Perched on the serene shores of Loch Lochy, Letterfinlay Lodge transports guests into a rich tapestry of history and traditional Scottish hospitality. Dating back to when the influential Letterfinlay family owned the land, it transitioned into a hotel in the mid-20th century. With each renovation and extension, it has further cemented its allure to travellers, especially those from England and Germany who found its hunting and fishing experiences irresistible.
The experience at Letterfinlay Lodge beautifully interweaves comfort, luxury, and authentic Scottish aesthetics. Each room, designed in traditional Scottish style with tartan upholstery and polished wooden furniture, offers a restful retreat that encapsulates timeless elegance. The veranda and balcony provide captivating views of Loch Lochy, setting a serene stage for a delectable breakfast featuring traditional Scottish fare. Imagine the tranquillity of sipping morning coffee amidst such stunning natural beauty or winding down the day with a fine Scottish whisky, its aroma mingling with the crisp Highland air.
Letterfinlay Lodge's enchanting gardens, offering panoramic views of Loch Lochy, culinary excellence, and grand dinner parties have fostered a reputation beyond its scenic locale. Its captivating charm has attracted high-profile guests, including Hollywood's Burt Lancaster while filming "Local Hero" and the renowned French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli.
Adding a layer of intrigue to the lodge's mystique is the rumoured existence of six caskets of gold hidden in the surrounding forests. Allegedly sent by the Spanish to fund Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite rebellion, their elusive presence continues to pique curiosity.
An intriguing feature of the lodge is its antique map decor, showcasing Scotland's geography in intricate detail, which fosters a deeper connection with the local surroundings. And after a day's exploration, guests can retreat to the spa for a soothing massage or keep up their fitness regimen at the well-equipped gym.
Part of the Black Sheep Hotels collection, Letterfinlay Lodge is a testament to the belief that the magic of the Scottish Highlands can restore even the weariest of hearts. Balancing history, tradition, and modern comforts, it offers an immersive experience of the charm of the Scottish Highlands, leaving visitors enchanted long after their stay.