10 BEST Airbnbs In Fort William [For All Budgets!!]

Cazzy Magennis
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Cazzy Magennis
Last Updated:
October 20, 2022
With so much choice, deciding on the best Airbnb in Fort William for your trip can be a real challenge. To save time, here's a look at my 10 top choices.
best Airbnbs in Fort William

As one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland, you’ll be glad to learn that there are a LOT of amazing Airbnbs on offer

Perfect for relaxing in, when you’re not out and about exploring all of the wonderful sites Fort William has to offer.

It’s home to the highest mountain in all of the UK: Ben Nevis, and one of the world’s most beautiful train rides: The Jacobite!

Below, I’ll hope to inspire you with a rundown of the best Airbnbs Fort William has to offer.

As well as a few other useful tips and tricks for what to do in Fort William.

Let’s get started!

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How to choose the perfect Fort William Airbnb

We LOVE Airbnb. 

And it’s becoming more and more popular every year, as a great way to find unique accommodation. 

But if you’ve never stayed in an Airbnb, you may have some concerns with finding the best ones. Here are a few top tips on how to get the most out of your booking.

1. Try to have the whole home/place to yourself

When you choose to stay in an Airbnb property, you can actually choose properties that allow you to have the entire place to yourself

If possible, go for this option as you get more space and some really cool stays. Otherwise, there’s a chance you will end up sharing facilities unaware.

2. Pick something unique

The best thing about Airbnb is that the options are usually much more unique than a traditional hotel. 

You could find yourself staying in a log cabin, a shepherd's hut, a yurt, or even a castle! 

Even if you are just staying in someone's beautiful home or cottage, you usually find the attention to detail is above everything else and the hosts make sure your stay is fantastic!

3. Stay longer and save!

What we love about Airbnb is that many properties offer discounts the longer you stay. These come in the form of weekly or monthly discounts.

Not all properties offer this, but do tweak your stay dates and you can often save money just by staying an extra night in the same property. 

Meaning that Airbnb typically come in cheaper than hotel stays, no matter where you travel around the world. And Scotland is no exception.

The 10 BEST Airbnbs in Fort William 

To make your life easier, we've gone ahead and rounded up the 10 best Airbnbs Fort William currently has to offer

It’s the perfect mix of unique stays, and you're sure to find one that suits your needs perfectly. 

Before we go further, we've also included links to properties on VRBO, this is essentially the same as Airbnb and in some cases, it can be cheaper, or there can be more availability, so it gives you the ability of choice!

Plus, this is the last Airbnb post we will ever host on our website, due to their most recent actions, but rather than remove all their links, since you came here looking for Airbnb, I thought I'd just give you an alternative too!

Let’s get started ...

1. RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodge & Hot Tub $$$ - Most unique Airbnb in Fort William

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodge & Hot Tub

This beautiful Airbnb offers you fantastic accommodation in a unique setting. 

The individual “tiny homes” are set in the beautiful woodland, each has a spacious veranda reaching out over the river bank. 

You can relax on the terrace with a cup of coffee, and listen to the sound of the river, or relax in your very own private hot tub and enjoy fantastic views! 

This Airbnb has everything you need for a relaxing stay and I think it’s a perfect option for a couple seeking a romantic getaway in Fort William. 

Special features: 

  • Unique accommodation on the river 
  • Private jacuzzi 
  • Complimentary costa coffee

2. Cosy Woodland Log Cabin $ - Unique Airbnb Cabin in Fort William

Cosy woodland Log Cabin in Duisky, Fort William

This is definitely one of my favourite Airbnbs in Fort William! 

Fancy a stay in a cosy log cabin? Of course, you do!

Situated in a wild garden with access to 3 hectares of amazing woodland behind to explore, this property is a perfect relaxation escape. 

It offers a double bedroom, bathroom, a large living room, a wood-burning stove, and a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare some delicious meals. 

There is even a guitar for campfire songs and a fire pit available for use 30m from the cabin which is perfect for toasting marshmallows.

Special features: 

  • Wood Burning stove 
  • Outdoor fire pit 
  • Located within nature 

3. The Hideaway $ - Great Value Airbnb in Fort William

The Hideaway in Fort William

This is a newly renovated one-bedroom flat located on the Caol shorefront. This is one of the best valued Fort William accommodations on offer.

You’ll have uninterrupted views of Aonach Mhor, Ben Nevis, and surrounding hills from a large balcony. 

When you're dining, you’ll even have views of Loch Linnhe. 

This apartment is over 2 levels and has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay.

Special features: 

  • Jacuzzi bath
  • Views of Ben Nevis
  • Outdoor patio 

4. Ivy Cottage $ - Best budget Airbnb in Fort William

Ivy Cottage in Fort William

This cottage is located at Spean Bridge, which is just outside Fort William, but close enough to be Fort William! 

It offers a cosy 1 bedroomed space all on the lower floor. 

This beautiful Scottish cottage has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, including an open fireplace for a cosy evening get together. 

This is a perfect Airbnb in Fort William for hill walkers, outdoor enthusiasts, and couples. 

It’s actually less than £60 a night which is a bargain! 

Special features:

  • Open fireplace 
  • Set in natural surroundings
  • Cosy cottage vibe 

5. Harava Lodge $$ - Best Airbnb in Fort William to climb Ben Nevis

Harava Lodge Fort William Airbnb

This is a newly refurbished Airbnb in Fort William that offers 2 bedrooms allowing up to 4 guests. 

It’s only a 5-minute walk to the train station and town of Fort William, so it’s in a great location to visit nearby bars and restaurants. 

It’s nestled at the base of Cow Hill which is next to Ben Nevis, so this is a perfect Airbnb if you want to be close to hiking Ben Nevis. 

