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LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE BOAT COUNTRY INN

With Valentines day right around the corner, we thought you would like to know our Top 3 romantic things to do in and around The Boat of Garten when you book your Valentines Stay with us. Abernethy National Nature Reserve Take a relaxing romantic walk around this beautiful nature reserve. Abernethy is a nature reserve that is ancient, wild and immeasurably special – a place so extraordinary that it can feel like another country. Nestled in Abernethy, the Loch Garten Nature Centre is the perfect spot…

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Winter Wonderland in Aviemore

Visiting Aviemore in the Winter season is like taking a journey through a winter wonderland. With stunning scenery on our doorstep, wonderful wildlife, and an array of different outdoor activities to choose from, now is the perfect time to book your stay with us and plan your winter adventure! We have picked 5 of the best outdoor activities you must try when visiting us! HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK From little red squirrel’s to the Amur Tiger’s, this wildlife park boasts amazing collection of little and large…

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Christmas Traditions

When December arrives each year, it brings friends and family together like no other holiday. A time to reflect on the past 12 months and be thankful for everything you have been through and everything you have in your life. Christmas is a time for love, laughter fun and traditions. Wether you have a family tradition dating back generations and want to add something a little different, or you are a new family searching for the perfect family tradition to end the year with, We…

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Adventures in and around The Boat Country Inn.

Adventures in and around The Boat Country Inn. Being situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park is in itself a blessing, but to have so many activities on our doorstep is an added bonus.  The countryside is beautiful on its own, so for our guests, just a simple walk and picnic has always been a favourite day out. However, as we are opening back up, more and more activities can be enjoyed!  Picking only a handful of adventures has been difficult; however, we…

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Our Dog Friendly Promise to you…

We understand that your dog is part of your family, and leaving them, while you treat yourself to a Staycation, would be very daunting. However, we are ”dog friendly” both in the restaurant and hotel, meaning you no longer need to worry about leaving them behind. A study shows that over 50% of the UK population have a family dog, therefore it is so important to us to be able to give you and your pet the chance to enjoy a staycation together. The Boat…

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Welcome back!

Since the start of this global pandemic, we have seen so many changes made to the hospitality industry. Thankfully we have managed to work together as a team to ensure our re-opening is as safe as can be for our guests. We understand how tough this last year has been for everyone, and with that in mind, we can assure you that your stay with us will be the relaxing, enjoyable one you so truly deserve. We are proud to be a dog-friendly hotel. Therefore,…

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Our plans for the future at The Boat Country Inn and Restaurant

At the time of writing, we’re still in lockdown, but that’s not stopping us planning for the future. For now, let’s look at what we’ve done over the last 12 months to make The Boat Country Inn and Restaurant the place you love to come to. We’ve had a programme of refurbishment which involved: -Refurbishment of 15 rooms -A brand new Coffee Lounge which has been created off the main reception area -Restaurant and Bar with new tables, chairs and decor -Osprey Function room has…

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Why we’re asking you to pay it forward

No one could have planned for a global pandemic; the run-up to the 22nd March, reacting to COVID-19 and the ever-changing landscape is something that the team will never forget. Our team are mainly still with us, some managed to get home before the lockdown in the UK and their home countries, and we’re pleased that they’re all staying safe. But now we are looking forward. We don’t know when this will end yet, but we know it will, as we look to China and…

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French Onion Soup

A hearty soup and onions are generally easy to get hold of. We are bringing a series of recipes to you direct from our Chef’s little black recipe book. This French Onion soup is well worth the wait, and with cheesy croutons on top, it’s great comfort food. Ingredients Butter 75g Vegetable oil 1 tbsp Onions 1kg, halved and thinly sliced Thyme 10 sprigs, leaves picked Garlic 4 cloves, thinly sliced Caster sugar 1 tsp Beef stock 1.5 litres Bovril 2 tsp, (optional but really tasty) Sourdough bread 4 small slices Gruyère cheese 200g, grated Worcestershire…

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Bringing the Outdoors Indoors

We are bringing the outdoors, indoors to you with our selection of webcams in the Cairngorms National Park. While we’re all staying at home either working, homeschooling or looking for new ways to keep entertained we’ve been looking around at the various webcams that we know are in the area. We’ve shared our favourites for you to enjoy over the coming weeks. Keep checking in for your fix of the great outdoors in the Cairngorms National Park. Cairngorm Mountain Take a trip into the mountains…

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