The Cluanie Inn
Located in remote Glen Shiel on the route between Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye, The Cluanie Inn has been serving travelers crossing the wild Highlands for over a century. But its history dates even farther back: in the mid-1700s, it was a staging point for sheep drovers who moved livestock across the lush pastures of the Highland landscape. Today, the inn offers warm, homey accommodations replete with local character and every amenity. Each room is unique in its decor and ambience, but all feature rich hardwood floors, vintage furnishings, tartan accents and wilderness views. Beds have luxurious goose down duvets and pillows with white cotton sheets. En suite bathrooms have robes, slippers and hair dryer. And all rooms have LED flat screen HD televisions and electronic safe. Hearty meals and drinks are served in the cozy dining room and well-stocked bar. On chilly evenings, a crackling fire in the lobby invites you to find a seat in one of the leather chairs, and when the weather is fine, an outdoor courtyard offers an inviting spot to relax and drink in the fresh mountain air.