Welcome to Cairnhill Lodge
Luxurious alpine lodge set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands
Whether it is exploring the stunning Angus Glens, relaxing in front of a roaring log fire, or experiencing a dramatic star-filled sky with a glass of wine in hand, you will find Cairnhill Lodge a perfect highland retreat.
Extending out from the southern fringes of the Cairngorms National Park lies Glenisla, which is home to Cairnhill Lodge – a beautiful and tastefully designed two-bedroom timber lodge furnished to an exceptionally high standard.
Our lodge enjoys a tranquil highland setting surrounded by forest, moors and lochs, which quickly give way to high mountains to the north. It is generously proportioned for four people with decor that is Scottish-Alpine in character.
Complete with log burning stove, central heating throughout, luxury bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, and extensive library, you will find the lodge meets modern expectations with a cosy and homely character.
To See and Do Locally
Glenisla and the surrounding area offers visitors a wide range of leisure opportunities: catering for adrenaline pursuits through to more relaxing pastimes
Places of Interest
Cairnhill Lodge sits on the boundary of Perthshire and Angus, which makes it a perfect base for exploring some of the most iconic historical sites, museums and distilleries that Scotland has to offer …
Nature and Wildlife
When it comes to nature and wildlife, Cairnhill Lodge is blessed with it in abundance. Within a short stroll from the door it is possible to see many iconic species including Scottish wildcat, pine marten, otter, red squirrel and a wide variety of birds …
Sitting on the southern fringes of the Cairngorms National Park, Cairnhill Lodge is one of best places to enjoy woodland and riverside walks, hillwalking, mountaineering, skiing, cycling, golf and field sports …
Eat and Drink
Perthshire and Angus are justifiably proud to be recognised as Scotland’s fruit growing heartland. Fresh produce abounds resulting in many great little cafes and eateries though to gourmet restaurants and hotels …
Where we are located
Cairnhill Lodge is located in Glenisla on the Angus-Perthshire border in the Scottish Highlands
What our wonderful
"It’s all you really need to live!"
We wish we could stay here forever!
It’s been wonderful 3 days enjoying the quiet evenings and waking up to the birds singing. We couldn’t have been more fortunate to stay at the lodge and feel so welcome by Elaine and Cameron.
The area is fantastic with local shops not that far away, places for amazing walks and truly connecting with nature. It’s all you really need to live!
Once again thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality!
“The lodge is so perfect and peaceful"
Thank you for a wonderful stay! The lodge is so perfect and peaceful and had everything we needed for a relaxing break. Location wise we couldn’t have asked for more. We ventured to Glen Clova and Braemar in what felt like no time!
Definitely recommend Loch Shandra for a spot of wild swimming!
We can’t wait to visit again.
"Great hosts! Great taste! Great time!"
5-stars is not nearly enough of a high rating for Elaine and Cameron. My fiancée and I were nervous travelling once the lockdown restrictions eased, but when we arrived, we were totally at peace with the lodging, but more so with our amazing hosts. All the considerate touches made us feel so special. My fiancée is a very particular woman and was so impressed with the decor that she’s buying most of it for our home 😀.
Great hosts! Great taste! Great time!
"Can't wait to come back!"
We have been incredibly fortunate to manage to book this lodge at the last minute. The lodge itself has had everything (and more) that we could possibly have needed. It is obvious that a lot of TLC has gone into giving guests a relaxing and comfortable experience.
Thanks Cameron and Elaine for being great hosts and for the walking suggestions. We’ve seen some unbelievable scenery and it took the sting out of the kids’ energy! 😀
"Never before have we felt so ‘at home’"
Never before have we felt so ‘at home’ in an AirBnB stay. This place has the beautiful surroundings, idyllic walks through forests right on the doorstep, the amazing wildlife coming into the garden so you can see red squirrels and pheasants while sipping your morning coffee – and all of that is incredible. But it genuinely feels like a warm home rather than a holiday stay, and that’s a pretty special thing Elaine and Cameron have achieved. It’s evident in all the little touches of care and attention from the kitchen utensils (better stocked than our own home!) to the artwork on the walls.
