the scenario is one of the most beautiful, timeless parts of the Scottish Highlands, where all the adventure and drama, the romance and intrigue is etched into the contours of stunning, peaceful and serene landscapes which surround. A tranquillity delightfully disturbed by the gentle tooting of the little steam train playing the Strathspey Railway which separates this great former village station hotel from Scotland's favourite inland golf course, with glorious vistas of the majestic Cairngorm mountains beyond and a real outdoor activity oasis which surrounds and awaits you.

01479 831258
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Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore

The Cairngorm Hotel is Aviemore’s Premier Independent Hotel, offering a warm and friendly welcome. Aviemore is Scotland's top all year resort, offering winter sports such as skiing and snow boarding in the Cairngorms during winter, and is an excellent base for tours of the Highlands and Inverness-shire, including the famous Whisky Trail and Monarch of the Glen Country. Golf tours are very popular in the area, and there are many activities for families during the summer. The Cairn Lounge offers excellent bar meals in a relaxed environment, along with a wide selection of malt whisky and a range of fine Scottish ale and beer. The well renowned restaurant is open to non-residents for both dinner and an excellent Highland breakfast.

01479 810233
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The Cross, Kingussie

A family run restaurant with rooms set in four acres of riverside grounds. It was originally built as a water powered tweed mill in the late 1800s and the property still maintains the character and some of the original features of the mill. The AA has placed The Cross in its list of the top 200 places to stay in the UK.

01540 661166
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Great North Lodges

Set amidst the spectacular scenery of the Highlands of Scotland, Great North Lodges, a group of eight luxury self-catering lodges, offers unique properties, with many personal touches. Many people dream of the Highlands...Great North Lodges turn the dream into reality. From the heart- stopping romance of 5-star log cabin Beaver Creek set in a quiet glen by a mountain stream, to the cosiness of Wolf Lodge nestling beneath pine trees, the comfort and convenience of Snowy Owl to the spectacular mountain views of Red Stag; from the scenic solitude of Glenfeshie House to the relaxed spaciousness of Ptarmigan Lodge or the intimacy of Twa Hoots Lodge and Rats Magic Cottage within walking distance of Aviemore village.

0870 241 6970
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Hilton Coylumbridge, by Aviemore

Hilton Coylumbridge, the leading family resort hotel in the Highlands, is set in a 65 acre woodland estate at the heart of the Cairngorms. The Cairngorm conference and banqueting suite holds up to 1000 guests, making it one of Scotland's premier venues for corporate events. The facilities at Coylumbridge are exceptional for the entire family, with indoor swimming pools, sauna, solarium, tennis courts and an outdoor adventure play area.

01479 811811
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Muckrach Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey

This is a romantic and stylish small country house hotel in the Cairngorms National Park, right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and a haven for rare wildlife, this wonderful area provides an astonishing range of activities to enjoy. Explore the unique Malt Whisky Trail, castles and gardens, Loch Ness or the beautiful coastline. Walk through ancient forests where four of the UK’s five highest mountains provide a spectacular backdrop. Golf on uncrowded courses, fish, find a bargain cashmere, sail, ski, off-road drive, shoot clays.

Or simply relax in the comfort of Muckrach Lodge. Lovely rooms, fine dining in our award-winning, 2 AA Rosette restaurant and a distinguished cellar provide the perfect antidote to the hectic pace of modern life.

Muckrach is an attractive Victorian sporting lodge, now a warmly welcoming hotel in 10 acres of landscaped grounds. Its hallmark is its very special atmosphere of relaxing informality. Perfect for exclusive-use corporate or private parties, with full facilities.

01479 851257
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Pine Bank Chalets, Aviemore

Providing accommodation in Aviemore, Pine Bank Chalets offers quality self catering, chalet, lodge and log cabin accommodation in one of the most visited parts of Scotland. Pine Bank Chalets' Aviemore accommodation provides the perfect location for enjoying fishing, walking, mountain biking, skiing, touring and outdoor activities in the Highlands - quality Scottish self-catering accommodation in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Pine Bank Chalets offer the best in self catering accommodation in Aviemore - situated in a lovely position by the River Spey and just a short walk to Aviemore village centre. The Log Cabins and Chalets are comfortably finished and well-equipped mostly 4 star accommodation (Scottish Tourist Board rating) including fully equipped kitchens, satellite TV, video and stereo.

Craigellachie house itself with 2 apartments to let, is a period property of great charm and character, with the east wing divided into two fully self-contained flats. In a beautiful location by the River Spey, with cobblestone driveway and set amongst mature Scots Pines, the house benefits from superb mountain views. Ample car parking is available.

01479 810000
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Scottish Youth Hostels Association

Aviemore Youth Hostel sits at the gateway of the Cairngorms National Park. Great in summer or winter for outdoor activities, including ski-ing and snowboarding, watersports and mountain biking. Aviemore Hostel offers great value, self-catering accommodation, 5 minutes from town.

With small comfortable bedrooms it is the ideal hostel for a group of friends or a family break. Guests enjoy excellent facilities with a wealth of activities all year round and access to the hostel is until 2am to allow guests to fully appreciate the bustling nightlife Aviemore has to offer. "Upmarket Hostelling in a well equipped building” Lonely Planet Scotland.

For more information or to make a booking you can call the hostel direct on 01479 810 345. Bookings can also be made online or through our central reservations service on 0870 1 55 32 55 or
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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Situated in the heart of the Glenmore Forest Park, 7 miles from Aviemore and just 2 miles from the Cairngorm ski area. Our recently refurbished Hostel is an old Scottish shooting lodge and offers warm, comfortable accommodation and stunning views of the Northern Cairngorms. It's an ideal base for all outdoor activities including hillwalking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing; in both summer and winter there is a wealth of activities to enjoy. The Loch Morlich Watersports Centre and a large beach are opposite the Hostel.

“This popular and well run hostel has a great location” Lonely Planet.

For more information or to make a booking you can call the hostel direct on 01479 861 238. Bookings can also be made online or through our central reservations service on 0870 1 55 32 55 or
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Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge

Enjoy the country pub atmosphere-log fire,real ales, malt whiskies, affordable food in this small village centre hotel. Close to the historic bridge, a perfect base for touring the Cairngorms, whisky trail, Loch Ness and Moray coast. On the Sustrans cycle route, with secure dry storage for bikes.Located in the centre of the village, the hotel offers comfortable no smoking single/double/family accommodation, bar lunches and suppers are served in the bar, non - smoking sun lounge and more often than you might imagine outside!

For more information call 01479 841212
or email
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Ravenscraig Guest House, Aviemore

Ravenscraig is a 12 bedroom guest house situated on the main street of Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, within easy walking distance of the numerous bars, restaurants and amenities the village has to offer. There is plenty of off road parking and the rail and bus links are close by.

Beautifully decorated throughout and offering a warm welcome with Highland hospitality, Ravenscraig provides the perfect location for enjoying the wealth of outdoor pursuits in the area. Aviemore is also an ideal base for exploring the stunning landscape of the Scottish Highlands, but if you just want to relax and 'get away from it all' our peaceful house can provide the right atmosphere for enjoying your stay at a more leisurely pace.

Finding the right holiday accommodation can be a difficult choice. Read what our latest AA Quality Standards inspector wrote in his report;

"This proved to be a positive visit to a dynamic, ever improving establishment, that with the completion of its new annexe, sets regional standards of accommodation within the guest accommodation sector. The new rooms provide 'Hotel' levels of comfort and quality... at Guest House price"

now come along and see if you agree with him!

For more information call 01479 810 278
or email
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