That warm hug after a day out and about

We know what you need is a cosy bedroom to call home after a day out exploring. The Boat Country Inn hotel near Aviemore is just that. A place to stay in the Cairngorms. A Victorian period hotel on the platform of the Strathspey Steam railway, in the Osprey village.

Warm and cosy rooms, some with views of the mountains, some with views of the garden, some with views of the village. Whichever room you choose to stay in, the room will be family friendly, dog friendly, a hotel in the Cairngorms. No matter which room you choose, we aim to make your stay a home from home experience.

Book direct with confidence and our promise to you is:

★ Our best rate guaranteed, or the difference back*
★ Free upgrade subject to availability
★ Hassle-free cancellation, should your plans change
★ Early check-in, from 1pm, subject to availability
★ Access to our exclusive offers
★ Book for your dog(s) to stay too. Full details click here

*If you happen to find a cheaper rate online for the same arrival date, the same number of nights and the same booking conditions, we will price match. Please provide full details including a copy of your reservation.
You’ll have access to our flexible booking rate with 48 hours cancellation policy prior to arrival, or you can choose to pay in advance to receive an even better rate.
By booking direct, you cut out any online middle agents and get to be in direct contact with the team at The Boat.
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Log fire in the lounge at the Boat Hotel
Dear antler light fitting
View from a room at the Boat Hotel

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Special Offers

Whether it’s last minute, a long awaited trip away, family celebration, staycation or even a workcation, we have a hotel offer for you. Take us up on an Aviemore hotel deal today. It’s that warm hug after a day out and about….


Every Sunday

Join us every Sunday for an exceptional brunch experience at The Boat. Immerse yourself in the breath taking landscapes of the Highlands while indulging in a culinary journey that captures the essence of Scottish hospitality

Father's Day Brunch

Sunday 16th June

Enjoy the afternoon together this Father’s Day making memories and sharing stories over Sunday Brunch and the first pint for Dad on us! With fabulous Sunday Brunch menu available this Father’s Day and a delicious…

Festive Packages

Join us to celebrate with our selection of festive packages

We’ve started adding our 2024/25 festive packages and offers to the website… So whatever the festive occasion, whether it’s the office Christmas party, Christmas Dinner for all the family, a festive getaway or seeing in…



Dark Skies Weekend 2-night break Friday 8th November 2024 – Sunday 23rd February 2025 From £316 ● Offer based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room, for 2 nights in a twin or…



If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special, why not consider the Boat Gift Vouchers. Vouchers are available in increments of £20, are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

The Boat Gift Vouchers


From 27th September

Forest Bathing Weekend Break ● 2 night stay for two people sharing a twin or double room ● Full hearty Scottish breakfast each morning ● Dinner ● forest bathing session ● Complimentary Wi-Fi A weekend…

Staycation Hotel Offer

Stay 2 nights and save 15% off our best available rate

A moment to explore, a moment to share, a moment to enjoy. Let us make your moment a cosy one. With log fires burning, warming cocktails or coffee and a range of specials from steak…