Inverness Glamping Guide [2022]

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Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is a wonderful place to soak in the best of Scotland. From day trips to Loch Ness, to road tripping on the North Coast 500, or even venturing down into the Cairngorms, there are endless activities for the intrepid explorer.

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 Inverness region has to offer?

There is a glamping pod for every style and budget, from luxurious pods complete with hot tubs to basic camping pods set deep in the forest. Keep reading to find the perfect glamping option for your next Highlands getaway!

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Inverness Glamping Directory

Inverness, Loch Ness, and the surrounding countryside 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 Inverness 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!

Daviot Luxury Pods

Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: Luxury glamping close to Inverness

The Daviot Luxury Pods are located just six miles outside of Inverness and provide a true glamping experience. The two pods here, Braken & Bramble, each sleep up to four guests and are filled with thoughtful touches that are sure to make your stay magical. The pods have great access to Inverness, Loch Ness, and the Cairngorms, and in our opinion have the best location for any glamping in the area.

The luxury pods at Daviot each feature:

  • Kitchenette with two burner hob, kettle, microwave (crockery/cutlery provided)
  • Dining table with chairs
  • Double bed & sofa bed (linens provided)
  • WiFi & Smart TV
  • Outdoor deck with seating
  • Indoor BBQ/fire pit

The friendly owners go above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay, and the views from the deck of each luxury pod are truly stunning. This is the perfect place to unplug and unwind on your Highlands holiday.

Daviot Luxury Pods is our top pick for glamping near Inverness!

Inverness Glamping

Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: A great location

Inverness Glamping is set just east of Inverness adjacent to the Ardtower Caravan Park and features a three glamping pods that can sleep two adults and two children. Set up around a communal fire pit area, Inverness Glamping is a warm and welcoming place to spend a few nights.

Although the pods do not have any cooking facilities, there is a communal space known as the Bothy which includes a small eating area with kitchenette.

Glamping pods here all feature the following amenities:

  • Kettle & coffee maker
  • WiFi
  • Washroom with shower & WC
  • Private outdoor deck with seating
  • Communal fire pit area
  • Small desk

The pods here are all heated, making this a great option for a cozy winter Highlands glamping trip. Guests love how close you are to Inverness here, while still feeling worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The friendly owners live on-site and are always available to make sure you have a great stay.

Go Glamping at Loch Ness

Accommodation type available: Glamping Pods
Best for: Easy access to Inverness

Go Glamping Loch Ness consists of two glamping pods on the outskirts of Inverness, between the city and Loch Ness. This is a great location as you’ll be able to enjoy some of the stunning Highlands scenery of Loch Ness as well as take a short drive into Inverness for city sightseeing. Located on the lot of a family home, these glamping pods are available on Airbnb and have excellent reviews.

The glamping pods at Go Glamping Loch Ness feature:

  • Kitchenette with kettle, toaster, microwave
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • WiFi & TV
  • Small front deck with table & chairs

One of the two pods even has a private hot tub to enjoy during your stay!

Overall, Go Glamping Loch Ness is a great option for those looking for a smaller accommodation that is close to both Inverness and Loch Ness.

Camping Pod Heaven

Accommodation type available: Camping pods
Best for: Basic camping pods where the main attraction is the surrounding beauty.

Camping Pod Heaven is located high above the shores of Loch Ness just outside the village of Abriachan. Situated in a lovely wooded area above Loch Ness’ western shore you’ll find this simple but thoughtful camping pod campsite. These aren’t luxury glamping pods, but rather basic accommodation designed to embrace the beautiful surroundings and countryside.

Camping Pod Heaven pods include the following features:

  • Basic camping mattress (bring your own sleeping bag)
  • Small heater
  • Small front deck

You’ll need to bring everything else that you would need when camping, such as a cooker, torch, sleeping bag, and any other essential you’d like to have.

There are some basic picnic tables at Camping Pod Heaven along with free WiFi throughout the property, but other than that the main attraction here is the beautiful natural surroundings.

They do offer a pick up/drop off service if you’re coming from Inverness, a nice feature if you’re arriving to the area by train or airplane.

Cawdor Hideaways

Accommodation type available: Glamping Pods
Best for: A countryside setting near Inverness

Cawdor Hideaways is a family run glamping accommodation located near the small Highlands village of Cawdor, and just a short drive from Inverness. There are three glamping pods available at Cawdor Hideaways, each thoughtfully appointed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The glamping pods all feature:

  • Basic kitchen with two ring hob, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer
  • Outdoor area with fire pit
  • Ensuite shower & WC
  • Double bed + sofa bed

In addition, the pods feature underfloor heating which makes this a comfortable place on even the coldest of Scottish nights!

We like Cawdor for its pastoral setting where its easy to relax and recharge while still being close to the tourist attractions in Inverness as well as the surrounding countryside and wilderness. Wildlife frequent this area, so its a wonderful place to sit back and watch the world pass by.

Highland Premier Glamping Pods

Accommodation type available: Three glamping pods
Best for: Luxury glamping and the chance to stay in a converted airplane!

