Loch Leven Hotel stands on the shores of a freshwater loch, near the quaint little village of North Ballachulish in the Western Highlands. A historic inn dating back to the 17th century, the lodge was once used as a coaching and ferry inn for the Ballachulish Ferry. Today, it continues to maintain a traditional façade with a shingled roof and gables. Stay in exclusive ensuite rooms that offer all modern amenities. Expect to find a comfortable bed with books by a Scottish author at your bedside and large windows overlooking the gardens, the picturesque loch, and the highlands in the distance. The lodge also offers facilities for differently-abled guests and pet dogs. Putter about the landscaped gardens and the lochside, or discover the ‘literature lounge’ and the hotel’s own craft gin distillery. Sign up for the gin school classes to learn the art of distilling your own batch of signature gin. Check out the hotel’s popular bar, which has won as the ‘Best Bar’ in the Scottish Hotel Awards for three years in a row. Sample the stock of excellent malt whiskeys, gins (including its own), and draught beer at this old Highland pub. Enjoy alfresco bar dining at the sundeck that looks out to Loch Leven, with its lakeside heronry and colorful sailing yachts. Enjoy a fine dining experience over a traditional multi-course meal.