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Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside

Main Street, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AA Scotland
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6 self catering holiday lodges in a magnificent woodland setting around a small lochan in the village of Carrbridge. The lodges sleep either 4 or 6 guests and are the perfect the perfect base from which to explore the area and the many attractions Speyside has to offer. Our neighbour is the Landmark Forest Adventure Park which is right next door and Aviemore is 10 minutes away by car. The Spey Valley is a must-visit location packed full of things to do and see. Head up the Cairngorm Mountains, swim in the lochs, ride the zip lines and quad bikes, visit the animals at the Highland Wildlife Park or why not try and spot one of Santa’s reindeer roaming the hills before the new busy Christmas period!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Skiing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast available
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david t wrote a review Sept 2021
Stirling, United Kingdom132 contributions88 helpful votes
As a reviewer below said, Fairwinds hotel will become a private home soon but the chalets on site will still be available. We had a lovely stay and warm welcome by the host (with our dog) and would have gone back. Anyway, Carrbridge itself is a lovely village to visit and stay in one of their wooden chalets. The Cairn Hotel, recommended for dinner, an excellent pub for service, food, good drinks range (cask ales etc). Nice forest walks all around the village (plus Landmark for kids)
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sarah P wrote a review Sept 2021
United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
And perhaps more importantly comfy beds. From a personal welcome by the owner to an amazing cooked breakfast, with a choice of cereals and standard full English breakfast with generous portions, included in the price. Overall can thoroughly recommend Fairwinds to any type of traveller
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Caroline 1 wrote a review Aug 2021
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There isn't a bad thing to say about the Fairwinds Hotel - a lovely old house in a beautiful setting, complete with ponds and ducks. We got a very warm welcome from our host who gave us a great recommendation for a place to have dinner in the evening. Our rooms were beautifully decorated, comfortable and cosy and we had a great nights sleep. Breakfasts were excellent, several choices of hot and cold on the menu and we were very well looked after by the young staff member. Everything was really clean and the staff were obviously very particular about their Covid protocols. I couldn't recommend the Fairwinds and their team more highly.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Mar186525 wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom153 contributions87 helpful votes
A beautifully furnished small hotel set in 7 acres just off Carrbridge High Street. A warm welcome. Our twin room was spacious, spotlessly clean with a large en suite containing both shower and bath. The owners have clearly given thought to the facilities in the rooms - two chairs (so no perching on the bed), and two luggage racks (so no tripping over a suitcase on the floor - if there is space why doesn't everyone do this) also delicious home made traybake. The honesty bar is very reasonably priced and we had a nightcap after an evening meal at the nearby Cairn Hotel (good menu, good food). Breakfast was in the huge conservatory and was extensive. Sadly the hotel is closing in October when the owners intend to live in it themselves, although self catering cottages and the converted church will remain available.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dave F wrote a review Jul 2021
Great Asby, United Kingdom84 contributions36 helpful votes
The Fairwinds hotel is a small hotel in the lovely village of Carrbridge. It is very convenient for the many attractions in the Cairngorm national park and a far nicer place to stay than the nearby Aviemore. The hotel is tucked away down a roughly surfaced side lane and is surrounded by the Carrbridge woods which offer excellent local walks with several well marked trails. On arrival, we were shown to our room, a very sizable, well decorated and furnished room with a proper American-sized king-size bed. The on-suite bathroom was also very large with a very decent sized bath - ideal after a long and strenuous walk in the local mountains, a huge shower with both conventional and large shower roses, and double sinks as well as the WC. Again, it was very nicely decorated and, as with the bedroom, spotlessly clean. Although the Fairwinds does not provide evening meals, there are several establishments within walking distance where you can eat (the Cairn hotel is recommended by the Fairwind's owners and for good reason). There are, of course, many more eateries and takeaways in Aviemore. The hotel does provide an honesty bar with a range of bottled beers and ciders, wines, and spirits including a nice little selection of malt whisky. A full breakfast menu is available and was delicious. There was fresh fruits, cereals, continental breakfast or full Scottish breakfast. The latter provided an excellent start to the day and meant no more than a light lunch (if any) was required. This is a lovely hotel and the owners were great; full of excellent advice and very friendly. Sadly, I believe that the hotel will close for good at the end of this year as the owners are looking to reduce their workload. However, next to the hotel, they do have several self-catering lodges and they intend to convert their old church building into a self-catering holiday home. I have no doubt that these will offer a great break in a lovely location and certainly one that we will seriously consider in future.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Stuart T wrote a review Jul 2021
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Stayed here just before we started our NC500 trip, really nice B&B. Hosts were very helpful prior to check in with all the required COVID-19 arrangements and advice on local restaurants. Very spacious and well equipped bedroom. Small lounge area for guests was very nice with a well stocked "honesty" bar. Lovely breakfasts
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Date of stay: July 2021
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smiler888 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Expected good service & none of our party where disappointed. Along with great service, both staff friendliness & food quality make this place worth a visit. We will return when next in area but would currently give it a highly recommended rating.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KMx wrote a review May 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom36 contributions77 helpful votes
I stayed here for two nights recently. The room was spotless and very comfortable with home baking left for gursts. The shower/bathroom was new and the showers great. Very good value. The hotel backs on to woods and in the grounds there are a couple of ponds with wildlife. Great walks and easy access to the village too Recommended
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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tradefare wrote a review Oct 2020
Askam in Furness, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
What an idyllic place beautiful room peaceful and a nice place to stay. Because of COVID-19 the only option for an evening meal was to order one from the local pub and have it delivered to the hotel. The owner set a table for us in the dining room and warmed the plates for the food. Excellent breakfast nothing too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend this boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Margaret C wrote a review Jul 2020
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This is a small friendly BandB Hotel in a lovely location, surrounded by woodland with a small lochan in the grounds. The room was a very high standard, very tasteful and comfortable, with lovely bathroom. There were plenty of supplies on the beverages tray, with the nice touch of home baking! We were made very welcome, with a complimentary drink, and a short tour. The breakfast was well cooked and delicious...lots to choose from too.A lovely short stay...we will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside
Which popular attractions are close to Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Nearby attractions include Landmark Forest Adventure Park (0.2 miles), Aviemore Kart Raceway (4.9 miles), and The Old Packhorse Bridge (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anderson's Restaurant, The Cairn Hotel Restaurant, and Speyside Centre.
Is Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Carrbridge.
Are pets allowed at Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Reuben's Highland Retreat - Speyside?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (1.0 miles).