A truly unique glamping option in all of the UK is the Highland Premier Glamping Pods. Located in a rural Highland setting about 30 minutes southwest of Inverness, this is the only glamping accommodation where you can stay in a converted airplane fuselage!

The unique ‘Sky Pod’ is a one of a kind experience, and one of the three glamping pods available here:

  • Sky Pod: Built from a converted Airbus A320, this is a one of a kind glamping pod
  • Lovat Pod: A large glamping pod with a separate bedroom.
  • Wyvis Pod: Same as the Lovat pod, but the Wyvis is dog friendly

All three glamping pods are top notch and include a private hot tub, well-equipped kitchenette, full ensuite shower and WC, as well as an outdoor gas firepit with seating.

The finishes and touches here are high end and this is one of our top recommendations for those looking for a truly luxurious glamping experience. In addition to your individual pod guests can also access an on-site sauna and BBQ hut.

We highly recommend the Highland Premier Glamping Pods for a romantic weekend or just when you’re looking for a bit of luxury!

Craskie Glamping Pods

Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: Family run glamping experience

Located near Glen Affric and southwest of Inverness you’ll find the lovely Craskie Glamping Pods set on a beautiful estate of the same name. The four glamping pods here all look out over a tranquil loch, and this family run accommodation gets great marks for the location and tranquility of the surroundings.

The glamping pods at Craskie do not have en suite showers or WCs, but there is a communal building just a short walk away. There are two varieties of pods here, with each accommodating either two or four people. In addition, you’ll find the pods outfitted with the following:

  • Kettle, microwave, single gas hob (there is a fridge in the common building)
  • Outdoor seating area with table/chairs
  • Comfortable beds with all linen included
  • Electric heater for the cooler months

Craiskie puts a special emphasis on sustainability, and each of the pods are made in the UK from sustainably sourced materials.

Loch Ness Glamping

Accommodation type available: Glamping pods
Best for: Glamping near Loch Ness

Located on the grounds of the Great Glen Bed & Breakfast you’ll find six beautiful glamping pods that comprise Loch Ness Glamping. Set in a location west of Drumnadrochit but still within easy reach of the western shores of Loch Ness and Inverness, this is a wonderful place to spend a few nights if you’re looking for simple glamping pod experience.

The six pods at Loch Ness Glamping include the following amenities:

  • Kettle, toaster, small fridge (crockery & cutlery included)
  • BBQ & fire pit
  • WiFi & TV
  • Underfloor heating

We like the location at Loch Ness Glamping since you have easy access to both Loch Ness as well as Glen Affric with its miles of walking and cycling trails through a beautiful Caledonian forest.

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 and back to the lovely River Findhorn. There are four unique glamping pods available here, all just a short drive from Inverness. This is a wonderful location if you’re looking to explore both Inverness/Loch Ness as well as the Cairngorms, 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.

ACE Adventures & Hideaways

Accommodation type available: Bell tents, Shepherd’s Hut
Best for: Glamping with activities at your doorstep

ACE Adventures & Holidays is a popular outdoor adventure and activity centre located east of Inverness near the Moray Coast. The main draw here is the whitewater rafting, paintball, and even bungee jumping, among many other activities available.

For on-site accommodation, there are a few options that may suit those looking for an adventurous glamping getaway:

  • Shepherd’s Hut: Two shepherd’s huts featuring small kitchenette, wood burner, & double bed
  • Bell Tent Camping: Large canvas tents that feature wood stoves and basic sleeping mats

ACE Adventures is best suited for those who are interested in an all-in-one glamping experience where most of the activities are located on-site. You’ll also be well located for exploring some of the North Coast 500, as well as Aviemore and the Cairngorms, and in addition to Inverness.

The Loft Glamping & Camping

Accommodation type available: Glamping cabins, pods, and wigwams
Best for: Rural glamping on the Moray Coast

The furthest glamping option from Inverness in this guide is The Loft Glamping & Camping. Located in Moray Speyside and set on a nearly 400-acre farm, the Loft has a variety of glamping accommodations available to suit your needs. Options include the following:

  • Sheiling Cabin (with hot tub!): Sleeps four adults, en-suite
  • Wigwam with hot tub: Sleeps four adults, optional wood fired hot tub
  • Large en suite wigwam: Sleeps five adults
  • Wigwam Cabin: Larger option, best for families
  • Large Shieling Cabin: Sleeps five adults with a separate bedroom. Optional hot tub.

All of the accommodation here is well appointed and this is a wonderful place to relax for a few days and enjoy the tranquil Highlands location.

This is a great option for families or those with larger groups, as there are a variety of glamping pods to choose from. Many can accommodate larger groups, or you can simply book a few different options for your stay!

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Need to Know

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

Do I need an advance booking?

If you plan on visiting Inverness 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. Do remember that many of the accommodation options featured in this guide are heated, making a year round glamping trip possible.

Inverness Glamping Prices

With glamping options ranging from small pods to luxury spots complete with hot tubs, you can customize your Inverness 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)
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Have a Great Trip!

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

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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