Foresters Lodge

Stylish and atmospheric pet friendly highland lodge, with hot tub, games room, snug room and sauna in the Cairngorms National Park.

Roll top bath

​Wood-burning stove

Open Fire

​Pet friendly

Games room - Pool/bar/darts

​Hot tub

​Spa with sauna and rain shower

River views

Period features

Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms (10th bed is a pull out bed)

1x king bedroom with ensuite

2x king bedrooms

1x triple/quad room*

Off-street parking

2x large TV's

Bluetooth stereo

DVDs and games

Under-floor heating in spa

​​Range cooker

Butlers sink


Coffee Machine

Free WIFI​

​Washing machine

​Weber BBQ



Enclosed garden

Storage for sports equipment

Space for infant cots


Foresters Lodge offers a luxurious retreat in a simply stunning riverside setting in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

In 2017 this exquisite 19th century stone lodge underwent extensive refurbishment. Many luxury, locally-crafted and completely bespoke features were incorporated, all of which combine to turn a relaxed self-catering Highland break into a really special and memorable stay.

The carefully chosen furniture and finishes in each room create a warm, calming and contemporary feel throughout the whole house. The stylish kitchen diner has been lovingly refurbished in a contemporary-rustic style, with a large and welcoming farmhouse table and wide butler’s sink. From the kitchen you can step out of the patio doors to the outdoor eating area with a Weber BBQ and seating for 10. After a day of Cairngorms adventures you can choose to relax in the large family room with its open fire, or the cosy snug room with its wood-burning stove. However during an evening at Foresters it’s also hard to resist the pull of the atmospheric, panelled games room with a pool table, darts board and bar.

When it’s finally time to turn in, there are four large bedrooms to choose from. Three have king-sized beds, and one has its own en-suite shower room. The fourth bedroom has three single beds plus a handy pull out bed. There is also a family bathroom with a handsome roll-top bathtub.

Outside, wooden steps lead down to an attractive decked area where you will find the beautiful authentic Canadian cedar wood hot tub. Whilst relaxing here you can take in the stunning views down the River Nethy which meanders along the bottom of the large, lawned garden, and even catch glimpses of the mountains beyond. After a spell in the hot tub you can then head to the wonderful contemporary Finnish sauna to complete your relaxing spa experience. The sauna and spa area, with an invigorating rain shower and a heated floor, are housed in a bespoke building next door to the lodge.

The lodge is perfectly located to benefit from the tranquility of the riverbank, the proximity of Nethy Bridge, Carrbridge, Grantown and Aviemore, and the great outdoor playground that is the Cairngorms National Park.

Foresters Lodge is a child and dog friendly lodge, with all of the grounds fenced in and with access to the river bank also restricted for safety.

It is in a family orientated location with some lovely neighbours nearby.

If you are booking for a large group of friends, please contact us prior to booking and we can advise on suitability.

* 10th bed is a pull out bed

"Wonderful house and garden in the most perfect location we have ever had in Nethy Bridge. I think we have our perfect house! Cant wait to come back." July 2018

"The accommodation was wonderful and Judith was very attentive. We loved the shortbread that was waiting for us and Sam our lab loved the nearby walks and river. Thank you Judith." September 2017

"The house is amazing, beautifully furnished, spacious (way bigger than what we expected from the images), everything you could possibly need is there. The hot tub, the sauna, the TV room and the games room are good fun and keep everyone busy in a bigger group. The kitchen is simply amazing, such a great open plan kitchen with enough space to comfortably sit everyone and to cook for a big group. A big fridge and an extra smaller one and the big stove are really helpful. The beds are incredibly comfortable and everyone slept so well. We went for hiking, fishing and kayaking trips nearby which was all not very far. The Spar and the Farm store in town are great places to buy fresh products from very friendly people. The whole area is well worth a trip! Thank you Judith and Tanja for offering such a great house" May 2017

