In Callander, there is a tree that’s said to be a home for the fairy folk. And while we’re not promising you that it will grant you a wish, it’s worth a try, isn’t it?
There’s more to the Perthshire town of Callander than magic trees though. The Gateway to the Highlands, it offers plenty in the way of amazing winter scenery.
Experience it with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay with a bottle of Prosecco and optional dinner at The Crags Hotel.
Smart and contemporary in style, The Crags is a small, friendly and independently run hotel. Cosy and welcoming, it is the ideal base for exploring The Trossachs National Park and beyond from now until March 2020.
One or two-night stay
Available seven days a week, the Big Deal has four options. Option one is for a one night stay for two, option two is the same with dinner each. Option three is for a two-night stay and option four is the same with dinner each on the first evening.
A full Scottish breakfast each morning is included – the ideal set-up before your day’s adventures – as well as a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, and late check-out to noon.
Guests can request a double or twin room, King room (deluxe), or a Family room (sleeping up to five) – supplements may apply.
A £15 supplement per room per night for Friday & Saturday night stays applies, payable directly to hotel.
Dine on Scottish fare
Guests on options two and four of today’s Big Deal will receive a two-course dinner served in the hotel or in the sister hotel The Waverley, directly across the road.
The restaurant’s at both hotels pride themselves on serving Scottish pub food favourites.
Menus can be updated seasonally, but may look a lot like the following:
Grilled haggis and black pudding with petit salad and French dressing
Homemade trio of smoked fish terrine with herb mayonnaise and oatcakes
Avocado, tomato and mozzarella salad with pesto and balsamic glaze
Pan-fried salmon fillet with crushed new potatoes and lemon butter sauce
Chef’s own lasagne with garlic bread and dressed salad
Roast chicken fillet with mushrooms and parmesan risotto
Vegetarian, vegan and wheat/gluten-free options are also available – please arrange with the hotel at the time of booking. Steak options, if available, carry an £8 supplement.
If you fancy a drink, the long-standing Crags’ bar is no bigger the average living room. It is a cosy spot for a couple of pints and a natter with the friendly locals.
On lively weekend nights, the pub has a great atmosphere with banter and music aplenty.
See & do
The Crags Hotel makes the ideal base for fishing, cycling, walking and sailing.
Other possibilities for a day out include Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle, Rob Roy’s grave or a Loch Katrine trip on the Sir Walter Scott steamboat.
Or you could just go for a stroll up to Bracklinn falls. It takes approximately one hour from the hotel and will take you through beautiful woodland with lovely views towards Edinburgh.
The Crags Hotel has attracted glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. We’ve have edited these ones for length:
‘Had a two night stay in a good sized double room. Breakfast was great and the two course evening meal was generous and very good. Every member of staff was really friendly and helpful…’
‘Lovely comfortable bed, great night’s sleep. Breakfast was excellent very tasty. Gary and Lauren are very friendly and obliging hosts. Had dinner in restaurant one night. Good menu, thoroughly enjoyed it. Cosy bar great chats with the local people. The staff are all very friendly. We will definitely go back.’
‘Stayed here for two nights with family, was brilliant. Rooms are very well decorated and spotless. Breakfast was lovely and we will definitely be back. Staff wonderful.’
Valid until 31st March 2020, this Big Deal from The Crags Hotel in Callander would make a fantastic winter break.
It would also be ideal for anyone who would enjoy a winter getaway after the hectic festive period.
And don’t forget to make a wish on the fairy tree while you’re there…