I originally stayed at Woodend Chalets with my mum and brother in Christmas 2004, we were put in the Mount Keen cabin and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
So when it came to organising a trip with my husband to Scotland for 2010 that was the place I wanted to stay. It's an excellent base in Banchory to do day trips around Scotland, which we managed to do each and every day.
We had a small problem with our hot water not working in the smaller 1 bedroom cabin Scotly, but the owner quickly found a solution for us, moving us to the larger lodge cabin Ben Macdui. Scotly was lovely, but the lodge was quality.
It had an excellent little kitchen set up and a wood burning fire to keep us warm in the evenings. It was a perfect way to end our day with a cup of hot chocolate (minus the marshmallows as we kept forgetting to buy them!) and a roaring fire crackling away in the background. They had even supplied a green box full of wood for us to use.
My husband loved his stay which was important since this trip included his birthday, so it was important he had a good time. He also was able to do a bit of research into the Keith Clan (of which his family is a sept) and he enjoyed knowing that being in Aberdeenshire he was in their "local area". We had the opportunity to see a number of different wildlife wandering the grounds as well, making the whole stay just great.
The owner was always prompt with all enquiries prior to our stay, she also allowed me to attempt to post out a gift for my husbands birthday and as stated above quick to respond to our one and only problem.
I would definitely stay again!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.