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Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Glencruitten, Oban PA34 4QB Scotland
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Situated in beautiful Glencruitten just 2.5 miles from Oban Town Centre Aspen Lodge is a modern self contained property with a separate guest entrance. All rooms are ensuite with walk-in showers, free wi-fi, free parking, i-pod docks and underfloor heating. Enjoy your breakfast in our modern dining area or on your room veranda with spectacular views to Ben Cruachan and beyond.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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jackymitchell68 wrote a review Sept 2023
Kingussie, United Kingdom5 contributions
Spent 3 nights at the stunning Aspen Lodge with my daughter in the twin room named the Duart room. Beautiful room. Extremely comfortable and Cosy and even had our own balcony with miles of stunning views. Which I took full advantage of watching the most beautiful sunrise over the mountains. Our host was very warm welcoming and friendly. And we will definitely be retuning very soon. Xx
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 1 Oct 2023
So lovely to welcome you back to Aspen Lodge again. We are delighted you took time to enjoy our fabulous location and are so pleased you enjoyed a warm welcome. Hopefully you and your daughter made some fantastic memories. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks too for taking time out to write a review, it’s very much appreciated.
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Linda G wrote a review Sept 2023
ayrshire32 contributions26 helpful votes
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The lodge was everything and more its just a 5 min car ride into Oban , Carol our host was very engaging and friendly and pampered our every need , The view from our lodge was stunning we ate our breakfast in our lodge as we just couldn't tear ourselves away from the view , we were in the Duart lodge , Everything was perfect just what we needed , breakfast was delicious , Thank you Carol and Bobby for being so welcoming ,L & K
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Sept 2023
Thanks for your lovely review. We really hope you left feeling relaxed and that you were able to unwind during your stay. So glad you enjoyed the views and felt pampered and we are delighted to read that you found breakfast delicious. We hope to be able to welcome you back In the future but we understand it may be difficult to drag yourself away from your new villa which we wholeheartedly hope you enjoy.
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Claire B wrote a review Aug 2023
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This was the first stop of our Scotland trip, and what a start it was! Travelling with my pink haired Mum who has a few mobility issues and this place was perfect. We stayed in the Duart Room (Twin), The room is well thought out, all on 1 level and decorated beautifully. The Terrace to sit and watch the ever changing scenery was a particular favourite. The owners Carol and Bobby couldn't have been more engaged. Bobby could see that mum has a few issues with walking so we were even offered a shower chair, to the delight of Mum. Breakfast was nice and well presented, you have to choose the night before and pick a time which is fine. Short distance to busy Oban, which is handy if getting the ferry to Mull. Overall a very good stay, great owners and well thought out BnB. Thanks!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 23 Aug 2023
And we loved your pink haired Mum, and you too of course! It was lovely to meet you both and we are particularly happy when guests have time to sit on the terrace and take in the beautiful panoramic view. Thanks for taking time to write a review and for sending me the photo of your Mum enjoying Mull. I hope you both enjoyed your trip up North and that we can welcome you back to Aspen Lodge in the future.
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Geneviève M wrote a review Aug 2023
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Just wow. The scenery alone is worth the trip, even when the sun barely touches the mist-covered mountains. What makes it extra special are the hosts, who will go the extra mile without hesitation to ensure that your stay is as great as can be. Their attention to detail is amazing (the rooms are splendid, clean, and cozy, with all the amenities you could possibly think of), and their warmth and kindness really makes you feel all that more comfortable. Almost at home! I was lucky enough to be invited to feed their sheep after they realized I love animals, and it was such a nice little extra! Our stay there was absolutely lovely and I would return in a heartbeat, both to look at the breathtaking view and to have another lovely chat!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 23 Aug 2023
It was our absolute pleasure to host you at Aspen Lodge and if we can tailor the stay to our guests needs then we have done our job correctly. We are so delighted that you enjoyed our unique location and would love to welcome you back in the future for another stay and chat. Thanks so much for taking time to write a review we appreciate this so much. Hope the cats have you both a warm welcome.
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MLS wrote a review Aug 2023
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Superb stay! Aspen Lodge is ideally set in rural countryside, but also comfortably close to Oban to walk in and explore. My room was luxurious and the breakfasts delicious. The hosts are warm, welcoming & helpful and provided perfectly balanced attention and privacy on my lone breakaway from routine life. I felt the most relaxed in a while and will return as soon as I can. 🤞Thoroughly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Michaela wrote a review Aug 2023
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The host was amazing - helpful, informative, knowledgeable about the area, and all the different activities that I would enjoy available and very accommodating to my requirements. The room was comfortable, well lit and allowed for a one of a kind view of the sunrise and rolling hills. There was many options for breakfast, which came to me beautifully presented with a smile and conversation to boot. I would not be able to recommend Aspen lodge highly enough for your next trip to the area
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa Cooper Colvin wrote a review Aug 2023
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Look no further.....The Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast is the best choice for relaxation, great food and the best night sleep in Scotland. You are family here! We wanted to experience local, off the beaten trail sites....Carol is a master of getting you to places you have dreamed of. Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 2 Aug 2023
It was such pleasure to welcome you both back to Aspen Lodge and to be able to recommend some new and interesting places to visit. We cannot thank you enough for your kind words and as we say in Scotland Haste ye Back ! I am sure you are going to fall in love with Harris and Lewis and I can’t wait to see the photos.
