Hostel Accommodation in Newtonmore

If you are looking for a place to stay, then look no further, our Cairngorms Adventure centre hostel provides accommodation in Newtonmore just 16 miles from Aviemore. Our lodge is located smack bang in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Of course, our Newtonmore hostel provides accommodation in the perfect year round location for all outdoor activities including mountain, water and snow sports. In addition, there is an abundance of low and high level walks and cycle routes are within walking distance. Love wildlife and nature? Being surrounded by nature walks, forest trails and river side paths you are spoilt for choices of places to explore.

The comfortable Lodge accommodates up to 72 people and can be split into 2 sections each with their own accommodation in the hostel, 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! If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Newtonmore or near Aviemore, then you need look no further than our hostel accommodation. Drop us a ring and we can help book you in.

Activities to do during your stay

Within 30 minutes of the Hostel accommodation from Newtonmore, you can access around 50 Munros in the Newtonmore & Aviemore area, three of which you can walk to from our doorstep! We have some of Scotland’s finest rivers for canoeingkayaking and white water rafting including the Rivers Spey and Findhorn. In addition to this, we are only 30 minutes drive from Cairngorm Mountain ski area and 45 minutes from the Nevis Range. If you are into mountain biking then there are hundreds of trails to explore!

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. Many of our guests book onto our activities while they stay, over the summer months, White Water Rafting and Canyoning are the most popular and over the winter months, Skiing and Snowboarding take the spot.

Facilities in our Newtonmore hostel accommodation:

  • 77 beds in 12 dorm style bedrooms
  • Free wifi in every room
  • Well stocked self catering kitchens or full board options for larger groups
  • 5 family rooms
  • Efficient drying rooms
  • Gardens with BBQ & picnic area
  • Washing & drying facility
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • 2 lounges
  • Dining rooms

Things to do in Newtonmore!

Alongside the adventurous activities and hostel accommodation that we offer, Newtonmore has many other visitor attractions and things to do!

  • Highland Folk Museum: At the Highland Folk Museum visitors experience a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s. The museum village was a film location in the first series of Outlander. Open daily, but has seasonal restrictions.
  • Shinty: Newtonmore are currently the top team in Scotland. Don’t miss the opportunity to take in a home match at the Eileen.
  • 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 of the Macpherson Clan. Open daily, but may have seasonal restrictions.
  • From our accommodation in Newtonmore, you can drive or cycle to Aviemore, where you can head up to Cairngorm Mountain for some summer or winter sports. Alternatively, Rothiemurchus Forest provides some excellent family venues for walking and mountain biking.

Badenoch Angling Association; Fishing Permits

The River Spey is one of the most popular rivers for people to fish. 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.

Newtonmore hostel accommodation Costs:

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we have to limit the number of guest at Craigower Lodge and limit the amount of room changeovers.

To achieve this, the following measure are in place until restrictions are lifted by the Scottish Government.

  1. We cannot offer shared dorm rooms to people from different households.
  2. Family rooms should be for one family household only
  3. Guests at the lodge must be booked on at least one Activity day per 2 night stay.

We hope these temporary changes do not inconvenience anyone too much. And hope this action demonstrates that we take the health and safety of our guests, staff and communities very seriously. Hopefully you can still join us this year for what will still be an amazing adventure.

Self Catering£21 per night (not available until further notice)
Bed and Breakfast£27 per night (not available until further notice)
Half Board£37 per night (not available until further notice)
Full Board£39 per night (not available until further notice)
Family Room£59 per night – each additional person £10 per night
Private Room Rate£49 per night 
Whole Centre (S/C)£1,100 per night
Half Centre (S/C) (up to 35 guests)£600 per night
Day Use of Lodge£5 per person
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