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:

★ Best Rate Guarantee or the difference back*
★ Hassle-free cancellation, should your plans change
★ Early check-in, from 1pm, subject to availability
★ Access to our exclusive offers

*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. For access to our exclusive offers, you don’t need to do anything, we will enrol you onto our mailing list. (You may opt out at any time).

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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….


Stay with us for only £99 per room, B&B & Dinner, until February 2024

There’s no better time to book a cosy Winter retreat with rooms for just £99 dinner, bed and breakfast for two*. Once they’re gone they’re gone! Applies to bookings made between 20th & 28th November…



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.

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Get cosy this winter with offers on 1,2,3 or 5-night stays

Thinking of booking a Winter getaway? We all need something to look forward to when the nights draw in… Frosty days, autumnal forest walks, breathtaking scenery and wildlife to behold across the Cairngorms National Park.…

Fireplace at the Boat Inn

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…

Warm Up Your Creativity


Join us this winter at The Boat Hotel for a series of enchanting craft workshops that will warm your heart and ignite your creativity. Embrace the season’s charm as you indulge in the art of…

Festive Packages

Join us to celebrate with our selection of festive packages

We’ve started adding our 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 2024…

Celebrate Burns Night with our 2 or 3-Course Set Menu

25TH - 28TH JANUARY 2024

Two or Three course Burns night supper in our Scottish restaurant Available 25st to 28th January 2024 £32.95 pp – 3 courses £27.95 pp – 2 courses Children up to 7 years old -£10 Is…

Enjoy A Romantic 3 Course Meal


This Valentine’s week treat your loved one to a three course romantic meal with a glass of champagne at The Boat Country Inn, near Aviemore. This romantic setting in the heart of the Cairngorms National…