My one-night stay at Achintee was so nice that I nearly ate my paid-for reservation in Fort William for the next night to stay there again. It’s location at the foot of Ben Nevis (and the trail head) was perfect as I was finishing the West Highland Way with a hike up Ben Nevis, but it’s a lovely place to stay even if you’re not hiking. It’s a quick walk to dinner and/or beers at the wonderful Ben Nevis Inn just behind the house and up a lane.
The ivy-covered house is warm and inviting as are hosts Scott and Heather. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom I had were large and comfortable. It has a great book collection, and Scott gave me some writer recommendations when I mentioned interest. Breakfast was lovely. That morning, Scott gave us a weather report and advice and let us keep our bags there while we hiked Ben Nevis with a smaller pack to collect later that afternoon. We also borrowed a map. It was a wonderful stop.More
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