Accommodation In Loch Lomond: 15 Best Places To Stay!

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Cazzy Magennis
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February 13, 2021
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Finding the best accommodation in Loch Lomond can be tricky. Why? Because it's the biggest loch in Scotland and there are so many choices! Let us help you.
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From unique Airbnbs, to country cottages, to lavish hotels, I’ve summed up the best accommodation Loch Lomond has to offer! 

This really is a stunning part of the country, one of the most magical places to visit in Scotland

It offers so much natural beauty, and is less than an hour from Glasgow. 

Lots of people visit Loch Lomond to immerse themselves in nature, eat good food at a local Scottish pub and take on one of the great walking routes in the area … Ben Lomond.

Regardless of why you’re visiting, you can find the perfect place to stay in Loch Lomond right here! 

**For your peace of mind: all these properties have additional Covid-preventative measures in place. 

Loch Lomond cow on Ben Lomond
Look at those views!

Where to stay in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a pretty darn big lake! But it is pretty easy to drive to any area within half an hour. So, regardless of where you choose to stay, you’ll always be within a short driving distance from other locations!

But there are 3 main popular places to base yourself in Loch Lomond. Afterwards, I’ll dive into what I believe to be the 15 best places to stay around Loch Lomond.

1. Balloch 

Situated on the southern shores of Loch Lomond, Balloch is a small village offering a wide range of indoor, outdoor, and water-based activities alongside fantastic shopping and dining for all the family. It’s often regarded as the “gateway” to Loch Lomond! 

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2. Luss

This pretty conservation village is situated almost 10 miles south of Tarbet on the western shore of Loch Lomond. This is a popular spot for holidaymakers to visit and it boasts lots of charm.  At Rossdhu House, there is a championship golf course that hosts the Barclays Scottish Open each year in July.

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3. Drymen 

A quaint but beautiful village that lies in the hills at the western end of the Campsie Fells, overlooking the Endrick Water as it reaches Loch Lomond. This is a popular base to explore all of Loch Lomond, whose eastern shore offers some of the most amazing scenery in all of the National Park. It’s also possible to rent bikes in Drymen to follow the Loch Lomond cycleway.

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The best 15 places to stay in Loch Lomond

1. The Loch Lomond But ‘n’ Ben $ - Best budget cottage in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond But n Ben

Looking for a cute cottage in Loch Lomond?

Then this is the place for you! 

This 1 bedroom semi-detached cottage is set on 13 acres of beautiful private land with stunning views over some of Scotland's finest scenery and hills including Ben Lomond (which you can hike, btw!). 

You’ll have the entire property to yourself and it’s equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay including, a king-size bed, private decking area, kitchen with all the utensils, and you’ve got a wood-burning fire for those cosy nights!

Special features: 

  • Wood burning log fire
  • You can walk to Ben Lomond from here 
  • Only a 15-minute drive to the quaint village of Drymen 

2. Cabin In Luss at Loch Lomond $ - Best accommodation in Luss

Cabin In Luss at Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond with fantastic views, this cabin is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway at Loch Lomond! 

This cabin is beautifully decorated throughout and it’s fully self-contained with an en suite shower room, TV, and free WiFi. 

You’ve got a kitchen area to prepare meals with epic views overlooking Loch Lomond! 

If you seek amazing views in your Loch Lomond accommodation then this property is a great choice! 

Special features: 

  • Fully glazed cabin for epic views 
  • All-in-one open plan design 
  • Right in the heart of Loch Lomond 

3. Darroch Garden Room $$ - Best Airbnb in Loch Lomond

Darroch Garden Room hot tub cottage in Luss Loch Lomond

If you’re seeking accommodation in Loch Lomond with your own private hot tub, then look no more! 

This quaint but comfortable cabin offers you everything you need for a brilliant stay, including your very own private jacuzzi. 

This is a contemporary retreat with its own private entrance and decked area is located over Allt a’ Chaorach. 

The property is beautifully decorated throughout and includes floor-to-wall ceiling windows, vintage furniture, and reclaimed wooden flooring. 

You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the mornings with your stay. 

This property doesn’t include a kitchen, but you’re only a short distance from lots of local restaurants and pubs! 

Special features: 

  • Private jacuzzi 
  • Breakfast box delivered privately 
  • A great starting point for local hikes and walks

4. The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel $$ - Best hotel in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

This hotel is located in Luss, which is considered one of the best areas to stay in Loch Lomond. This beautiful hotel has been welcoming guests for centuries and has highly rated reviews meaning it’s one of the best hotels in Loch Lomond. 

