Food for fuel
Large groups can enjoy the dining room to gather, catch-up on the day, and to plan tomorrow's adventure in the dry and warmth of the Lodge.
Guests currently have access to two kitchens for self-catering in the main Lodge.
Under new management from 20th May 2022, our own "Explorer" team will be experimenting how to serve up a few more meals onto the table for you - leaving you with more time for chat and banter with co-residents around the dining table - and less time with dirty pans in the kitchen!
Meanwhile, we plan to provide energy snacks and Lochinver Pies in our shop at reception in the near future, giving you that extra bit of fuel while out on your adventures each day.
We hope to formalise our dining plans by 2023. We welcome your views and ideas on the kind of meals you'd like to see on the menu!
Quench your thirst
There's nothing like that satisfying taste of your first drink after a day of exploring - whether you've trekked up Ben More Assynt and Conival right behind the Lodge or spent a day out on the hills and waters of Assynt.
We have plans to stock up with more drinks and snacks in the Lodge shop, perhaps with beers, energy drinks and cordials. As we learn and understand where the demands for sit-down breakfast and evening meals take us, we will be exploring the drinks menu too - hopefully with your help!
Our future vision for food and drink
A secret formula? Well, the new owners of Inchnadamph Lodge already operate Lochinver Larder, famous for its Pie Shop and 18 varieties of meat, vegetarian and sweet pies. They won 'Scotland's Best Meat Pie' in 2022, alongside other Gold awards. Should Lochinver Pies be more easily available at the Lodge?
"We took over the Lochinver Pie Shop in January 2020, as new owners, and closed it down in March 2020! With the new Covid restrictions we introduced instead the takeaway 'Pie Shack', using an old military truck with raised platform, beside the River Inver and loch of Lochinver. As new owners of the Inchnadamph Lodge in June 2022, we plan to bring more food and drink to the dinner table for guests, and as well as any pre-booked passers-by.
Inspired by the Italian auberges of the Alps (Osterias), our idea is to have everyone sitting in the dining-room at long tables eating together. One simple menu, pre-booked, as we wish to mix overnight guests with those travelling the Cape Wrath Trail en-route.
I myself know the usual routine of self-catering in Assynt - the mandatory stop-off at Tesco for a big supermarket shop on the way up from Inverness or Ullapool! We hope to change-up the routine at Inchnadamph Lodge, by starting to offer some fixed menu dinners at the dining table, with our culinary talent and skill aiming to delight and satisfy. First we need to seek full authorisation from the council authorities, before we can start cooking for our guests.Sometimes a great day out exploring requires a perfect moment to relax and chill - to share stories of the day and to laugh out loud with new friends to be met around the dining table.
We hope to have a dialogue with past and present guests, to understand more about how you would like to 'feast and refuel' onsite."
John Snyder, Chief Explorer and co-Director of both the Inchnadamph Lodge and the Lochinver Larder companies.
Ideal base to explore
5 - Hostel Dorms with shared bathrooms and Main Lodge Kitchen, Lounge and Drying Room (32 guests)
6 - Private Bedrooms each with private bathroom and own kitchen: across 3 Steading Suites, 2 Shepherds Huts and 1 Walled Cottage (17 guests)
7 - Private Bedrooms with shared bathrooms and Main Lodge Kitchen, Lounge and Drying Room (17 guests)
1 - Classic 1972 VW Campervan (2 guests)