El Muckrach Lodge se construyó en 1860, en pleno auge del centro deportivo de estilo victoriano. Se ha transformado con un gusto exquisito en un pequeño hotel, que conserva el toque informal y el encanto de una casa solariega: chimeneas acogedoras, cómodos sofás y amplias habitaciones con baño, con jarrones de flores frescas, libros antiguos y revistas. Los menús en el acogedor restaurante Garden y en el Bistro se elaboran con gran creatividad y con los productos más frescos de la tierra y por los que la región es conocida en toda Escocia. El hotel se encuentra a unos 40 minutos al sur de Inverness por la A9.
The restaurant serves beautiful dishes made from the best quality local ingredients. Most of the meat and poultry comes from within 30 miles of the hotel, and the fish and seafood from Scottish boats working out of Moray and West coast harbours. Head Chef Addy Daggert, twice winner of the Grampian Chef of the Year award, creates stunning menues.
On the A9 northbound from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth, take the A95 turn-off north of Aviemore. Follow this to the junction with the A938, and turn left. In the village of Dulnain Bridge, turn left onto the A938, and the hotel is just out of the village on the right-hand side. From the North and Inverness, take the A9 south, and exit at the A938 junction. The hotel is 6 miles east of Carrbridge on the left-hand side.
The hotel's bedrooms are warm, luxurious and comfortable places in which to relax and sleep. The hotel's four-poster bed is a fabulous place to enjoy with a loved one, and the family rooms will comfortably accommodate families of four or more. All the rooms are beautifully appointed, and some overlook the castle. Fabulous Tea Forté teas and Arran aromatic bath and shower gels, together with L'Occitane products for the men, are complimentary. The private bathrooms come with a shower and a hairdryer, and further room amenities include a direct dial telephone, a TV, a radio, a stereo system and Internet access. Rooms are also equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set, a king-size or double bed, centrally regulated heating and a safe. All rooms feature a terrace.
The hotel has a jazz night, and the resident whisky expert offers private whisky tasting in the bar (free at the hotel). The hotel can also organise a round of golf at the famous Championship Boat of Garten course or at any of the wonderful golf courses nearby. Other activities available in the local area include mountain biking, quad biking, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting (subject to availability and charges).