The property still retains its charm with original features throughout, and the rooms include all the luxury elements you want from a traditional inn, including Egyptian cotton bedding and feather pillows and duvets! 

You’ll have one of the best night sleeps of your life with that setup! 

Special features: 

  • Onsite cosy restaurant and bar 
  • Outdoor terrace set within landscaped gardens
  • Champagne afternoon teas are available

5. Queen of the Loch, Balloch $ - Best Loch Lomond accommodation for families

Queen of the Loch hotel

This property has always been a favorite for accommodation in Loch Lomond and it’s one of the best well-known hotels in Balloch! 

This property offers accommodation for solo travelers, couples, and family rooms. 

There is an on-site restaurant and bar, and there’s a beautiful outdoor dining area. 

There’s even a children's playground!

This property is located perfectly to explore all the best attractions Loch Lomond has to offer including, the Balloch Castle Country Park.

Special features: 

  • Children’s playground: great for kids!
  • Breakfast is available and kids eat free
  • Indoor fireplace for dining area 

6. Dunroamin Lodges $$ - Best accommodation in Loch Lomond for couples

Dunroamin Lodge in Loch Lomond

Located in the town of Drymen, these little lodges offer perfect quirky accommodation in Loch Lomond! 

They’re designed as small huts, but offer everything you want for a comfortable stay. 

These huts offer a small private patio, a kitchen with a microwave, a dining area, TV, bathroom, comfortable bed, and cooking facilities. 

You’ve even got an outdoor BBQ to enjoy when the weather is great! 

But what’s special about this accommodation in Loch Lomond is the mountain views that are offered from your dining table. 

Picture you and your partner with a bottle of something nice and stunning views of the mountains! 

Special features: 

  • Mountain views 
  • Unique property design 
  • Located within nature 

7. Bonnie Barns $$$ - Most unique accommodation in Loch Lomond!

Bonnie Barns - Inchmurrin Barn with Hot Tub Loch Lomond

These barns take 5-star glamping to a new level! 

Designed exclusively for couples, with a maximum capacity of 2 adults per barn, this is the perfect property for a romantic getaway in Loch Lomond. 

The Bonnie Barns come with all you need for a relaxing stay including, a full-size king bed, a kitchen for cooking meals, a 43 inch TV, and a private bathroom.

You even have your own 2 personal Hot Tub with a private deck so you can relax and reconnect in the beautiful surroundings of open fields and panoramic views over Loch Lomond- sounds magical!

Special features: 

  • Private 2 person hot tub 
  • Private deck 
  • In nature 

8. Ardlui Hotel $$ - Best mid-range hotel in Loch Lomond

Ardlui Hotel in Loch Lomond

This beautiful hotel in Loch Lomond is located right on the shores of the famous loch! 

This property offers en-suite accommodation with beautifully decorated rooms, an on-site restaurant, and a bar (to enjoy their extensive whisky menu!), and you’re only a 4-minute walk from the Ardlui Pier and railway station. 

Rooms here include a bath (if requested) and some rooms include views of Loch Lomond! 

The area is well known for its wildlife, beautiful walking paths, great boating, and glorious scenery. 

Special features: 

  • Cosy bar with a wood burning stove 
  • Jukebox and pool table 
  • Right on the shore of Loch Lomond 

9. Riverside apartment in Balloch $ - Best budget apartment in Loch Lomond

Riverside Apartment in Loch Lomond

If you prefer to be close to all the action, and like your own space, then this beautiful riverside apartment, with views of the marina is a perfect choice for you! 

Situated on the main street of Balloch, you’re just a few steps away from Loch Lomond. 

You can wander around the loch, or even pop on a boat ride with ease. 

This apartment is fully equipped with a kitchen, but if you’d rather dine out then you’re minutes away from a range of restaurants and bars. 

Special features: 

  • Marina view apartment 
  • Full apartment to yourself
  • Steps away from Loch Lomond 

10. Quarry Cottage $$$ - Best luxury cottage in Loch Lomond

Quarry Cottage Loch Lomond

This is another beautiful cottage in Scotland to stay in. 

Bright, spacious, and cosy, this cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Loch Lomond. 

You’ve even got a wood burner to keep you warm in the evenings after a day at the lake. 

Quarry Cottage is the perfect retreat for a romantic holiday for a couple or a small family. 

The cottage is all on one level, with 3 bedrooms. 