"This lodge has been tastefully renovated and is fantastic for large groups. After spending the days exploring the wilderness we made great use of the sauna, hot tub and games room each evening, without ever feeling the need to leave the lodge! Would love to stay here again." April 2017

"Had a lovely time here at Foresters Lodge. Lovely decor, comfy beds and great facilities (hot tub and sauna!) We will definitely recommend to everyone back home! " August 2018

"Fab time had by all! Great location and lovely house. Enjoyed the hot tub and cosy fires. " September 2018

"Had a lovely long weekend here. The house and all the facilities have been amazing. A great family weekend in the hot tub, sauna and playing pool and board games. We will definitely be back. " September 2018

"We enjoyed a wonderful family break. The lodge is very well catered for and as guests we couldn't have asked for more. Excellent location for day trips and beautiful woodland walks....followed by a relaxing evening in the hot tub and sauna. " October 2018

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous property. Had fun in the games room, relaxed and chilled in welcoming surroundings as well as having a lovely walk in Dell Woods. The hot tub was amazing and the sauna a bonus. Thank you for the welcome pack and the well stocked kitchen. We would love to return again in the future. " December 2018

"We had an amazing family fun weekend to celebrate a special birthday. We loved the hot tub and made great use of the games room! Beds are super comfy! We will be back - thank you! " January 2019

"We had a wonderful holiday and had some great memories of Aviemore, Foresters Lodge was lovely a real home from home and we especially liked the Canadian Hot Tub and Sauna." September 2020

"Thank you for a wonderful long weekend in your beautiful lodge. It felt like home from the moment we came through the door. We made full use of the hot tub and sauna. We all loved the games room, relaxing in front of the fire in the evenings was just perfect. Great location too. Lots of walks and loved the Strathspey Steam railway. Fab weekend - would love to come back. " April 2019

"Fantastic week in Nethy Bridge staying at Foresters Lodge. Great location and beautiful house. Hot tub, sauna and pool room are brilliant additions. " May 2019

"Had a fab weekend. Gorgeous house and surroundings. Will defo come back again. " March 2020

"We had a very enjoyable week at Foresters Lodge and we couldn’t have picked a better week weather wise. The location of the lodge and the beautiful surroundings made this a very relaxing week - just what was needed in these very unusual times!! We look forward to hopefully visiting some of your other beautiful properties next year." September 2020

"Another fantastic holiday at Foresters Lodge! And another amazing holiday in Nethy Bridge. Garden is perfect for all the family, old to young. Once again location is perfect and all the lovely walks and adventures are on our doorstep - especially the fairy doors in the woods!! Thanks again to all the team at Handpicked Lodges for sorting everything. Cant wait to be back! " August 2019

"We have had another fantastic trip up here. Kids had a ball as did the grandparents! Friends and dogs also love it. " October 2019

"5 adults, a cat and a dog had the best time here. Great accommodation. Cooked superb meals in the fab kitchen every night. Sauna and hot tub first thing in the morning. Distilleries and Logie farm in the day. Leaves gently turning. Darts and log fire at night. Spectacular! " October 2019

"What a brilliant house! Well equipped kitchen, amazing hot tub and sauna. Lots of great walks close by. " December 2019

"We had an absolute blast here! The hot tub was amazing. The sauna exceeded expectations. We also appreciated the local goodies left for us. Wonderful weekend away. " January 2020

"Had an amazing stay at the lodge!! The house is stunning, spa is fabulous and we loved the hot tub. Totally topped anywhere we have stayed before." January 2020

"We had a great stay at Foresters Lodge and made the most of the hot tub and sauna over the weekend. The kids also loved playing in the garden and climbing the tree to the little wooden platform. We also enjoyed the surprise playlist while having a bbq out on the patio. The house was very well equipped and I think it had everything we needed. The location was superb and we were able to walk from the house along the river to Nethy Bridge and back through the forest. " July 2021