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.
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
“Unpretentious cosy luxury in a beautiful Location” We visited in February, and cannot recommend more highly My partner and I are both keen walkers, and this is the perfect place for location and accommodation There are a multitude of walks of varying length and abilities straight from the door. The secluded private hot tub on the patio was perfect after our long walks to ease aching muscles and view the beautiful landscape The cabin was inviting and perfectly appointed from the under-floor heating in the bathroom to the cosy wood burning stove. Our evenings were spent either relaxing by the log burner grazing on food from the fantastic local Deli, or in the friendly pub just a 10 minute walk away Jo from Gloucestershire