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Fairwinds Hotel

Main Street, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AA Scotland
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#1 of 3 hotels in Carrbridge
Fairwinds is a small owner run hotel in the Highland village of Carrbridge at the north end of The Cairngorm National Park. The Hotel and Chalets sit in 7 acres of peaceful, private grounds which are surrounded by mature woodlands and are a haven for wildlife including red squirrels, roe deer and numerous bird species including crossbills. The Hotel offers high quality serviced accommodation in 5 individual bedrooms. Quality toiletries by Arran Aromatics, heavyweight towels, bed linens by Dorma, bottled water and tea/coffee making facilities,ipod docking, TV and free wifi: all are standard within the guest rooms. The 6 self catering chalets are positioned around our private lochan and offer the opportunity for guests to cater for themselves. Carrbridge is ideally situated off the A9, just 6 miles north of Aviemore and 23 miles south of Inverness.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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david t wrote a review Sep 2021
Stirling, United Kingdom117 contributions85 helpful votes
As a reviewer below said, Fairwinds hotel will become a private home soon but the chalets on site will still be available. We had a lovely stay and warm welcome by the host (with our dog) and would have gone back. Anyway, Carrbridge itself is a lovely village to visit and stay in one of their wooden chalets. The Cairn Hotel, recommended for dinner, an excellent pub for service, food, good drinks range (cask ales etc). Nice forest walks all around the village (plus Landmark for kids)
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: too late (probably)!
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Sarah P wrote a review Sep 2021
United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
And perhaps more importantly comfy beds. From a personal welcome by the owner to an amazing cooked breakfast, with a choice of cereals and standard full English breakfast with generous portions, included in the price. Overall can thoroughly recommend Fairwinds to any type of traveller
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Pre-arrange if vegetarian options are required
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Caroline 1 wrote a review Aug 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
There isn't a bad thing to say about the Fairwinds Hotel - a lovely old house in a beautiful setting, complete with ponds and ducks. We got a very warm welcome from our host who gave us a great recommendation for a place to have dinner in the evening. Our rooms were beautifully decorated, comfortable and cosy and we had a great nights sleep. Breakfasts were excellent, several choices of hot and cold on the menu and we were very well looked after by the young staff member. Everything was really clean and the staff were obviously very particular about their Covid protocols. I couldn't recommend the Fairwinds and their team more highly.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Mar186525 wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom137 contributions79 helpful votes
A beautifully furnished small hotel set in 7 acres just off Carrbridge High Street. A warm welcome. Our twin room was spacious, spotlessly clean with a large en suite containing both shower and bath. The owners have clearly given thought to the facilities in the rooms - two chairs (so no perching on the bed), and two luggage racks (so no tripping over a suitcase on the floor - if there is space why doesn't everyone do this) also delicious home made traybake. The honesty bar is very reasonably priced and we had a nightcap after an evening meal at the nearby Cairn Hotel (good menu, good food). Breakfast was in the huge conservatory and was extensive. Sadly the hotel is closing in October when the owners intend to live in it themselves, although self catering cottages and the converted church will remain available.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dave F wrote a review Jul 2021
Great Asby, United Kingdom82 contributions35 helpful votes
The Fairwinds hotel is a small hotel in the lovely village of Carrbridge. It is very convenient for the many attractions in the Cairngorm national park and a far nicer place to stay than the nearby Aviemore. The hotel is tucked away down a roughly surfaced side lane and is surrounded by the Carrbridge woods which offer excellent local walks with several well marked trails. On arrival, we were shown to our room, a very sizable, well decorated and furnished room with a proper American-sized king-size bed. The on-suite bathroom was also very large with a very decent sized bath - ideal after a long and strenuous walk in the local mountains, a huge shower with both conventional and large shower roses, and double sinks as well as the WC. Again, it was very nicely decorated and, as with the bedroom, spotlessly clean. Although the Fairwinds does not provide evening meals, there are several establishments within walking distance where you can eat (the Cairn hotel is recommended by the Fairwind's owners and for good reason). There are, of course, many more eateries and takeaways in Aviemore. The hotel does provide an honesty bar with a range of bottled beers and ciders, wines, and spirits including a nice little selection of malt whisky. A full breakfast menu is available and was delicious. There was fresh fruits, cereals, continental breakfast or full Scottish breakfast. The latter provided an excellent start to the day and meant no more than a light lunch (if any) was required. This is a lovely hotel and the owners were great; full of excellent advice and very friendly. Sadly, I believe that the hotel will close for good at the end of this year as the owners are looking to reduce their workload. However, next to the hotel, they do have several self-catering lodges and they intend to convert their old church building into a self-catering holiday home. I have no doubt that these will offer a great break in a lovely location and certainly one that we will seriously consider in future.
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Date of stay: July 2021
US$139 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairwinds Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fairwinds Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Landmark Forest Adventure Park (0.4 km), Aviemore Kart Raceway (7.9 km), and The Old Packhorse Bridge (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairwinds Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Fairwinds Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairwinds Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairwinds Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anderson's Restaurant, The Cairn Hotel Restaurant, and Speyside Centre.
Is Fairwinds Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Carrbridge.
Are pets allowed at Fairwinds Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fairwinds Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairwinds Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (1.6 km).