Wildcat Lodge

Boat of Garten | Scotland





Perfectly nestled within the peaceful & tranquil area of Boat of Garten, Wildcat Lodge is a cosy retreat set within a beautiful courtyard location, ideal for a couple looking to explore the picturesque surroundings or the wider Scottish Highlands.

The luxurious wooden beams and ceilings add to the comfortable surroundings of Wildcat Lodge. The large king size bed will ensure a great night’s sleep as you sink into the duvet and pillows, and the separate bathroom comprising toilet, wash basin and large low profile shower gives extra accessibility to those who need it. The cosy open plan living area with adjoining kitchen is the ideal space to sit, relax and snuggle up in the colder months with a roaring log burning fire whilst preparing some delicious meals using the amazing local Scottish ingredients on offer from nearby shops. Outside find a private walled garden and hot tub where you can enjoy watching the twinkling stars in the night sky whilst enjoying a well earned soak!

Situated less than half a mile away from Boat of Garten village, the idyllic surroundings are perfect for walkers and cyclists with endless miles of forest roads and trails to explore, or simply for those looking to pursue the plethora of outdoor activities or some relaxing downtime on offer within nearby Aviemore.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Take a stroll around Boat of Garten village which provides a tranquil area with remarkable views, a restaurant, cafes, post office and shop.
Have some coffee and cake in one of the cafes and check out the beautiful Loch Vaa, where you can also try out some fishing. As a Wildcat Lodge guest you will also receive trout fishing rights on Loch Vaa for free (for one day, one rod provided) between May & October.

Why not jump on the Boat Of Garten Vintage Steam Train and take a ride to Aviemore? Aviemore is only a 10 minute drive away and here you can take part in a variety of outdoor activities including skiing on the Cairngorm Mountains, quad biking, zip lining and so much more! For those that are interested in checking out the wildlife, contact Speyside Wildlife to arrange bird watching or guided tours.


Boat of Garten is a peaceful village set amongst heather clad hills and native woodlands in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
Ideally located, lying adjacent to the mighty River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, Boat of Garten is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It's the perfect place to explore the surrounding countryside or simply unwind.

Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, many sporting and leisure activities and a traditional Highland welcome await visitors to this lovely village with activities ranging from playing golf at the James Braid designed 18-hole golf course, fishing the Spey, cycling on excellent tracks and quiet roads or travelling on a scenic steam railway!
Just a mile and a half from Boat of Garten is Abernethy Forest RSPB Reserve on the shore of Loch Garten.
Between April and August visitors can see the famous ospreys at their nest, hopefully with some chicks, while in spring there is a good chance of spotting capercaillie, especially in the early morning hours.

The Cairngorms National Park is absolutely full of scenic variety and endless natural wonders for you to enjoy. The rare wildlife stronghold of the National park, and a landscape shaped by the ice ages makes this location an exciting and treasure trove of fun to explore.

Ramble across the Cairngorm hills which were formed when the last age covered this country. With the landscapes characterised by high, rounded humps carved through spectacular and deep gorges the variety of geology in the area is truly remarkable. The National park is home to a fantastic array of rare wildlife.

Just over one quarter of Britain's 400+ most rare and endangered wildlife species are protected within the park. If you are lucky (and quiet!) you might spot such species as the osprey, red kite, golden eagle, otter and pine marten, sheltering in amongst the sub-Arctic and mountain plants.

The glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova and Mark are well known destinations for walkers as they are all easily accessible by car. They offer low level walks but also provide access to tougher long distance hikes into the south east section of the park.

As well as the impressive uplands in the area the lochs and rivers in the region are home to some world class salmon fishing, wildlife and habitats making it yet another area not to be missed. The waters offer a variety of scenic delights including gorges, waterfalls and tranquil expanses of streams.

For woodland and forest walks visit Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of Caledonian Pine Forest. Or if you are in search of a beach visit Loch Morlich where the sandy expanse proves popular with fisherman and water sports enthusiasts.

Many attractions are connected with the area's history or wildlife and are great places to learn more about the natural wonders that surround you. Whether you have a passion for wildlife, whisky or walking, or simply want to have fun, you will never be short of something new to experience in this wonderful area of The Cairngorms National Park.


On Monday, 08 Aug 2022
We had the most amazing weekend at this stunning lodge. The pictures do not do it justice. It’s dog friendly with a secure garden and hot tub. As frequent visitors to the area over the years this is one of my favourite stays and will return. 10/10
On Friday, 24 Jun 2022
Great lodge very clean and equipped. Location very handy for Aviemore and surrounding area. Would definitely recommend and would go back.
On Friday, 03 Jun 2022
The wildcat Lodge is just amazing! in a great location. 5 minute walk to bus or train station. lovely local pub/restaurant and a small shop for wee bits and bobs. loads of walks around the area as well. the lodge itself has all you need! garden is contained so animals can run around freely. hot tub is a winner. inside 2 tvs with all you need. Good sized fridge and freezer. the place is just so cosy with the log burner and decor. I'd most definitely visit again!
On Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022
An amazing place to stay, very cozy and comfortable. Brilliant base to explore the Cairngorms and further afield
On Monday, 28 Mar 2022
Superb cabin, great location.
On Sunday, 20 Mar 2022
Lovely place and very convenient for explore Cairngorms and area. Very relaxing, thanks.
On Friday, 18 Mar 2022
Fantastic cosy lodge, very welcoming, clean and has everything you need for a lovely break in the countryside. Just a 5min walk to the village shop and restaurant, with nice woodland walks on the doorstep, and a short drive from Aviemore. Would definitely recommend it
On Friday, 04 Mar 2022
Brilliant cosy getaway with easy access to stunning scenery - every bit as great as it looks in the photos. Friendly, prompt communications from hosts. Can’t recommend enough.
On Monday, 21 Feb 2022
This place is just perfect. Really well designed space. Hot tub is brilliant. Well kitted out. Short walk to the pub. We will be back!!!
On Friday, 04 Feb 2022
A Beautiful lodge both internally and externally a lovely place well equipped in general
On Friday, 28 Jan 2022
No bad words to say! This place is perfect, very cosy and in a great location! Will definitely be back again in the future!
On Monday, 10 Jan 2022
Excellent facilities with extra attention to the small things. The whole place was well finished and the utilities amazing!
On Friday, 10 Dec 2021
We had an absolutely amazing time staying here with our dog for our honeymoon. The location is fantastic with walks right on your doorstep. The local inn is only a 5 minute walk away and the lodge had every amenity you could need. Robin & Charlie also left us a little hamper with wonderful produce in it for our stay. Would definitely stay here again and recommend. Thank you for a great stay
On Monday, 01 Nov 2021
Thank you very much for our stay! Great location and very clean & tidy inside. Would definitely recommend and stay here again in the future.
On Monday, 01 Nov 2021
Thank you very much for our stay! Great location and very clean & tidy inside. Would definitely recommend and stay here again in the future.
On Friday, 29 Oct 2021
We had a great stay at Wildcat Lodge, just the two of us and our one-year-old. Very high quality accommodation, and everything you could need inside. Very peaceful area, with lots of walks and other activities nearby.
On Friday, 22 Oct 2021
Wildcat lodge was fantastic. luxurious and secluded .The whole booking went without a hitch. would definitely return.

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