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What amazes us most?

Incredibly warm, considerate and personal service provided by the owner of the boutique hotel, our smiling and very friendly host, Scott.

Why should you come here?

To hunt for (and if you are lucky, to see!) the most incredible and mysterious animal in the world - Nessie the Monster - who has made this area extremely popular among tourists over the years. While searching, you can enjoy the best-ever breakfast and hand-made pastries at Loch Ness Lodge, the best service, the best hospitality, and the best bed and pillows – I know I did!


special thing about the hotel

We arrived at the hotel after more than three hours driving from Edinburgh and were a little bit tired; the only thought we had was getting to our room, fast. But upon arrival, we were surprised not to find... a traditional reception. Instead, we were greeted by the beautiful smell of fresh flowers in a highly decorated hall and exclusive furniture with traditional Scottish elements like tartan carpets and thistle flowers, and Scott, the owner of the hotel. This young, smiley guy won our hearts immediately. He talked a lot, made jokes and invited us to have afternoon tea in the cosy drawing room with a magical view over one of the most popular lakes in the world – Loch Ness.

Loch Ness Lodge is one of the few hotels in the area located on the hill and it can be proud of its unique location and amazing views. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery without even leaving the hotel.


the most of your stay

All seven rooms in the hotel have been individually styled and named after the most interesting places in the area – Loch (“lake“ in Gaelic) or Glen (“valley” in Gaelic). We suggest booking the best, premium plus room in the Lodge, Affric – named after the beautiful glen in the Highland region of Scotland. It is a winningly romantic room with furniture that Scott inherited from his parents. The main highlights of this room are the double-ended jacuzzi bath and the turret. The large windows of the turret make this room even more spacious and sunny and, of course, provide an amazing view over Loch Ness.  

If you would like to spend more than three days in this unique boutique hotel, we recommend booking one of the charming luxury cottages, which you can find in the grounds. Each of the three cottages is set in its own private garden with panoramic views across Loch Ness, and all the comforts of home. Some cottages also have a sauna and jacuzzi bath for the best relaxation.  

to see and do around

There are activities available right on site at Loch Ness Lodge, including kayaking along the Lodge’s own private pier. One can get to the Loch’s shoreline below the road via a secret underpass. Scott is happy to organise a programme of activities to suit your individual tastes, from adventure sports like water rafting, mountain biking, hiking or paintball, to quieter pastimes like fishing or boat trips. Some exclusive options also are available. For example, a helicopter trip is a great way to see the landscape.

There are a couple of castles in the area worth visiting: just 10 minutes' drive from the Lodge one can find the Urquhart Castle ruins located on the banks of Loch Ness which provide stunning views; Dunrobin Castle, one of the Britain’s most continuously inhabited castles with 189 rooms; Cawdor Castle romantically linked by Shakespeare to Macbeth; and Eilean Donan Castle – one of the most iconic images of Scotland. And don’t forget to pay a visit to the capital of the Highlands of Scotland – Inverness.


get here

Loch Ness Lodge is located just 40 minutes away from Inverness Airport; 5 minutes' drive from Drumnadrochit Village on the west shore of Loch Ness. The boutique hotel hides on a hill off the A82 road and one could easily pass by without finding it. Don’t drive too fast and you will see a sign for Loch Ness Lodge on the road.  

General Manager Talks

Mr Scott Sutherland

I always had a dream of building not just a hotel, but the ideal place, where every guest would be treated like a VIP. A place where guests would feel as comfortable as if they were at home, would get the best individual service like at an exclusive hotel, and would feel free and able to relax like they were in a country house. Every day I meet people from all over the globe and I love it. I enjoy being here all day long, sometimes 12 hours a day. It's not just my job, it's my baby and my passion. There are four people here working every day. We have a chef in the mornings to cook breakfast and make fresh pastries for afternoon tea. Every day we provide fresh food and new recipes. Our small team tries to give the best possible experience to our clients and we want every guest to feel the warmth and the soul of this special place. I want Loch Ness Lodge to be the place they recharge their batteries and relax. I am happy to see people coming back for a second and even third time.