Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
Highlands and Islands
Dalrachney Lodge is situated in its own grounds at the end of a drive lined by Scots Pines and bordered by the Dulnain River - amazing views with wildlife in abundance. The Lodge offers accommodation options to suit every budget. Formerly a sporting lodge and country house, the building retains its original Victorian and Edwardian features.
Our hotel restaurant and bar/bistro specialise in good food at a reasonable cost in the friendly and informal setting of a family-owned and run hotel.
Dalrachney Lodge dates from 1845 and was formerly a Hunting Lodge central to one of Scotland's largest Estates. Additions were made through the turn of the century linking the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The main house as seen above is in fact Edwardian and was completed in 1910.
Some earlier Victorian period Lodges which can be found in this area have quite small rooms and were functional rather than spacious. Today we are set in 3 acres of peaceful surroundings bordered on two sides by the Dulnain River. We are situated on the outskirts of the historic village of Carrbridge described by Queen Victoria as "the jewel of the North".
Many other members of the Royal Family have stayed here as private guests of the Estate owner including King George V who was a great sportsman. His gun cart as used here can be seen in a local museum. Our location is at the edge of the village on an elevated plateau about 900 ft asl within the designated Cairngorm Area which has now achieved National Park status.
Some nine miles distant the Cairngorm mountain peak can often be seen which is over 4100 ft asl. This area is one of the most important conservation areas in Europe being part of what is often called the last great wilderness of Europe. In restoring the buildings over the years, the owners have taken great care in re-creating some of the atmosphere of what was formerly a great house.
A collection of original oil paintings grace many of the rooms while antique and period furnishings and log fires provide an ambience of quality and comfort characteristic of a bygone age. All modern facilities are here skillfully blended with original woodwork and high corniced ceilings. The resident owners and staff will ensure that your stay is a memorable one.
The main Lodge reception is approached via the riverside driveway which is lined with approximately two hundred mature Scots pine trees. Another driveway leads off the main road which interlinks with the carpark.
Wireless internet connection
Tea and coffee making facilities
High speed internet connection
Direct dial phone
Internet access (high speed) in public areas
Internet connection (wireless)
Direct dial phone
traditional full Scottish Breakfast menu is offered including kippers to start your day. The more health conscious will find fresh fruits as required. Special diets can be catered for where we are advised in advance. Dining at Dalrachney for residents and non residents alike augments the Highland experience where our professional staff have acquired an excellent reputation for service and fine foods using the best of fresh local produce.
Breakfast (Full cooked)
Other small pets
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Carrbridge area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Abernethy Forest - 5.2 miles (Countryside)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 5.2 miles (Countryside)
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve - 6.6 miles (Countryside)
Doune of Rothiemurchus - 7.5 miles (Historic House)
Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites - 8.4 miles (Countryside)
Cairngorms National Park - 8.9 miles (Countryside)
Ardclach Bell Tower - 14.2 miles (Historic Building)
Clava Cairns - 16.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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