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10 BEST Luxury Lodges in Scotland 2024: An Expert’s Guide

Are you looking for the best luxury lodges in Scotland? You’ve come to the right place!

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world – fact. Its breathtaking landscapes and unique atmosphere are guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and inspired.

It’s no surprise, then, that more and more people are looking for a luxurious getaway in Scotland.

I’ve travelled extensively throughout Scotland and have stayed in a huge range of different places, from youth hostels to luxurious 5-star hotels.

To help you find the perfect place to stay, I’ve selected some of the best luxury lodges, chalets, and holiday homes in Scotland. From cozy cabins tucked away in the woods to lavish lochside cottages, this post has you covered.

My Top 3 Picks: Luxury Cabins & Lodges in Scotland

#1 Top Pick
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Stoneymollan Loch Lomond

✅ Private sauna / hot tub

✅ BBQ facilities

✅ Mountain views

#2 Pick
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Broadford Lodges Skye

✅ Outdoor decking area

✅ 2 bedrooms

✅ Sleeps up to 6

#3 Pick
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Arranview Luxury Glamping Pods & Lodges

✅ On-site restaurant

✅ Hot tub

✅ Fishing lakes

Best Luxury Lodges in Scotland

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1. Stoneymollan Loch Lomond

⭐️ RATING: 9.8/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Upper Stoneymollan Road, Balloch, G83 8QU | ✅ Book it!

I love visiting Loch Lomond. The scenery is so picturesque, it feels like you’ve stepped into a postcard. I could spend days walking along the shores of the lake, taking in the magnificent views.

The whole area is renowned for its picturesque views and has many luxury cottages and lodges to choose from.

Stoneymollan is nestled on the far southern corner of Loch Lomond, close to the village of Balloch.

This fantastic lodge offers a luxurious getaway in the heart of the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. It has an incredibly peaceful atmosphere and feels very secluded. You’ll love the views, the fresh air, and the magnificent sunsets over the lake.

You can choose between two luxury cabins: Juniper, with its private wood-fired hot tub, and Holly, equipped with its own luxurious glass-fronted sauna.

Both cabins boast panoramic views of Loch Lomond, The Ochil Hills, and The Crieff and Loch Earn Hills. In autumn and winter months the views of Inchmurrin and Ben Lomond are particularly clear.

The cabins are located close to all the amenities of Balloch but feel very tucked away, and are surrounded by open fields and woods.

It’s perfectly situated for taking long walks along the adjacent John Muir Way or Three Lochs Way walking trails. There’s also an abundance of local wildlife including golden eagles, ospreys, deer, and red squirrels.

This place offers a truly luxurious experience, and the welcoming hosts go above and beyond to ensure your stay is comfortable.

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Stoneymollan is also one of the most accessible luxury lodges in Scotland. You can easily drive here from Glasgow in about 30 minutes.

Alternatively, the train from Glasgow Central to Balloch takes less than an hour. From Balloch, you can either walk the final 1.3 miles to the lodge or take a local taxi. Ask the owners to help you pre-arrange this if needed.

Amenities include:

  • Private sauna or hot tub (depending on which lodge you pick)
  • Terrace
  • Mountain views
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Coffee machine
  • BBQ facilities
  • Satellite TV

Loch Lomond is one of my favourite lakes in Europe!

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2. Caithness View Luxury Farm Lodges

⭐️ RATING: 9.6/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Barrock Mains, Wick, KW1 4UE | ✅ Book it!

Caithness is a historic county in the far north of Scotland, known for its dramatic coastline, sweeping landscapes, and rich history. I visited this part of the country for the first time last year and was really blown away by its beauty.

Caithness View Luxury Farm Lodges provide a perfect getaway for those looking to experience a slice of luxury in the far north.

Located on Barrock Mains, a family-owned farm, this place offers a unique escape that’s perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

There are two luxury self-catering lodges, Morven and Swallows. Both have large windows offering panoramic south-facing views of expansive farmland.

The attention to detail is impeccable, with soothing modern interior design, beautifully vaulted ceilings, and a range of amenities.

There’s a fully-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a spacious bathroom (complete with a rainfall shower), a flat-screen TV, board games, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a large deck to sit out when the weather is nice.

One of my favourite features of this place is that you also have your very own private BBQ hut. This comes with all the necessary utensils and a bag of charcoal. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a cozy evening by the fire.

Both lodges can accommodate up to six people, with a separate twin bedroom, a double bed in the open-plan living area, plus an extra sofa bed. The beds are super comfy and all bedding and towels are provided.

Nature lovers should keep an eye out for otters in the nearby burn. Oalston House is located a pleasant hour’s walk away.

As an operational farm, Barrock Mains also offers a window into rural life, from the shearing of sheep to the rhythmic ploughing of fields.

To top it all off, its prime location on the North Coast 500 route ensures easy accessibility, making it an unmissable stop on this iconic Scottish road trip.

With their combination of outdoor adventure and thoughtful indoor touches, these lodges provide an unforgettable luxurious experience. They’d also be a great option for families with children.

Amenities include:

  • Large desking area
  • Indoor and outdoor dining spaces
  • Private BBQ hut
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Panoramic views

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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3. Arranview Luxury Glamping Pods & Lodges

⭐️ RATING: 9.7/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Arranview Holiday Park, Moscow, Fenwick, KA4 8PR | ✅ Book it!

Located in Moscow, East Ayrshire, Arranview is another great destination for those looking for a luxurious getaway that’s easily accessible from Glasgow.

This small, upmarket holiday park offers a range of lodges and glamping pods with a range of facilities.

All of the lodges are spacious and comfortable, beautifully designed, and have high-end furnishings.

The lodges come with a fully-equipped kitchen, and there’s also an onsite restaurant and bistro for when you don’t fancy cooking.

Each lodge has two bedrooms (one with an ensuite bathroom), an open-plan living area, and a private hot tub with beautiful views.

The lodges can accommodate up to four guests, making this a perfect spot for a family or group getaway.

The site is surrounded by fields and large lochans stocked with trout where you can indulge in a spot of fishing. On a clear day, there are fantastic views across to the Isle of Arran.

For those looking for something a bit different, there are also a few luxurious glamping pods available. These each have a king-size bed, a double sofa bed, an en-suite toilet/shower room, a kitchenette, and a secluded hot tub on the decking.

Arranview has won various awards, and the large number of positive reviews highlight the site’s cleanliness and quality, as well as the unique experience it offers.

Amenities include:

  • Private hot tub
  • Private terrace
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • On-site restaurant
  • Fishing lakes

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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4. Bothy Farm Stay in Ayrshire

⭐️ RATING: 9.4/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Alton Villa, Newmilns, KA16 9LJ | ✅ Book it!

A few miles down the road from Arranview, in rural Ayrshire, this fantastic custom-designed lodge offers a rustic slice of nature with all the modern comforts.

The Bothy is set on a tranquil farm near Galston. It comes complete with two bedrooms, a full kitchen that includes an oven, hob, and dishwasher, and a breakfast bar.

There’s one main master bedroom, plus a day bed in the living room that converts into two single beds, making this a perfect place for couples and families with up to two children.

The private covered patio features comfortable outdoor sofas, a bar area with seating, and a hot tub. Additional amenities include a TV with Netflix, fantastic lighting, a garden area, and a dedicated workplace.

This property is also wheelchair accessible.

If you’re a larger group, I also recommend checking out the neighbouring Alton Villa. This luxury detached villa is owned by the same people and sleeps 8-10 people.

It also has a hot tub, as well as a games room (with a pool table), and a bar.

