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Fraoch Lodge

Fraoch Lodge Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Fraoch Lodge
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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We have made some changes to how we are running Fraoch Lodge in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We may review these changes as the advice changes but for the time being: We have split the Lodge into 2 separate areas for guests. You can book either the Annexe or the Main House rooms. Both areas will sleep 4 - 5 people and include a complementary breakfast buffet. In the annex you will have exclusive use of a full kitchen plus open air, covered dining area, a double room with family shower room, a twin/triple room with en suite facilities and a lounge/breakfast room exclusive to your group/family. For the main house rooms, again you have exclusive use of your private area which includes: 1 x twin en suite room, 1 x triple en suite room, exclusive use of the dining room and guest lounge (both with multi-fuel stoves for extra heat - which will be prepared for you) Dinner options will be available should you wish to eat in but you will not have access to a kitchen. Your hosts will be on site and available to answer any queries, keep hygiene standards high and maintain the cleaning schedule. You can speak to us through Whatsapp, across a social distance or on the phone. We are keeping all our services in place including family games in the lounge and books availabe in house and choosing instead to space our bookings out to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Nick wrote a review Sept 2021
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A superb experience, knowledgeable and experienced guide, marvellous food, great company and the best combination of activity and accommodation. For a combined walking, wildlife and activity vacation in the Hebredian Islands this trip was terriffic.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Anthony R wrote a review Aug 2020
Mars, Outerspace46 contributions31 helpful votes
This was an extended family get-away, and it was really handy having the space to relax together. The lodge is very well set up for the current covid19 restrictions and the hosts have put a lot of thought into looking after their guests. The addition of an outdoor dining option was very kind and we all enjoyed this, I loved the recycled whisky barrel being used for hand washing with the grey-water recycling scheme too. We had a lovely time and are looking forwards to our next visit. PS the food is great, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: They also do guided walking and can assist with lots of activities in the surrounding area.
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clive3smith wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom22 contributions15 helpful votes
Great place to stay close to all the area has to offer. Clean comfortable rooms, fantastic drying room facilities, and great home cooked food. Hosts Rebecca and Andy really go out of their way to make you feel at home and Rebecca’s cake’s and homemade bread are something to really look forward to after a hard day on the mountains. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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EtiveGirl wrote a review Nov 2019
Beauly, United Kingdom92 contributions91 helpful votes
We booked in here as a large group of friends visiting the area for hillwalking. The rooms were lovely, and perfectly adequate for our needs - the drying room is epic for wet gear. It managed to accommodate 13 people's wet walking gear & dry it overnight. Mega bonus! The heating is super effective, the house was roasting all the time. Plenty hot water as well. Rebecca's breakfast was really fab, plenty of options, home made jam and bread and good filter coffee - much appreciated by those of us that are caffeine junkies. The kitchen facilities provided again are totally adequate for what we required, reheating and serving a collective meal for us all at night. Short on fridge space but thats the same at every place we stay. We had rented the whole accommodation which was great but I don't think I'd have enjoyed it as much if we were sharing with other groups. The rooms have security codes but the kitchen could have been cramped. You are sharing the owners house so it feels a wee bit odd to start with, particularly as we were a big group and could be very noisy. All in all, a great wee place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
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andrew j wrote a review Jul 2019
6 contributions
relaxed and comfortable place to stay with great food choices from Rebecca including amazing home grown Worcester berry jam, and first class hiking opportunities with experienced guide Andy. Boat of Garten is a great location especially if you like a heritage steam train rides, hiking, walking and biking. The outdoor opportunities are endless. The rooms are warm and clean, WiFi available. The 'make your own' packed lunch was good, there is a local store selling most things if needs be. Best of all you are away from the bustling outdoors crowd.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: have confidence when booking, ours was seamless from start to finish.
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US$62 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemoreBoat of Garten
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fraoch Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fraoch Lodge?
Nearby attractions include RSPB Loch Garten (2.5 miles), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (2.8 miles), and Cairngorm Mountain (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fraoch Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Fraoch Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, blackout curtains, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at Fraoch Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Fraoch Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fraoch Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nethy House, Route 7 Cafe, and Anderson's Restaurant.
Does Fraoch Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Fraoch Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fraoch Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the centre of Boat of Garten.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fraoch Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Fraoch Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (2.1 miles), Aviemore Railway Station (4.4 miles), and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (4.3 miles).