Unique Places To Stay

To match the Park’s own uniqueness and diversity, the range of different, quirky and special accommodation in the Cairngorms is vast…

It’s those unusual places that we stay on holiday that tend to make their mark on our memories and the Cairngorms can provide these experiences in bucket loads. Whether you want to stay in a wigwam, a restored rail wagon or 5 star hotel, or all manner of other delightful dwellings, you can. But be sure to book in advance, these unique accommodations often book up early.

The Woodman's Hut: an off grid experience
The Woodman's Hut: an off grid experience
Staying somewhere unusual can add a touch of excitement and adventure to your stay and there are plenty of out-of-the-ordinary accommodation options in the Cairngorms.

For most of us, sleeping in the midst of nature, like a forest setting, is a novelty, even more so if you are doing this in a log cabin, or a camping pod or wigwam! All these possibilities are here for your choosing in the Cairngorms.

A hot tub under the stars at the Lazy Duck
A hot tub under the stars at the Lazy Duck
You can also add a unique flavour to your stay...

Pick a property with a hot tub, sauna, games room, log fire or pizza oven... just to name a few of the quirkier features of some of the accommodation here!


I want to stay somewhere truly unique. Any suggestions?

Yes. There are many, many unique places to stay in the Cairngorms which will give you unforgettable holiday memories. Just for starter suggestions, you could stay in a restored croft, like Downie’s Cottage near Braemar, or in a yurt/restored railway carriage in one of our glamping sites (see our glamping page) or in a dwelling fit for celebrities like Candacraig (one-time holiday home of Scottish legendary comedian Billy Connolly) or Adverikie Estate (where films such as James Bond were filmed!). Browse the listings and articles for more inspiration.

I want to stay somewhere that cares about the environment. Any suggestions?

Look out for the ‘Green Tourism’ award that is held by some accommodation, which will be displayed next to their listing.

Are there any accreditation schemes that can help me compare accommodation?

Yes. Accredited businesses will have VisitScotland, AA and other industry award logos appear alongside their listing.

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