I don't even know where to begin with Braes Lodge. We have just returned from our 3rd visit and it truly gets better every year.
Mandy and Ian are very helpful hosts, the welcome basket adds a very personal touch, and a nice bottle of bubbly to enjoy in the hot tub!
We have witnessed the lodge in heavy snow, rain, wind and sun and it is beautiful in each.
One of the main points we enjoy the most, aside from the amazing lodge itself, is how secluded it is, there is nothing around for miles and each visit has recharged and relaxed us so much.
Despite being so secluded, it is close enough to many areas for walks, lovely quirky shops and more in the likes of Aberfeldy & Pitlochry. The House of Bruar is a must visit.
On our most recent visit, we saw the addition of the sauna and extended bedroom. This was wonderful. It is like being in your own personal spa.
If I were to list all of the amazing points of this lodge, I would have to go on forever. We will be back for our next anniversary and wouldn't even consider going elsewhere. It's a very special find.
After trawling the web looking for the perfect lodge with a hot tub within 2 hours proximity to Glasgow I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them all.
I didn’t think it was possible for the lodge to exceed my expectations in comparison to the photos but it really did.
We started with an easy drive up and Mandy met with us and showed as about, luckily we arrived in the light and got to see the view which was stunning. The whole lodge was beautifully decorated and it wasn’t long before we were enjoying the hot tub.
Mandy was a great host and provided a hamper of snacks which were delicious. It also had the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in and we can’t wait to come back next year!
We booked this as it looked like a lovely place to stay... it was out of this world! The lodge was so lovely and absolutely pristine!
The views were amazing and even though it was November we used the hot tub every night...the stars were spectacular!
Mandy was lovely and nothing was a bother to her.
There's plenty to do around the area... Aberfeldy and Pitlochry have some lovely shops.
We will definitely be back!!!
Nestled in a breathtakingly beautiful and secluded lochside location, Braes Lodge is the perfect retreat away from the stress of daily life. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need (including wifi!), you'll find it hard to leave and explore the local attractions, such as the stunning Castle Menzies nearby.
Mandy is a wonderful host, extremely warm and welcoming whilst being very respectful of privacy, and the luxury welcome hamper (including freshly laid eggs courtesy of "the girls") was a lovely touch - you really couldn't ask for more.
The hot tub is ideally positioned to enjoy views over the loch, and to catch the sun setting behind magical Schiehallion mountain (or walk up to the old lime kiln for a higher vantage point), and the sauna is great for drying off after a soak.
The weather was fairly cold and wet during my visit, but the lodge was super snug with a traditional wood-burner and thick tartan blankets, so it was a delight despite the weather - plus you could watch the storm closing in across the loch!
I was highly impressed with the impeccable quality and attention to detail throughout (and such excellent value for money!), one of my favourite trips this year and definitely on the list for a return visit.
A wonderful quiet location with stunning views yet very private. The accommodation is first class, every room furnished to a very high standard and everything you could possibly need is there. We loved the hot tub, log burning stove, sauna and BBQ which we used to cook T-bone steaks from the local butchers in Aberfeldy - delicious! Aberfeldy is about a 15 min drive away and Pitlochry about 30 mins; both are lovely and worth visiting. We completed 2 circular walks and there are plenty more and lots of visitor attractions nearby, so a perfect location for exploring this beautiful area. Thank you to Mandy who was so welcoming and obviously works incredibly hard to ensure her guests have a truly memorable and relaxing break. Best lodge we've stayed in by far.