ALL OF OUR HANDPICKED LODGES ARE PET FRIENDLY
We don't believe that your four-legged friends should miss out on your holiday especially in an area that was made for dogs! There are endless walks right from your door step, lochs to swim in and some lovely, dog-friendly eateries to refresh after a long walk or quick dip.
Most of the lodges have enclosed verandas or gardens and provide dog bowls.
Our favourite walks
Loch an Eilein
If you are not lucky enough to be staying at Loch an Eilein Cottage, you can still enjoy a lovely stroll around this stunning loch (voted Britain's favourite picnic spot). It takes about 1.5 hours to walk the whole way round and is a great, safe place for your hounds to take a dip. This loch is within walking distance of many of the lodges.
On the way up towards Cairngorm Mountain, Loch Morlich is hidden amongst the pine forest with the simply stunning back drop of the Cairngorms. It is extremely popular during the summer months where people swim, sunbathe on the beach and partake in a huge range of water sports. This is a perfect place to take a doggy walk around the loch or start a walk into the wilderness of the Cairngorm National Park.
Follow the path from Glenmore Lodge and you'll soon discover this beautiful loch that glows a magical emerald green when the sun shines. There are a few routes home from here or you can simply keep going and follow the path all the way to Abernethy (about 15km).
Perfect for a quick walk as it's right next-door to Aviemore. You start from the Aviemore Youth Hostel and can get to the top within about 60 minutes. Located at the other side of the valley from Cairngorm Mountain, it offers the most stunning views of the mountain range and the Lairig Ghru. As a designated nature reserve, it is also great for bird and animal watching too.
Dog Friendly Eateries
Old Bridge Inn
Located to the South side of Aviemore this traditional Inn offers a huge selection of whisky, real ales and a delicious menu comprising locally sourced food. During the summer your dog can run around and swim in the River Spey right from the beer garden, and in the winter they can curl up by the wood burner in the cosy bar.
Located in the centre of Aviemore and selling one of the best hot chocolates around.
Ben Macdui's Inn
A fun bar/restaurant day and night. Serving real local ales and a delicious range of meals and snacks.
Dogs are allowed downstairs in the bar area of this fun apres ski bar. Great all year round but especially good after a good day out in the snow.