Special features: 

  • At the foot of Ben Nevis 
  • Central Fort William location 
  • Secluded in nature 

6. The Fort William Retreat $ - Best self-catering Airbnb in Fort William

The Fort William Retreat Airbnb

This is an excellent self-catering retreat that offers amazing views of Ben Nevis and Loch Linnie. It’s a walker's paradise as you have direct access to local walks from the property! 

You’re only a 15 minutes drive from Nevis Range and the UK's only Mountain Gondola. 

This property offers one bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor seating area. 

It’s the perfect property for those who enjoy the outdoors. 

Special features: 

  • Right in the heart of nature 
  • Whirlpool bath 
  • Direct access to local walks including Ben Nevis

7. The Wee Highland Shack $$  - Best Airbnb for couples in Fort William

The Wee Highland Shack Airbnb in Fort William

This cute and cosy Airbnb in Fort William offers fantastic views in a great setting! 

It’s small, but it’s got everything you need for a cosy stay. 

The chalet offers a double bed, its own wee toilet, and shower, TV, tea, and coffee making facilities, and a small fridge. 

Breakfast provisions are provided too and there’s an outdoor BBQ you can use if you wish!

Special features: 

  • Outdoor BBQ
  • The host is a fully qualified Mountain Bike guide and coach and can offer advice
  • A drying pod is available 

8. Westwind Eco Pod $$ - Super unique Airbnb in Fort William

Westwind Eco Pod Fort William

This beautiful Airbnb is located in the Upper Achintore area of Fort William and offers simple, but beautiful accommodation. 

It’s a modern tiny house equipped with all the essentials you’ll need for a comfortable stay in Fort William. 

Another unique feature of this Fort William Airbnb is the fact it’s eco friendly! 

The pod is equipped with dispensers throughout (ie, conditioner, shampoo, body wash, hand soap, washing up liquid, cereal, coffee/tea/sugar, and even the milk is reusable in glass bottles. So you can rest assured that if you stay here, you’re helping the environment! 

Special features:

  • Eco-friendly tiny home 
  • Views of Ben Nevis 
  • Breakfast basics included

9. Callanish $ - Best private room rental in Fort William

Callanish en suite Room 2 Airbnb

This Airbnb in Fort William is a little different than the others I’ve listed above. 

Basically, with a stay here, you’re renting a room within a house, rather than an entire home/space!

This is a great way to save money, but this is still a beautiful property and offers everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

All the guest rooms offered are en-suite and include tea, coffee & biscuits. 

You’re only a 20-minute walk from Fort Williams center to explore the local pubs and restaurants. 

You also have access to the cow hill circuit which is located right behind the main house, where you can walk into Glen Nevis then on to Ben Nevis.

Special features: 

  • Close to a starting point for Ben Nevis Hike 
  • Short walk to Fort William centre 
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits included

10. Super King Cottage $$ - Best cottage in Fort William

Detached Superking Cottage, Glen Nevis Airbnb

This beautiful luxury cottage in Fort William is in a brilliant location with stunning views of mountains. 

The Airbnb offers one large bedroom, an open-plan living/dining area, and a fully fitted kitchen. You’ve even got an outdoor seating area which provides a lovely place to enjoy the fresh air and amazing views that surround you. 

Airbnb puts it in the perfect position to explore local walks and spot deer, birds, and other wildlife. 

It’s truly a place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life! 

Special features: 

  • Located within nature 
  • A short walk from bar and restaurant 
  • Fire in living room 

Things to do in Fort William

Just before we finish, I thought I’d give you some quick inspiration on the best things to see and do in Fort William! 

1. Ride the Jacobite

From Fort William station, you can hop on the Jacobite train ride, which is a world-famous train journey that takes you from Fort William to Mallaig. 

If you’re a harry potter fan, then you might recognize this train, it’s made by the same company who made the Hogwarts Express, and the train journey itself takes you past some famous Harry Potter filming locations in Scotland

2. Climb Ben Nevis 

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK coming in at 1,345 m, and if the conditions are right, then why not give it a climb! 

When we visited Fort William, there was snow on the top, and we didn’t have the right gear for that, but perhaps we can visit in the future and hike it then.

Here’s a useful guide for climbing Ben Nevis.

3. Go Skiing 

Another popular activity in Fort William is to go skiing. 

You’ve got the Ben Nevis ski centre for all your ski needs, and you can take lessons here if you’re just starting out. 

If you don’t fancy skiing, you can still take the cable car up the mountain to the restaurant for amazing views! 

4. Drive through Glen Coe 

One activity you absolutely must do when you visit Fort William is to rent a car (if you don’t already have one with you) and drive through nearby Glen Coe. 

I think Glen Coe is the most beautiful area in all of Scotland and the landscapes here are just amazing! 

It was our favourite road trip in Scotland, an experience I will never forget.

There are also lots of different walks you can undertake, and river rafting is a popular activity too. 

5. Take a day trip to the Glenfinnan Viaduct 

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is less than half an hours drive from Fort William and it’s well worth the visit. 

This beautiful bridge is a fantastic place to visit to see the Jacobite Express ride over. 

The bridge itself is magnificent and there’s also a tranquil loch located across the road from the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre which is worth visiting too.

Over to you

So there you have it, my guide to the best Airbnbs Fort William has to offer!

Hopefully this has been useful and you’ve found one that you love.

Now it’s over to you … you have the tough choice of deciding which one is perfect for you.

I recommend booking up as far in advance as possible. In the summer months, the best Airbnbs in Scotland book up months in advance, so don’t dilly dally!

If you are planning to travel elsewhere in Scotland, be sure to check out my other guide on the best hotels in Scotland with pools, for even more wanderlust.

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