View of double rainbow over the double bends of the River Spey from the B&B at Auchendean Lodge.
Auchendean Lodge B&B and Self Catering is in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park, which is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, so you can't be more centrally situated in Scotland. Consequently we have easy access for touring around the whole of Northern Scotland, from Stirling in the south to the historic Orkney Isles off the north coast. You can easily drive to the east and west coasts of Scotland and enjoy all that they have to offer, and are in easy reach of Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Royal Deeside, and both the Castle and Whisky Trails.
Our part of the Scottish Highlands is protected from the prevailing south-westerlies by the Monadhliath Mountains to the west, and the Cairngorm Mountains to the south. As a result we have one of the driest and sunniest climates in Scotland.
The views we enjoy from all our windows
are the best of any B&B or Self Catering unit in this part of the
Cairngorms National Park. We look out over the Rivers Spey and Dulnain,
past the Cromdale Hills to Nethy Bridge and the Abernethy Forest and on to 8 Munro tops in the Cairngorm
On our back doorstep is Curr Wood, a conservation woodland with rare plants, birds and animals, and the Strathspey Steam Railway runs in the fields below Auchendean Lodge
We welcome pets - see Pets page for rules and costs
We have regular visits from many species of bird and also red squirrels. See a small video of one of our red squirrels.
There is a large, well stocked mature garden to relax in, which includes a tricky 9 hole Pitch & Putt golf course for guests and there are sensational views of the River Spey and Cairngorm Mountains from all parts of the garden.