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.
We recently stayed at Kinnaird woodland lodges (love cabin). When we arrived the cabin was beautifully decorated with candles and rose petals etc! The view was absolutely amazing, it was so relaxing to sit in the hot tub and watch the sun go down. The perfect place to be if you are looking for a chilled out place to stay. Sadly our weekend away was cut short due to unfortunate circumstances but very kindly Jane and Andy have offered us another stay up at the lodges to make up for it. I can't stress how thankful we are to them and would definitely recommended anyone to visit Kinnaird woodland lodges as the overall stay and service is amazing. Lisa-Marie_Cameron Trip Advisor reviewer
Absolutely brilliant, didn't want to leave. All information given prior to and at arrival was really thorough and welcoming.The lodge has everything you could need for a short stay and more.Little touches such as washing up liquid,toilet rolls,spices,teabags are really helpful as you don't always think of these when packing to get away.Although there were houses and other lodges nearby, it was so peaceful and relaxing, helped by the log fire and the lovely robes supplied for dipping in and out the hot tub.Worth every penny and will recommend to anyone looking for a lovely weekend away. Traveller from Wishaw, GB