Aldon Lodge is an ideal base for the vast number of outdoor activities and sports in the area, especially golf, fishing, walking and cycling.
We would be delighted to make recommendations for you for local attractions, also for dining too.
Please do let us know if you have any special requirements too, we are only too happy to help.
The 1896 Gallery, we are proud to say, is owned and run by the Gordon Family, your Aldon Lodge neighbours.
The Gallery has quickly grown to become a local treasure featuring many great Scottish based Landscapes Artists along with James Gordon photography in a most relaxing and heartwarming of atmospheres. The Gallery features collections of all art forms from talented local artists and Highland designers.
We would be delighted to welcome our Aldon Lodge guests to 1896 so they can enjoy some beautiful artwork. 1896 is just a 15 minute walk from the lodge, you wont be disappointed.
Ospreys and Bird Watching
The area in and around Aldon Lodge is famous for it’s abundance of bird watching opportunities, whether taking a simple walk or locating a hide-out, you will not be disappointed. From Ospreys to Kingfisher, Woodpeckers to Sandpipers. The RSPB website has lots of information. The Loch Garten Ospreys feeding is a sight not to be missed!
Within a short walk is the beautiful River Spey, one of Scotland’s most famous rivers. The river provides sought after opportunities for salmon fishing, brown trout and pike. If you require permits we would be delighted to point you in the right direction.
Boat of Garten Golf Club is home to one of Highland’s most prestigious courses, visitors are welcome, more information on their website. There is an excellent choice of top courses in the area, from the Championship 18 Hole course in Spey Valley, to the challenging wee 9 Hole course in Carr Bridge. Many visitors to the area enjoy a Golf Safari!
There are miles of mountain bike trails right on our doorstep though the nearby Spey Side Way and Rothiemurchus interconnecting you with the tracks to the famous lochs. Wolftrax in Laggan and the Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centres are all within a practical distance. For road cyclists we are on the famous Sustrans Route 7 linking Sunderland to Inverness!
We are lucky to have two great lochs nearby, the great widening of the Spey at Loch Insh and Loch Morlich nr Glenmore. The Loch Insh Outdoor Centre provides windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, open canoeing and river trips. Loch Morlich at Glenmore on the Ski Road. Either offer stunning locations and excellent hospitality.
Whether you like downhill, cross-county or ski mountaineering Aldon Lodge is ideally located to access the best venues the Cairngorms has to offer. The Lecht Ski Centre is a short drive away, offering great snow sports. The Cairngorm Mountain slightly higher with more pistes. Both are great areas for ski-touring and offer refreshments to warm up after a day on the slopes.
Enjoy a dram or two of Spey Side’s local whiskies! The Spey River is famous for providing the essential ingredient to the ‘The Water of Life’ or whisky. The region surrounding Aldon Lodge is known as ‘Malt Whisky Country’. Enjoy visiting the local distilleries or follow the famous Whisky Trail.