We have stayed at Huntingtower Lodge twice in the last two years. We found this place on trip advisor, and had high expectations due to the excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. This B&B has the best breakfast I have ever had in the UK.
The first time, we went, we stayed in the waterfall suite. After an overnight train trip, the linens were soft and clean, and the beds were like clouds. The suite was nicely appointed with a bedroom, sitting room (with a fantastic view of the loch), an en suite bathroom, and a bonus space that I wasn't expecting. Instead of a closet, the waterfall suite has a lovely dressing room with windows that crank open to let the cool Scottish air in, a large dresser, and tea service with home made sugar cookies. Delicious with afternoon tea or after a dinner at the Ben Nevis Inn.
The second time we stayed, we took e studio. There was ample space for two adults and all of the baggage of international travel. This suite includes the same wonderful bedding and my fav cookies! One of my favorite things about the bathroom is the soaps and shampoos. Jackie keeps them stocked with Highland Soap products, and I always smelled of heather and rosemary. The towel Warner's and bidet were nice touches as well.
Now for the most important part..... The grub. Chris welcomes you to your table (set the night before) and lets you wake up,with French pressed coffee or a stout tea. My suggestion is to order a potato pancake with a fried egg and Scottish salmon on top. It's "gorgeous"! Don't forget to try the fresh granola with currants and pumpkin seeds with creamy milk. So good!
One important point to make is that Chris and Jackie are very responsible concerning the environment. Many of the herbs and veggies come from their garden, and they buy in bulk to conserve on the trash production. You won't see trash cans full of bags and little cereal boxes in this place. It is very clean and efficient. Make sure you take a moment to sit quietly with some binoculars (provided on your windowsill) and observe the wildlife. Critters and birds love Huntingtower Lodge, as the are plenty of feeders to keep them coming.
To truly enjoy this place, one needs two or three nights. To soak it all up. Chris and Jackie are full of suggestions of places to eat, hear music, and things to do. DOnt miss the steam train to Malaig. It's a full day, but well worth your time. We loved it. Do not waste time or money on coach. It's worth every penny to go,first class.
We will return to Huntingtower lodge as soon as we can, as Fort William is an excellent base for your highland adventure. When you are there, take a look around at Jackie's glass collection. You'll see a blue abstract that I made......magnify of appreciation for two fabulous trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whatever the weather or time of year, relax and enjoy the West Highlands in 21st century comfort at Huntingtower Lodge. Set in a stunning position on 5 acres of hillside, overlooking Loch Linnhe, the Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the Lochaber and Argyll area. Wi-fi throughout and a laptop is available for guest use.VisitScotland 4* Gold, GTBS "Gold" standard. Walker, Climber, Cyclist, Biker and Pink Friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Huntingtower Lodge Fort William, Scotland