One of my friends found this place on a Google search 2 days before our trip. We only needed accommodation for one night at short-notice, because everywhere was booked up for Easter. It is a little gem, and a bargain at £20 per person! Couldn't believe we were the only ones staying on such a busy weekend. Great modern property, 2 rooms, one sleeps 4 and one 6. Shower rooms spacious, bedrooms good-sized and comfortable, linen supplied. Bath towels can be hired for £1. The rangers were very helpful, Alistair welcomed us on our arrival on Good Friday. The other ranger, Fraser was also very friendly, introduced himself and lovely dog Pepe, and gave lots of advice about the area. We were climbing Ben Lomond the next day, and his advice was helpful. Property has a big modern kitchen, with plenty of space to eat and cook, provided you bring your own food. Lounge also very comfortable, and had a cosy wood-burning stove. We had a great night's stay to prepare us for our hill climb the next day. Highly recommend and would come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, at Ardess Lodge, Rowardennan, accommodates up to 10 people. The bunkhouse sits at the base of Ben Lomond, only 50m from the West Highland Way, and 10 minutes walk north of the Rowardennan hotel and car park. There is a spacious lounge, large well equipped kitchen, drying facilities, & secure area for bag drop off. Good sized bunkrooms; one sleeping 6, the other 4. Two bathrooms, both with showers, & one with bath. Cost £20pp inc of bed linen and tea and coffee. Ben Lomond Bunkhouse may be guaranteed for group private use for £200 per night. All income from the bunkhouse goes to support the conservation work at Ben Lomond managed by rangers and volunteers of the National Trust for Scotland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ben Lomond Bunkhouse At Ardess Lodge Rowardennan, Scotland