If Corrie is the highlight of your week then you almost certainly need to get out more.
From the Cairngorm Mountain resort to wildlife watching via golf, fishing and hiking, the countryside surrounding the Boat Country Inn, near Aviemore, is packed with opportunities for outdoor excitement.
Take today’s Big Deal on a stay in the welcoming Boat Country Inn and enjoy Scotland’s gorgeous scenery.
A traditional, welcoming establishment, the Boat Country Inn means you can make the most of the great outdoors, safe in the knowledge that there is a cosy log fire waiting for you after that hike.
Valid until the 15th June, this offer would be the ideal gift for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Of course, you could also treat yourself to a break.
And it’s entirely up to you how active or how relaxing that break is.
Option one is for a two night stay for two in a classic double room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Option two is for a three night stay for two in a classic double room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Both options are available seven days a week and include dinner on the first night. Dinner is either a three course set meal each, or a £15 per person allowance towards the a la carte menu.
There is a supplementary charge of £30 per room for Saturday night stays, payable directly to the hotel.
The Boat Country Inn blends historic Highland charm with the comfort and mod cons you would expect of a 21st century hotel such as digital TVs, ensuite bathrooms and WiFi.
Classic rooms are located across various floors of the hotel, with views over the village as well as across the gardens.
Upgrades to an elegant deluxe room or luxurious suite may be possible for a supplement, dependent on availability.
The breakfasts at The Boat Country Inn 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.
You will feel spoiled if you choose to take other meals at the inn, in addition to your included meal on the first night. The kitchen offers a casual and hearty pub style menu along with daily specials such as Tuesday fish and chip night or Wednesday curry night.
The bar does justice to Scotland’s national spirit with an extensive selection of over 50 whiskies, alongside some distinctive gins. There is also a selection of craft beers on tap.
Out and about
With a location in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, there are many ways to enjoy your stay.
There are mountains to explore; lochs to be sailed and a variety of trails to be cycled. There is excellent cycling along the Speyside Way and the Sustrans cycle paths that pass through the village. Steam enthusiasts will appreciate the romance and history of the Strathspey Steam Railway.
The Boat Country Inn has picked up plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. These are some recent reviews, edited for length:
‘Good food. This place had a fun, relaxed atmosphere and the fish and chips were pretty decent. The decor was nice and the place was clean and well maintained. There was a decent selection of beer and wine and the waiters were friendly. A solid pub, especially if you are nearby.’
‘Super welcome and attentive service throughout the weekend. Dinner menu good with a wide choice. Friday night steak night was popular with some of our group as were the Saturday specials. Rooms were clean – particularly liked the crisp bed linen and white fluffy towels. Plenty of hot water. All in all a good stay…’
‘The welcome was warm, the restaurant was outstanding and our room was a good size and spotlessly clean.’
Today’s Big Deal at The Boat Country Inn offers an invigorating break to look forward to in the coming months.
The Highlands are a great destination for an adventure and this offer would make a brilliant gift idea for a loved one with a taste for outdoor activities.