Glencoe is one of the Scottish Highlands must visit destinations. Stunning vistas, famous walks, and nearly endless activities make this the perfect place to escape to on your next holiday.
If you’re looking for something besides the typical camping & caravan park or hotel to stay in, why not try out one of the many glamping options the Glen Coe region has to offer?
There is a glamping pod for every style and budget, from luxurious seaside accommodation to basic camping pods. Our guide has everything you need to decide which option is right for you!
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Glencoe Glamping Directory
Glencoe and the surrounding Highlands are home to some excellent glamping opportunities, with more unique accommodation starting up each year. We’ve outlined our top picks below and also created the Glencoe glamping map to give you a sense of each option’s location.
Checked out the detailed descriptions in the following section to find the perfect place to stay on your next adventure!
Glencoe Cabins and Caravans (Independent Hostel)
Accommodation type available: Two glamping pods available
Best for: A great location
Located on the grounds of the Glencoe Independent Hostel you’ll find two lovely eco-cabins that make for a perfect glamping experience in Glencoe. The hostel goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay, and these glamping pods are well located close to the village of Glencoe as well as to many of the walks, cycle routes, and climbs that the Glen is famous for.
The glamping accommodation at Glencoe Cabins & Caravans includes the following:
- Full ensuite shower
- Kitchenette with hobs, microwave, and small fridge/freezer
- TV & WiFi
- Double bed complete with all linens
In addition, the beautifully designed pods have walk out decks with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. The warm wood accents create a relaxing vibe and friendly staff is always happy to make recommendations on what to do in the area.
Accommodation type available: Glamping Pods
Best for: Luxury glamping
The River Beds glamping pods are part of the Woodlands Glencoe Estate, which is located just outside of the Glen Coe in the nearby village of Ballachulish. This is an excellent location for exploring the Highlands as you’re a short drive from the Glen as well as Fort William to the north, which also has excellent glamping. However, what really sets River Beds apart is the attention to detail and pure luxury that glampers will experience here.
Set deep within a tranquil forest, you’ll look out onto the trees while you enjoy the private hot tub on the deck outside your pod. The cozy pods are small, but filled with thoughtful touches and excellent features, including:
- Ensuite shower
- Kitchenette with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and fridge.
- Double bed (with Egyptian cotton sheets!)
Breakfast is provided each morning and includes homemade delicacies to enjoy before you head out to explore the surrounding walking paths.
If you’re looking for a true holiday where you can unplug and enjoy a bit of luxury while immersing yourself in the wonderful natural environment of Glen Coe, then River Beds is for you.
Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: Luxury glamping for a romantic getaway
Also set as the Woodlands Glencoe Estate you’ll find the Seas Beds glamping pods. While River Beds (described above) is located deep within the forest and adjacent to a tranquil river, Sea Beds enjoy a stunning location looking out over Loch Linnhe.
The pods here are more spacious than what you’ll find at other glamping options in this guide and all include the following:
- Private bedroom and ensuite bath
- Kitchenette with all the essential, plus a dining table
- Stunning deck with infinity edge hot tub overlooking the sea
- High end finishes, bedding, and amenities
- Expansive views
As you can see, they take luxury serious at Sea Beds and this is our top pick if you’re looking to splurge a bit and have a glamping experience that is unlike anything else in the Glencoe region.
Aos Sí Lodges
Accommodation type available: Glamping cabins
Best for: Small families
Aos Sí Lodges is located approximately halfway between the village of Glencoe and Ballachulish, right on Loch Leven. Here you’ll find six beautiful log glamping cabins set in a tranquil and relaxing setting.
Each glamping cabin comes with a kitchenette complete with kettle, microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee machine. The cabins also have ensuite bathrooms and beautiful terraces to enjoy the surrounding Highlands scenery. King beds are standard here, so you can spread out and get some rest.
The cabins at Aos Sí Lodges can all accommodate two adults and one child, so make a good option for small families.
This is a great location for exploring Glen Coe as you’re just off the main A road with easy access to the Glen, Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe.
Invercoe Camping & Glamping
Accommodation type available: Camping Pods
Best for: Staying in Glencoe village
Set just outside Glencoe village in a stunningly beautiful location on the shores of Loch Leven and the River Coe you’ll find the Invercoe Camping & Glamping Park. This is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area while still being close to services and amenities, and the camping pods are perfect for those who want something a step above the typical camping tent.
Each of these camping pods/mini-lodges sleep up to five people and include the following:
- Kitchenette with kettle, fridge, microwave (but no crockery or cutlery)
- Small heater
- Outdoor deck area
The camping pods are more basic compared to some of the more glamorous options included in this guide and you’ll need to supply all of your own bedding as well as pillows.
