Big Sky Lodges
Traditional Scandinavian design set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury.
Big Sky Lodges is a family-run, cherished collection of six stunning Scandinavian lodges, perfectly located at Drynie Park on 17 acres of traditional Scottish croft land. Whichever Lodge you choose, you're guaranteed the most magnificent views over gleaming birch woodland and open meadows, with plenty of grazing horses and Highland cattle as your friendly neighbours...the ultimate relaxing and romantic setting to escape from everyday life.
The Big Sky Lodges, each one sleeping up to six people and perfectly crafted from the highest quality sustainable Finnish pine, have their very own individual style and personality. There's an immediate home-from-home feeling as soon as you step inside, with the perfect blend of contemporary with traditional and featuring unique touches that make your chosen Lodge a very special place. A cosy wood-burning stove will keep you lovely and toasty as you explore the characterful artwork, hand-made accessories and test out the comfortably stylish furniture.
The Lodges all feature three bedrooms, with sociable open-plan living and fully fitted kitchens to prepare a traditionally warming Highlands feast at any time of the day! Relaxation is built right in, whether you're snuggled into the cosy sofa with a book, or watching the beautiful golden sunset from your veranda - accompanied by a steaming hot toddy, of course.
Each Lodge has its own grassy garden, with a gate that leads to some wonderful woodland walks. For an extra-special treat, why not choose a Lodge with its own private balcony and enjoy the beautiful views far and wide whilst watching the birds soaring into the sky?
The bedrooms are made up with fresh Egyptian cotton sheets, with fluffy towels waiting for you in the bathroom...and as you explore your Lodge you'll discover all kinds of local treats along the way, including luxury fine soaps and toiletries, and tasty nibbles to enjoy with a coffee. There's free WiFi access, too - so you can make everybody back home jealous with your pictures!
It's natural not to feel much like cooking while you're away, so why not let the friendly team at Big Sky Lodges indulge you even further with a tempting breakfast pack? You can arrange for lots more treats, such as Champagne, chocolates and balloons, to be delivered right to your cabin - perfect if there's a special occasion waiting to be celebrated.
Outside, you'll find plenty to explore in the croft land, and children will love watching the cows, horses and sheep whilst scrambling around the woodland searching for adventure. Why not take a stroll through Spittal Wood, easily accessible from the bottom of the driveway?
Further afield, the nearest shops are a five-minute drive away in Muir of Ord. Just ten miles from Big Sky Lodges is Inverness...perfect for a day trip, with a meal in a river restaurant to finish off with. How about a visit to nearby Loch Ness, to see if you can spot the famous monster lurking under the gently rippling water?
There are also plenty of traditional Scottish pubs nearby, which offer local beers and food, live music and entertaining conversation.
With everything it has to offer, you'll find the sky definitely isn't the limit at Big Sky Lodges - so pay a visit and prepare to be fully relaxed and revived in no time at all!Things to note
One well-behaved dog permitted per lodge by prior arrangement (except Rowan Lodge which is pet-free), cot and highchair available on request, no groups under age of 25, no stag/hen parties, multiple lodge bookings are possible on request. Minimum booking of 3 nights from Nov-March (not including Christmas/ New Year/Feb mid term) from £285 for 3 nights. For the rest of the year, minimum let is 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday £499-£849.
Tried and tested
"Great accommodation and weather for this time
of year. We even got to see the northern lights which were brilliant.
Certainly intend to return."
"Great time had by all. A great cosy base for exploring. The snow and the log fire really added to the experience"
"Very comfortable accommodation made all the
more special by the Mediterranean temperatures we experienced virtually
everyday. Plenty to do and see in the surrounding area.Especially
enjoyed relaxing on the verandah with a few drinks into the evenings."
MacNeill, East Lothian
Region: Muir of Ord, Ross-shire
Cost (from): £285 (3 nights low season)
Sleeps: 6 per lodge
Bedrooms: 3 per lodge
Bathrooms: 2-3 per lodge
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 265
Lodges sleep up to 6, double & twin bedrooms, bedding & towels provided, family bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, lounge area, wood-burning stove (logs provided), flat-screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, books, DAB radio, iPod dock, free WiFi, verandah, outdoor seating, garden, BBQ, parking.
Galleries, distilleries, golf, fishing, horse riding, walking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, paint balling, karting, climbing, mountaineering.
At a glance
- Six WiFi enabled Scandinavian wood cabins with spectacular Highlands views, each sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms.
- Five lodges are dog-friendly
- Located on croft land in Drynie Park, ten miles from Inverness. Easily accessible by car with free parking for two cars outside each Lodge.
- The site is perfectly located for an array of local woodland walks, including Spittal Wood, accessed directly from the site.
- Shops at Muir of Ord are five minutes away by car, with Inverness ten miles away and featuring larger shopping facilities, bars and restaurants. A selection of traditional Scottish pubs and restaurants are easily accessible from the site.