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17Coldstream wrote a review Jun 2023
Singapore14 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had a most fabulous stay at Aspen Lodge in Oban with spectacular mountain scenery from our balcony. Carol was a most wonderful host whom my son had a wonderful time chatting with her about whisky as she used to work in Oban Distillery. She gave him a lot of tips about whisky and also talked about her family who were also in the whisky business. There are 2 ways of getting to Aspen Lodge - one via the rolling hills with animals and highland cows roaming freely and the other route was via a golf club., Our GPS took us via the rolling hills route and at one stage we seemed to getting away farther and farther so panicked and turned back. Luckily, we met a lady along the way who came across Aspen Lodge signage and told us to go back the way we went and assured us it was the right track. Once we reached Aspen Lodge, our breath was taken away by the magnificent room decor and gorgeous mountain scenery. We had a balcony and it was so relaxing to sit outside and admire and enjoy the scenery. My son even did his stretching exercises on the balcony. One morning, we had breakfast on the terrace just to soak in the view. The decor is very classy and tastefully furnished with an amazing bathroom. We made a trip by foot passenger ferry to Isle of Mull and for those thinking of bringing the car onto the ferry, please book your car in advance (vehicle registration number is required). We went as a passenger (without the car) and when we arrived, took the bus from the ferry terminal to Tobermory (where my son joined a whisky distillery tour). You need to decide how long you want to stay in Tobermory which has some nice shopping along the shore so that you can decide when to book the return ferry (need to factor in the 40/45m bus ride from Tobermory to the ferry terminal to catch the return ferry to Oban. Isle of Mull is very and if have the car can drive around and even stay over. Another island to visit is Kerrera which is all waking in a circular trail or you can rent bicycles from a shed (saw this on Youtube). A good and lovely place for lunch short distance away from Oban on the way to Portree is Poppies Cafe., Lovely cafe by the lake and food is also nice. I would highly recommend Aspen Lodge and Carol is a wonderful host who is very nice to chat with and will offer ideas and suggestions to make your stay at Oban a most memorable one, starting first and foremost with her awesome hospitality. We left behind a bag of clothes and Carol quickly messaged us and luckily, we were still in Oban, so went back to collect, thanks to her quick service!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 5 Jun 2023
Thank you for your extremely detailed review which I know will be extremely helpful to other travellers. It was lovely to meet you both and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of Aspen Lodge. I hope that you and your son enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland and perhaps we can welcome you back again Simeon the future.
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Gabrielle R wrote a review May 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom31 contributions8 helpful votes
Amazing place regarding the location and Carol and Bobby were the perfect hosts. Breakfast was plentiful, high quality and cooked with love by Carol. The bedroom Stalker is so comfortable. We will come back when we are back in Oban. A great base to visit the Western Highlands
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 May 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Aspen Lodge. We are so pleased to read that you would like to return to Aspen Lodge when you come back to Oban. We are happy that you found the breakfasts to be of a high quality and that you found your room comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Aspen Lodge during your next visit to the West Coast.
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sk24012019 wrote a review May 2023
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I spent 5 weeks in Scotland (8 nights at Aspen Lodge) and the time at Aspen Lodge with Carol & Bobby were the most caring, fun, stunning and relaxing one I had. 10 minutes by car from Oban, this little gem is located in the middle of nature where you hear nothing but birds and sheep and see nothing but the Highlands. Carol & Bobby have both a huge knowledge about the area and Scotland overall. And please start to talk to Carol about Whisky. Doesn’t matter if you like Whisky or not, but she knows A LOT of great stories around it and is an expert in this field. The honesty bar in the breakfast room might be a good entry point for that. :-) They both are born hosts (and Jacky too!) and even went the extra mile for me. Carol organized a sunscreen for me, prepared a lunchbox because I couldn’t eat breakfast and Bobby brought me once a dinner from the Thai when they anyway grabbed dinner for themselves. The rooms are very spacious with an extra sitting area. From the rooms Duart and Stalker you have a stunning view over the hills and you can even have breakfast on your porch. Kilchurn doesn’t have the grand view but if you are lucky with the weather and can sit outside, you have a big table with the same view for yourself! These 8 nights with you Carol & Bobby have been just amazing and a big treasure from my time in Scotland. Thank you for all you have done. I felt so welcomed and taken care of. A sincere THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 24 May 2023
It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you to Aspen Lodge. You have an amazing aura and we enjoyed very much getting to know you over the time you spent with us. We hope that you enjoy the benefits of your trip to Scotland for many months to come and we hope to welcome you back again soon.If we ever make it to your country we will be popping by to say hello ! We feel our job is to make our guests feel welcome and relaxed and if we managed to do this during your stay then we are delighted. Loved following your journey in Scotland via What’s App and we can’t wait to see what your next adventure will be. Till then take care and as we say in Scotland Hast ye Back ! Cx
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£129 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (1.8 miles), McCaig's Tower (1.6 miles), and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Food from Argyll At the Pier, The Table No26, and Coast Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (2.4 miles) and Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (2.8 miles).
Does Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Aspen Lodge Bed & Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.