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Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit to the Woodmans hut at the Lazy Duck and we have fallen even further in love with it. It truly feels like our home away from home and we plan on returning every year. Its absolutely bliss to get away from the daily grind and noise of suburban living and working and escape to this truly stunning location....

Thank richard s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I stayed here (in the Duck's Nest) for a couple of nights in late February/early March. Such a cozy relaxing place. Pure tranquility. The wood burning stove was fired up for our arrival, and we were given a concise but comprehensive tour of both the cabin and the grounds. The outdoor shower was fun and incredibly invigorating....

Thank Nicolas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start with a review for this place... I had come across the Lazy Duck trying to find a wooden hut to stay in the Cairngorms. Originally I wanted to book the Ducks Nest but it wasn't available on the days we were there and I'm so glad it wasn't in the end. The Woodman's Hut was exactly...

Thank clouds111
Darvel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I take my wife away for her Birthday every year, and every year I try to take her somewhere different, not just in place but also as an experience. I stumbled across The Lazy Duck doing a Google search last year for unusual places to stay in Scotland. Having now spent a blissful couple of nights here, I can honestly...

Thank killiealan
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit here. The cabin is lovely and warm in a great location but we were disappointed that the standards seem to have slipped somewhat since last year. The pillows were very lumpy and uncomfortable, the door curtain was missing, the candles and other various items were in short supply as if the cabin hadn't been restocked...

Thank MissWonderSeeker
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you are having such bad luck in your choice of where to stay or eat out in the UK. Of your sixteen TA reviews only one, a fish and chip shop in your part of the world, comes out unscathed. To be quite objective though, you did stay with us in the Woodman's Hut in...

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Visited for 3 nights in early Feb and stayed in the Woodsman Hut. We arrived Sunday evening to be greeted my a very welcoming host, I'm pretty sure her name was Nicole/Nicola. Unfortunately when I had arrived I couldn't seem to find my car keys (stupid keyless ignition) so I was a little pre-occupied trying to find them whilst the...

Thank Mers2038
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Whew!! what a relief. It might have been a different story had you not found your car keys - you might still be here! Great that, very quickly, all was good for you on the many adventures you had while staying with us at the Woodman's Hut and thanks so much for your kind comment on our really dedicated assistant...

Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in the woodsman hut, so relaxing! Throughly recommend if you want to "un plug" for a few days, the hut was so comfy, spent a lot of time sitting out watching the stars (even saw a meteorite!) will definitely be back!

Thank Alex F
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks Alex, that's the second meteorite spotted here in a month. You're right; relaxing on the veranda at the Woodman's Hut you could be just anywhere in the wild. Glad you both had a great 3 night stay. David & Team Lazy Duck

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is such a unique place. I just loved it! I stayed in the Duck's Nest. The boxed bed with memory foam mattress was sleeping bliss and to look up at the stars through the skylight . . . even better. The decor is right on point. Having the fire going, reading a book, and relaxing on the squishy sofa...

Thank Mewilliams2
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

What a list of winning features you both liked. Thank you so much. Perhaps it's the Scandinavian in us which can make the outdoor shower more bracing than unpleasant when the temperature drops. We have even seen folk come out of the sauna or hot tub and roll in the snow. Now how about that!! though not for everyone admittedly....

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed at the Ducks Nest cabin which was very cosy and great fun and a real treat at -5 to -9 degrees outside. Log stove inside and hanging hot shower outside and a great night at the wood fired hot tub. Compost toilets just add to the full eco feel of the place. Staff and owners were very friendly...

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Many thanks folks for your generous review. Just so everyone knows, your enjoyment and pleasure around your stay starts with your exchanges with co-manager Jo who looks after all enquiries beautifully. The next of our people up for Awards are housekeepers Kinga, Lucka and Laura, all local 'lassies' who take great pride in having everything ready for you. Lastly you...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time staying here this weekend. We stayed in the lambing bothy - it was charming, cosy and very quiet and had everything we needed. Loved the outside shower even though it was a very chilly weekend! Very refreshing! I have to say that the 10am checkout is a bit early for someone as lazy as me...

Thank joolyred
lazyduckhostel, Manager at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Hi Julie Thanks for your wonderful words! We are delighted that you had such a tranquil stay, and so pleased that you loved the hot water outdoor shower. Thanks for your feedback on late check out, too. We do often get asked about this, and we try to be as flexible as our availability and housekeeping commitments allow. Guests departing...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 6 acre oasis in the Cairngorms National Park where 8 bed hostel, 2 off grid 2 person eco cabins and a 4 pitch lightweight camping ground nestle by the waterfowl ponds and views straight to the mountains with nothing but moorland and forest in between. The Lazy Duck is close to mountain bike trails, skiing and snowboarding, climbing and plateau treks, rafting, kayaking, fishing, golfing and plenty of whisky distilleries. Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Highland Folk Museum, Highland Wildlife park and the leisure pool at the Aviemore Centre are all within easy reach and of top class quality for visitors Small is beautiful at The Lazy Duck. Been Active? Come home to slow living with our hot tub, sauna & Swedish massage service ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

Address: 300 metres off the Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul Road | At the village boundary, Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Nethy Bridge
Price Range: £7 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you want a romantic couples getaway, that has the feel of off-grid, but with some modern touches, then the Duck's Nest is for you.”
 of 5 bubbles killiealan, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Duck's Nest all the way!”
 of 5 bubbles Mewilliams2, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ducks Nest lodge was very good.”
 of 5 bubbles GibbsintheirVW, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“you can't go wrong on this site”
  • The Lambing Bothy
 of 5 bubbles russellm978, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“everything is so quiet apart from the ducks!!”
 of 5 bubbles 393gemmam, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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