If you’re looking for a little getaway, perhaps a digital detox in an excellent location, then Arrochar is the place for you. Whether for couples, for families, or maybe even a solo trip, the stunning views of this beautiful location are unforgettable.
With the spectacular views provided by the loch and mountains in the backdrop, the beauty of Arrochar is unparalleled and is able to accommodate holidays of all types. There are several forms of accommodation available, all within easy walking distance of the beautiful scenery provided by the loch and mountain views.
Read on if you’re looking for a selection of accommodation ideas for Arrochar, ranging from locations at the head of Loch Long to the outskirts of Argyll and Bute, or from the central village of Arrochar all the way to the Argyll and Bute city centre.
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With Arrochar providing relaxation, a lot of vacationers wish to use their getaway to change their routine, and Arrochar’s bed and breakfast accommodations do just that! With amazing locally sourced food and unparalleled comfort, the B&B option could be right for your stay in Arrochar.
An Còrr Bed and Breakfast
Located directly within the village of Arrochar, this is a charming little lochside house whose hosts have over thirty years of experience between them in the hospitality industry. With amazing ensuite rooms available, the balconies provided give you great access to the loch views; a beautiful backdrop against which you can eat delicious food provided by the bed and breakfast staff at An Còrr.
If you’re looking to be a bit more active outdoors on your holiday, then you’ll be pleased to know that this brilliant accommodation option is in great reach of Ben Bheula and a spectacular Cairn View. The Village Inn, only a few moments away from your accommodation, is always happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions you have.Check Online Availability
Fascadail House B&B
If you’re looking to do a tour of the lochs in the Argyll and Bute area, then check out Fascadail House B&B, situated on the shore of Loch Long. Most bed and breakfasts in Arrochar offer breakfast, but this stay is well renowned for its restaurant facilities, having won quality assurance awards from the Taste of Scotland board. They provide a high-quality stay to all visitors that stop by!
The accommodation is in easy reach of Loch Lomond National Park and in optimal view of the Arrochar Alps, too. The views overlooking Loch Long are inescapable and make for beautiful photographs as well.Check Online Availability
Burnbrae Lodge B&B
Another B&B right off of the shore of Loch Long is the Burnbrae Lodge, a lochside guest house that is optimally central to many traveller hotspots, such as the city centre of Edinburgh and the Trossachs National Park. It’s also a short drive from Glasgow Airport.
The accommodation itself is well-reputed as a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon stay; thanks to the restaurant-prepared high-quality breakfast.Check Online Availability
Buried in the depths of the Galloway Hills – a beautiful location – this accommodation is in view of many lochs and mountains. Spectacular home-cooked food is available for all those that stay at Rowantree, with breakfast included in the price of the fee for each night.Check Online Availability
Goldberry Cottage B&B
An excellent provider of rural Scottish hospitality, Goldberry B&B provides mouth-watering breakfast in their restaurant, situated in a communal conservatory, that has spectacular views of the loch and mountain; views that are incomparable to any other part of Scotland!
The dining area may be beautiful, but the private ensuite rooms compare to some of the finest 5-star Arrochar hotels in their level of luxury.
Close to Glasgow Airport and within hiking distance of mountain views of the Arrochar Alps and the beautiful Loch Long, the Seabank B&B capitalises on these stunning views, and is within walking distance of the shore of Loch Lomond.
With single and double rooms available, these stunning views will be hard to pull away from, especially when there is a spacious balcony to enjoy. Breakfast is bookable as part of your stay as well and will be served outside the guest house in a communal area.
Ashfield House Boutique B&B
This is one of the more traditionally Scottish options in Arrochar, with the tartan interiors and the Scottish memorabilia in the communal dining area providing an authentic experience.
The staff at this accommodation in the village of Arrochar offer brilliant service in their restaurant and their rooms and are happy to advise on some of the best routes to picnic spots and hiking trails in the Arrochar Alps, considering that the Boutique is situated on the shore of Loch Long itself. The stay is also only 45 minutes away from Glasgow Airport if you’re flying in.
An adults-only accommodation option, TwoStones B&B in Arrochar offer beautiful secluded rooms and studios suitable for couples on a romantic getaway.
The location is only two kilometres away from Loch Lomond and the owners are always happy to point out some of the best routes and destinations across both Loch Long and Loch Lomond, as well as any advice on traversing the Arrochar Alps nearby. The rooms do have en suite facilities and coffee making facilities and breakfast is provided as part of any stay in the TwoStones guest house.Check Online Availability
Situated at the head of Loch Long, Rowantree Bank accommodation is deceptively spacious and has a variety of pubs and the odd restaurant within walking distance.