There are also patio doors leading to the garden with a seating area and barbecue which will be perfect in those summer months. 

You’re in a perfect position to explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Special features: 

  • Wood burning log fire
  • Pets are allowed 
  • On-site laundry facilities

11. The Lodge at Braemor $$ - Best self-catering lodge in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond The Lodge at Braemor

Located at the northern end of Loch Lomond near the Village of Arrochar, this beautiful lodge is wonderfully designed. 

Featuring two en-suite double bedrooms, this property sits on the hillside with fantastic panoramic views over Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps. 

This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life. 

It comes fully furnished and equipped with a kitchen, washing machine, dryer, TV, and wifi. There is also a large outside decking area perfect for enjoying those evening sunsets with a glass of wine.

Special features: 

  • Panoramic views 
  • Entire chalet to yourself 
  • En-suite bedrooms throughout 

12.  Sheildaig Farm B&B $$ - Best B&B in Loch Lomond

Sheildaig Farm B&B in Loch Lomond

Fancy a stay on a farm-style bed and breakfast in Loch Lomond!? 

Set in Balloch, this is a beautiful 19th century converted farmhouse that offers 3 courtyard rooms, all with their own private entrance, ensuite shower room, TV, fridge, queen size bed, and tea and coffee making facilities. 

Located within nature, this property is only one mile from Loch Lomond and the town of Balloch. 

This is a place that offers a sense of serenity in a beautiful setting. 

Special features: 

  • Converted farmhouse 
  • Local walks available on site
  • Breakfast is included

13. Ardlui Lochside Lodges $$$ - Best place to stay in Loch Lomond for large groups

Ardlui Lochside Lodges

These amazing lodges look like mini log cabins and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the swiss alps or Bavaria! 

Each beautiful lodge comes with a hot tub, sauna, double glazing, and central heating.

You’re covered for all seasons here!

You’ll also have a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a luxurious lounge that features a real flame fire. 

This property also boasts a garden area, barbecue facilities, and a bar. 

There is so much to do in this area too, including hiking, swimming, fishing, and more! 

Special features: 

  • Private jetty for guests' use
  • Fishing permits can be purchased 
  • Private hot tub AND sauna 

14. The Boathouse Apartment $ - Best budget accommodation in Loch Lomond

Boathouse apartment overlooking Loch Lomond

This beautiful property offers a luxury self-catering space for up to 2 guests on the banks of Loch Lomond. 

You’re in a perfect position to explore since you’re only a few miles from the Scottish highlands and a short drive from Glasgow! 

This apartment offers panoramic views of Loch Lomond and has all you need for a cosy stay including a fully equipped kitchen, SKY movies, and more. 

You’re a few minutes walk from a variety of beaches, and you can easily get to more lively spots in Loch Lomond (such as Balloch and Luss) within a 5-minute drive.

Special features:

  • Outside gazebo dining area 
  • Beautiful views of Loch Lomond 
  • Excellent location 

15. Fruin Farm Boutique stay $$ - Best Boutique accommodation in Loch Lomond

Boutique accommodation in Loch Lomond

Located in the foothills of Loch Lomond this property offers you a peaceful and picturesque stay within the National Park. 

Transport yourself to nature and immerse yourself in the surroundings. 

Unwind in style and if you seek activity then you can swim, run, walk or even go golfing. 

This unique place to stay in Loch Lomond includes a walk-in shower, a separate dressing room, and a free-standing bath in the bedroom. A king-size bed awaits and with no neighbors, you won’t even need to draw the curtains. 

Your company will be the farm animals on-site!

Special features:

  • Located on a working farm 
  • Freestanding bathtub 
  • Located in nature 

Getting to Loch Lomond 

Loch Lomond is only 30 minutes away from Glasgow, and since Glasgow has an international airport, it’s super easy to get to and from Loch Lomond! 

You can also easily reach Loch Lomond from Edinburgh, though it will take more than twice as long. 

We visited Loch Lomond in our campervan as a part of a Scotland road trip, but I 100% recommend that you have your own vehicle to explore. 

You can check out car rental in Glasgow right here to find the best deals! 

climbing Ben Lomond
The climb up Ben Lomond

Final thoughts

So there we have it! My guide to the best accommodation in Loch Lomond

I hope you find this post useful in planning your trip to Loch Lomond, and Scotland in general.

For more wanderlust inspiration, check out my other Scotland accommodation guides, including:

Best pool hotels in Scotland

Best Airbnbs in Scotland

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