The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat
Aboyne Loch Golf Centre, Aboyne, AB34 5BR
Part of our appeal is undoubtedly, as the popular property programme says, ‘location, location, location!’ Nestling on the banks of an idyllic Scottish loch, our guests enjoy both splendid tranquillity and the most stunning scenery. We are close enough to Aberdeen to afford guests a convenient weekend break, and yet far enough into the heart of Royal Deeside to provide the ideal base for a tour of many of Scotland’s most famous sites and landmarks - Balmoral Castle being high on the list. On our doorstep is the delightful historic town of Aboyne, a popular destination for all visitors to Royal Deeside, and just down the road finds the Cairngorms National Park: the largest area of protected wilderness in the UK.
It’s not all about location though; ‘The Lodge’ also pampers its guests with excellent facilities. Our bedrooms are on a par with some of the finest metropolitan hotels, with our larger rooms and suites offering such hedonistic pleasures as under-floor heating, saunas, steam spas and Jacuzzi baths. Our ‘Retreat Spa’ features a Hammam Room equipped with a Japanese deep soak tub, steam bath and monsoon shower: the perfect place to indulge in a wide-variety of holistic treatments and therapies including Shiatsu, Reflexology, Quantum Touch, Reiki and ‘La Stone’. Our Osprey and Formaston function suites allow our guests to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands and keep toasty and warm: making ‘The Lodge’ the ideal venue for weddings and special events. Whilst for the more energetically minded, our nine hole golf course and driving range presents the novice and scratch player alike with an enjoyable challenge.
Enjoying fine dining on the banks of a tranquil Scottish loch, especially al fresco in the warmer months, should be on the ‘to do’ list of every visitor to the Scottish Highlands. When we designed the Osprey Restaurant we wanted to create an atmospheric space that would allow diners to really savour this unique experience. All-around picture windows, with French doors opening onto the Osprey Deck and loch-side terrace, ensure that wherever our diners are seated, they are sure to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms National Park beyond.
Beautiful by day, when the sun sets behind the mountains, the Osprey Restaurant takes on a whole new atmosphere, creating one of the most exceptional natural light shows to be found anywhere in Scotland. If you are fortunate, you may just see an osprey power-diving into the loch to catch their dinner – a little bonus with our compliments.
Our high culinary standards and use of only the finest ingredients, sourced locally from ‘Scotland’s Natural Larder’, have earned us accreditation with the Visit Scotland ‘Taste our Best’ scheme and the AA Good Dinner Awards. We pride ourselves on offering our diners a satisfying choice of classic Scottish Highland cuisine, popular dishes from the Mediterranean, and a few surprises too. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus vary as the seasons progress and are complimented by a daily specials board, allowing our chef to prepare dishes made from produce fresh from local markets. Every dish that leaves our kitchens is unique, prepared to your wishes, and cooked as you like it.
We cater for special diets, including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan, and we are always happy to advice guests with food allergies.
The Single Malt Whisky Bar
Fully complementing the fine dining experience of our Osprey Restaurant, our Single Malt Whisky Bar provides guests with a cordial setting in which to enjoy an aperitif or relaxing after dinner drink. No visit to ‘The Lodge’ would be complete without sampling a wee dram of uisge beatha (the water of life) and we have a choice of over sixty malts and blends for you to choose from.
We boast an extensive wine list, carefully selected from some of the best vineyards in the world, with our private collection of Bordeaux Cru Classe wines taking pride of place. Cocktails are a speciality and we can mix timeless classics like a Harvey Wallbanger or a trendy tipple like SOB. Or if you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, we have a large selection of juices and carbonated drinks, not to mention our freshly ground Italian Lavazza coffee. Slainte Mhath!
Enjoy a blissful night’s sleep at The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat
Nestling on the banks of the tranquil Loch of Aboyne and surrounded by the great Scottish outdoors, The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat has all the ingredients for a really blissful night’s sleep. Our 4* AA accredited bedrooms are furnished with en-suite bathrooms and comfy king-size double beds as standard, and our larger suites offer such hedonistic pleasures as under-floor heating, saunas, steam spas and Jacuzzi baths. All our rooms come with a view, and with ‘The Lodge’ nestling on the banks of the Loch of Aboyne, overlooking two of Scotland’s most iconic Munros, Mount Keen and Lochnagar, we can guarantee it’s a view you will wish you could take home with you.
We are a family-run hospitality business and small enough to be attentive to our guest’s differing needs. If you would like to be welcomed with a bottle of bubbly, chocolates or a bouquet of flowers in your room, then just let us know.
Full details of all our bedrooms are provided below. Remember, book with us direct to enjoy our best offers and please feel free to contact us and start a conversation about your perfect stay at The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat.
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Lodge Standard Double with Steam Shower
With its stylish modern larch décor and ultra-modern en-suite steam spa and shower unit, the Lodge Double has a really vibrant feel to it. There’s plenty of comfort to be had too, thanks to the king-sized double bed, and with a choice of loch or Golf Course and woodland views, you will find the Lodge Doubles relaxing as well as invigorating.
