Back in late October, I headed to Scotland for an 8-day road trip with one of my best friends. We had originally planned to camp but that idea soon went out of the window when we couldn’t find a campervan to book for our trip. After some deliberation on how we could still make this a camping trip, we decided to scrap it altogether and proceed to book hotels & bnbs for the week.
Driving from Loch Lomond towards Glencoe on day 2 of our Scotland road trip, we realised that we had forgotten to book somewhere to sleep for our stay in Glencoe. Whilst my friend drove, I browsed my second favourite site, booking.com (Skyscanner will always be number 1) to find us a place to stay.
Browsing through Booking.com nothing really caught my attention, until that is, I came across RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges at Woodlands Glencoe. I browsed through the pictures, and showed my friend and we both knew we had to stay there. We couldn’t believe our luck as places like this aren’t normally free, so we knew we had to snap it up quickly.
The whole experience at Woodlands Glencoe exceeded our expectations so, if you are looking for the ultimate luxury glamping stay in Scotland then Woodlands Glencoe is THE place to come. Read on below to find out all about it!
**Woodlands Glencoe have 2 offerings; Seabed’s and Riverbeds. This post discusses Riverbeds only.
Who are Woodlands Glencoe?
Woodlands Glencoe is a family run business that has combined their passion for luxury and sustainability to create a stunning glamping experience.
How much does it cost to stay at Woodlands Glencoe?
Prices vary depending on season and time of booking but you can expect to pay around £450 per night if you book in advance.
If you leave it last minute like we did (which can be a risk) you can get a cabin for a heavily discounted price, from anywhere between £115-300 for the night.
Booking.com is a great way to find accommodation that you otherwise wouldn’t be aware of but the best way to get the cheapest price is to book directly through the Woodlands Glencoe website as they have a direct booking price promise. This means that the cost will be the same, or cheaper than what you find on 3rd party sites, so make sure to book directly through their website.
What amenities can I find at Woodlands Glencoe?
Woodlands Glencoe certainly aren’t lying when they call this a Luxury Cabin.
Here’s what you can expect to find inside the cabins:
- Private Jacuzzi hot tub
- Private riverbank veranda
- Simba® hybrid mattress
- Egyptian cotton bedding
- Powerful eco cred, including air source heating
- En-suite wet-room with toilet, shower & luxury soaps
- Mini kitchen with microwave, mini-fridge, kettle, toaster
- Fridge filled with Milk and Orange Juice
- A complimentary breakfast basket delivered to your door in the morning
- Glassware, crockery, cutlery, corkscrew & can opener
- Nespresso® coffee machine
- GHD™ hairdryer
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
- E-Charging for your car
- Incredible views and nature
**Details provided by the Woodlands Glencoe website
And if you have a special occasion you can ask the team to set up something extra special in the cabin for your arrival.
Here’s what you can expect to find onsite:
- Lots of green open space
- An award-winning golf course
- An onsite cafe with some of the best coffee in the highlands.
What is there to do in Glencoe?
Glencoe is one of my favourite places in all of Scotland. There is an abundance of nature and activities for you to immerse yourself in and you won’t find yourself short of things to do.
Nature and Hikes:
- Walk around the Glencoe Lochan (just a stones throw from Woodlands Glencoe)
- Hike the pap of Glencoe
- Visit the 3 Sisters
- Visit the Lagangarbh Hut
- Visit the filming locations for James Bond’s Skyfall in Glen Etive
- Walk An Torr to Signal Point
- Hike Buachaille Etive Mor
- Walk the Glencoe Oribital track
- Take a trip to Fort William to Hike Ben Nevis & Steall Falls
Fun Activities (that you can book through Woodlands Glencoe):
- Whiskey Tasting
- Segway riding
- Laser clay shooting
- E-bike rental
- Woodlands sunset experience
An honest review of Woodlands Glencoe
I am a sucker to unique/boutique stays and I can honestly say that Woodlands Glencoe has made it to the top of my list of my favourite places to stay.
So what made me fall in love with this place so much?
First of all the setting; you are in the heart of Glencoe surround by such beautiful nature and wildlife and you can hear the calming sounds of the stream running behind your cabin which is just pure bliss.
Secondly, the sheer amount of facilities provided in the cabin. You can tell how much effort, thought and time has gone into ensuring these cabins ooze luxury, down to the smallest details.
And last but not least, the staff. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the service was 5*. We had clearly gotten a bit over excited by the whole experience and finished our 2 bottles of prosecco within the first 2 hours. We called up reception to see if we could order another bottle and before we knew it someone was over to our cabin with another bottle and an ice bucket! What more could you want?
This was a truly memorable experience and I genuinely cannot wait to come back to this place. I hope this post has inspired you to book a stay here too. If you can’t already tell it’s a decision you won’t regret!
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this is not a sponsored post, just a genuine review from a paying customer :).
Looking for more unique glamping experiences? Check out my review of Wild With Nature, Norfolk.