The town of Pitlochry grew in the Victorian era when the great north railway line was built running from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Inverness in the north. The Victorians came to the town to take in the clean air and waters of the region and it became a popular spa destination for wealthy city dwellers. Train travel made the journey much easier than previously and so hotels were constructed to meet the demand. The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel was one of the first establishments to offer room and board and of course the wonderful water from Ben-y-Vrackie. It was a dry hotel, in terms of alcohol, and originally named The Pitlochry Hydropathic.
Times have changed and Pitlochry now offers new age spas and boundless fitness activity options. What hasn't changed is the wonderul environment in which you will find such a facility - clean air, beautiful scenery and an opportunity to relax.
My husband and I spent new year there. Stayed three days but could easily have stayed longer! We booked the upgrade but Im sure all lodges would have been of same quality. Absolutely beautiful inside with all the tools for cooking you could need. Finished to an extremely high standard. Log fire really added that special touch as the bells came in, looking out windows at all the fireworks taking place in and around Pitlochry! The hot tub was just magical sitting under the stars. About a 10 - 15minute walk away is the Moullin Inn which is very popular, you can just get a drink or nice meal. Pitlochry itself is about half hour walk. Great base if you fancy doing bit walking or some touring. Would definitely reccommend the lodges and hope to return some day! Room Tip: Beatiful views from all lodges! Ann Jamieson - Trip Advisor Review
My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary, what a wonderful little retreat. Firstly the owners were very accommodating as we would be arriving later than anticipated. The location of the lodge was superb, wonderful views in a quiet location yet very close to the town and local attractions. The lodge was very well equipped, everything that was needed was there, it was was very clean and kept to a high standard. The biggest bonus was the hot tub, it was not over looked and we had great views of the surrounding landscape, a great way to spend the late evening watching the sun sink behind the mountain. Iklefish on Trip Adviosor