However, you’ll be in an excellent location and just short walk will bring you to the Glen Lochlan viewpoint or the Glencoe Lochan Trail. You’re also walking distance to Glencoe village and can enjoy a pint at a local pub or tea at the cafe.
If you’re interested in additional camping options in the area, be sure to check out our Glencoe Camping Guide.
Glencoe Mountain Resort
Accommodation type available: Micro-lodges
Best for: Staying at a mountain resort
Located at the far end of Glen Coe you’ll find the Glencoe Mountain Resort which provides a basic glamping option for those who prefer to stay right at the base of this fun mountain resort. Set right on the West Highland Way, the micro-lodges at Glencoe Mountain Resort offer simple accommodation for up to 4 people, with a single larger option that can accommodate up to six people.
These are basic, camping pod style accommodation and each micro-lodge includes the following:
- Kitchenette with microwave, fridge, kettle (no crockery/cutlery)
- Small dining table
You will need to bring your owner bedding here, as none is provided. Additionally, there are no bathrooms in the micro-lodges, but there is a clean and well-maintained shower block just a short walk away.
You can take advantage of the popular downhill mountain biking offered here during the summer months, or explore the best of the Highlands on a walk along one of the many nearby walking paths.
There are tremendous views of Buachaille Etive Mor and a lively cafe on-site that serves up food and pints.
Achindarroch Touring Park
Accommodation type available: Camping pods
Best for: A quiet, caravan park experience
Located southwest of Glencoe along the A828 you’ll find the family friendly Achindarroch Touring Park which in addition to being a camping & caravan park has two camping pods available to rent. These two small pods are located away from the hustle and bustle of the campground, offering glampers a bit of privacy and seclusion.
As with most of the camping pods available at caravan parks, these are on the basic end of the spectrum and you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bags or bed linens. Each pod features the following:
- Two camping beds with blow up mattresses
- Gas cooker (plan to bring your own crockery)
- Small heater
- Table and chairs
The camping pods at Achindarroch are best suited to two adults, although you might be able to fit a child as well if need be.
Large groups aren’t permitted at the campground, so you won’t have to worry about noise keeping you up at night here – a major plus!
All the standard campground features are on offer here including an indoor campers kitchen, very clean toilet block, free WiFi throughout, and picnic tables for campers.
You’re only a short drive from many of Glencoe’s best walks here but you’re also not far from the beach at Cuil Bay.
Blackwater Glamping and Campsite (Kinlochleven)
Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: A fun atmosphere in Kinlochleven
Located just a short distance from Glencoe on the shores of Loch Leven you’ll find Kinlochleven, which has several glamping options available. First on that list are the glamping pods available at the popular Blackwater Hostel & Campsite. The pods here are very simple, but provide a great option for those walking the West Highland Way who may want a bit more luxury than camping and a bit more privacy compared to sleeping in a dorm.
Glamping pods at Blackwater feature the following amenities:
- Microwave, fridge, kettle (no crockery or cutlery provided
- Basic mattresses (need to bring your own bedding)
- Electric heating
- Midge screens!
There are a few pods available that can sleep between 2-4 people depending on the size. Bathrooms and showers are provided in the communal shower block that also serves those tent camping at the site. A drying room is also available for after those wet Highland walks.
West Highland Ways Holidays Glamping Pods (Kinlochleven)
Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: In town glamping
Set in Kinlochleven, just a short drive from Glen Coe, you’ll find the West Highland Ways Holidays Glamping Pods. There are three glamping pods available here all based on the same floor plan and amenities:
Each pod sits adjacent to the lovely River Leven, providing a soothing and tranquil setting while still being conveniently located in town. Each of the glamping pods have a double bed as well as a sofa bed that can accommodate an additional person. Amenities in each also include:
- TV with DVD player
- Dining table and chairs
- Kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle
- Crockery & cutlery for two people are provided
This is a great location to explore the Glen from as you’re a short drive from many of the best walks, while also having easy access to the Co-Op in Kinlochleven, pub, restaurants, and shops.
Need to Know
The following section contains all the essential information you need to know to plan your Glencoe glamping trip.
Do I need an advance booking?
If you plan on visiting Glencoe 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, although the nearby Glencoe Mountain Resort does mean that bookings are recommended year-round.
Glencoe Glamping Prices
With glamping options ranging from small pods to luxury spots complete with hot tubs, you can customize your Glencoe 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 Highlands! Be sure to check out our resources as you continue to plan your trip to the region: