Once a favored refuge of Queen Victoria, this aristocratic 19th-century hotel overlooking a private loch is surrounded by a 500-acre estate. Nestled in the foothills of Ben Nevis, the property has spectacular views of the western Highlands. Common areas — a Great Hall, salons and three dining rooms serving gourmet French-influenced modern British cuisine — are accented by frescoed ceilings, rare antiques, oil portraits and gilded mirrors. Men are required to wear jackets at dinner. The 17 individually decorated bedchambers are appointed with period furnishings and modern amenities and grant views of the surrounding mountains (no A/C). Outdoor activities at the estate include hunting, fishing, clay-pigeon shooting, horseback riding and Loch Ness cruises.
Lowest Rate: Small Double Room, $640; Editor’s Choice: Junior Suite, $860.
Daily full Scottish breakfast served at the restaurant or in room; Wi-Fi
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.