Large, sociable and luxurious self-catered lodge right on the fringes of the Kinveachy Forest yet a short walk into Aviemore.
What we love about Trails End Lodge
"So much space! - a huge kitchen, big garden and loads of space for all your outdoor kit and clothing - if you're an outdoors family it ticks all the boxes."
What our guests love about Trails End Lodge
"Five star accommodation! Five star holiday! Five star location!"
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (9th child trundle bed available on request)
1x super king room with ensuite
1x double room
1x triple kids room
1x king room
Built in wardrobes
Large family bathroom
Large kitchen diner
Access to Craigellachie Reserve
Storage for sports equipment
Space for infant cots
A contemporary, smart and spacious lodge in Aviemore, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and active families.
Trails End Lodge is located in High Burnside, a prestigious development of large family homes at the edge of an ancient Caledonian Pine forest, and which enjoys wonderful views across to the Cairngorms. It really is the perfect location for an Aviemore stay, with the village centre only a 15 minute walk away, but with almost immediate access to vast Kinveachy Forest. The forest contains an endless variety of natural mountain bike and running trails – from which this lodge takes its name.
The gate into the forest is only a couple of minutes walk from the front door. Turning south from the gate into the forest, you can head cross country for Craigellachie Nature Reserve and spot its Peregrine Falcons circling overhead. Heading north through the woods you can cycle to Carrbridge or Boat of Garten. Or if you are confident and experienced enough, perhaps you could try your luck on one of the infamous downhill mountain bike trails through the trees – such as “Trail to Nowhere” – rated as double black diamond - though be warned, these are not for the faint-hearted, or the beginner! The forest is also home to a wide variety of native Highland wildlife, including roe deer, red squirrels and capercaillie.
This lodge itself is the ideal blend of stylish and contemporary design with practical features and layout. The huge family kitchen has both a breakfast bar and a large table which easily seats 8. From the kitchen, patio doors lead out to the large lawned garden, perfect for family sports and games. In fact High Burnside is perfect for a family stay, with its own children’s play park and fenced sports area as well as safe and quiet residential roads, with the lodge itself located on a cul de sac.
The master bedroom has a super-king bed and large en-suite with a double shower. There is another bedroom with a double bed upstairs and also a king bedroom downstairs. There is a lovely, bright triple room with single bed, mid sleeper and truckle bed. All bedrooms have a double built in wardrobe, and the master has two. The family bathroom is on the first floor and there is also a downstairs loo off the entrance hall. The lodge’s lounge is spacious with lots of natural light and a contemporary Morso wood burning stove, large TV with Free Sat and DVD player.
Trails End Lodge has plenty of storage for all your outdoor clothing and equipment, as well as a secure garage and carport which usefully incorporates the wood store. A washing machine and convenient drying area are located in the utility room leading from the kitchen to the back door.
Trails End Lodge is all about luxurious but relaxed comfort – the ideal place to unwind after a day of Cairngorms adventures.
"Five star accommodation! Five star holiday! Five star location!" July 2018
"Beautiful House and setting. Weather was fantastic, even used the BBQ! Always love coming to Aviemore and will definitely be back to stay here again." May 2018
"We are all sad to leave. Just a weekend is too short! Hopefully we'll be back again some time!" May 2018
"t was a privilege to be the first guests in this lovely house. We've visited Aviemore many times over many years and this is one of the loveliest places we've stayed." April 2018
"A fantastic weeks break at Trails End Lodge for my 40th birthday. House is absolutely immaculate and perfect for all the family. " September 2018
"We have had a lovely time here. We loved the house and felt right at home. Perfect location. Great facilities and five stars for cleanliness in fact, five stars all round! " December 2018
"Lovely house on the edge of Aviemore. Spotless and very comfortable. Finished to a high standard. Loved the fire." January 2019
"The house was fabulous with everything we needed to enjoy our week. Kids loved the big garden and the location of the house was great. Easy walk into Aviemore centre and also short drive from a number of fab activities and days out. Would love to return. " August 2020
"Lovely lodge that had everything we needed for our group. Log burner was great. Couldn't have been a better location for the mountain bikers in our group and 2 minutes from Aviemore. Would highly recommend. " March 2019
"We had a fantastic week at Trails End Lodge. The superb weather meant we could make the most of the walks in the area. Enjoyed the variety of scenery from mountains, to lochs and forests. We have been so impressed with the standard of accommodation we have already booked a return visit at another of your properties in the summer! Cant wait! " April 2019
"we had the perfect stay at Trails End Lodge, the house was beautiful and spotless, it was decorated to such a high standard and had everything you needed. We enjoyed cozy nights with the log burner and a dvd. Our family 3 night stay was perfect we enjoyed long walks, going to visitor centers, shopping and a few meals out. The house location is perfect and there’s nothing I would have changed. We hopefully will return next year." September 2020
"A beautiful, warm and comfortable house, so well equipped and spotlessly clean. The wood burning stove was an added bonus for colder days. The location was perfect, lovely and quiet and a very enjoyable 20 minute stroll through the woods to the village. Judith had left bread, honey, jam and fresh coffee for our arrival which was such a lovely, welcoming touch. we will definitely be back!" July 2019
"Lovely clean house. Forth time to visit Aviemore but definitely the best accommodation. Weather was mostly dry so always a bonus. Good sized garden for our newfoundlands Barney and Baloo to have a wander. Enjoyed our walks and the beautiful scenery once again. Thank you for the comfortable house to relax after a busy day. " September 2019
"Beautiful house, lovely time and cant wait to come back. " October 2019
"Had a lovely stay at Trails End Lodge, really comfortable and well equipped accommodation. Lots locally to keep us entertained despite the weather. Thanks so much for the lovely welcome pack, a lovely touch. " November 2019
"We came here for a relaxing time and that's exactly what we had. Brilliant house that had everything we needed, lovely welcome touch from Tanja and Judith, thank you. We will definitely return in the here in the future. " November 2019
"We came for some quality family time and enjoyed every minute. Lovely, clean and modern house and had everything we needed. We loved it so much, we plan on making it an annual trip. " November 2019
"Another fantastic stay at Trails End Lodge and a wonderful way to end the festivities. Have really enjoyed this cosy but large space. Its suited our family a treat. " January 2020