Aviemore Glamping Guide [2022]

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The gateway to Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore, Scotland is a wonderful place to unplug and spend a few nights on a glamping trip. The region has a variety of accommodation types for the glampers out there from basic camping pods to full fledged luxury shepherd’s huts. Whether you’re visiting to ski in the winter or enjoy world-class walking in the summer, there is something to suit your needs.

We’ve compiled this guide to show you the best Aviemore glamping options and help make your next trip to the Highlands a wonderful escape.

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Eriskay B&B and Glamping

Accommodation type available: Four glamping pods
Best for: Glamping in the centre of Aviemore

For those who wish to stay in the centre of Aviemore, your best bet for glamping accommodation will be the four pods available at Eriskay B&B and Glamping. Set on the grounds of this lovely B&B you’ll find four stylish and comfortable glamping pods that can each accommodate up to two adults. Each glamping pods contains the following amenities:

  • En-suite wash room with WC & shower
  • Kitchenette with small fridge, kettle, and dining table
  • WiFi & TV
  • Central heat for those cool Highland’s nights

Eriskay gets top marks from previous guests for the exceptionally friendly owners as well as the great location which is perfect for exploring the Cairngorms as well as strolling the shops in Aviemore. You’re also walking distance from the train station, a major plus for those visiting without a car.

Overall, the glamping pods at Eriskay are our top recommendation for those looking for a glamping trip in Aviemore.

Inshriach House

Accommodation type available: Four distinct glamping options
Best for: Unique glamping options

If you’re after a unique glamping experience near Aviemore, look no further than the whimsical options available at the Inshriach House just south of town. The main house here is used as a self-catering holiday rental, but each of the four glamping accommodation can be reserved individually.

Check out what’s on offer at each below:

  • The Yurt: A 16′ yurt featuring a double bed, wood burner, and tucked away deep into the woods. Perfect for an off the grid escape.
  • The Beer Moth: A converted fire lorry, this unique option has a double bed, wood burner, and is sure to be the most unique place you’ve ever slept!
  • The Bothy Project: A modern interpretation of a bothy, this small structure is set deep within the surrounding forest.
  • The Shepherd’s Hut: A simple yet quaint Shepherd’s Hut that also has a hot tub and sauna.

Inshriach House is located in a quiet woodland south of Aviemore and deep within the Cairngorms offering an experience like nothing else in this guide. Most of the glamping pods are well away from civilization and near the beautiful River Spey.

This is truly a unique option and our top recommendation if you’re looking to get off the grid for your next glamping adventure!

Badaguish Forest Lodges

Accommodation type available: Camping Pods
Best for: Simple camping pod accommodation

The Badaguish Forest Lodges are located within the Cairngorms and well away from the hustle and bustle of Aviemore. This is a great option if you’re looking to stay in a simple camping pod where the emphasis is on the surrounding nature. The camping pods at Badaguish feature the following amenities:

  • Kitchenette with fridge, kettle, and cooking space
  • Basic mattresses (bring a sleeping bag)
  • Access to communal shower block and basic cooking area

As you can see from the features above, the camping pods here are much more basic than other options in the area. That will be perfect for those looking for a camping experience without having to fuss with setting up a tent or sleeping on the ground.

Badaguish is well located for exploring the area and just a short drive from Loch Morlich and several excellent walking paths.

camping pods at Badaguish Forest Lodge near Aviemore
The camping pods at Badaguish Forest Lodges.

Pine Marten Bar Glamping

Accommodation type available: Glamping pods + treehouse
Best for: Winter glamping near Aviemore

Set on the grounds of a popular pub & restaurant, the glamping at Pine Marten Bar is perfect for staying near the beach at Loch Morlich. The pods are set back in the forest just a short walk from the pub and can sleep up to four people. In addition to the glamping pods at Pine Marten you’ll also find a beautifully crafted treehouse.

You can expect the following amenities in the glamping pods at Pine Marten:

  • Double bed + bunk beds (linen included)
  • Kitchenette with microwave & kettle
  • Access to communal bathrooms at the bar
  • Access to a communal sauna
  • Small front deck

The treehouse is a bit more spacious and features two double sofa beds, a more complete kitchen, and its own WC.

Free WiFi is available for all of the accommodation on-site. This is a fun and lively place to stay with the restaurant bar providing a fun place to spend your evening before retiring to your glamping pod for the nights.

