Positioned between the better known glens of the Dee and the Spey, Donside offers a central location for visitors to the North East of Scotland. Situated on one of the Tourist Routes from Aberdeen to Inverness, the accommodation that is on offer will satisfy a range of budgets.

Easy access is provided to the Whisky Trail and Speyside, where over half of Scotland's distilleries are located, and to the Castle Trail as well as Royal Deeside. The balance of being near areas of interest but away from the bustle is comfortably achieved in Donside.

Hotels & Inns

Kildrummy Castle Hotel

Kildrummy Castle Hotel Kildrummy.

Kildrummy Castle Hotel offers a real opportunity to enjoy the style and elegance of a bygone era combined with all the comfort and service of a modern first-class hotel.

019755 71288

Colquhonnie Hotel

The Colquhonnie House Hotel Strathdon

A family hotel on the beautiful River Don with nine miles of fishing available. Eight en suite bedrooms, home cooking, children welcome.

019756 51210 info@thecolquhonniehotel.co.uk

Allargue Arms Hotel

Allargue Arms Hotel Cockbridge, Corgarff.

Beautifully situated in the glorious rolling countryside of Scotland's Cairngorm mountains. Ideally situated for outdoor pursuits. A family-run hotel with wonderful home-cooked food.

019756 51410 info@allarguearmshotel.co.uk

Glenkindie Arms Hotel

The Glenkindie Arms Hotel Glenkindie

Sixteenth century coaching inn and former Masonic lodge. Good value accommodation, selection of wine and whisky, real ales and good food. We specialise in game, fresh fish and curries - good vegetarian selection. CLOSED

Kildrummy Inn

Kildrummy Inn Kildrummy.

The Kildrummy Inn is located in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire along the main A97 Donside road. The excellent location of the Kildrummy Inn provides the local community, visitors as well as tourists from further afield with the opportunity and chance to enjoy the superb cuisine, great hospitality and excellent en-suite accommodation the Inn is renowned for.

019755 71227 enquiries@kildrummyinn.co.uk

Bed & Breakfast

The Smiddy House

The Smiddy House Glenkindie.

Bordering on the Cairngorms National Park,The Smiddy House is ideally situated for the Castle and Whisky trails or visiting stately homes and gardens belonging to the National Trust and Historic Scotland.

019756 41216 jones.thesmiddy@btinternet.com


Riverbank B&B

Riverbank Victorian Farmhouse , Waterside, Strathdon.

Cosy country farmhouse on the banks of the river Don in Strathdon perfectly placed for exploring the Cairngorms National Park. We are on Facebook "Riverbank B&B" where you can book direct or via Airbnb & see our excellent reviews.
Contact Liz 01975651497 macdesign99@yahoo.co.uk website


Self Catering Holiday Homes

The Garden House

The Garden House at Old Semeil Strathdon.

Sleeps up to 6, chalet style single storey building fully equipped and electrically heated. Children and dogs welcome!

019756 51343 philandgill.cook@btinternet.com

Weavers Cottage

Weavers Cottage Glenbuchat.

Ideal for 2/3, sleeps up to 5. Night storage heaters and wood burning stove, washing machine and microwave. Comfort, relaxation - and amazing views.

019756 41341 isobel.gilchrist@btinternet.com

Buchaam Farm Holidays

Buchaam Farm Glenbuchat, Strathdon.

Buchaam Farm is set amongst the unspoilt beauty of Strathdon within the Cairngorm National Park in the Grampian Highlands. With 650 acres to explore you can walk or cycle along tracks through the forests and hills, catch fish from the River Don, go birdwatching in the area and ski in the Cairngorm Mountains. Fishing on the River Don inclusive.

019756 51238 buchaamhp@yahoo.co.uk


Torranbuie Strathdon.

Torranbuie is a typical Highland Victorian Farmstead, which has been completly refurbished to form a comfortable family home. Sleeps six in three bedrooms with 1 1/2 bathrooms. Exclusive use of an acre of garden and woodland so great for children and pets.

019756 51351 rogerehunt@tiscali.co.uk


Craigiedows, Strathdon.

Three bedroom traditional style cottage, in secluded location in rural Donside. Views south over the hill Morven and surrounding countryside and forestry. Two double beds and two single beds plus single chair/bed and double bed settee. Travel cot also available. Wood burning stove in open plan living room/kitchen, all mod cons. Conservatory and summer house.

019755 64334 or 07880 960141 ishbel.robertson@tiscali.co.uk


Tornashean Strathdon.

In a position overlooking the River Don and surrounded by beautiful policies (grounds) of 65 acres, the Edwardian Lodge of Tornashean offers spacious holiday accommodation for as many as sixteen people. The house includes seven double bedrooms (including one bunkroom), large dining kitchen and dining room with a 16ft table. Spacious sitting room, billiards room with full sized table and a snug with television.

Contact Matthew Brooksbank on 01481 266 451 or see the website

Strathdon Lodges

Strathdon Lodges Strathdon.

Two brand new larch clad lodges in a secluded woodland setting in rural Donside. Each lodge sleeps up to six people in one double and one twin room, with a bed settee in the lounge.

019756 51244 All details are on the website


Smithy Cottage

Smithy Cottage , Heughhead, Strathdon.

A traditionally built former Blacksmith’s house dating back to around 1830, Smithy Cottage is situated in the Hamlet of Heughhead. The cottage sleeps 4 adults & 2 children in 2 bedrooms. Centrally heated with a wood burning stove, the cottage is comfortable and cosy.

019756 51244 All details are on the website


Semeil CottageSemeil Cottage  Strathdon.

Two bed (sleeps 6), self-catered cottage for rent in beautifully scenic setting of the Cairngorm National Park.

01224 209981 All details are on the website

Badnabein SteadingBadnabein Steading  Strathdon.

Is recently converted to a very high standard. It has four double bedrooms, two upstairs with a bathroom and two downstairs with a bathroom. It is spacious and modern with wonderful views of the hills. It is situated a mile and a half down a dirt track. Available for rent April November. Christmas bookings taken, weather dependable. Contact Rosey Walker at Allargue on 01975651452.

More details are on the website


Sweetheart Cottage, Strathdon.

Our charming spacious one bedroom cottage with exposed brick wall and open fire has a true highland feel, set in the Cairngorms National Park.

019756 51386 to book direct. All details are on this website



The Hotels and Inns offering accommodation will usually be happy to supply teas and light refreshments. Tearooms are to be found at other locations, with plenty of interest to attract the visitor. Further information may be obtained from the Tourist Board office at Alford, telephone 019755 62052 (open during summer season) or the information boards at Bellabeg Car Park and the Mossat shop.

Lecht Cafe

Lecht Ski Centre Corgarff.

Good food and drink, and Highland hospitality in the licensed day lodge.

019756 51440 info@lecht.co.uk

Goodbrand and Ross

Goodbrand and Ross, Corgarff.

Ski and snowboard hire (freestyle and all terrain boards available), ski accessories, hats, gloves, goggles etc. Great selection of quality Scottish knitwear, jewellery and gifts. Teas, coffees, home baking. Open all year.

019756 51433