The beautiful village of Drumnadrochit is the perfect location for outdoor lovers and Loch Ness Monster hunters! Even if you’re after a slightly more relaxing break, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do in the stunning areas around the village.
Luckily for you, there’s plenty of fantastic Drumnadrochit accommodation options to choose from. Here are some of our favourite B&Bs, campsites, cottages and hotels in the area.
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Drumnadrochit now boasts more than 20 B&Bs, so finding accommodation here is no problem! This section of our guide will give you some help with finding your perfect match.
If you’re after an easy and comfortable stay in Drumnadrochit, then you might not have to look further than Morlea B&B. This friendly Bed and Breakfast has a beautiful location right on the Great Glen Way, making it ideal for hikers and climbers.
A full Scottish breakfast is served every morning, providing the fuel you need for a day of exploring. It also backs onto the idyllic Drumnadrochit Village Green, which is surrounded by a selection of fantastic cafes and pubs.
A selection of modern, tastefully furnished rooms are available, and of course, the cottage is fully dog friendly.Check Online Availability
This award-winning B&B is another great option for anyone looking for accommodation in Drumnadrochit. Like Morlea, Kilmore is located in the heart of the village, offering access to all of the fantastic pubs and shops.
The large guest rooms are perfect for kicking back after a long day on the trail. Free Wi-Fi, coffee making facilities, and a flat-screen TV make each room even more relaxing and enjoyable. The home-cooked breakfast is a real treat at Kilmore Farmhouse, featuring a range of locally sourced produce.Check Online Availability
Glenkirk Bed and Breakfast
Glenkirk is undoubtedly the most unique B&B experience in Drumnadrochit. Once the local village church, Glenkirk is now a luxurious place to stop over in the Scottish Highlands. Whether you’re looking for accommodation for your romantic getaway, or just somewhere to crash after a day of hiking, Glenkirk is definitely one to consider.
Double, twin and triple rooms are available to suit different group sizes. All bedrooms are bright and airy and feature stunning views across the valley. Breakfast is served every day before 9 am and definitely isn’t one to miss!
Craigmonie Bed and Breakfast
Craigmonie is situated just outside Drumnadrochit, in the lovely village of Lewiston. It’s the perfect destination for a quiet getaway, or for escaping into the Scottish Highlands. Craignmonie is also right on the banks of Loch Ness, with beautiful views across the water.
There are two well-furnished, airy rooms to choose from, each with its own inviting character. The en-suite private bathroom and complimentary toiletries help make your stay even more comfortable and relaxing. When you’re ready to head down for breakfast in the morning, you’ll be greeted with a glorious selection of cooked and cold options to get your day started.Check Online Availability
Greenlea Bed and Breakfast
The final B&B we have for you is Greenlea. This charming cottage holds a prime location in Drumnadrochit village, offering easy access to all of the local amenities. In fact, Greenlea was the first cottage to be but on the village green, dating back to 1810!
The friendly owners are bound to make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. With comfortable beds, free WiFi, and an excellent Scottish breakfast to boot, you’ll have everything you need for a perfect Drumnadrochit holiday.
Drumnadrochit has been voted one of Britain’s top holiday destinations for Campers and Caravanners by The Good Holiday Guide 2014. The campsites are located on Loch Ness, which is famous for its association with the Loch Ness Monster legend, as well as being home to more than 2 million individual freshwater organisms that inhabit this freshwater environment. Some visitors also come here to enjoy fishing or boat trips on this scenic body of water.
We’ve selected our favourite campsites below.
Camping Pod Heaven
Pay attention glampers, Camping Pod Heaven is here to make your Drumnadrochit holiday as gloriously luxurious as possible. Ditch your tents and step inside one of the insulated pods, complete with electricity and lighting.
The campsite is incredibly quiet and peaceful, allowing visitors to really kick back and relax during their stay. If outdoor pursuits are your thing, then you’ll be perfectly placed to access the North Coast 500 or the Great Glen Way.
Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning
This Camping And Caravanning Club site has a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ness. In fact, you’ll struggle to find accommodation with better views in the whole of Drumnadrochit. The deep blue lake, backed by woodlands and towering mountains is truly a sight to behold.
Amenities-wise, Loch Ness Shores has everything you’d ever need. It’s all done with an eco-friendly mindset too – energy is sourced via hydro and solar power, whilst local materials were used to build the facilities. Grass and hardstanding pitches are suitable for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, with most pitches offering easy electricity hook-ups.
Loch Ness Bay Camping
Loch Ness Bay Camping is another site with a great location on the banks of Loch Ness. Large pitches, electrical hookups, laundry services, and fresh drinking water are just a few of the amenities that this spacious campsite has to offer.
Loch Ness Bay is just half a mile away from the centre of Drumnadrochit, which has a selection of excellent pubs and shops. Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre are a 20-minute walk away from the site and are definitely worth visiting if you have some free time.
Beauly Holiday Park
Beauly Holiday Park is a large camping and caravanning site, situated on a meander of the gorgeous River Beauly. This campsite isn’t as close to Drumnadrochit as some of the other options on this list, but it’s within walking distance of a range of fantastic attractions.