We especially recommend the Pine Marten Glamping Pods for those looking to take a winter glamping trip near Aviemore as you’re just a short distance from the ski centre and you can’t beat the on-site sauna after a day on the slopes.

The Lazy Duck Glamping

Accommodation type available: Seasonal glamping tents, eco-lodges
Best for: Off the grid glamping

A unique camping option 20 minutes from Aviemore is the Lazy Duck. This secluded and tranquil spot is an off the grid escape that is sure to reset your mood and connect you with this stunning natural environment. In addition to the year-round eco-lodges that are available here you’ll also find seasonal safari glamping tents featuring the following amenities:

  • Outdoor kitchen with fridge & gas stove (crockery & cutlery included)
  • Outdoor dining table with lights
  • Gas heater and outdoor chimenea
  • Bunk beds (bring your own linens)

You’ll also have access to comfortable hammocks, perfect for kicking back to enjoy your holiday here. Washroom facilities are shared, but conveniently located near your safari tent.

Additional amenities are anything but standard at the Lazy Duck and include a wood-fired hot tub, sauna, yoga classes, and even massages! The Lazy Duck is our top pick if you’re looking to refresh and rejuvenate with a few nights off the grid deep within Cairngorms National Park.

Advance reservations are essential here, so be sure to inquire ahead of time.

Highlands Shepherd’s Huts

Accommodation type available: Shepherd’s Hut
Best for: Hand built glamping experience

Set just outside the small village of Nethy Bridge about 20 minutes by car from Aviemore you’ll find the Highland Shepherd’s Huts glamping accommodation. These beautifully designed huts sleep between 2-4 people and are set in a stunning location with wide open views in every direction. There are currently three huts to choose from, outlined below:

The hut’s are each hand built and all feature unique touches while ensuring you’ll have a comfortable stay. Great bedding, ensuite washrooms, and wood burning stoves create a relaxing ambiance and the location in the heart of Cairngorms National Park can’t be beat.

These are one of our top picks for glamping near Aviemore if you’re after a bespoke experience!

Tomatin Glamping Pods

Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: Seeing as much of the Highlands as you can

The Tomatin Glamping Pods are tucked away just off the main A9 roadway north of Aviemore and back to the lovely River Findhorn. There are four unique glamping pods available here, all just a short drive from some excellent walks in the area. This is a wonderful location if you’re looking to explore both Aviemore and the Cairngorms as well as Inverness/Loch Ness as you’ll be located right between the two Highlands destinations.

The four glamping pods at Tomatin all come equipped with the following:

  • Kitchenette with hob, microwave, kettle, small fridge (crockery & cutlery provided)
  • Ensuite shower room
  • WiFi & TV
  • Small garden area offering privacy from the adjacent pods

The four individual pods are all reservable in advance, and are named after the local area:

  • The Juniper
  • The Sleeper
  • The Findhorn
  • The Cask

We recommend Tomatin for those hoping to see a wide variety of the Highlands given it’s convenient location between many of the top attractions in the area.

Aviemore Glamping Need to Know

The following section contains all the essential information you need to know to plan your Aviemore glamping trip.

Inside of a yurt in Aviemore scotland

Do I need an advance booking?

If you plan on visiting Aviemore during the high season (May through September), it is essential to book your accommodation in advance. The area is a popular holiday destination and most accommodations get fully booked up for most of the summer.

Ideally, it’s a good idea to make reservations at least 3-6 months prior to your trip. In the winter months, especially on weekdays, you are likely to find much more last-minute availability. However, skiing and snow sports are popular during the colder months, so we still recommend making an advance booking.

Aviemore Glamping Prices

With glamping options ranging from basic camping pods to luxury spots complete with hot tubs, you can customize your Aviemore glamping accommodation to fit your budget and travel style.

Prices and accommodation options vary depending on the time of year, but generally speaking, here’s what you can expect to pay:

  • High-End: £90+ (per person/per night)
  • Mid-Range: £50-90 (per person/per night)
  • Budget:<£50 (per person/per night)

Have a Great Trip!

We hope you found this accommodation & glamping guide helpful and we wish you a wonderful visit to the Cairngorms!

Planning a longer trip to explore more of the region? Check out some of our additional camping & glamping guides in the Inverness region below:

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