Hostel Accommodation

Craigower Lodge is situated in the Highland village of Newtonmore within the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. It is the perfect year round location for all outdoor activities including mountain, water and snow sports. The area has an abundance of low and high level walks and cycle routes, and if you love wildlife and nature, you will be spoilt for choice of places to explore and wildlife to see.

Stag & Hen groups are welcome at our Lodge as part of an activity package.  Please visit the Stag & Hen section for full details of activities and package costings.  Choose your dates and select your activities – let us make your weekend a memorable one! Catered options are available for groups of 10 or more.

Activities to do During your Stay

Within 30 minutes of Craigower Lodge you can access around 50 Munros, three of which you can walk to from our doorstep! We have some of Scotland’s finest rivers for canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting including the Rivers Spey & Findhorn. In addition to this, we are only 30 minutes drive from Cairngorm Mountain ski area and 45mins from the Nevis Range. We are also surrounded by hundreds of miles of superb trails for mountain biking, suitable for all ability levels.

We can also provide equipment rental for most outdoor sports including snowsports, winter skills, canoes, mountain bikes and kayaks. Instruction or guiding is available if required.


  • 68 beds in 12 Bedrooms
  • Dining Room
  • Self catering or full board
  • Guest Self Catering kitchens
  • 5 Family rooms
  • Efficient drying rooms
  • Gardens w BBQ & picnic area
  • Washing & Drying Facility
  • 2 Lounges
  • Wifi
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The comfortable Lodge accommodates up to 68 people and can be split into 2 sections each with their own accommodation, lounges and kitchens. It is the perfect place for all types of groups to get together.

The Lodge is commonly used for family gatherings, climbing or canoe club meets as well as a wide range of educational visits. We’ve even hosted weddings!

Things to do in Newtonmore!

Alongside the adventurous activities we offer Newtonmore has a many other visitor attractions and things to do!

Highland Folk Museum: A the Highland Folk Museum visitors experience a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s. Open daily, but may have seasonal restrictions.

Wild Cat Nature Trail: Explore Newtonmore with a 10km waymarked path encircling the village.  Pick up a challenge map and see how many wild cats you can spot!.

Clan Macpherson Museum: Uncover the history to the Macpherson Clan.  Open daily, but may have seasonal restrictions.

Badenoch Angling Association; Fishing Permits

The River Spey is one of the most popular rivers for people to fish on. The Association controls fishing on the River Spey from the mouth of the River Tromie to the Spey Dam at Laggan.  If you wish during your stay to get a permit please head to the Badenoch Angling Association official website.

Room Rates & Packages

  • Self Catering£19 per night
  • Bed and Breakfast£25 per night
  • Half Board£35 per night
  • Full Board£38 per night
  • Family Room (2 adults & 2 children) additional under 16s £10£59 per night max 4
  • Whole Centre (S/C)£1100 per night
  • Half Centre (S/C)£525 per night
  • Stag & Hen Groups (1 Night & 1 Activity)£78 per person