What to expect from your stay at the Big Husky Lodge
BIG HUSKY LODGE ACCOMMODATION
This luxury accommodation lodge is a huge 5500 sq. ft. Alpine Ski Lodge set in its own grounds in an enviable central highland location. There is ample private parking onsite.
Wonderfully spacious lounge (27 x 12 metres long) perfect for large groups to be together featuring a bespoke red cedar wood table seating 23 people in comfort and a wonderful hand carved wood bar area with seating. Three log stoves including one huge double glass stove in the centre of the lounge (logs provided). Heat and power usage included.
The lodge is full of 'media toys' that will keep everyone entertained - whether a family get away, corporate event or wedding. Complemented with Free Wi-Fi throughout, the lodge benefits from Smart TV's, Sonos Streaming Music System, Spotify and Netflix. Everything you need to ensure your day continues well after the early activities have been enjoyed.
Outdoor entertainment is all part of the lodge too with a hot tub (bathrobes and slippers provided), large secure garden area and family decking. Inside there are two large outdoor dining areas ensure enough space for all of your guests.
Continuing with the full bespoke experience the lodge also has a Luxurious Spa Suite comprising of a Sauna, 4 Person Jacuzzi Bath and a rain shower.
Trout fishing at local loch including boats (must be pre booked - price on request). Freeview in all rooms. Large Selection of DVDs. Chess, Draughts and Card Games provided. Pets are very welcome at Big Husky Lodge (£35 additional charge per pet). Outdoor bbq. All crockery, pots, pans glassware, bedlinen and towels provided. Large garden and terrace area surrounding the property. Outdoor Children's play area.
- 3 Wood Burning Stoves (Logs provided)
- Smart TV's throughout including 2 60" LED TV's
- Netflix and Spotify
- SONOS Streaming Music System
- Excellent WI-FI & Broadband
- Scandinavian Sauna
- Hot Tub
- 4 Person Jacuzzi Bath
- Freeview TV in all rooms
- Pool Table & Darts Board
- 2 Separate Bar Areas with Chillers
- Nespresso Machine
- Children's Outdoor Play Area
- Private Dining Options
- Bespoke Catering
- Piano for Entertaining
- Private property with gated access
- 1 Large Lounge
- 1 Large Family Room
- Dining Area Seating 23
- Spacious Kitchen with Breakfast Bar
- Sports Room & Bar (Darts board, pool table & large TV)
- Main Bar (The Big Grey Man's Inn)
- Games Den with PS3 and Board Games
- Utility and Boot Room
- Ski, Golf and Bike Storage
- Two Outdoor Dining Areas
- Outdoor BBQ
- Secure Decking Area
- Gated Garden
- Dishwasher, Washing Machine & Tumble Drier
- Cots & High Chairs available
- Well behaved pets allowed
- 8 Unique Bedrooms in total with individual identities as follows:
- 4 Signature Bedrooms, all with en-suite (Shabby Chic Super Kingsize, Chesterfield Kingsize, Retro Double & Industrial Kingsize)
- 2 Family Bunk Rooms, one with en-suite
- 1 Triple Room with single beds, with en-suite
- 1 Twin Room
- All en-suites feature showers
- Separate WC
- Built in wardrobes throughout
Your stay at the luxury Big Husky Lodge begins when you set your eyes upon the beautiful lodge. Every room and feature is tailored to ensure the most luxurious stay is had by all who arrive at the lodge. To help you unwind, either on your arrival or after one of the many activities and tours on offer, we supply to all of our guest The White Company shower gels, shampoo, conditioner and body milk.
What is The Grey Man's Inn?
The Grey Man's Inn is a relaxing bar area of the Big Husky Lodge based on the legend of The Big Grey Man of MacDhui. Known locally for decades in Aviemore, it entered popular folklore when Professor Normal Collie reported his experiences of Fearlas Mor (as the Big Grey Man is known locally) while on a trip to New Zealand in 1889. He later repeated the story at a meeting of the Cairngorm Club in 1925:
"I was returning from the cairn on the summit in a mist when I began to think I heard something else than merely the noise of my own footsteps. Every few steps I took I heard a crunch, then another crunch as if someone was walking after me but taking steps three or four times the length of my own. I said to myself 'this is all nonsense'. I listened and heard it again but could see nothing in the mist . As I walked on and the eerie crunch, crunch sounded behind me I was seized with terror and took to my heels, staggering blindly among the boulders for four or five miles nearly down to Rothiemurchus Forest. Whatever you make of it I do not know, but there is something very queer about the top of Ben MacDhui and will not go back there again by myself I know."
This amazing and creepy story from an otherwise sensible man brought credibility to the myth and many people since have told of their own experiences with the Big Grey Man. Affleck Grey later completed his book on the myth, exploring the stories and their possible reasons for occurring.
Although nobody has ever come face to face with The Big Grey Man - his persistence to put fear into the men who hear him continues, even although most agree that there is in fact no such thing. However, the story remains a strong legend in the area even today and perhaps may even become part of your own adventure as you enter the beautiful landscapes of the Cairngorms.