At the entrance to our magical forest sits the original Woodcutters Cabin. Having sat empty and fallen into disrepair, we lovingly renovated and restored it in 2009. It started out as a labour of love project but once complete our friends fought to stay in it and we very quickly realised that it wasn’t just us who found the location so utterly perfect. We felt compelled to build a few more lodges.
Originally the local council planning department requested that the cabins be located together but having spent so much time in the woodlands ourselves we knew that if we built them close together the experience of immersing into nature would be completely lost. During a visit from the planning department a cheeky red squirrel came to join the meeting at Woodcutters Cabin. Seeing him hang from a tree outside the kitchen window changed everything – the lodges had to be secluded in their own unique setting and wildlife must be undisturbed. We got our way and will forever be grateful to that particular red squirrel!
Since opening in 2012 we have welcomed guests from all over the world and a number now come back to stay with us once or twice a year. At Cairngorm Lodges we pride ourselves on ensuring that guests get the most from their stay. This starts when we answer the phone to you, arrange for you to be met on arrival and are there to help with any queries. Our hosts Carol, Jean and Kathleen will have the fire on ready for your arrival, let you in to your lodge and ensure you have everything to hand for a most enjoyable stay at Cairngorm Lodges.