Amenities include:

  • Hot tub
  • Indoor and outdoor seating and dining areas
  • Covered outdoor terrace
  • Bar area
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Wheelchair accessible

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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5. La Fortuna Lodges

⭐️ RATING: 9.3/10 | 📍 LOCATION: 8 Manor Steps, Stirling, FK9 5QJ | ✅ Book it!

La Fortuna Lodges offers a luxurious getaway just outside Stirling. Located a few miles from the historical town centre, there are four different lodges to choose from. Each one is spacious and comes fully equipped with a range of facilities.

Two 3-bedroom lodges can sleep up to 6 people each. Both of these lodges have an open-plan lounge and dining area along with a range of amenities including a TV, DVD player, dishwasher, and washing machine.

The 5 bedroom/3 bathroom “Topaz” lodge is the largest and can accommodate up to 12 guests. With its modern kitchen and expansive lounge/dining space with 55-inch HDTV it’d be an ideal venue for group events or big family holidays.

Finally, The “Party Lodge” has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people. It has a huge open-plan lounge and dining area, making it perfect for parties and other get-togethers.

Each lodge has its own private garden, garden furniture, a large decked terrace area, and a hot tub. The 3-bedroom lodges also come with BBQ facilities.

The whole site is attractively landscaped and offers wonderful views of Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, and the Ochil Hills. All lodges are wheelchair friendly too.

This is a great spot for larger groups to enjoy a luxurious Scottish getaway in peaceful surroundings.

Amenities include:

  • Private hot tub
  • Decking/terrace
  • Modern kitchen
  • BBQ facilities
  • Large living space (great for larger groups)
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair friendly

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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6. Broadford Lodges Skye

⭐️ RATING: 8.7/10 | 📍 LOCATION: High Road, Broadford, IV49 9AA | ✅ Book it!

Broadford Lodges Skye is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway on the Isle of Skye.

These brand-new, stylish, and modern holiday lodges are located on the edge of Broadford, the second-largest town on the Skye.

This is an ideal base to explore Skye and the wider Highlands and Islands. You’ll have nearby access to shops, restaurants, and other facilities while also overlooking the dramatic Beinn Na Caillich mountain.

Each lodge offers plenty of space, with an open-plan kitchen-living room providing a range of amenities, including a dining table that seats up to six, comfortable sofas, a smart TV with Netflix, and free WiFi.

The fully equipped kitchen has a washer dryer, oven, and a full-size fridge freezer. There’s also a decked terrace with space to eat outdoors when the weather permits it.

There are two bedrooms – a master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in shower, plus a twin room with two single beds. There’s also a sofa bed in the living room, meaning the lodge can sleep up to six people.

Amenities include:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Dining table with space for 6
  • Outdoor decking area
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Mountain views

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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7. Ardlui Lochside Lodges

⭐️ RATING: 8.7/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Ardlui, Loch Lomond, Argyll, G83 7EB | ✅ Book it!

Ardlui is a very picturesque spot, nestled within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, at the far northern tip of the loch.

Ardlui Lochside Lodges offers a luxurious Scottish getaway on the shores of the loch. With 7 self-catering lodges, some with private hot tubs and saunas, the whole place has wonderful views and a truly peaceful atmosphere.

The lodges themselves are all different. But each one has a range of comfortable facilities and amenities.

They’re really spacious inside, with several sofas, and a large open-plan kitchen and dining room. Outside, you have your own private veranda with amazing views of the lake and the surrounding hills.

Central heating and double glazing help keep you snug and warm at any time of year. And if you opt for one of the lodges with a sauna – well, that’s even better.

They remind me of Scandinavian luxury cabins – but in Scotland.

The lodges sit within the grounds of the intimate 3-star Ardlui Hotel, which has been owned and operated by the Squires family since 1959.

There’s an on-site restaurant and a bar with a fantastic selection of Scottish whiskies. The hotel also has its own private pier with access to various watersports.

This is definitely one of the pricier options on this list. However, the lodges sleep between 4-8 people each, so you can split the cost with others, making it more affordable per person.

And the quality is second to none – this is a very luxurious spot.

