From watching the ospreys at Loch Garten to taking a steam-powered trip on the Strathspey Railway, there are a thousand ways to enjoy the summer countryside around Aviemore.
Start counting them off with today’s Big Deal on a two night break for two at The Boat Country Inn in Boat of Garten.
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, The Boat Country Inn is a friendly, family-run establishment and it offers the perfect location for exploring the surrounding area.
Prosecco on arrival
Available seven days a week, from the start of September to the end of November 2017, this offer is for two people to enjoy a two night mini-break in a Classic room.
The deal features a full Scottish breakfast each morning plus a bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival.
A family-run inn, 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.
Each room has been lovingly maintained to preserve its original character yet also features modern twists of tartans, tweeds, lovely fabrics, carpets, furnishings and colour schemes.
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 also feel spoiled if you choose to take other meals at the inn. 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, you are spoiled for choice for ways to enjoy your stay.
We have mentioned the wildlife spotting and the steam trains. There are also mountains to explore; lochs to be sailed and a variety of trails to be cycled.
The Boat Country Inn has many positive reviews from happy guests. Taken from longer, recent reviews, these excerpts show what people thought of their time here:
‘Enjoyable. I had a really good time here being served by someone called Lisi, she made my time here very enjoyable… I liked the look of the hotel… it had a good atmosphere and was very nice inside.’
‘Just back from a wonderful two night stay at this cracking hotel. The staff are absolutely wonderful and can’t do enough for you, especially the lovely Vicky at reception and Patrick behind the bar…’
‘Me and my husband stayed here for two nights and we found the hotel to be quaint and lovely. Although rooms are dated, you can see that work is being done to this. Popular place… it was busy outside – people relaxing having some food and drinks in the sun. Bar staff were happy to help get us a seat in the bar to have some food as the restaurant and bar had loads of reservations… Room was nice, bed was very comfy and plenty of tea, coffee and some biscuits which kept us happy. Food was really good. Big portions and very tasty.’
Smell the heather
No-one ever looks back and wishes they had spent more time in the office.
The Cairngorms are basking in the sun. Make the most of them with today’s Big Deal on a two night mini-break from The Boat Country Inn.
Whether you want a romantic couple of days away or fancy stretching your legs on the mountains, this offer is a great way to escape the city.