There’s nothing like waking up to good ol’ Scottish hospitality. Which is why bed and breakfasts (B&B) and guest houses are a popular tourist accommodation option. Warm, welcoming and utterly enchanting, our B&Bs and guest houses in Inverness and Loch Ness offer beautiful accommodation in one of the most picturesque parts of the world. Tucked away in Highland villages, overlooking beautiful lochs, stunning glens and breath-taking vistas, experience a remote destination all its own.
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From the charming city of Inverness to the shores of Loch Ness, you will find a number of B&Bs and guest houses. Be it one of our cosy properties in the hustle and bustle of Inverness city centre, or the more secluded calm of Loch Ness, you are sure of a warm welcome. Ideal for short stays, they are perfect for people on the move or taking one of Scotland’s wonderful road trips in the area, like the North Coast 500.
And while there are many Inverness establishments that are open throughout the year, Loch Ness’ are a bit more remote and hidden away. So be sure to check the map before booking your accommodation. A favourite option for visitors far and wide, be sure to book well in advance. With their beautiful settings, warm welcoming atmosphere and stunning surrounds, B&Bs and guest houses in Inverness and Loch Ness fill up fast.
The difference between B&Bs and Guesthouses isn’t well defined, but they are similar. This means that you should make sure you know what you are getting when you book. This is usually clearly stated on their website. Many B&Bs are dog-friendly, although often this will come at an additional cost per night. Again, confirm these details before you book.
A Bed and Breakfast in the UK is pretty much exactly that. For a fee, you take a bedroom for the night, often in the same large dwelling that the owners stay in. It might even be their house, but it’s not like staying in somebody else’s home. There tends to be areas you are permitted, which may include a sitting room with a small bar and a separate area for the owners to relax in.
You won’t share your bedroom with anyone you don’t know. It’s not a dormitory or youth hostel. Most B&Bs offer single rooms for one person, double rooms (a large king-sized bed) or twin rooms (two separate single beds). Choose what you want when booking.
You will receive a key for the building and are free to come and go as you please. Some B&Bs request you return by a certain time of night to avoid disturbing other guests, but this will be explained when you check-in.
In the morning, all guests tend to congregate in the dining room for breakfast. The exact serving time will, again, be given to you at check-in. Make sure you pay attention or you will miss the food! Breakfast is usually a selection of cereals and fruit or, if you are feeling hungry, a nice Scottish fry-up. B&Bs and guest houses in Inverness and Loch Ness take great pride in their cooking. If you have any food allergies or preferences, speak to them at check-in to see what arrangements can be made in advance.
On the morning of check-out, just like any other guest accommodation, make sure you haven’t left anything in your room. Most importantly, remember to hand your key in at reception!
You will be spoiled for choice for things to do around Inverness and Loch Ness. First and foremost, of course, you’ll need to schedule in a spot of Nessie hunting. This mysterious beast has been popping her head up through the water for hundreds of years. However nobody has yet caught her (conclusively!) on camera. Will you be the first? Visit Nessieland before you head out to be fully briefed!
There is also a wide range of outdoor activities around the area. Hiking on less-trodden paths can open up a brand new world. The wilderness around Loch Ness is breathtaking, and you can see it all on the Loch Ness 360° Trail. This journey around the whole circumference of the loch takes you through woods, moorland and some stunning views in the Highlands.
If you’d rather spend time on horseback, the open landscape of the Highlands is perfect. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, there are facilities throughout the area to help you on your way. Enjoy exploring the huge variety of trails in the Highlands whilst horse riding.
If you’d rather enjoy the city culture of Inverness, there are plenty of bars, cafes and sights of cultural interest dotted around. Something that you could be forgiven for overlooking here is the fact that Inverness produces some particularly tasty scones. We don’t worry too much about whether to put cream on first then jam, or the other way around. We just like to eat them!
Wherever you book, we hope you enjoy your stay in B&Bs and guest houses in Inverness and Loch Ness. It’s a great way to get to know the locals, and all the little surprises that you won’t find in guidebooks. And one final thing – many B&Bs have guestbooks for you to sign, to let them know how your stay went and where you are from. Remember to sign it and add your name to all the national and international visitors to the area!
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