Fraoch Lodge, Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire, PH24 3BN

Call Andy or Rebecca on 01479 831 331

5 star self catering accommodation in the Cairngorms

Fraoch Lodge is a warm and welcoming Edwardian granite house in the highland village of Boat of Garten. Run by outdoor fans who have hosted walkers, cyclists and families for over 20 years, this is more than just a place to stay.

Andy and Rebecca will help you, or your group, organise a fantastic activity each day. You can ask for recommendations on the best places to walk/cycle or take an outdoor active guided tour. They know so many amazing places in the Cairngorms National Park (right on the doorstep) and can help you create an active Scottish Highlands break with the best value for money

Accommodation is in private twin/triple rooms, there is log burner in the lounge and space for drying and storing outdoor gear. A self catering kitchen is available or you can treat yourself to Rebecca's delicious home cooking. Froach Lodge welcomes exclusive use bookings of the whole hostel and also individual room bookings on selected dates. It is right on the Speyside Way.

Fraoch Lodge offers many facilities to ensure that your stay is warm, dry and very flexible.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: 6 x 2 or 3
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Rooms available from £60. Enquire for whole hostel rates.
  • Booking:

    Booking essential.
  • Directions:

    Follow signs for Boat of Garten from A95. We are at north end of village, opposite village green.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains at Aviemore (5 miles away). Follow Speyside Way North to reach hostel on foot. Bus numbers 37 or X37 from Grantown on Spey and Inverness both stop in Boat of Garten. Hostel is 50m from bus stop at north end of village.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Speyside Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2024


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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See the best of the beauty of the Cairngorms with a guided tour

March 23rd 2023

Andy, host of Fraoch Lodge, designs and leads an extensive collection of guided and self-guided tours.  These are hiking tours not wildlife safaris, but It’s your sure way of seeing the very best parts of the Cairngorms National Park.   Follow in the footsteps of the BBC Wild Isles film crew and immerse yourself in the Caledonian pinewoods. Visit wildlife hides to spot pine martens and badgers and look skyward to see the amazing birdlife that shares this magnificent area.  For more information about the tours that Andy offers contact Froach Lodge.




Guided walk with pony
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Looking for somewhere wild?

June 16th 2022

Froach Lodge sits on the doorstep of the Cairngorms National Park where you can immerse yourself in the natural world and all that this stunning Scottish landscape has to offer.

Some of the rarest wildlife in the UK calls the Cairngorms their home. Red squirrels, Pine Martins and Golden Eagles just to name a few. This part of the country is a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

Red Squirrel eating
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