Peaceful, relaxing, no mobile phone signal, great lodge facilities in the Eagle lodge - as in all lodges. So quite and dark at night, bliss. We couldn't believe it was 11am on the first morning when we woke up! We're used to traffic noise waking us up at 6am but not here, combined with the dark curtains that blocked out the light we certainly had a relaxing time.
Keith and Carol, the park managers, or fantastically helpful, they live on site in one of the lodges and work very hard to manage the site and help out with any questions you may have including where to trout fish.
There is a great 3 hour round trip walk to the Falls of Foyers which takes you down the track to Dell House opposite the park's main entrance. This is a lovely walk, you don't need a map or a compass, just follow the well marked and trodden path - there's even a lovely cafe at the falls called Red Squirrell Cafe.
Wildside Lodges is great for a self sufficient escape from the hustle and bustle of working life or as a base for exploring. Handy for Fort Augustus and the Drumnadrochit road or 60 - 80 minutes from Aviemore and the Spey Valley distilleries.
We will certainly return and think the lodges are fairly priced for the facilities and the quality of the location.
Travelling along the road to Whiteside, where the lodges are located, we saw birds of prey and a herd of 60 deer at about 9 in the evening - an amazing site.
We can't recommend Wildside enough - get it booked!
- Also Known As:
- Wildside Highland Hotel Whitebridge
- Wildside Highland Hotel
- Wildside Highland Lodges Whitebridge, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wildside is a small private holiday park of 16 self catering Lodges and log cabins set along a wooded bank of the River Fechlin that flows into Loch Ness at Foyers on the quiet and beautiful South side of Loch Ness, a scenic gem in the Scottish Highlands. Graded excellent, 4 star quality, by Visit Scotland. Located in the hamlet of Whitebridge off a picturesque B road 3 miles from Loch Ness, 9 miles from Fort Augustus and 24 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital, with excellent road, rail and air links. 200 metres from Wildside Highland Lodges is a country pub serving delicious meals. Information packs in the lodges suggest a variety of places to eat out in the area. Wildside is a great place to escape life, it appeals to those who appreciate a haven of peace and tranquility in a wild and natural setting, rich in wildlife, which is yours to enjoy. Wildside offers a choice of seven categories of lodge accommodating from 1-6 people. The Riverside Lodges are all situated along the river and enjoy private lawns to the riverbank. The spacious One Bedroom Lodges are ideal for couples, situated in the centre of the grounds and are set well apart in large lawns. Guests can wander on the paths to the water’s edge where there is a small beach, popular for barbecues, or a picnic on the riverbank. Our luxury Three Bedroom Log Cabins have open views to the mountains and are situated on the fringe of the holiday park in their own private grounds. All our lodges enjoy magnificent river or mountain views through large picture windows. We make pets welcome 2 per lodge in the riverside lodges and one small breed dog per lodge in the three bed and Hot Tub Lodges. ... more less