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“New Year 2012-2013, a new year to remember!”

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Wildside Highland Lodges
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at Wildside lodges for a week over new year with 2 other families in 3 superb lodges, can only say that the lodges and service was second to none in an idealic location. Break was just what we wanted, great friends and company, and superb lodges in a stunning location. Hot tub is a must. Highly recommend a stay in this wonderful place...will be back soon!

Room Tip: Choose a lodge with a hot tub
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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JLHINVERNESS, Manager at Wildside Highland Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

We are really pleased you had a wonderful stay with us and hope to welcome you to us again in the future.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've been meaning to post a review since our Honeymoon on 3rd December 2012. My husband Russell and I would like to thank Wildside for a fabulous honeymoon. Del & Katie were very welcoming. I think if I was to sum up in 3 words...'magical, peaceful and a gem'. We enjoy the outdoors and to our dog Archie which was one of the reasons we choose Wildside. We are definitely heading back this year. Favourite bits: hot tub, wood burning stove, homely feel of the log cabin...even the grill tray was lined with foil ready for our bacon sandwiches for breakfast!'. We also travelled to Fort Augustus which is a great day out plus into Inverness, Beauly up to the Black Isle for the 'Black Isle Ale'. Urquhart Castle is a must see! Views are breathtaking and staff are fantastic along with the food in the cafe. The pictures we saw online did not do it justice to so I'm going to post some. What a wonderful getaway! :-)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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JLHINVERNESS, Manager at Wildside Highland Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is lovely to hear that you had such a good time here - especially since it was for such an important occasion for you both. We would like to once again offer many congratulations to you both and we hope to welcome you to Wildside again in the future.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stunning location and great service a real escape to the wilds. We took a small family lodge first time which was lovely and now are returning to the big Scandinavian style style lodge in May as we craved a bit more living space.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My partner and I booked a New Year Stay at Wildside Highland Lodges for a relaxing get away over the festive period. Having looked at Wildside we decided to give it a go, as 99.9% of reviews were good. We were not disappointed, Wildside Lodges are absolutely amazing. I could not praise them enough for how the place is maintained and presented. We arranged our arrival for 5.00pm but actually got there at 3.30pm but the lodge was already prepared and ready for us. We were greeted by Del, who just happens to be one of the nicest most friendly people you could meet, who showed us to our cabin (Wintergreen) and he showed us around and how things worked. The setting was perfect, it is a stunning area. Our plan was to spend New Years Eve in the hot tub with champagne but on 30/12 it broke down :-( luckily, Our Man Del, worked his miracles and got it working again. he did this in his own time aswell! What a bloke!!! Everything else was just perfection. It is based in the middle of nowhere but that said, it is only 30 minutes drive to Inverness, which has pretty much everything you need.I really cannot recommend this place enough. We managed to drive around 1600 miles in total over the 7 days but it was worth it. If you are looking for a change or just a relaxing break, look no further than Wildside. The other good thing is, the weather is nowhere near as bad as we though. We went planning for Antartica but didn't need it. You can leave your thermals at home :-) Cheers Del & Co your made our holiday exactly what we wanted :-) :-)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Having just recently returned from a long weekend with the girlfriend (we stopped in the eagle lodge) I cannot give enough praise for such a good time we had! It was peaceful, the views were great. The pictures we saw beforehand didn't really do the place justice! It is so much nicer! With me and my girlfriend having a long distance relationship, this was the perfect retreat to spend a few days together. If anything we became a lot closer over that weekend. Everything was provided from pots and pans to cups, tea and coffee. The kitchen was home from home! And the Hot Tub was just amazing! i really cant point out any negatives about our stay. We will be returning next year without doubt!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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JLHINVERNESS, Manager at Wildside Highland Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you to Wildside again in the future.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This was our second visit to the Lodges and we were not disapointed! The new hot tub was a welcomed extra! Not even the freezing cold could stop us giving it a whirl! The lodges were just as lovely as we had remembered, cosy, clean and set in the beautiful countryside.

The staff were very helpful and really made us feel at home. Would recomend it to anyone visiting Inverness.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Scotland85
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JLHINVERNESS, Manager at Wildside Highland Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourself enough on your first visit to Wildside for you to return to us again. We work really hard to maintain and improve upon the standards of the park and it is lovely to hear that you found your second visit to us as enjoyable as your first and that you found the new addition of a hot tub a relaxing and welcome extra!

We hope to welcome you to us again.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We have just returned from seven days staying in the Partridge (dalwhinnie) lodge and feel the need to write this review in recognition of how much we enjoyed our stay.

On our arrival we were given free roam to let ourselves into the lodge - previous holidays have led us to believe pictures tell a false story, however, this time the pictures definitely don't express how fantastic the lodges are. A thoughtful welcome tray is provided for arriving guests, incorporating tea/coffee and a bottle of local whiskey!

In the lodge we were amazed to see that we had been provided dishwasher tablets, milk, butter, cooking oil etc - as well as other items you may not expect in a self catering lodge such as hair dryer, iron, clothes airer, body lotions, shampoos, candles and wood for the first nights fire! I have read other reviews criticising the need to pay 2.50 for a bag of wood. Yes you will need a bag a day, and yes other lodges may provide this for free but in the scheme of things you are so well catered for in other areas this isn't a big ask.

Our only minor problem was the wifi coverage. It came as a blessing not to have mobile phone signal, but this did mean we needed the wifi to research walks etc. We could only get coverage in certain parts of the lodge which may cause problems if you were planning to stream films etc to watch on a night. However when we did pick up a signal the speeds were perfectly fine.

In terms of things to do we would recommend the walk to Foyers Falls (7-8 miles), the circular walk of Loch OIch (13 miles) and the climb of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh near Drumnadrochit, the later giving amazing views of Loch Ness from the peak! Urquart castle and Culloden are also well worth a visit, especially as being a bit closer to Inverness we managed to grab a Chinese from Oriental Choice which was top drawer!!

In all we loved our time away and the lodge was fantastic. We will definitely be looking to go again and highly recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Go for a big a lodge as possible - the dalwhinnie lodges are excellent and give you that bit of extr...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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JLHINVERNESS, Manager at Wildside Highland Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us here at Wildside again in the future.

We have taken on board your comments about the strength of the Wi-Fi signal and are currently looking at ways to boost the signal of it to enable all of our guests to have access to the internet without the problems that you experienced.

Many Thanks

Katie and Del

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Address: Whitebridge, Whitebridge IV2 6UN, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Whitebridge
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Whitebridge
Hotel Class:4 star — Wildside Highland Lodges 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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 4 Star Excellent quality, by Visit Scotland. Located in the hamlet of Whitebridge, 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 small 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 
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