Thursday, 22 March 2018

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival May 2018

How do whisky or whiskey drinkers drink theirs?

1.    Pour "two fingers" of whisky into a glass ...
2.    Use the colour of the whisky to gauge its age. ...
3.    Lift the glass to your nose for a smell. ...
4.    Place a few drops of clean water into your whisky. ...
5.    Taste the whisky and compare it to its smell. ...
6.    Keep any added ice to a minimum.

"Step one, swill glass Step two, big sniff Step three, take a big, long sip: heaven"

"To drink scotch, you don't bring air in to your mouth like you do with wine. You take a sip, hold it in your mouth for a couple of seconds (some people chew on it a little) then swallow. That's when the flavour hits. Adding a couple of drops of water takes the edge off the alcohol, and makes the drink much smoother."

For tasting sessions, whisky tours and events visit:
Speyside Whisky Festival 3rd - 7th May 2018

For accommodation visit Great North Lodges website  or call us on 01479 812266

Special Offers in April

Pine Ridge Lodge is offering discounted price weeks in April

This fabulous lodge sleeps 8 people and is located in the village of Boat of Garten on the famous "Speyside Way" popular with walkers and cyclists. 

With outstanding elevated views of the manificent Cairngorm mountain range.
These can be enjoyed from the decking, hot tub or from the south facing lounge with its balcony, picture windows, vaulted ceiling, leather sofas and cosy log burner.

Call Great North Lodges on 01479 812266 or

20th April - 27th April was £1199 now £999
27th April - 4th May was £1199 now £999

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Romantic Easter Break in the Cairngorms National Park

A Secret Highland Romantic Hideaway … Otter Pool Lodge is set in a private elevated position on the banks of the famous River Spey with unrivalled views of the River and the Cairngorm Mountains.

This is quite simply a unique property. The charming rustic exterior belies the sumptuously appointed Boutique interior that awaits you. Designed to accommodate couples who are looking for something completely different.
Otter Pool Lodge is peaceful, secluded and romantic. Only a 5 minutes drive; or a stunning 30 minute Riverside walk, from the charming village of Kincraig on the shores of Loch Insh with its two rustic country Pubs and Village Store; and 10 minutes from the bustle of Aviemore Village but could be a million miles away.

We have dates available between 30th March - 6th April, 
call Great North Lodges on 
01479 812266 or check out our website

Friday, 23 February 2018

Any special occasions coming up?

We frequently get bookings for that really Special Occasion which only happens once in a lifetime, and with lodges like ours, you can see why. From a honeymoon in Otter Pool Lodge, or a large family gathering to celebrate an anniversary in the Highland Lodge Estate, we have it covered.

We always like to improve our booking experience, making it easier and quicker to book online. We are delighted to introduce our new Special Offers page, check it out here.

The current Special Offers include March Madness deals;

Whisky Trail Lodge (sleeps 14) with hot tub, was £1439 now £699 (Friday 9th March or Friday 16th March - 3 nights)

The Maltings (sleeps 10) with hot tub, was £1499 now £1049 (Friday 9th or Friday 16th March - 3 nights)

See many more here or call Great North Lodges on 
01479 812266

Monday, 19 February 2018

Skiing in the Cairngorms National Park

**Lodge of the day - Silver Birch Cottage, Aviemore**

A peaceful modern cottage. This pet friendly cottage sleeps 4 and is set in a quiet location which is only a couple of minutes from the bustling village of Aviemore.
It has a log burning stove and indoor sauna too.
A perfect base to return to after a hard day on the ski slopes
Accommodation at a glance:
Dining Area
Double Bedroom with en-suite 
Twin Bedroom 
Family Bathroom 
Micro Sauna 
Entrance porch with Storage
Secure garden
Weekends and full weeks available.
Next availability 2nd March, 3 nights, £363
Call Great North Lodges on 01479 812266 or check out our website.