Our Story

Great North Lodges – Our Story

Our story began in 1983 when we built Wolf lodge with friends. Being keen skiers, we always harboured the dream to have our own Ski Lodge nestled in Cairngorms. We settled on Carrbridge as it has a vibrant ski scene and very good local pubs.

Wooden Cabin with a hot tub

The 80’s presented many challenges and we needed help to pay the mortgage, and thus the dream was born. Wolf Lodge opened it’s door to guests and their dogs. The lodge became so successful due to being located in a pine wood, the Scandinavian style, log stove and sauna. Little did we know that these key features would become the signature elements of Great North Lodges.

Inspired by success, we embarked on the build of Beaver Creek Lodge, a bespoke design imported from Finland. A romantic cabin, set by a stream in the woods. It incorporated everything we knew that the guests would want.

Log cabin with hot tub and sauna
Beaver Creek Lodge

We started to expand as other owners were also attracted to our product. Great North Lodges opened offices in Aviemore and we became agents for other luxury lodge owners.

When we introduced our first property with outdoor HotTub, it was an instant success …….. we became mavericks and the “go to” for that extra bit of luxury………………. Our business has grown immensely and most of our lodges have spa facilities, are dog friendly or have something quite boutique.

We just love the life we have living and working in Aviemore ! Often we meet our guests out and about and its always really good to hear that they booked and are loving their stay in a Great North Lodge. “