- Sleeps: 6 (lodge) 2 (caravan)
- Bedrooms: 3 (lodge) 1 (caravan)
- Bathrooms: 2-3 (lodge) 1 (caravan)
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Big Sky Lodges is a family-run, cherished collection of six stunning Scandinavian lodges, a romantic glamping caravan, and a sumptuous treetop hideaway, perfectly located at Drynie Park on 17 acres of traditional Scottish croft land. Whichever retreat 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.
Each Big Sky Lodge has been perfectly crafted from the highest quality sustainable Finnish pine, and boasts its 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 each sleep up to six people. Three feature one kingsize bed, one double, and two singles, while the other three feature one kingsize bed and four singles – so you can choose your ideal set-up. You can also expect 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 firepit area for marshmallow toasting under the stars, and 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!
Meanwhile, if you’re holidaying with your loved one, The Hideaway is a gorgeous self-contained glamping caravan for two, soothingly nestled amongst the rowan trees. Here you’ll discover romantic delights that include a vintage walnut bed, a crackling woodburning stove, and plenty of handcrafted detailing. Outside awaits a spectacular ‘suntrap’ decking area, from which you can view the grazing Highland cows.
The newest retreat is The Loft on the Croft, a beautiful bolthole for two. Lovingly designed and styled by the owners themselves, the self-contained space boasts a stirring Highland outdoor theme, with a hand-made kingsize bed and a cosy wood-burning stove to warm your evenings. During the day, a row of skylights flood the space with natural light.Keep reading
At a glance
- Six WiFi enabled Scandinavian wood lodges with spectacular Highlands views, each sleeping up to six guests.
- Three lodges feature one kingsize bed, one double, and two singles, while the other three feature one kingsize bed and four singles.
- Ideal for a romantic couple, The Hideaway is a self-contained glamping caravan for two, privately situated with soothing views of grazing cows
- The newest retreat, The Loft on the Croft is a sumptuous treetop haven for two, lovingly designed and styled by the owners.
- Five lodges are dog-friendly. No pets are permitted at The Hideaway or The Loft on the Croft.
- 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.
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
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.
The Hideaway, glamping caravan for 2: vintage double bed, wood-burning stove with unlimited firewood, satellite TV, selection of games, books and movies, DAB radio, Wi-Fi, compact kitchen with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fresh milk, Tunnocks teacakes, shower room with towels and toiletries, outdoor deck seating, charcoal barbecue, parking.
The Loft on the Croft, self-contained loft space for 2: access via external stairs, hand-made kingsize bed with Egyptian cotton linen, wood-burning stove with unlimited firewood, roll-top bath and rainfall shower, luxury Scottish toiletries, selection of games and books, digital/Bluetooth radio, Wi-Fi, compact kitchen with tea, coffee, fresh milk, Tunnocks teacakes, outdoor deck seating, charcoal barbecue, parking.
Galleries, distilleries, golf, fishing, horse riding, walking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, paint balling, karting, climbing, mountaineering.
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.
Winter sort break available until March. 3 night minimum stay
Where you'll be staying
Muir of Ord, Ross-shire
What the guests of Big Sky Lodges say
“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