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Pets and FAQ'S

Here we list the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.  If there’s something you need to know that isn’t covered here, then please do get in touch and we’ll be delighted to help.

At Woodlands, we love your furry friends and they’re very welcome to join you on your stay with.

We do ask for a £10 contribution to cleaning costs, per stay.

Certain lodges are kept pet free, for guests who may have an allergy.

Please remember that the wee RiverBed lodges are not, er . . . big. You alongside two Deer Hunters might find it tight.

The lodges enjoy underfloor heating. Your dog will not! We suggest that guests with dogs turn off the underfloor heating and use the alternative central heating instead.

When is Check-out/ Check in?

Check-in is normally from 4pm (with hot tub ready for 5pm); Checkout normally by 10am please.  If you would like anything different, please let us know.

How do I find you?

Our new postcode, specific to Woodlands, is PH49 4AA.  If this isn’t yet on your satnav etc, then its PH49 4JX and we are the golf  course, beside the landmark Ballachulish Hotel.

The web page with guidance instructions is here, or alternatively please download our handy pdf of getting to Woodlands here.

How do I access my lodge on arrival?

Your key will be waiting for you in the door of your lodge we will email you with your lodge number 2 days before arrival and you can check the board outside reception for your lodge number also. 

The web page with guidance instructions to RiverBeds, SeaBeds and to your Lodge is here


What cooking facilities are there?

RiverBeds. Each lodge has a wee galley.  Not intended for preparing meals, more for heating up food and making snacks.  There’s a microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster.

SeaBeds.  Each lodge has an open-plan kitchen with combi oven/microwave plus fridge, dishwasher, kettle and coffee maker.

Is housekeeping included?

For those staying 2+ nights, enjoy the daily housekeeping service.  Your lodge is freshened each day, with new supplies as needed.  If you require anything else at any time, then please just contact us in the Club House.

Where is good for dining out?

Eating is another great adventure! In normal times there are many options and we list these here.  Whilst some guests choose to stay around their lodge and enjoy a meal on their river-bank terrace or the table in their lodge, others enjoy the good selection of bars, inns and restaurants within a 5 mile radius.  Our own cafe is located very close by, and is open during the day with lovely homemade fayre, excellent coffee and fine home baking.

What’s the location like?

RiverBeds and SeaBeds provide wonderous lodges on the Woodlands Glencoe  estate.  This special 36 acre site is nestled at the foot of the mighty “thunderbolt mountains”, with the dramatic peak known as “Dragon’s Tooth” forming part of the ridge.

The Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course forms part of the estate which leads down to the lochside at Loch Linnhe.

There are easy walks just from the doorstep, as well as some fascinating historic sites on the estate, or near it.  Jump into your car for a few minutes, and there are other superb walks to discover nearby.`

Walks Nearby?

From 5 minute strolls to 3 hours walks – there are some brilliant experiences just on the doorstep. 

On the flat or up into the mountain – its all here!

Take a look at our easy guide.

What’s there to do?

Some simply love the romance of the place and spend happy times journeying between hot tub and bed.

Here, you are in the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK and there is so much on offer.  From Ben Nevis, to the Steam Train to Mallaig, to magical Mull. 

All about us is dramatic Glencoe, and there is so much to see and do in the area.  Just vist our local marketing group website for oodles of info.

Our own doorstop favourites are here.  And it’s so easy to forget the best things – easy walksright from outside your lodge.

Who owns the lodges?

The estate is owned and operated by Ossian Developments Limited, a Scottish Company registered in Ballachulish – it’s directed by locals Morag and Laurence Young, with their sons Callum and James very much involved on a day-to-day basis.  Do contact the family at any time : Laurence’s mobile is 07860 558005.

How do I contact reception?

Reception services are available 24/7.  The Club House on the Dragon’s Tooth Estate is our main base and Lodge Reception.  If we are not about, then we are close by!  Please simply call on 01855 413 006

Do you have any Special Offers?

Special Offers are available, especially out of the main season, and for Sunday to Wednesday arrivals.  

Our latest offers are often featured on the main page of our web site – but really, its best to call us for the deal of the moment!  01855 413 006

Thank you.

Can I buy a Gift Voucher?

Yes you most certainly can, and you can purchase them easily online here.

Are you open in all seasons?

Yes, we’re open (and busy!) all year round.  In fact, many say that Winter is the best time to visit RiverBeds with snow-dusted hills and crisp, clear scenery.  Nothing like a cosy lodge and bubbling hot tub when it’s cold outside!

Roads do tend to stay open even in snowy conditions, but we recommend checking the Traffic Scotland and Met Office Weather websites before departing just to be sure.

Can I change or Cancel my booking?

The cancellation policy depends on the type of booking and the package offered.  We recommend that all guests carry travel insurance to protect against personal emergencies outside our control. 

We offer a “peace of mind” cancellation option for bookings via our own web site (presented during the shopping basket process).

Can I stay for 7 nights or more?

Absolutely: the odges are ideal for holidays in the West Highlands.  Please contact us so that we can give best availability and rates: 01855 413 006

What should I bring?

Or rather, what do I get in my lodge.  There’s a pretty full list towards the bottom of the page here.

If you have any other questions, just call us on - 01855 413 006

Ready to book?

You can find our best prices and book online on our booking page.