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Nestled in the rural Scottish Highlands these unique and luxury eco-lodges guarantee comfort and quality. With STB 5 star rating excellence is assured in every aspect.The lodges have many outstanding features including solar panels, a multi-room sound system, wood-burning stove and relaxing whirlpool bath.From fishing and golf, to mountains and beaches, the local area has everything to satisfy the outdoor enthusiast whilst the comfort of the lodge ensures guests are relaxed and entertained.
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Paul M wrote a review Nov 2021
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A friend recomended this place to me as a possible idea for an anniversary/birthday gift for my wife. I have to say it exceeded all expectations with all the facilities being top notch. Easily accessible from Inverness Airport but with all the trappings and illusions of being a remote oasis. This trip was 2 years in the planning before being able to come to fruition primarily due to Covid through it all Eleanor (the host)was very accomodating and really tried to ensure the stay was a memorable one (it was). The facilities were outstanding and the little touches by Eleanor really brought home the quality of the accomodation. Most places you stay in you are aware that your staying in rented accomodation but this was truly a home from home. Didnt see much in the way of wildlife outside of birds but we were out a lot and the time of year may have contributed to that. All in all an excellent stay that really hit the mark with my wife. Few tips , light the outside woodburner for the hot tub approx 3-4 hours before you need it Inside only light the inside wood burner when you need it as it is extremely effective at keeping the place warm. Whilst Loch Ness was marred by the weather I can reccomend Ness Islands as free walk conveniently located near botanic gardens, crazy golf and a leisure centre. Also Fairy Glen Waterfalls was also a very pleasant walk (not too long but not too short either) Really useful and reasonable corner shop in Tornagrain for food and drink and other sundries
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Alfy66 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Just spent a wonderful week at this beautiful lodge, it is the ultimate place to get away from it all yet perfect for exploring the local area. From sitting watching the wildlife to relaxing in the hot tub this is the place to recharge the batteries.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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JoRo58 wrote a review Jun 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great week at the Lodge, peaceful and in beautiful surroundings. Wake up each morning to red squirrels, deer, hares and pheasants! A super place to relax and enjoy the local area. We will definitely be back in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Scott L wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom26 contributions7 helpful votes
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We had a brilliant stay in the Silver Birch lodge. Amenities were all great, lodge is very well equipped and comfortable. It was an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the wildlife ( you get visited by a lot, deer, badgers, hares, red squirrels and countless birds). Although you feel very remote, you are actually only 15 minutes from Inverness and it is perfect for exploring the area e.g. seeing dolphins at Chanonry Point. Many thanks to Eleanor who did everything to make our break fantastic, particularly as it was during a pandemic. We will go back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Hannah T wrote a review Apr 2019
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We stayed in Scots Pine Lodge for our honeymoon at Easter. It was amazing. The location is ideal. The lodges are a taxi ride from Inverness and the airport but feel far more secluded and quiet. From here we visited the Cairngorms, Tomatin distillery, inverness, Loch Ness as well as other areas more locally. Eleanor is brilliant and all the finishing touches really make this a special place to stay. It somehow exceeds expectations - do not hesitate about booking!! We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Tomtom M wrote a review Feb 2019
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Absolutely amazing place. A well hidden gem. Far away, tucked in the forest, yet just a stone throw away from the airport. Lodges are beautifully finished to a very high standard and offer a great break and escape from the busy life. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped. Having a roaring fire is a bonus too, specially in these cold wintry nights. Owners must have thought of everything. You arrive and you are welcome with beautiful flowers, bottle of bubbly and we'll stocked up fridge. We had the pleasure of spotting some wild life too - squirell, wood pecker, deer...to name just a few. Definitely one of the nicest places we've been to. And one of the very few to return to. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled
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loulou2878 wrote a review Oct 2018
Bellshill, United Kingdom30 contributions39 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay, Eleanor has thought of everything to make your stay an enjoyable one. It's well equiped with everything you would need for all weathers. Four nights wasn't enough for us to do all the exploring we had planned therefore wouldn't think twice about returning. Just sitting watching the wildlife was so relaxing. It's a great base for exploring lots of wonderful places nearby. The place is so spacious with superb outdoor space to explore. Welcome pack much appreciated.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Lodgesatthemains1, Owner at Lodges at the Mains
Responded 10 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for a lovely review. We'd love to see you back and remember Hot Tub coming in November!! Go on you know you probably will give it a try!!!! xx p.s found key just where you said it was! x
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NewSmyrnaJoe wrote a review Sept 2018
Exeter, New Hampshire272 contributions159 helpful votes
Lodges at the Mains may be the best spot in the world to do a complete battery recharge. The setting is beautiful, the fixtures and amenities are all first class and the hospitality offered by host Eleanor is exceptional. For us, it is a 4700-mile journey and we have now done it for the fourth time in four years. Inverness Airport is as convenient as could be and we cherish all of our time in the Highlands at "our" lodge. It's peaceful, it's quiet and it is convenient to any number of fun places and activities in and near the Highlands. It's really magical.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Lodgesatthemains1, Owner at Lodges at the Mains
Responded 10 Sept 2018
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Very much appreciated. Your loyalty and sheer effort to get here is nothing short of incredible. Not just holiday visitors but dear friends now and if we had visitor awards (which we may very well start!) you two are in the Platinum band. See you in 2019 xxx Scotland - and the golf courses of the North and North East - loves you. Haste ye back!
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Shanacloon M wrote a review Aug 2018
Crossford, United Kingdom31 contributions2 helpful votes
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Just spent four days at the Lodges as part of a walking holiday. Superb in all respects. The website photos and descriptions were accurate. We especially enjoyed the wildlife. The red squirrel appeared at least once per day on the feeder, as did the woodpecker. Also saw a variety of other garden birds, roe deer; and a badger made a late appearance. We fully recommend the Lodges as five star. Eleanor (the host) has thought of everything and supplied a number of lovely touches. The welcome pack was top quality. Also available were picnic basket, flask, chairs, binoculars, maps and umbrellas. There are numerous attractions in the immediate area, also easy access to the Black Isle and the Moray Coast. For privacy, peace and quiet, it would be hard to find anywhere better than the Lodges. We’d love to return at some future date.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Lodgesatthemains1, Owner at Lodges at the Mains
Responded 18 Aug 2018
Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you and delighted you enjoyed your break. On my way home from the Lodges this morning I spotted a beautiful dragonfly on the track so will post the photos later on. Bird feeders full to the brim and thank you for your contribution. The birds are very grateful! Beautiful day here again, if a tad windy. Perfect for harvest. Combine in, followed by baler, and as I type field cleared and the next thing I'll see from the office window will probably be the plough. The never ending circle of farming! All the best for the rest of 2018 and would love to see you back at Lodges at the Mains
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Neil S wrote a review Jul 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom10 contributions13 helpful votes
What a fantastic location with breathtaking views. Luxury quality to the lodge with an excellent kitchen, dining area and lounge and bedroom with a balcony and great views of the Moray Firth. Deer, red squirrels and a variety of birds can be seen including woodpeckers and jays. There is also a spa bath on the mezzanine to bathe under the stars. Peace and tranquility. Simply fabulous!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodges at the Mains
Which popular attractions are close to Lodges at the Mains?
Nearby attractions include Bowhunter Archery (4.3 miles), Culloden Battlefield (4.0 miles), and Clava Cairns (3.6 miles).
Is parking available at Lodges at the Mains?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lodges at the Mains?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Star Inn, Culloden Moor Inn Takeaway, and Cawdor Tavern.
Is Lodges at the Mains located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Croy.
Are there any historical sites close to Lodges at the Mains?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clava Cairns (3.6 miles).