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Explorers Lodge

Your ideal base for exploring Assynt

At a Glance

Atomic Feature

Choice of private rooms, hostel bunks, shepherd huts, steading suites and the Walled Cottage

Get comfy

Eat & Drink

Self-catering kitchen, with new plans to serve home-cooked meals

Feast and refuel


Your ideal base to adventure from and through the Assynt landscape

Assynt awaits

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The Lodge

The Lodge offers a range of accommodation including private rooms and hostel dormitories, with shared bathrooms, self-catering kitchen, lounge and drying room.

In addition, 3 Steading Suites, 2 Shepherds Huts and the Walled Cottage offer self-catering accommodation with a private bathroom and access to their own kitchen. 


Unforgettable landscape

Assynt in Sutherland is considered one of the most spectacular parts of the North Coast 500, as well as the National Scotland and Cape Wrath Trails.

Stunning mountain scenery, pure white sands and turquoise sea waters await. With so many incredible sights including Suilven, Loch Assynt, the Wailing Widow Falls and Achmelvich Beach, there's so much to explore.

If you haven’t seen it for yourself, then let us help you plan your adventures in Assynt.

Explore Assynt Mountains

Explore Assynt Beaches

Explore Assynt Waterfalls and Lochs

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A mecca for Geology

The 3 billion year old rocks which surround us unlocked the theory of plate tectonics by geologists Peach and Horne who stayed at Inchnadamph Lodge over 100 years ago.

With Ben More, Conival and two Munros right behind us, there is a diversity of geological formations to explore all within walking distance of the Lodge. You'll find the the memorial to Peach and Horne right by us on Loch Assynt too.

Discover Assynt Geology


Explore off the beaten track

Being right on the NC500 road makes it easy and quick to get anywhere, but the real prize is exploring off the beaten track. 

We are located right at the heart of the Assynt landscape, just behind Loch Asynt and surrounded by spectacular mountains including Suilven, Ben More and Quinag. With the Bone Caves and Cape Wrath Trail also right on the doorstep, there's so much to see and do.

Get up close and personal with the outdoors; breathe in the fresh mountain air, feel the calm of the sea, or the rush of adrenaline. 

Explore Activities on Land 

Explore Activities on Water


The official path to Ben More Assynt and Conival goes right past the Lodge. Don’t miss the spectacular views on this classic Munro hike.

Map your route


The soft white sand and clear turquoise waters of our nearest beaches surprise everyone, even those born in bonnie Scotland. The water is cold and refreshing.

Dive in

Lochs and Waterfalls

Just a short walk across our main road (NC500) and down a track to Assynt's Old Parish Church, you'll find yourself right on the waters edge.

Soak it in

Assynt History

Just a mile from the Lodge is Ardvreck Castle - one of the most famous medieval structures in Assynt, built in the 1500s by the MacLeods clan.

Folklore and more


The location is beyond stunning, tucked into the hills of Inchnadamph with walking access to Loch Assynt, Trailgill Caves and Ben More Assynt. The valley is home to herds of red deer and we saw a whole herd of stags grazing in the field right outside our hut. You also have easy driving access to so many fabulous locations in the area - tons of hill walks, Ullapool, Lochinver, and the NC500. I cannot say enough how great our stay was. I'd give it 6 stars if I could!

This was one of our favourite places we stayed whilst my husband and I were hiking up in Northern Scotland. The staff helped us our above and beyond when we arrived and the room itself had great cooking facilities and was very comfortable and spacious. 

We (husband, dog, & myself) stayed in “Quinag” for three nights...originally 2 but we just had to stay another night!! The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed to make every meal, shower was hot, hosts were very kind, and the nature-setting was fantastic! Love hearing the stags call :)


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