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Discover the stunning Scottish Highlands

Our Glen is peaceful, quiet and feels incredibly remote but also has the advantage of being very central to many places. We are only 20 minutes from Glen Coe and within an hour you can drive to Oban, Fort William, Inveraray, Kenmore through Killin and to Callander. This gives you so many different options of places to see and visit. Not only that but we are only an hour and 20 minutes from Glasgow airport so no need to drive far to find your cosy base in the highlands.

Local Area

We are lucky to be located in a Glen that is remote and quiet yet close to so many amazing places to discover. Whether you want to stay close by or explore further afield there is so many options of places to visit and things to do. We’ve provided some ideas below but if there is anything in particular you are interested in then please feel free to email us and if we will try to point you in the right direction.

Experiences & Activities

Make the most of the great outdoors with our beautiful scenery and fresh air here at Glen Orchy.

Water Sports

The River Orchy, River Lochy, River Etive and the River Connel are all renowned white water kayaking rivers - all within 30 minutes drive from Glen Orchy Cabins. If its not an adrenaline rush you are after then Loch Awe, Loch Lomond, Loch Tay, Loch Earn, Loch Leven, Loch Linnie and the small lochs on Rannoch moor are all beautiful lochs to explore by touring kayak, open canoe, paddle boarding or wild swimming. The lochs all have some history attached to them, with Crannogs and Castles or natural hidden islands.

Winter Sports

Local Landmarks

There are so many historical buildings and castles to discover in the area. We have mentioned some of them below. Some of these can be visited on a round trip taking in the spectacular Glen Coe and a few of the Castles/historical buildings. Others can be seen on a trip to Oban which could be followed by a necessary trip to the Chocolate Shop for the best waffles and coffee ever!

Outdoor Day Trips

There are so many options for things to do here - here are some of our top picks... 

Indoor Day Trips

For days when bad weather stops your outdoor adventures you can either sit and enjoy your cosy log fire or get out and explore some the other indoor options. The scenery on the way will make any trip worthwhile.

Unique Experiences

If you want to make your holiday extra special and make some memories then we’d recommend some of the following options.


We are so lucky in Glen Orchy, hidden under the trees and in the mountains and river is a whole host of animals and birds waiting to be seen. If you drive slowly through the Glen at dawn or dusk you will have a chance of spotting our resident badgers snuffling along the road side. The pine martens can be seen jumping along the bridge on their way to who knows where, the otter has been seen swimming in the falls above the farm looking for his lunch. There are resident red squirrels who are quite shy but the feeding remains indicate that they are close by. Be careful driving down towards Dalmally as they often cross the road there.

There are Roe Deer and Red Deer who can be seen grazing in the fields especially during winter or climb the mountain and listen to the Stags roaring echoing through the Corrie, whilst you are there you can look out for the Mountain Hares.

We have Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Ospreys flying through the Glen - the Golden Eagles live here but the others are seen at certain times of the year. On the mountains you can listen to the peregrines call and watch the Merlins chase the sky larks or listen to the tune of the Golden Plover and Dotterels. One of my favourite birds is the Dipper who can be seen bobbing up and down on the river looking for his tea.

Further afield you can find the official Beavers of Knapdale (or some sneaky beavers who have made their home closer by) or head on a sea tour to see some of the amazing sea life just off the coast of Oban - seals, whales, dolphins, gannets and puffins to name a few.

Our Luxury Cabins

Our cabins have been designed for the comfort of our guests, we want you to be able to relax and lose yourself in your surroundings in a warm and cosy environment. All our cabins have toasty wood burners, hot powerful showers and a mezzanine bedroom for a beautiful view of the Glen and the River Orchy. Come home to relax after a day in the fresh air, enjoy the dark skies at night and sit by our beautiful fire pit and make memories.

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