Loch Insh Water Sports and Outdoor Activity Centre, near Aviemore, Scotland
We stayed at Loch Insh Hall with friends which was classed as a hostel on the website. However, it is certainly more than this - the rooms are clean and have everything you need with tea/coffee making facilities, towels etc. We received a warm welcome at reception on arrival where they were very helpful with information on local activities. The breakfast was also very good! Plenty to choose from and great service. The restaurant also serves lunches and suppers which again was excellent. The views from the restaurant are beautiful, looking our over the loch. Overall a great place in a great location.
B&B Guest Dec 2012
Very friendly staff. Thank you for making our stay perfect. Very nice place to relax. See you again.
B&B guest Sept 11
Highly recommend it to others. Canoes and Kayaks are Fab! Ideal for family groups and food efficiently dealt with. Thank you. J.Watson - 30 Oct.10
Our first visit for 2 years improved in every department well done, most impressive
(Mr Revill Dalnavert - 6 June)
Stumbled across Loch Insh on the Internet. W've never done a holiday like this before but have been delighted with the facilites + frendliness of the whole place. We will be back! Thanks. (26-29 Aug 2009 Mrs Murby Room 5)
Twin Bedded Room
Insh Hall from the outside
3 Star Hostel rating from Visit Scotland
One star B&B
The main Lodge accommodation is an integral part of this family run business in the heart of the Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park on a 14 acre site that adjoins Loch Insh, the river Spey and Insh Marshes. Insh Hall is a perfect place to stay and experience all that’s on offer on our site or to travel further a field within the Highlands.
Whether you are into outdoor activities or just like watching others do it then this is the place to stay. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, or numerous activities on offer. You can be sure of a relaxing stay at Insh Hall.
Comfortable self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation situated in the woods by Loch Insh. The main lodge is on top of the hill overlooking the self catering log cabins, the restaurant , the shop and all the other facilities on site, with a great view down the loch and Spey valley.
The main accommodation part of the centre, Insh Hall, was built in 1899 as the village hall between the two comunities of Insh and Kincraig. When these villages built a new hall in Kincraig, Insh Hall was put up for sale and Clive and Sally Freshwater bought it to give accommodation for their new activity centre business.
Over the years the original building has been added to and now has 24 rooms and two apartments but the old Hall remains the same and forms the main meeting and reception room.
We have a grading from visit scotland for 3* hostel and 1* bed and breakfast accomodation.
We have a total of 24 cosy ensuite and non ensuite rooms, all with televisions and tea and coffee making facilities, towels etc. Single, twin, double and family (with bunk beds and double/twin beds) rooms are available.
Other facilities in the main lodge include a large lounge and TV room which is available to all, 2 washing/drying rooms for all that wet weather gear to be stored at the end of your day on the hills, sauna/mini gym, indoor table tennis, outdoor volleyball and basket ball, as well as private car parking.
Breakfast is served in the Boathouse Restaurant situated by the shore 200m away. The restaurant is open daily all year from 10am till 10pm as is the quarter deck bar which overlooks Loch Insh and the main activity base. (Winter opening hours 10am till 5pm).
Free WiFi is available here when restaurant is open.