Crisp mornings, snow-topped mountains and branches glittering with frost.
Scotland’s Highlands are beautiful in the colder months.
Make the most of them from the cosy comfort of the four star Boat Hotel near Aviemore with this Big Deal.
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, The Boat Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel and it offers the perfect location for exploring the great outdoors, available until the 30th of March 2016.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to have a two or three night stay in a Classic double or twin.
Both options include a full Scottish breakfast each morning and a three course dinner from the market menu in The Boat Bistro on the first night of your stay.
A family-run hotel, The Boat blends historic Highland charm with the comfort and mod cons you would expect of a 21st century hotel such as digital TVs, WiFi and room service, including breakfast in bed.
The breakfasts at The Boat Hotel are pretty special. As an alternative to the full Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish haddock to meltingly beautiful eggs Florentine. Breakfast also offers a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder.
Guests will also feel spoiled at dinner. The kitchen uses locally sourced, seasonal products to produce contemporary interpretations of classic British dishes along with a selection of more exotic choices.
The market menu changes regularly but a typical three course meal might include a starter of grilled mackerel with pickled and charred cucumber, radish and braised baby gem followed by beef casserole, honey-glazed root vegetables and buttered mash with a dessert of chocolate and rosemary tart and chocolate ice-cream to finish.
The Osprey Bar has a very tempting collection of malt whisky – perfect for relaxing with in front of the open fire.
The Boat Hotel has earned plenty of positive reviews from happy guests. This is what one had to say recently on TripAdvisor. We have shortened it for length:
‘Fantastic hotel in a beautiful location, not too far for us but far enough to be worthwhile. Fantastic and friendly staff, great food and a well stocked bar… Lovely surroundings and well placed to go on and partake of a range of activities or to just chill out! We can’t wait to stay again’
Christmas gift idea
As mentioned, this Big Deal is valid until 30th March 2016. For those who like to plan far ahead, it would make for a nifty Christmas present.