Accommodation on the Trail
Where you will stay when you book your riding holiday with us
We know that having a good sleep, a shower and a wee dram at the bar after an exciting day in the saddle is important. That's why we always aim to stay in locally run and comfortable hotels or BnB's, preferably those with lots of character and a short drive from where we leave the horses for the night - sometimes the horses will even be right outside our hotel!
We prioritise small, family run businesses with historical interest. Your room will always be comfortable and functional however sometimes not so conventional, sometimes we will stay somewhere quirky like a converted train carriage or the most remote hotel on the UK mainland.
All meals (B, L and up to 3 courses at dinner) are included in the pricing listed, the only extras to pay are your drinks. Towels and linen are supplied - hairdryers are sometimes available though not always so if this is required for you, we would recommend bringing your own. Wifi is offered in most places however sometimes in the more remote areas it can be slow or have patchy coverage - the same goes for phone reception.
Below are some examples of our regular hotels we use, however please use this only as a guide. The final accommodation is subject to change depending on season, availability and group sizes.
Outlander/Great Glen Rides
Built in 1899 on the site of a Kings House used as a hostelry by soldiers building the nearby military road. It is a cosy, atmospheric highland hotel with lots of character situated at the foothills of the Monadhliath Mountains.
Situated in the peaceful wee village of Tomich and surrounded by the natural beauty of remote glens, this is a beautiful and quaint hotel in an old Victorian hunting lodge.
North, South Route and Three Coast
Garvault House (North + Three Coast)
Despite it being the most remote hotel on the UK mainland, guests will enjoy cosy log fires, amazing food, a fantastic selection of local whiskies and a very warm welcome from owners, Eva and Adrian (as well as their two dogs.) The hotel is situated in Britains last great wilderness area and is surrounded by vast heathery hills, with lots of wildlife to be seen!
This hotel was originally a coaching inn over 200 years old. It is situated right next to Loch Assynt and the area is rich with history, geology, waterfalls and lochs. Guests can always look forward to a hearty and delicious meal here! Its name translates to 'Field of Stags' and you will no doubt see some curious deer in the distance in the evenings.
Situated on the banks of the river Cassley in Rosehall, this area is famed for salmon fishing and there is a stunning waterfall about 500m from the front door! Great local dishes available from the bar as well as a sunroom to enjoy the surrounding hills.
Definitely on the more quirky end of the scale for our accommodations, Sleeperzzz gives us the opportunity to stay in a first class train carriage located in the scenic Scottish Highland village of Rogart! It is hostel style accommodation but it always makes for a fun night (and some great photos).
Wild West Ride
Nestled in the centre of an old fishing village in Wester Ross, the Dornie inn is a long established hotel with a relaxing atmosphere, friendly bar and beautiful surroundings.
Close to the shores of Loch Torridon, this incredible hotel provides great food, beautiful rooms and wonderful views across the unique hills of Torridon. This is a popular area for adventurers and hillwalkers alike, with stunning canoeing and walking trails on the doorstep.
Situated in the old stable block, Mar Lodge provides a fantastic base camp for us in the heart of the Cairngorms. Accommodation here is basic but comfortable with hot showers and wifi. The horses will overnight in the field just outside!
A stunning traditional Scottish hotel situated at the foot of Glen Doll with beautiful decor and a cosy atmosphere. The hotel dates back to the Drovers Inn of the 1850's so the charm and history of the hotel has been carefully preserved and combined with all the pleasures of modern day living.
A former manse, the House of Mark is a fantastic hidden gem in Glen Esk. This beautiful old building is steeped in history and endless stories and the fantastic garden is a wonderful place to sit and watch the guinea fowl or red squirrels of a morning!