It is safe to say that the Scottish Highlands are soothing hot chocolate for the soul.
Spend a night or two cosying up with your other half while surrounded by soaring mountains and you will feel totally refreshed by the end.
And while you’re at it, why not throw in some first class dining and a hearty breakfast?
Today’s Big Deal from the award-winning Bridge of Orchy Hotel in Argyll offers all of the above, meaning you will have everything needed for a special getaway.
Go somewhere spectacular
Tucked between Crianlarich and Glencoe, the four-star Bridge of Orchy Hotel might be deep in the Scottish Highlands but it is also handy for Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can reach it in a couple of hours or so by car, plus the train station is only a short stroll away.
Yet once you are surrounded by the haunting mountain scenery, you will feel a million miles away from the city.
Plan a treat for spring
Available seven days a week until 30th April, the offer is for two people to enjoy a one or two night stay in a classic twin or double room.
A £21 per person dinner allowance for the a la carte menu is included on the first night, plus a full Scottish breakfast each morning. Morning choices will include traditional Scottish porridge or the filling West Highlander fry up.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at a supplement of £20 per room per night, payable directly to the hotel either when booking, or at check-in. It is advised you book in advance, as there are a limited number of pet-friendly rooms.
One child is also welcome, with under threes staying for free.
Unwind in a luxurious room
The Bridge of Orchy’s newly refurbished guest rooms are decorated in a traditional style and overlook the surrounding scenery.
Beds have a comfy Hypnos mattress for a good night’s rest, while other features include a flat screen TV as well as a hospitality tray with tea, coffee, bottled water and a selection of Scottish refreshments.
Each en-suite bathroom has a bath with a shower, fluffy white towels and White Company luxury toiletries.
Sounds like bliss.
Glen Orchy view rooms are also included in the deal.
Sample seasonal dining
The hotel has an excellent reputation for serving imaginative Scottish cuisine featuring a range of fresh, seasonal local produce, all enjoyed in a refurbished bistro/bar.
Dishes can change, but expect highlights such as venison with potatoes & herbs; hake with fennel & capers, and wild mushroom risotto. Desserts might include chocolate parfait with hazelnut & vanilla or classic cranachan.
Afterwards, you can soak up the atmosphere with a dram or two in the bar with its log fireplace.
Some of the UK’s best walks and climbs are right on the doorstep of the hotel.
There are also plenty of other activities such as wildlife watching, mountain biking, boating and golfing. Or why not sample a dram at Ben Nevis Distillery?
That said, there is nothing stopping you from just sitting back, breathing in the mountain air and enjoying the tranquil scenery of nearby Loch Tulla.
Bridge of Orchy Hotel has earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Here are a few recent rave reviews:
‘Lovely room, lovely food. Stopped off here after a trip to Applecross. Exceeded our expectations by miles. Lovely, new and spotless bathroom. Comfortable bed. Really nice meal and lovely staff. Great breakfast and all for the most reasonable room rate. Will be back!!!’
‘Just had a great weekend based in this hotel. Great place, very comfortable, lovely location, great food, fabulous staff we will definitely return. Thanks again to all the staff for such great service, quality of food and the overall friendliness of the hotel.’
‘Wonderful hotel with great staff. I stayed here several times and I loved every visit. One of the best Hotels on our Scotland tours. Beautifully decorated, very clean rooms with comfy beds. Stunning surroundings with the Orchy river, gardens and more. The staff are extremely kind and the food in the restaurant is exceptional. I can’t wait to go back there!’
Book a romantic getaway
If you are craving a change of scene but don’t want to travel too far, why not head to Bridge of Orchy Hotel, situated close to Glencoe?
There, you can let yourself be spoiled with an a la carte spend, followed by a cosy night or two in a Hypnos bed before tucking into a full Scottish breakfast the next morning.
Add on some spectacular scenery and you have everything needed for a very romantic break.