Snow in the city means slush, traffic jams and slippery pavements.
Snow in the Highlands means skiing, ice climbing and beautiful, wild scenery.
It’s a snow brainer.
Grab today’s Big Deal from the Craiglynne Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey and slide into winter sports nirvana.
Cairngorms National Park
A striking granite hotel, built in Victorian times, The Craiglynne enjoys spectacular views to the Cairngorms.
If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, it is only fourteen miles from the resort town of Aviemore.
Full of traditional Scottish charm, The Craiglynne retains its attractive stone façade with towers, and bay windows looking on to the pretty gardens with picnic tables.
The interior is comfortable and homely; the public rooms and restaurant feature chandeliers, natural décor and large lounge areas with roaring log fires.
Table d’hôte dinner
This splendid offer is for two people to spend two nights in a double or twin room at The Craiglynne Hotel including a full cooked breakfast and three course dinner served each evening.
Depending on availability, there may be the opportunity to upgrade to a Cromdale Hill view room for a £10 supplement.
Elegantly redesigned with contemporary, natural décor, The Craiglynne’s ensuite guest rooms feature TVs, complimentary toiletries and hot drinks facilities.
There is WiFi throughout the hotel so that you can stay in touch while you enjoy your break.
Locally sourced produce takes pride of place on the menus at the Speyside Restaurant in The Craiglynne. Guests will be able to sample the best that the kitchen has to offer when sitting down to the three course dinner each evening.
The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the Highland chicken and vegetable broth or the smoked mackerel roulade with beetroot salad and a refreshing horseradish dressing.
Popular main courses include the roast leg of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and rosemary jus; the grilled salmon fillet with a broad bean and leek fricassée or the roasted butternut squash potato gnocchi with Parmesan cheese.
A full cooked breakfast each morning is also included.
Located in the heart of the Whisky Trail and within easy striking distance of the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness, there is no shortage of great visitor attractions in the area. From the Strathspey Steam Railway to the Glenfarclas Distillery there is plenty to do around Craiglynne.
Alternatively, just relax in the sun lounge and enjoy the views of the gardens – taking it easy comes easy at The Craiglynne.
Roaring log fires and a fine collection of malt whiskies mean that The Craiglynne Hotel is a wonderful place to relax after a hard day sightseeing.
The Craiglynne Hotel has attracted its fair share of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent guest thought of their experience:
‘We had a lovely family/friends reunion weekend in The Craiglynne. Hotel was lovely. I especially liked the large lounge – like you see in most “old” hotels, not in the modern ones. It was lovely just to lounge around with our group of about thirteen – log fires burning. The staff could not do enough for us, efficient and friendly. The meals were excellent – good choice – and even with us being a large party nobody was kept waiting. We even got the snow!!! Will definitely be back’
‘Very good. Excellent hotel, mix of old and new. Great bar and restaurant with open fires and nice decor, friendly staff and good traditional menu. Great selection for breakfast, all round great spot. Rooms are modern and cosy, clean and fresh.’
If you are looking for a romantic getaway or simply fancy getting out of the city for a couple of nights, then grab today’s Big Deal with The Craiglynne Hotel and treat yourself to a relaxing break.
You snow it makes perfect sense.