We are truly blessed to have such wonderful landscapes right here on our doorstep in Scotland. From the highlands to the lowlands, to some of the most spectacular beaches and lochs on this planet, Scotland has something to offer for those with even the most discerning tastes.
Year on year we find ourselves returning to one of our favourite locations the small village of Luss, and in particular a gem of a hotel that is The Lodge on the Loch.
This four star hotel is situated right on the edge of Loch Lomond, in a quiet sandy cove with some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery on it’s doorstep. The hotel boasts a spa and other facilities include a spa bath, steam room, sauna and indoor heated swimming pool.
The hotel is privately owned by the Colquhoun family. Their son Niall and his wife manage the place. Many famous people from the world of politics to showbiz have stayed at the hotel. Including former US President, Jimmy Carter, such a prolific guest that the hotel named a suite after him, the spacious Carter Suite. A magnet for US presidents, former president Bill Clinton has also stayed here. From the world of showbiz Lana del Rey and regular resident comedian Kevin Bridges have all stayed at the hotel.
At the suggestion of the management we gave up our usual suite and opted for a recently refurbished one, The Travis Suite.
This particular suite is ideal for couples visiting the resort. It is located on the ground floor, there is a large open lounge and dining area, a fabulous luxurious bedroom complete with dressing area and walk in wardrobe, and it is finished off with a three piece bathroom suite. Think Curious (local Glasgow designers) are the masterminds behind the design of the suite.
We received a lovely welcome basket of a mini bottle of prosecco and a selection of bite sized desserts. A nice touch was the jug of milk, beats the teeny tiny contraptions that contain milk that hotels usually provide for in-room tea and coffee.
We had access to Sky movies which transpired to be perfect as our plans of going out to explore were put on hold thanks to a torrential downpour. Instead we opted for room service and curled up on the couch, chilling while we watched a movie and took in the rain drenched scenery.
After a hearty breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant the Colquhoun we headed out to Argyll Forest Park which is a ten minute drive from Luss, the park offers fishing, cycling and wildlife walks.
There is plenty to see and do in Loch Lomond, or you can just stay put at the hotel, chill at the spa and pool or take a loch side boat ride.
As we packed our bags, and bid a fond farewell to the hotel staff, we promised them that we would return soon.