The Great North Lodge story began in 1983 when we built Wolf lodge in Carrbridge with some friends. Being keen skiers, we always harboured the dream to have our own Ski Lodge nestled in the Cairngorms.
The 80’s presented many challenges and we needed help to pay the mortgage, and so our business and our dream was born. Wolf Lodge opened its door to guests and of course their dogs. The location in a pine wood along with the Scandinavian styling, log stove and sauna was a real hit with guests and ensured the lodge’s success.
These key features would become the signature elements of Great North Lodges. Inspired by the success, we embarked to build Beaver Creek Lodge, a bespoke design imported from Finland. A romantic cabin, set by a stream in the woods. It incorporated everything we knew our the guests would love and it remains a firm favourite for our guests today.
We started to expand as other owners were also attracted to our model. Great North Lodges opened offices in Aviemore and we became agents for other luxury lodge owners. This has continued to this day and we now represent a diverse range of properties in our portfolio.
When we introduced our first property with an outdoor hottub, at the time this was seen as a bold, maverick like move but it proved to be an instant success and is now a firm part of what our lodges offer.
Our business has grown immensely since the early days and we have seen and embraced many changes in both our local area and industry – but one thing has remained the same and that is our commitment to giving our guests the best experience.
Our small team is based here in Aviemore and we all love the life we have living and working in the Cairngorms National Park. We are passionate about our area and all it has to offer – with so much on our doorstep, we have no doubt you will love it too.