Gulabin Lodge

Central Scotland Perthshire Blairgowrie

  • 2 Houses Sleeping 12–35
  • Perfect for Get-Togethers

Large self-catering properties in spectacular scenery near Glenshee in the Cairngorms National Park

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In the south of the Cairngorms National Park, four glens meet at the Spittal of Glenshee. It’s a place of spectacular scenery – and one you and your clan can stay in thanks to Gulabin Lodge and House. These two large self-catering properties share views of mountains and munros and an acre-and-a-half of gardens just down the road from the ski centre of Glenshee. Their impressive outlook is complemented by a grand capacity, making them a perfect option for group getaways in the Scottish Highlands. The house sleeps up to 12 in five comfortable bedrooms while the lodge offers bunkhouse-style accommodation with room for up to 35 guests.

Gulabin House is the logical choice if you’re coming with a smaller group, but it’s also the one we’d recommend for a stay where getting together is as important as what’s outside – the open-plan living space lends itself to catching up with family and friends. It has a well-equipped modern kitchen, a large dining table, comfy sofas, a Smart TV, a Norwegian log burner and bi-folding doors out to the terrace and barbecue. There’s one family bedroom; the rest are doubles and twins, and there are four bathrooms as well. This is comfortable self-catering accommodation with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy when you’re not out exploring.

Over at Gulabin Lodge, the accommodation is sociable on an even grander scale – and that means, if you choose to fill it to capacity, you’ll be sharing your room, and perhaps a bunk. But that’s little matter to the large groups who are likely to book. Designed in the style of a classic Alpine mountain lodge, it’s somewhere you can share stories of the day’s adventures while cooking dinner in the large kitchen or eating in the 35-seater dining room. But it’s more than your typical bunkhouse – immaculately clean and comfortable too, it suits groups or families who want to stay together, as well as gangs of outdoorsy friends. There’s underfloor heating and homely touches – splashes of colour and framed prints on the wall of its nine bedrooms – and two lounges with sofas and fires. But please don’t expect a TV... not that you'll be needing one with the wealth of outdoor adventure on offer.

The accommodation is named for Ben Gulabin, the 806-metre mountain it stands at the foot of. It’s one of many peaks you can bag in a walk that starts at the front door. The waymarked Cateran Trail also passes right by. Glenshee, Scotland's largest ski area, is six miles up the road – skiing and snowboarding are typically on offer from mid-December to April. In the summer season, mountain biking is the way to get your downhill thrills, while hill walking or the chairlift can take you to the top. There’s also canoeing, fishing and wildlife watching. Blairgowrie is 30 minutes to the south, the attractive village of Braemar and the Royal Estate at Balmoral are 40 minutes north, and like most things around here, the drive there is incredibly scenic.

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Facilities

Gulabin House - The open-plan downstairs has huge windows, mountain views, a norwegian log burner and the mezzanine upper floor is a light, airy space in which to spend time with family and friends.  The modern kitchen is fitted with all mod cons.   The utility room includes a handwashing sink and a washing machine.

Downstairs there is one twin bedroom with a shower room and toilet just across the hall. Upstairs there is a master double bedroom with ensuite shower, two twin rooms with beds that can be joined to make a double, a family room with a bunk and twin beds that can be joined with ensuite shower/toilet and a family bathroom

Gulabin Lodge - The Lodge has nine bedrooms in total, with shared shower and toilet facilities. The dining room accommodates up to 35 guests. There are two lounges, one with an open fire, the other with a wood burner. The kitchen includes two convection hobs, two ovens, a fridge a freezer and two deep sinks. There’s plenty of space to produce meals for large numbers. The drying room has plenty of space for hanging items and a boot rack for damp footwear.


Suitable For

The Lodge and House suit gatherings of family and friends, outdoor enthusastists, specialized groups and celebrastions.  Sorry we are unable to accomadate hen or stag doos) We welcome dogs.  

Nearby

We are the closest accomadation to The Glenshee Ski centre.  Located in the sourthern Cairngorns there are so many walks and Munros to choose from.
Balmarol and he towns of Braemar, Ballatar,  Pitlochary and Dunkeld are all within driving distanse.  There is the Persie Gin disterllery and a choice of Whisky distillerys and casltes to visit. 

Food & Drink

The Fife Arms in Braemar is a must visit when staying at Gulabin Lodge.  The Bothy in Braemar and The Highlanders bakehouse in Crathie are both great cafes.   The Glen Isla Hotel does great pub food. 