However, breakfast is included in the price of the accommodation. They are positioned on the northern end of Arrochar, with Loch Lomond and Ben Bheula not too far away for the more adventurous visitor.Check Online Availability
Lochside Guest House
Lochside Guest House is situated in the heart of the Arrochar village area like many other B&B’s but stands out for its bar and restaurant, the Loch Fine Oyster Bar, which offers great food.
With the guest house being situated alongside Loch Long – allowing for beautiful views over Ben Bheula – the rooms that have an outside decking area usually get booked up very quickly. So, if you’re a fan of the loch views, book in good time!Check Online Availability
The Bothy Succoth
The Bothy Succoth is a 2 bedroom Scottish conversion guest house that has the history of the area embedded in its surroundings.
This accommodation not only oversees the loch but is also a great hub for accessing the Trossachs National Park. After a long day of exploring, you can come home to one of your double rooms to use the coffee making facilities, or put your feet up in front of the cosy fire.Check Online Availability
Hotels in Arrochar
Some of the travellers that visit Arrochar like to be taken care of and pampered just a tad bit more than usual; a getaway is meant to be luxurious after all! For those travellers, Arrochar does have a great variety of luxury hotels as well.
Based at the very foot of the Arrochar Alps, this hotel is on the shores of Loch Long and is within a short distance from Loch Lomond.
Not only is this hotel renowned for how accessible it is to all of Arrochar’s tourist hotspots, but it is also one of the more luxurious options for accommodation in the area. There is a communal dining hall where meals are served throughout the day.Check Online Availability
The Loch Long Hotel
With plenty of ensuite bedrooms and even the option to upgrade to a special Loch View room, the Loch Long Hotel has one of the best views of the lochs and mountains in the area.
This is one of the only hotels that are pet-friendly as well, and is very family-oriented. With bike trails and walking routes suggested for you, this Arrochar hotel is great for a laid back family experience!Check Online Availability
A more well known Arrochar hotel, the Village Inn is easily accessible from local train stations if you’re not travelling by car. They have a beautiful pub and bar, offering deals on afternoon tea, brunch and three-course dinners as well.
The Village Inn also has a wide selection of double rooms, most of which have en-suite facilities and some with a balcony for those beautiful views. Like most Arrochar hotels, the Village Inn offers in-room breakfast as well.Check Online Availability
The Claymore Hotel is a very impressive manor house turned Arrochar hotel that has everything you’re looking for, especially if you’re a family! Catering, live entertainment and comfortable family-sized bedrooms make this Arrochar hotel one of the best places to stay in Arrochar.
Not to mention the locality of the hotel being so close to Loch Lomond, making it a great base if you’re looking to do a lot of outdoor activities. A pet-friendly and car-friendly resort, the Claymore Hotel is perfect for families and couples alike.Check Online Availability
Surrounded by the Arrochar Alps, the Ardgarten Hotel comes very highly recommended by past guests and by the Scottish Lochs and Glens Association for the level of high-quality accommodation they provide.
With amazing architecture in the form of glass bay windows, beautifully decorated interiors in the communal spaces and function room and gorgeously comfortable double rooms, this is one of the most popular hotels for indulging in the true beauty and comfort of an Arrochar getaway.
Tucked away right on the edge of the shore, the Inversnaid Hotel offers beautiful views not only of Loch Lomond but also of the Arklet Falls, a beautiful set of waterfalls that are a less well-known feature of the Arrochar area.
Indulging in true Scottish comfort, this hotel also features warm log fires and a locally sourced set of meal options at their bar and cafe, offering breakfast in the rooms as well. There is a small slope between the pier and the hotel, making this hotel less optimal for those looking for disability-friendly accommodation.
Another one of the bespoke hotels in Arrochar, this one is surrounded by a plethora of beautiful scenery including the National Park, the Argyll Forest Park and the lochs as well. This hotel also offers an excursion to the 30 mini islands located within Lomond, so you’re guaranteed to get an easily planned and memorable day out with your loved ones if you book with the Tarbet Hotel.
The hotel is also renowned for its lively entertainment in the evenings, providing suitable viewing for families and also couples later in the evening. Local cuisine and local drinks are available throughout your stay.Check Online Availability
The Drovers Inn
A unique hotel in the form of a coaching inn, this accommodation is unlike most hotels in that it takes the form of two separate buildings! There are two sets of lodges, both having access to an excellent food menu, including a hearty Scottish breakfast upon request.
The stunning views of the local village, not to mention the surrounding wildlife of the Loch, will be sure to entice you! However, be warned that the Drovers Inn does feature in some of the town’s local ghost stories…but we hope you’ll be haunted by nothing more than the stunning views from one of the best hotels in Arrochar!