Amenities include:

  • Private sauna and hot tub
  • Spacious open plan kitchen-living-dining area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bath
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • Amazing views
  • On the shores of Loch Lomond

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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8. Loch Aweside Forest Cabins

⭐️ RATING: 8.8/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Dalavich, PA35 1HS | ✅ Book it!

Loch Awe is Scotland’s longest freshwater loch, and one of its most scenic.

Located near Dalavich on the water’s edge, Loch Aweside Forest Cabins are surrounded by dense forest, with plenty of options for hiking and fishing. Dalavich Oakwood Forest has some particularly lovely trails.

These cabins are serene and secluded, offering large plots with private gardens and all the amenities you need to truly relax.

There are several different luxury cabins to choose from, of varying different sizes. Most cabins can sleep between 4-9 people.

Features include vaulted ceilings, raised verandas, and wood-burning stoves. Some of the cabins have private hot tubs (check at the time of booking). Some also have barbecue areas and fire pits – although BBQ equipment is not provided, sadly.

All come with a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area with sofas, dining table, comfy seating, an outdoor deck/veranda, a garden area, and a TV.

Wildlife lovers can also enjoy spotting pine martens, red squirrels, eagles, and more from the cabin itself. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of the Highlands and is fairly off-the-beaten-path and unspoiled.

The nearby Dalavich village is within easy walking distance too. Here you’ll find a little shop, a cafe, and the Loch View Restaurant, all less than 10 minutes away on foot.

Amenities include:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Good sized kitchen
  • Raised verandas/terraces
  • Hot tub (in certain cabins)
  • BBQ areas and fire pits
  • Lochside location

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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9. Chalet Blaich

⭐️ RATING: 9.6/10 | 📍 LOCATION: 10 Blaich, Fort William, PH33 7AN | ✅ Book it!

Blaich is a tiny community located near Fort William, on the southern shores of Loch Eil. This area is close to some of Scotland’s most dramatic Highland scenery, including Glencoe and Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain.

Chalet Blaich offers the perfect luxurious getaway in Scotland, sleeping up to 4 people in 2 double bedrooms.

The chalet has a modern and well-equipped kitchen with an induction hob, oven, microwave, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer.

There’s a comfortable lounge area with sofas, a TV, and a sound system. Electric wall panels provide efficient heating, and there’s also a wood-burning stove for cozy nights in.

You can enjoy breathtaking views of the loch and surrounding mountains from the comfort of your home away from home.

The wooden decking that runs around three sides of the chalet is a perfect place to catch some rays or enjoy the spectacular Highlands sunsets.

Chalet Blaich also has free Wi-Fi and all bed linen and towels are included, making it even easier for you to enjoy your stay.

There are many worthwhile places to visit nearby, including the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Ness, Neptune’s Staircase, and the Nevis Distillery.

You can also take the Jacobite Steam Train (AKA the “Hogwarts Express”) which runs from Fort William to Mallaig (and goes over the famous viaduct).

Or, drive the gorgeous Road to the Isles, the scenic route to Mallaig – gateway to Skye and the Western Isles – and the Silver Sands of Morar beach.

You can even explore the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the most westerly point in mainland Britain. This untouched area is a haven for wildlife (including wildcats, pine martens, deer, and eagles) and has some great walking trails.

If you’re looking for a luxurious holiday cabin in Scotland with fantastic amenities and an amazing location in the heart of the Highlands – Chalet Blaich may be perfect for you!

Also, the owners have a second cabin (Chalet Rus), and you can rent both if you have a larger party.

The main downside to this property is that it’s relatively inaccessible without a car. However, with so many fantastic places to visit in this part of Scotland, I’d strongly recommend having a car here anyway.

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Amenities include:

  • BBQ facilities
  • Modern kitchen
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Comfortable lounge with a sound system
  • Large wooden deck
  • Close to many of the Highlands’ most iconic sights

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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10. Dunroamin Lodges

⭐️ RATING: 9.5/10 | 📍 LOCATION: Indians Road Balfron Station, Drymen, G63 0QN | ✅ Book it!