Open

Available all year.

Pricing

Lodge stays: 2 nights from £1,800
House stays: 2 nights from £800; 7 nights from £1,900

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The Owner Says

Gulabin Lodge and House are set in 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds at the foot of Ben Gulabin in the southern part of the Cairngorms National Park.  Both properties boast stunning views of the mountains and glens.
Adventurers of all types - Skiers, canoeists, bikers, Munro-baggers – stay with us year-round, setting off each morning to test themselves against the wonderful mountain challenges our area has to offer. And some guests come here with no plans beyond spending time with good friends, drinking fine wine and dipping into an absorbing book with the highlands as a majestic backdrop beyond the windows. Come when you like; do what you please…You’ll feel right at home.

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3 Nights for the Price of 2!

Enjoy a 3-night stay for the price of 2 throughout June and July 2024 at Gulabin Lodge. To make the most of this discount, call 01250 885 255, quoting Cool Places. Book by 30th April 2024.

Location

Contact Website  01250 885 255  Gulabin Lodge, Spittal Of Glenshee. Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 7QE

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Getting There

From Perth, it's about an hours drive north on the A93 to Spittal of Glenshee where you'll find Gulabin Lodge. It is signposted from the main road. Nearest Train stations is Pitlochary or Perth.
Local Taxi company Jim Donald in Glen Isla

Features

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • BBQs
  • Drying room
  • Exclusive hire
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Fishing
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Large Property
  • Outdoor Activities

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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely stay in a lovely house!

Helen and Tim were very friendly hosts, filled with suggestions for hikes etc in the surroundings. The house is very spacious, and the views really are incredible.
Mar 15, 2024 by Berne
★★★★★

Will definitely be back

Four of us stayed in the house (not the lodge) and it was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was well supplied with everything we needed - plenty of space in the living room and nice bedrooms. The beds were very comfortable. Gulabin is well situated for people wanting to explore the Cairngorms. Pitlochry, Braemar, Balmoral and Aberfeldy are all in easy reach. But the thing which really sets Gulabin apart from other places we've stayed at are the owners. Tim and Helen gave us such a warm welcome and were full of ideas and suggestions about places to go and good places to eat.
Mar 9, 2024 by Davina
★★★★★

Fantastic stay at the house!

Even more stunning than the pictures and the scenery was amazing. We would absolutely go back in a heartbeat! The hosts were highly welcoming and friendly too!
Feb 10, 2024 by Bridget
★★★★★

Perfect location

The owners were lovely, value for money, rooms spotless, fully equipped kitchen, the lodge's location was perfect, the views were stunning.
Jan 27, 2024 by Julia
★★★★★

Accommodation is brilliant

Stayed here with a friend for our first trip to Glenshee to snowboard. The owners are both fantastic. The lodge accommodation is brilliant and in the best location. You could not ask for better amenities and the room was spotless. It is less than a 10-minute drive from the ski resort.
Jan 12, 2024 by JD
★★★★★

Location couldn't be more fantastic

Helen and Tim at Gulabin Lodge were just so accommodating, the room was cosy and warm showers hot and the location couldn't be more fantastic.
Jan 12, 2024 by Liz
★★★★★

Absolutely amazing lodge

Absolutely amazing lodge bunkhouse, wonderful spot in the mountainous country, nice walks nearby. Building itself has good kitchen, big enough to accommodate large groups, tons of rooms and beds. Nice wee lounges.
Nov 17, 2023 by Ian
★★★★★

Great facilities

A great base for hill walking! The lodge had great facilities - kitchen, large dining room, comfortable beds with blackout blinds, and 2 cosy sitting rooms and a drying room!
Sep 4, 2023 by Frank
★★★★★

Stayed 5 days and left planning our next trip back

It was such a stunning trip with my wife and family. I loved the house we stayed in - it was so spacious and comfortable. The hosts were just spot on; always around when you needed them and very accommodating indeed. There were so many walks and places to see in the surrounding area, with breathtaking drives between each destination! I would really recommend staying here. Thanks.
Jun 18, 2023 by Charles
★★★★★

Really enjoyed our stay at the lodge

Location was amazing! Loved the cosy ambience and friendly welcome. Owners are absolutely lovely and so hospitable. We really enjoyed our stay.
Jun 15, 2023 by Joyce

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