The Inn on Loch Lomond
Another one of the hotels in the form of an inn, this Inn on Loch Lomond has been established since 1884 and has recently undergone a modern refurbishment. The historic furnishings pay homage to the traditional accommodation that the inn once offered, and the Scottish traditional breakfast still remains one of the hotel’s best features.
Not too far from the Arrochar Alps, the hotel staff will be more than happy to assist you in planning any trip you’re making to the local hotspots and also have some great advice, having been experienced in the area’s hospitality for so long.Check Online Availability
Cairndow Stagecoach Inn
One of the oldest stagecoach inns in Arrochar, the Cairndow Stagecoach Inn is located just off of Loch Fyne and is in reach of some of the most beautiful woodlands and rivers for its guests to navigate – if they can get away from the endless comfort from the inn itself!
With not only ensuite rooms, but deluxe rooms available as well, any type of traveller is sure to find indulgence at this inn. This form of accommodation is very traditional as well, in keeping with the importance of inns in previous centuries, so you can feel as if you’re taking part in Arrochar’s traditions as well.Check Online Availability
For a more homely feel, and also an authentic experience, Arrochar does have accommodation options such as private inns and cottages for you to stay in.
The Wee Yin
A charming little romantic retreat, this self-catering stay not only has a beautiful kitchen for preparing your day’s breakfast and dinner, but it also works as the perfect accommodation for the family looking to get away, or maybe for a couple’s anniversary or honeymoon.
With its location well optimised for outdoor retreats as well, you’ll feel as if the Wee Yin is your home, thanks to the flexibility of the self-catering option of this particular accommodation.
Just off of the edge of Loch Katrine on the outskirts of the Highlands, the Scott Cottage accommodation is a luxurious little stay situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
After preparing breakfast using the property’s self-catering facilities, you can take the option of having a lovely, casual steamship cruise around the loch, and upon returning to your cottage accommodation, you can indulge in the warmth of the wood burner that the property features.
This stay really does guarantee the traditional Scottish feel that Arrochar holidays and getaways are so well known for, and all travellers that stay in the Scott Cottage have only good things to say about its homeliness and the accessibility of the area.
The Wattie Cottage is another accommodation option on the Loch Katrine side. It features a beautiful four-seater breakfast table, a wonderful traditionalist interior design and well-kept acres of land that accompany this self-catering property.
This accommodation is particularly suitable for bigger groups, with it having the capacity to sleep up to eight people in its four bedrooms. The mattresses and bedding are also of exquisite quality, in line with every aspect of this cottage, and ensure that your stay will be as comfortable as possible. The property is also in a good range of the Arrochar Alps, should your group wish to visit!
Slightly more central to Arrochar, this stylish and more contemporary property within Argyll and Bute is right in the centre of the Arrochar village, maintaining that all-important balance between taking in the natural beauty of the Arrochar Alps and the Forest Parks, and having the independent shops of the village on your doorstep.
With an accompanying hot tub as part of this accommodation, you’ll be sure to feel relaxed and comfortable on your holiday. While having your breakfast, thanks to the self-catering kitchen, you can look through the beautiful double-glazed windows to look on at the views of the mountain and the loch.
Another wonderfully decorated self-catering accommodation, the Stroneslaney Cottage is surrounded by amazing natural hotspots including the River Balvaig and a plethora of rolling hills, or Munros, to climb and document.
During the summer, the surrounding area makes for a beautiful picnic spot and combined with the Rob Roy cycle loop which is in such close access to the lodge, this accommodation is in an excellent location if you’re the outdoorsy type!
The kitchen is well stocked upon your arrival with breakfast items and utensils, such as coffee makers, filters and cereals; leaving you well fed before you set off on your expeditions. And remember, you get to come home to beautifully warm rolling fires in the living room, too!
Birchbank Lochview Lodge
Located in the area of Garelochhead within Argyll and Bute, the Birchbank Loch View Lodge accommodation is cosily positioned on the edge of Loch Lomond, providing a great fishing opportunity during the summer and serene views in the winter as well.
With lovely balconies on the porch of the lodge, you can eat your breakfast while watching the spectacular, memorable sunrises over the Clyde Sea Loch. The accompanying trail is also in easy reach of the lodge, and Trossachs National Park is also within walkable distance of the accommodation, so you can go on a little hike if you so wish.
Knockderry Lodge in Cove, within Argyll and Bute, sleeps four people with its two spacious bedrooms, complete with ensuite facilities and gorgeous bathrooms. Designed by a contemporary architect, the beautiful structures of the lodge make for a unique accommodation experience that you’re sure not to forget anytime soon.