Finally, about an hour’s drive north of Glasgow, Dunroamin Lodges near Drymen are perfect for couples looking for a luxurious getaway.

Each lodge comes fully equipped with an extra large double bed, a flat-screen TV, fridge, oven, microwave, stovetop, toaster and kettle, as well as a private bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries.

The full-sized shower has great water pressure while the mini kitchen provides everything you need for a peaceful weekend break. Everything is spotlessly clean, and the lodges are both spacious and cozy, with a range of thoughtful amenities.

Their unique roundhouse design adds to the appeal and offers panoramic views of the beautiful countryside. You have your own garden and patio with comfortable seating and BBQ facilities, making this a great place to relax and unwind.

The location is rural and tranquil. You’ll see hens, bullocks, and highland cattle wandering about.

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Nearby attractions include the picturesque Lake of Menteith, the atmospheric ruins of Buchanan Castle, and the quieter, lesser-visited east shores of Loch Lomond, all of which are only a short drive away.

Amenities include:

  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio with mountain views
  • Seating area
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Extra-large double bed
  • Complimentary toiletries

🤩 Check Prices and Availability!

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Why Stay in a Luxury Scottish Lodge?

Staying in a luxury Scottish lodge is an experience like no other. From the breathtaking scenery and unique design to the privacy and access to outdoor activities, it’s the perfect way to enjoy Scotland’s beauty.

Rugged coastlines, serene lochs, majestic mountains, and vast moorlands – staying in a luxury lodge allows you to take in all of these natural wonders from up close.

You can immerse yourself in nature while being surrounded by luxurious amenities. The quality of accommodation provided by these lodges is second to none, from premium bedding to high-end bathroom amenities.

Many lodges also boast traditional design elements combined with modern luxuries, giving you a truly unique and authentic experience without sacrificing comfort.

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Privacy and seclusion are also top priorities for many people, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or simply a peaceful retreat away from it all.

You’ll also be within reach of a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, or wildlife watching, giving you easy access to the best that Scotland has to offer.

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Tours and Guided Trips in Scotland

Some of the best and most highly-reviewed tours and guided trips in Scotland are:

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FAQs About Luxury Cabins in Scotland

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about staying in a luxury lodge in Scotland.

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Where are the best luxury cabins in Scotland?

There are luxury cabins located all over Scotland. Some of the most popular spots include the area around Loch Lomond, the Isle of Skye, and the Cairngorms.

Which is the best luxury hotel in Scotland?

Many people consider The Gleneagles Hotel to be Scotland’s best luxury hotel. It offers world-class accommodation and amenities set amidst an 850-acre estate in Perthshire. Highlights include its five-star restaurants, three championship golf courses, and high-end spa and wellness facilities.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a chic urban experience, check out the iconic five-star Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.

Are there any activities available at these lodges?

Some of these lodges offer guests orgnised activities to enjoy during their stay, including fishing and boating. However, for me, the best thing to do at each of these places is just to put on a pair of hiking boots and immerse yourself in the wonderful scenery on foot.

Which of these cabins/lodges has an on-site restaurant?

🤩 Stoneymollan is my favourite luxury lodge in Scotland

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Final Thoughts: Best Luxury Lodges, Cabins & Cottages in Scotland

From hiking in the wilderness to cozy evenings stargazing in a hot tub, staying at one of these luxury Scottish lodges is sure to be an unforgettable and rejuvenating experience.

The breathtaking views of Scotland’s rugged mountains, shimmering lochs, or wild coastline will take your breath away and help you relax and reconnect with nature.

I hope this post helps you to plan a wonderful, memorable holiday in Scotland. If you end up staying in any of these places, I’d love to hear how your trip goes!

And if you need some more Scotland-related travel inspiration, check out some of my other posts:

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