The hotel itself is full to the brim with facilities to make your stay as easy as possible. Free WiFi, hot showers, and an on-site bar are just a few of our favourites. The campsite is also extremely accessible, with public transport pulling up right outside the gates.
The great thing about Drumnadrochit is that you can choose from traditional Scottish-style cottages, luxurious Victorian-style homes or even modern apartments. There’s something for everyone!
Rowan Cottage is a small and charming house that is absolutely ideal for a romantic getaway. The cottage has a quiet and serene location, tucked away in the heart of Drumnadrochit. You can walk out to one of the local pubs and restaurants, which is always a lovely experience in the evenings.
The cottage itself has been furnished to a high standard and is complete with all the facilities that you’ll need during your stay. The spacious king-size bedroom opens out onto a stunning balcony with amazing views towards the Loch. The cottage also has free private parking on-site.
Glenloch Cottage is a delightful bungalow with a prime location near Loch Ness. If you’re looking to explore the Highlands or get into the outdoors, then Glenloch Cottage will be the perfect base – the house is just off the Great Glen Way, and within walking distance from attractions such as the castle overlooking Urquhart Bay Croft.
This cottage is large enough to comfortably house 6 people, with two double bedrooms and one twin room available. A TV, DVD player, and free WiFi are all included for relaxing after a long day on the trails.Check Online Availability
For exploring Loch Ness, there aren’t many better holiday cottages than Thistle Dubh. This lovely house is right in the thick of all the mountain biking, hiking, and climbing attractions that the area is known for, but still offers a relaxing getaway after a day’s activity.
The cottage sleeps two but is spacious enough to feel open and airy. French doors open out onto a lovely decked area, complete with a barbecue, which is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the valley. Free private parking is also available at the side of the property.Check Online Availability
East Lewiston is a fantastic, quaint cottage in the heart of Drumnadrochit. The cottage looks like it’s straight off a postcard, blending in beautifully with the picturesque village and woodland backdrop. Whether you want to explore Loch Ness, or just enjoy a relaxing break with some breathtaking mountain views, East Lewiston is definitely a great option.
East Lewiston is a pet-friendly accommodation and sleeps up to 5 people comfortably. With a cosy front room, an enclosed garden and free WiFi, you’re bound to have a peaceful and relaxing stay. The wood-burning stove adds to the ambience and will keep you warm if you’re visiting in the colder months.
Hotels in Drumnadrochit
From 5 star hotels, like The Ethie Charlie Hotel and Spa, which offers heated outdoor pools and rooms with scenic views of Loch Ness and its wildlife, to 3-star hotels that offer some of the best prices on accommodation in Scotland (like The Brackla), there’s something for every budget and taste. Whether it’s luxury or affordability that attracts you most: we’ve covered our favourite hotels in Drumnadrochit.
The Loch Ness Inn
The Loch Ness is a traditional inn, perfectly placed in Drumnadrochit village. Featuring 11 bedrooms complete with modern amenities, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable place to stay in the area. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and drink making facilities to ensure your holiday is as relaxing as possible.
The jewel in the crown of this hotel is the exceptional restaurant downstairs. People travel from all around to eat at The Loch Ness and you won’t be disappointed if you book in for an evening meal. The cosy restaurant is the ideal spot to refuel after a day of exploring, with amazing fish and classic Scottish dishes available.Check Online Availability
Loch Ness Lodge Hotel
The elegant Loch Ness Lodge Hotel has clearly been built for those looking for a luxurious Highlands getaway. The beautiful building is home to a selection of single, twin, and family rooms (each with a flat-screen TV) that are perfect for anyone needing a peaceful place to stay near Drumnadrochit.
The best thing about the Loch Ness Lodge is definitely the in-house spa. There are a range of cleansing and calming spa treatments available and guests will also have access to a Scandinavian sauna and hot tub. The breakfast is also excellent, with a wide selection of cold and hot options.Check Online Availability
OYO Loch Ness Drumnadrochit Hotel
If you’re looking for a more affordable hotel in the area, then the OYO Loch Ness could be a perfect choice. This motel-style establishment keeps things simple, offering clean and well-equipped rooms and a good in-house restaurant.
The hotel is a stone’s throw from all the mountain biking and hiking attractions around Loch Ness and makes the perfect base for your outdoor-based holiday. Free private parking is available to guests, which means the hotel is also a good stop-off if you’re on the way to another part of the Highlands.Check Online Availability
Drumnadrochit Self Catering Accommodation
Check out some of our favourite self catering options below.
Riverside Self-Catering Cottage
Riverside Cottage is a fantastic holiday home, situated in an ideal location near Loch Ness. If you’re wanting to head onto the South Loch Ness Trail, then you’ll be perfectly placed at Riverside.
One of the best parts of this cottage is the enclosed garden and hot tub area. If you’re visiting in the summer months, then you’re guaranteed to have a great time relaxing at Riverside. The house itself comfortably sleeps up to 4 people and a dog.
The Coach House
The final recommendation on our list of the best accommodation in Drumnadrochit is The Coach House. This self-catering property is full of Scottish charm, offering a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Drumnadrochit.
The Coach House has an extremely serene and picturesque location that is just a short walk from the centre of the village. The house is perfect for 4 people and feels airy and spacious inside. Be sure to consider this beautifully converted carpenter’s shed for your visit to Drumnadrochit.