With idyllic balconies surrounding the lodge too, you can eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner comfortably while enjoying that rural, clean air! The lodge also has a hot tub if you’re escaping to Knockderry with your partner, making for a very romantic getaway. Not to mention, you can cook breakfast in the mornings together in the kitted-out kitchen for a romantic start to your day as well.Check Online Availability
Arrochar Self Catering Accommodation
If you’d like an independent holiday, then Arrochar’s self-catering choices of accommodation options will be much more suited to your liking.
Ideally situated in the middle of the village of Arrochar, this self-catering ground floor apartment is decorated cosily throughout, creating an ideal environment for a family with its three spacious bedrooms.
With both a pub and a village shop less than a mile away, preparing breakfast and dinner has never been so easy in a self-catering apartment; that is if you can stay away from the amazingly delicious locally-sourced meals at the local pub.
With Loch Lomond nearby, you’ll want to make sure you’ve eaten well for breakfast to fuel you for those lovely hikes and walks around the area of Arrochar.Check Online Availability
Situated only half a mile from Loch Lomond, and very family-friendly (including baby facilities such as a cot and a high chair), this cottage is a great getaway during the school holidays.
Located in the village of Tarbet, the surrounding natural beauty is both inescapable and incredibly beautiful, and you’ll lose yourself in the sheer amount of walking routes and hiking trails available to you, ranging from steep climbs to easy paths.
If you’d like to relax a bit more, however, the sitting room and dining room are also very comfortable, thanks to the modern layout and contemporary furniture available to use. In short, a delightful self-catering holiday accommodation regardless of what kind of holidayer you are!Check Online Availability
Another accommodation option on Garelochhead, but near Helensburgh and the Isles surrounding Argyll and Bute this time, this self-catering option is a bit cosier and much more nature-oriented.
However, if you’re not looking for a complete city detox, there are takeaways and mini markets available in the village of Garelochhead and the centre of Arrochar is only a short drive away.
So is the seaside, which is a popular tourist hotspot during the spring and summer and if you don’t mind a bit of a chilly walk, it can be a beautiful sight during the winter as well.Check Online Availability
Tigh Na Abhainn Croft
This croft offers a different sort of self-catering, with a lot of outdoor space. Looking onto Dalmally in Argyll, the panoramic views provide a memorable backdrop to your stay in this croft.
With the superb balcony and its glass balustrade, providing a large amount of space for outdoor dining, weather providing, you can enjoy your breakfast out in the open air and get your supplies from the shop which is less than a mile into Dalmally itself.
Or, if you have a car, you can drive into Arrochar and use the independent shops on the high street, returning to use the well-stocked contemporary kitchen to prepare your meals on your self-catering holiday.
Seven miles West of Callandar, outside Stirling and Clackmannanshire, is the Riverview Strathyre; a very stylish yet traditional period property, that has recently been refurbished and refitted for holidayers. With beautiful stone detailing on the outside and a kitchen island, great for having breakfast at, this property has it all.
Even after a long day out at the Trossachs nearby, you can come home to the wood burner, protected by the industrial glass for extra safety, for a nice and cosy evening with your family and loved ones.
The property sleeps four people with two spacious double bedrooms; offering beds so comfy that you won’t want to get out of them for breakfast!
Loch Lubnaig Lodge
Another property located in Callander, just outside Stirling and Clackmannanshire, this lodge is great for slightly larger groups, as it can sleep up to six people in the three ensuite bedrooms.
With a bit of an industrial look to it, the Loch Lubnaig property has a great sense of style with a bright colour scheme across the sitting and dining room areas.
With blackout curtains in the bedroom, you’ll be sure to get a sound sleep for every night you spend in the accommodation. However, we would recommend not missing out on the gorgeous sunrise and sunset that you can view through the large bay windows that this property has.
The Steading Balfron Station
Very close to Balfron Station, again outside Stirling and Clackmannan, this is truly a great summer property with beautiful large windows for the clear sunlight to come through, shining on the marble countertops of the kitchen or the laminate flooring of the sitting and dining room in the accommodation.
With a kitchen island and a gas cooker, the self-catering facilities in this property are extremely high-end and equate to the luxury of a five-star hotel in most cases. With great storage for longer stays as well, you can have a comfortable getaway with your loved ones at the Steading.
A very stylish and prominent Victorian cottage, the Rockvale accommodation not only feels homely and luxurious simultaneously, but it acts as a brilliant base for those who love to be outdoors.
It’s ideal if you’re going out to explore the coastal village of Cove, or going a little bit further out to explore Loch Long. You can return to the comfortable and warm tones of the Rockvale’s colour scheme and interior furnishings. This is a great experience and has been well-reviewed by all that have stayed there.
With space to store your bikes if you’re staying the summer and wish to explore the cycling routes a little bit, this really is an ideal cottage for a family holiday.