My holiday had a bad start. We arrived early at 1pm. After talking to the cleaner, we were told we couldn't get the keys till 4pm. We said ok and went to the pub. However, after 2 hours, we had had enough, we returned to the cabin to find the cleaner had only just started. Having had a drink, we couldn't go anywhere and we sat waiting. At 10 past 4, the cleaner gave us the keys. However, the floor was soaking wet and having been asked to remove our shoes inside the cabin and it raining outside we removed our shoes and spent an hour waiting for the floor to dry. During our week stay we found the dishwasher was broken. The shower didn't work properly. If you put more than 3 squares of tissue down the toilet you had to flush it 2 or 3 times. We found we had no wifi although there was supposed to be a booster box to give us extra, we were asked to use it sparingly. Also we were not told when we booked it, that the cabin was not facing the Loch. We had no view of the Loch from inside the cabin. To see the Loch we had to go outside onto the decking and choose to go to either end to see it. Couldn't even see it from the bedroom. We also had a power cut, but couldn't find out about it because there wasn't a phone signal. We only found out after the power came back on when we went 12 miles to Dryman to get something to eat. Having paid nearly £800.00 for the the weeks stay we decided to go home a day early and although I love Loch Lomand I can say with all honesty I will not be recommending our accommodation and we certainly won't be returning to that cabin. As it was our anniversary I was extremely disappointed.
What a fabulous place this was - a group of us decided to head for the hills for a quick weekend break, and this was a real find.
The scenery is truly breathtaking - we were fortunate to have clear weather, but even if we hadn't, it's still a stunningly beautiful place: the photos really don't do it justice.
The lodge itself is great - comfortable beds, spacious social areas, immaculate kitchen and bathroom areas, all the bits and pieces you'd expect (I'd forgotten my hairdryer, so finding one there was particularly useful) - and a few extras - DVDs and board games and so on.
It's a great base for walking and hiking - the hills if you're up for it, the lochside if you're not - and if you can't be bothered to cook, Balmaha is but a stones throw away.
The lodge was brilliant for a quick winter break: I'm looking at the availability listing to see when it's free in the summer!
We were fortunate enough to stay at this stunning part of our country for two nights early January. This was our 1st time in this part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The 'But in Ben' Lodge sits in the tranquil and picturesque Rowardennan.
The Lodge was spotless, family and dog friendly, which was fantastic, as it was our first trip away with our new Frenchie. Three bedroom, comfortable and lovely quality bedding with spring white towels. The kitchen had all equipment required to cook up and storm, with the living areas ideal for a family get away. The Hotel next to the cabins was closed for the season, so we headed to Balmaha - wow! That's all I'll say, you need to do the millennium walk and eat|drink at the Oak Tree, it's something else. This sits around 6/7 miles from the lodge location.
We had the most wonderful experience and very much look forward to returning in the future. One word of advice would be travel during the daytime, we didn't and found the road pretty challenging at night, breathtaking during daylight.
Go and take it all in.