- Type Standard Single
Superior Lochside King/Twin with Juliette Balcony
A compelling blend of comfort and space, a little opulence and views to savor – that’s what you experience when you stay in one of our Lodge Superior King/Twin double bedrooms. For your blissful night’s sleep you can choose between a super king-sized double bed or twin singles.
You will really love getting freshened up in the en-suite bathroom: there’s under-floor heating and heated towel rail to ward off the Highland chill, and a luxury walk-in spa shower to get you feeling truly invigorated. And any time of the night or day you can relax and unwind beside your Juliette balcony* and enjoy fabulous views across the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms National Park beyond.
*Named after the famous balcony scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”
- Type Superior Double
Superior Lochside King/Twin with Terrace
Spacious, stylish and with a touch of luxury, our Lodge Superior King/Twin double bedrooms with Terrace will not fail to please. For your blissful night’s sleep you can choose between a super king-sized double bed or twin singles. You will really love getting freshened up in the en-suite bathroom: there’s under-floor heating and heated towel rail to ward off the Highland chill, and a bath with overhead shower. Then you can relax and unwind on the loch-side terrace, maybe chill-out in the hot tub, or simply sit back and enjoy unparalleled loch and mountain views.
- Type Superior Double
Standard Lochside Single
The Lodge Single is ideal for the lone traveller seeking a peaceful room with a few simple luxuries. The king-size double bed and spacious en-suite facilities also make it suitable for a couple who don’t mind staying nice and cosy. Either way, you will find the uninterrupted views of the Loch of Aboyne and Cairngorm National Park the perfect accompaniment to your relaxing break.
- Type Standard Single
Lochside Spa Suite with en-suite Hammam
Looking for the ultimate spa experience? Not only can you be pampered through the day to your heart’s content in our ‘Reflect Spa’, you can then enjoy exclusive use of our Hammam room from 4pm through to the following morning. That means you will have a Steam Shower, Finnish Sauna, Monsoon Shower and Japanese Deep Soak Tub, all en-suite, and all to yourselves, through the evening and as long into the night as you desire.
And when you are all relaxed there is a Superior Lodge Double awaiting your pleasure. Your room features a king-sized double bed, en-suite bathroom with under-floor heating, heated towel rails and large shower unit, and a Juliette balcony* with views across the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms beyond. Pure luxury. Ultimate relaxation.
- Type Superior Double
Lodge Family Suite
The ideal way for a family to stay at ‘The Lodge’. The master bedroom is spacious with stylish mahogany décor and a super king-sized double bed, so once you’ve got the kids off to bed, Mum and Dad can have a really blissful night’s sleep too.
The adjoining twin bedroom is large enough to comfortably accommodate two adults or two children, making the Lodge Family Suite an economical way for four adults to stay together with us. The two bedrooms are linked by an en-suite bathroom, which has a shower and features under-floor heating and a heated towel rail. Comfortable, practical and with a nice touch of luxury – that’s our Lodge Family Suite.
- Type Family
Lochside Lochnagar Leisure Suite
Ideal for guests who want to relax and unwind. Our Lodge Lochnagar Leisure Suite is spaciously apportioned, with a lounge area containing a large sofa bed (suitable for additional guests). The en-suite bathroom features a large walk-in shower which is ideal for wheelchair users and less able guests, under-floor heating and a heated towel rail.
You can chillax on the loch-side terrace, and sit back and enjoy unparalleled views over the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms National Park. What’s more, when you finally turn in for the evening, the super king-sized double bed is sure to guarantee you a blissful night’s sleep.
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Lochside Gym n’ Leisure Suite
Ideal for guests who want to relax and unwind and keep up with their fitness regime. Our Lodge Gym and Leisure Suite is spaciously apportioned, with a lounge area containing a large sofa bed (suitable for additional guests), and with an array of modern gym equipment on-hand for your personal use. When you’ve finished working out, you will find your suite is adjacent to our leisure facilities, including the Outdoor Hot Tub and sauna room with cold plunge pool.
The en-suite bathroom features a double Jacuzzi bath, separate shower unit, under-floor heating and a heated towel rail. You can chill out and relax in the loch-side terrace hot tub, or simply sit back and enjoy unparalleled views over the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms National Park. What’s more, when you finally turn in for the evening, the super king-sized double bed is sure to guarantee you a blissful night’s sleep
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De Luxe Lochside Glentanar Suite
The De Luxe Glentanar Suite is our bow to ultimate indulgence. Picture yourself relaxing in your own private hot tub, a glass of bubbly to hand, the gentle ebb and flow of a tranquil Scottish loch at your side, the stillness of Highland mountains all around. The deep pleasures of your own steam spa are there when you’re ready, and a blissful night’s sleep in a super king-sized bed awaits.
We think the De Luxe Glentanar Suite makes for the perfect honeymoon suite and is equally ideal for the couple who just want to spoil themselves. The lounge includes a king-sized sofa bed, so the Glentanar can also accommodate a family or group of friends who wish to indulge themselves too.
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