Sky Mountain Lodge

Sky Mountain Lodge is a recently renovated, granite period Scottish country house sleeping up to 14.

It sits in an elevated position within the hamlet of Drumuillie, allowing commanding views of the spectacular Spey valley and Cairngorm Mountains. Within the Cairngorms National Park itself, and just 3/4 of a mile from Boat of Garden and 7 miles from Aviemore and Grantown on Spey, the lodge is ideally located to explore the surrounding area.

Surrounded by beautiful forests and countryside and accessed by a private driveway track, the lodge provides luxurious accommodation for families or groups of friends.

Ample parking is also provided and pets are welcome (although please note that the garden is not secure).

Accommodation Details

  • Granite Period Scottish Country House
  • Sleeps up to 14
  • 2 Wood Burning Stoves (Logs Supplied)
  • Heat & Power usage included in rental
  • Large Decked Outside Area with BBQ and Hot Tub
  • Gas and Charcoal BBQ (Gas supplied – Coals not supplied)
  • Elevated position with commanding views
  • Sky Sports package available in lounge
  • Freeview TV’s in some bedrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • SONOS wireless sound system with Napster
  • Playstation 3 in Bunkroom (games not provided)
  • Pets Welcome (Garden is not Secure)

Accommodation at a Glance

  • Stunning open plan kitchen dinning room with breakfast bar opening onto south deck with hot tub
  • Separate Lounge
  • 2 Log Stoves
  • 2 Double Bedrooms with en-suite
  • 2 Twin Bedrooms with en-suite
  • 1 Downstairs Double bedroom
  • 1 x 4 Person Bunk Room
  • Shower Room
  • Separate WC Cloakroom
  • Boot Room
  • Utility Room
  • Ample Parking

History of Sky Mountain Lodge (Lynchurn Farmhouse)

An extract from “A Hossier Soldier in the British Isles”

“The farm house is way up on a hill-a beautiful spot. The river Spey runs through the valley just below it, and for miles around you can see the ranges of the Carn Gorm (Cairngorm) mountains. Mrs. Grant was at the door to meet us-such a wonderful little person- friendly and amusing, a delightful small caricature: gracious with the gift of real sincerity. She showed us first our sitting room-a nice comfortable room with a wonderful fire in the hearth. Already I had fallen in love with the place. Our rooms upstairs were lovely-
two tremendously large rooms and one small one at the front of the house. It seemed the windows only framed the view to the front. The tile washstands were classic, and very lovely. However, I’ll take my water hot! Which, by the way, I did; for we had our own bath.

And speaking of this very essential room, I think the bathtub deserves special mention. It was the biggest one I’ve ever seen terrifically deep (speaking in relative terms, of course!) and long enough to lie completely flat. Really a wonderful idea! Too bad most of us are space-savers. And speaking again of essentials, the “W C” was without doubt the coldest object upon which I have ever rested. There was no central heating, and my teeth played a beautiful staccato.

When we went down there were milk and gingerbread waiting for us–real milk-that wonderful cow! It was the first glass I had drunk since leaving the States. Soon afterward we had dinner-scotch broth, fried chicken, brussel sprouts, carrots, two pitchers of milk-and hot gingerbread with cream so thick you had to help it along with a spoon. That alone looked like paradise to us, and it was only the beginning. Fresh eggs (I hadn’t seen one for weeks!), lamb chops, steak, roast duck, more chicken, hot deserts-all in our own dining room. Perhaps you can better understand our deep affection for Lynchurn!

The first afternoon there, we dozed around the fire, had a delicious tea at 4:OO and dinner at 8:OO (by kerosene lantern!) Then we sat around the fire and talked for several hours. It was a wonderful feeling of being completely away and yet closer to the things I consider priceless than I had felt for weeks. We talked of home, of course, and for a few too short days Lynchurn almost became home.”

LAWRENCE C. MCFADDIN

© 2015 - 2019 Sky Mountain Lodge, Drumuillie, within the Cairngorms National Park.