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Cairn Hotel

(335 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.1
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Service 4.7
  • Location 4.6
  • Breakfast 4.6

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Cairn Hotel Information


Enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic, welcoming Highland inn with real log fire, fine selection of Scotland's best malt whiskies, real ales and excellent value, fresh, seasonal bar meals. Located in the centre of the highlands within the Cairngorm National Park, 7 miles from Aviemore, 23 miles from Inverness, just off the A9 on the alternative Perth-Inverness tourist route, we are a perfect exploring base for the Cairngorms, and the perfect touring base for Loch Ness, Malt Whisky Trail, the Moray Coast dolphins and Monarch of the Glen country. Attractions in Carrbridge include the award winning Landmark Forest Adventure Park, which is excellent vaule for money, a fantastic day out for all the family and only a 3 minute walk from the Cairn Hotel. We also offer pony trekking in our woodland of old Scots Pine and Birch by the river Dulnain as well as a great range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, fishing, golf and bird watching - all within Carrbridge. The Cairn Hotel offers single, twin, double and family accommodation for tourists and business visitors alike. Our seven rooms - most of which are en suite - have tea / coffee, television, telephone and free high speed wireless internet access. Bar lunches and suppers are served from 12 noon to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 8.30pm. A range of beverages including teas, coffees, 40 Scottish gins, 70 malt whiskies and the best craft ales from the Highlands & Islands.

The Cairn Hotel is a rustic, authentic Highland Inn, which is comfortable, welcoming and in one of the most beautiful and convenient villages in the Cairngorm National Park.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Reduced occupancy
  • Common area doors left open
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Shuttle service
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Ticketing service
  • Banking services / ATM
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Pet bowls
  • Bicycle rental


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Family fun
  • Hunting
  • Mountain sports
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Special interest
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Skiing - cross-country


  • Check in
    17:00 23:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from A9 (the major north/south route in Scotland) (2.0 miles)

    Carrbridge is well signposted from the A9 just north of Aviemore if you are coming from the south, or just after the Slochd summit if you coming from the north. 6 miles from Aviemore, 20 miles from Inverness, just off the A9. 

    We are also perfectly placed if you are coming from the east on the A96 from Braemar or Grantown on Spey.

  • Train from Carrbridge (0.5 miles)

    Carrbridge is lucky enough to have it's own train station, with trains from the main cities of Scotland stopping a few times per day on the way to or from Inverness.  It's only a 10-15 minute walk from the Cairn, but if you have luggage, give us a call and we'll come and pick you up.

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