We came for our daughter’s first birthday and she loved it here. It is 100% child friendly and the cot and high-chair were appreciated. Our hosts offered tips for sourcing great local produce and maps for walking routes, and clearly they love where they live because their passion for all the beauty here shines through. In short, a wonderful stay and our family would love to return. Cosy fire, well stocked house, and such lovely hosts.
"Best lodge stayed in by far"
Brilliant — lodge amazing. So many nice touches and immaculate. Wanted for nothing. Hosts Elaine and Cameron couldn’t have been nicer and were very knowledgeable about the area. Best lodge stayed in by far.
"5* visit - will keep me returning again and again"
Superb luxury accommodation. Attention to detail second to none. Idyllic location with a plethora of wildlife right on doorstep literally – nightly film footage of visiting wildcat and pheasants that can be hand fed.
Set on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park means that it is only 30 min drive to Glenshee ski resort.
Elaine and Cameron are very hospitable and their wish for their guests to have a memorable experience is proven with their friendly approachable demeanour and their knowledge and suggestions for activities within the area.
Value for money is exceptional with the extremely high quality furnishings used throughout the accommodation.
"Perfect stay at Cairnhill Lodge"
We enjoyed a perfect stay at Cairnhill Lodge in summer, taking advantage of the long hours of daylight to squeeze in so many activities. Cameron & Elaine are extremely knowledgeable about the local area and advised us on a manageable circular cycle route right from the doorstep. The scenery was stunning, with heather on the hillsides, babbling brooks, quaint pubs, castles and lochs.
It was bliss to return to the luxurious comfort of the Lodge, have a long hot soak in the bath and indulge in the welcoming atmosphere. Our evenings were spent dining al fresco on the balcony, soaking up the peace and tranquillity of the gorgeous setting. We would love to come back during winter to experience the beauty of the area again and relax in this cosy home away from home, tucked up by the crackling log fire.
"Absolutely beautiful place"
Absolutely beautiful place with countless nice touches. A great base to explore the area and hike, with lots of nearby restaurants and activities to try. It was a great cosy space to come back to in the evenings, with very powerful wifi, games, and a lovely fire. Very welcoming and attentive hosts! Would definitely go back.
"Hidden gem in the middle of beautiful Scotland"
Such a lovely hidden gem in the middle of beautiful Scotland, very friendly and an outstanding luxurious Alpine style chalet full of special details.
"This place is very special"
🎵 Busk, busk bonnie lassie,
And come awa wi me,
And I’ll tak ye tae Glen Isla,
Near bonnie Glen Shee. 🎵
For the perfect “stay”, grand company, and for allowing us to share a bit of the local folklore …
We leave with our senses enriched with the lovely things, beautiful hills, stories of this glen, wildcat visits, a cheeky otter, and a ghost or two …
🎵 This place is very special, And, I shall return 🎵
She said, knowingly, with a smile.
"Say it all in a picture"
"We really didn’t want to leave Cairnhill Lodge"
Elaine and Cameron were fantastic hosts even before we arrived, keeping in touch and being so kind and helpful. They made us feel very welcome and told us lots about the local area and wildlife which was great.
We loved the lodge as soon as we walked in! It was spotlessly clean and so well organised with absolutely everything you could need and lots of thoughtful touches which made the stay even better. It was so peaceful and the perfect place to relax. Sitting on the decking having a meal or drink and watching all the birds and red squirrels which were there everyday was so lovely. We also loved playing the board games by the log fire and making use of the fab BBQ. To be honest we enjoyed our time just being at the lodge just as much as we enjoyed exploring the area which isn’t like us!
The walk Elaine and Cameron suggested from the lodge to the local lochs was stunning and definitely worth doing. There was lots to see in the local area which is absolutely beautiful but we also loved how close we were to the amazing Cairngorms.
Couldn’t have asked for more! We would definitely recommend staying here and really hope to come back!!
Thank you Elaine and Cameron!!
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