Thistle Lodge is our upgraded 5-person (max) cabin.
It's located at Great Glen Lodges, which offer quality self-catering accommodation in a peaceful and scenic rural Highlands location on the Great Glen Way.
Each of our rustic timber lodges directly overlooks Loch Lochy, so you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the lake and mountains from your front window.
We own and run Great Glen Lodges, and we live on the property too.
Great Glen Lodges are in a really special and remote but accessible part of the Highlands, just near Loch Ness. The site is on the shore of Loch Lochy, which joins Loch Oich and Loch Ness via the Caledonian Canal.
Thistle Lodge is rustic and built from full-timber Scandinavian pine logs. The interior offers a bit of retro-cosy to travellers who like peace, quiet, and something of times past.
Please note, the fifth person in Thistle Lodge would sleep in a folding single bed, so the lodge is really ideal for 4.
We're in a rural area with poor internet connectivity, so our lodges do not have wifi, but the mobile phone towers in the area give most guests a good 3G signal.
Guests have access to our whole site, which includes purpose-built stairs to the loch-side. Just take them at your own risk, as they're quite steep, and be careful.
On site is also a laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and dryer, but Thistle lodge has its own washing machine inside.
We're right on the Great Glen Way, so you have access to lots of mountain hiking and walking opportunities.
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We live just up the hill from the lodge in a separate house, so if you need us, we're usually there.
We welcome a well-behaved pet in your lodge. Their stays are charged at £5.00 per night, or £25.00 per week. Please inform us when making your reservation whether you will bring a pet.
Our postcode is PH34 4EB. Enter Great Glen Lodges, Kilfinnan, PH34 4EB into your GPS/Sat Nav or online map service to get here.
Note that some GPS/Sat Navs might tell you that you have reached your destination when you get to Kilfinnan Farm. We’re a bit further on from the farm, however. Just carry on up the hill and along the track a little way until you reach the Great Glen Lodges sign at the top of the road.
Please also be aware that the last quarter-mile or so is an unadopted rough-track road. Though it gets regraded each year, it can sometimes be quite bumpy, so a bit of care needs to be taken. A normal car can easily negotiate the track, but you’ll want to drive slowly and not rush things.
Food and meals:
We provide self-catering accommodation—each cabin has its own kitchen, in which guests prepare their own meals. Because this area of Scotland is quite remote, we suggest that guests buy food and other provisions from one of the bigger towns near us before they get here. Although there are shops nearby, many guests will be arriving too late to find them open. The wonderful pubs and restaurants near us tend to serve food until only about 8pm, and some are open seasonally only from March or April.
Guests travelling from the south can find supermarkets in Fort William (about 45 minutes’ drive from our location). Guests travelling from the north will probably want to buy their provisions in Inverness (about an hour’s drive from our location).
It’s possible to order groceries ahead to have them delivered here from either a local shop just down the road or a major online supermarket. Just ask us for details. If you order from the local shop, you’ll need to do so five days in advance.
Pets: We welcome a well-behaved pet in your lodge. Their stay is charged at £5.00 per night, or £25.00 per week. Please inform us when making your reservation whether you will bring a pet. The fee is payable on departure.
I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and my family all come from the southern states, including Mississippi and Louisiana, so I was raised experiencing that classic hospitality the region is famous for. I'd like to think that's what I'm passing along to my guests, too. I have a PhD in Anthropology and was an academic for fifteen years before I came to the Highlands, so I've learned the benefits of communicating with and getting to know different kinds of people. I spent most of my research life in China, but I've traveled pretty far and wide and continue to enjoy learning about other cultures. I look forward to meeting you when you come!