What do you give the person who has everything?
How about snow-topped mountains, frost-jewelled branches and pure, clean air?
They all come as standard with today’s Big Deal from The Boat Hotel near Aviemore.
Located in Boat of Garten, in the Cairngorms National Park, The Boat Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel and it offers the perfect location for exploring the great outdoors.
This offer is available until the 30th of March 2016 and would be ideal for a winter sports break or a pre-Christmas getaway.
It would also make an amazing Christmas gift.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to have a one or two night stay in a Classic double or twin.
Both options include a full Scottish breakfast each morning and a bottle of chilled Prosecco and chocolates in your room on arrival.
Also included is a three course dinner from the market menu on the first night.
The Boat Hotel blends historic Highland charm with the comfort and mod cons you would expect of a 21st century hotel such as digital TVs, WiFi and room service, including breakfast in bed.
The breakfasts at The Boat Hotel 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.
Guests will also feel spoiled at dinner. The kitchen uses locally sourced, seasonal products to produce contemporary interpretations of classic British dishes along with a selection of more exotic choices.
The market menu changes regularly but a typical three course meal might include a starter of grilled mackerel with pickled and charred cucumber, radish and braised baby gem followed by beef casserole, honey-glazed root vegetables and buttered mash with a dessert of sticky toffee pudding, butter scotch sauce and vanilla ice-cream to finish.
The Osprey Bar has a very tempting collection of malt whisky – perfect for relaxing with in front of the open fire.
The Boat Hotel has earned plenty of positive reviews from happy guests. This is what one had to say recently on Facebook:
‘Fantastic hotel in a beautiful location with excellent staff, great food and lovely rooms. Can’t wait to come back.’
This one is from TripAdvisor:
‘Fantastic stay. We have stayed at The Boat Hotel twice now, both times for an idyllic winter break. From the open fire in the reception, to the beautiful setting for dinner and breakfast, to the lovely well furnished rooms, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.’
Christmas gift idea
As mentioned, this Big Deal is valid until 30th March 2016.
It would be ideal for a stress-busting, pre-Christmas getaway.
For those who like to plan ahead, it would also make for a very thoughtful Christmas present.
The Boat Hotel is a cosy spot from which to enjoy winter in the Highlands.
A good walk, perhaps a little ski-ing, dinner and a whisky in front of the fire – bag it with today’s Big Deal.