A shining beacon in the glassy opal waters that give name to the ‘dark village’ of Luss, the four star Lodge on Loch Lomond placidly surveys the majestic Scottish landscape. Mountains rise broodily in the background, indigo-hued as the sun dips behind them, granting the village its atmospheric title. The village has been designated as a conservation area and is used as a setting for several television shoots, and has a heady history of clan warfare whispering through its well-tended walkways and inconspicuous low stone cottages.
Land lochside with today's Groupon from the Lodge on Loch Lomond:
In Munro room with three course meal and full Scottish breakfast on one morning
With four twinkling stars in its eyes, Lodge on Loch Lomond gazes out across shimmering waters and rugged peaks of unspoilt Scottish countryside. Duos can help the hotel celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a two night stay in a Munro room, which boasts vista-gazing balconies alongside LCD televisions, movies on demand, a mini bar, and fluffy bath robes. Downstairs, the restaurant tickles eyes and bellies alike, serving up panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes alongside flavour-packed dishes, artfully crafted using local produce wherever possible. On the first evening, pairs can tuck into a three course dinner from the market menu, with an assortment of contemporary European plates to choose from such as wild mushroom ravioli, oven roasted Shetland salmon and braised Perthshire pork belly. Arising on the first morning, a full Scottish breakfast will provide fuel for the day ahead, which may include a trip to the health suite where a sparkling pool awaits. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the second morning for £10 per person, and a number of room upgrade options are available for a surcharge.
Wander the picturesque streets of Luss and drop by the kilt tailor or the bagpipe works for a traditional taste of Scotland. Alternatively, step out onto Luss pier for spectacular views of the Loch, or hop on a boat cruise to explore a little further. You can also visit local whisky distilleries for tours and tastings, or try one of the many outdoor activities available nearby such as fishing, golf, or horse riding. Miles of scenic hikes wind through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, while the bright lights of Glasgow are only a 45 minute drive away.
A small number of facilities can be found in Luss itself, including a village store and gift shops. A water taxi from Luss travels to Balmaha where there are shops, restaurants and castle ruins, and Balloch, a base for cruises and for onward travels around Scotland. Also close to Balloch is Loch Lomond Shores, a large shopping and leisure complex featuring both high street stores and boutique gift shops.
Flights: Glasgow airport is just over half an hour away from the hotel, and low cost airlines operate frequent flights from many major cities.
Train: The West Highland Line travels to Oban or Fort William, with buses connecting to the loch villages.
By Road: The A82 links Glasgow to Luss.
Groupon Top Tip
The three Loch Lomond islands which are not privately owned provide unspoilt walks and beautiful views, although dogs are not permitted. Boats for Inchcailloch depart from Balmaha pier.
Lodge on the Loch is rated a well-appointed 4/5 on TripAdvisor. Guests said they felt it was perfect for a romantic getaway and raved about the spa facilities, stunning views and helpful staff.
Rooms, setting, spa facilties [sic] were all exceptional. Breakfast in bed certainly added to the break. Great place and we will have fond memories of it.
– WestCoastCouple6, TripAdvisor, Nov 2011
Reception staff were welcoming, helpful and willing to lend an umbrella! Maître de clearly pulled a dinner shift followed by a breakfast shift and she was still smiling and friendly.
– Foodfan74, TripAdvisor, Oct 2011