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 stayed in the premium love cabin on the 18th-20th March. On arrival at the cabin we had a warm welcome by the housekeeper who showed us how to work the hot tub etc and was happy to answer our questions about the local area. We had processco chilling on ice and some delicious chocolates waiting for us, naturally we quickly got our swimwear on and enjoyed a glass in the hot tub while we stargazed. The log burner was wonderful and the super king sized bed very warm and comfortable. The lodge was a lovely size, cozy without being too small, nice sized living area, underfloor heating in the bath room was a lovely touch and the shower had good pressure, and with the complimentary shampoo etc everything had been thought of. Great location for going and taking in some of the beautiful local views, and a short drive or taxi ride into town for dinner. We absolutely loved our weekend here and can't wait to go back again for our first wedding anniversary! Heather W
Lodges are beautifully set out and to sit in the hot tub in the peace and quiet overlooking rolling fields and mountains is idyllic. Tripadvisor 2