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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: 6 x 2 or 3 bed rooms
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Rooms available from £45. Please enquire for whole hostel exclusive use price.
  • 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 Speyside Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022


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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News & Offers from Fraoch Lodge

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

Fantastic Highland hostel joins the IHUK network

December 9th 2021

Fraoch Lodge is a 5* family run hostel near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. It is ideally located for walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast. Eco friendly with an organic garden. Self-cater or treat your self to delicious home-made meals.

Just some of the reasons people flock to Fraoch Lodge.  It is:

  • on the edge of the Speyside Malt Whisky trail
  • 30 min from Inverness, 40 min from Loch Ness
  • 20 min from Loch Morlich beach;45 min from Findhorn beach
  • 20 min drive from the winter climbing of the Northern Corries and Ski area.
  • 2 mile walk from Loch Garten Osprey Centre
  • 5 mile walk/cycle from Aviemore
  • on the Strathspey Railway route
  • on the Speyside Way (long distance walking route)
  • Walking routes to suit all abilities
  • 30 Munro’s (peaks over 3000ft) within 1 hour of driving
  • 5 of Britain’s 6 highest peaks within the National Park
  • Beautiful low level walking in the Caledonian pinewoods
  • 10 min drive from Aviemore’s gear shops.
  • Local pub, shops and mountain bike hire
  • 100’s of miles of off road mountain biking tracks
  • 45 mins from Laggan Wolftrax mountain bike trails
  • Local cross country ski trails
  • One of the best places for rare wildlife in the UK


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Fraoch Lodge at Boat of Garten

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