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Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This was our 2nd visit here. The cabin is lovely and warm in a great location but we were disappointed that the standards seem to have slipped somewhat since last year. The pillows were very lumpy and uncomfortable, the door curtain was missing, the candles and other various items were in short supply as if the cabin hadn't been restocked...

Thank MrsWonderSeeker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for 3 nights in early Feb and stayed in the Woodsman Hut. We arrived Sunday evening to be greeted my a very welcoming host, I'm pretty sure her name was Nicole/Nicola. Unfortunately when I had arrived I couldn't seem to find my car keys (stupid keyless ignition) so I was a little pre-occupied trying to find them whilst the...

Thank Mers2038
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Whew!! what a relief. It might have been a different story had you not found your car keys - you might still be here! Great that, very quickly, all was good for you on the many adventures you had while staying with us at the Woodman's Hut and thanks so much for your kind comment on our really dedicated assistant...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in the woodsman hut, so relaxing! Throughly recommend if you want to "un plug" for a few days, the hut was so comfy, spent a lot of time sitting out watching the stars (even saw a meteorite!) will definitely be back!

Thank Alex F
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks Alex, that's the second meteorite spotted here in a month. You're right; relaxing on the veranda at the Woodman's Hut you could be just anywhere in the wild. Glad you both had a great 3 night stay. David & Team Lazy Duck

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is such a unique place. I just loved it! I stayed in the Duck's Nest. The boxed bed with memory foam mattress was sleeping bliss and to look up at the stars through the skylight . . . even better. The decor is right on point. Having the fire going, reading a book, and relaxing on the squishy sofa...

Thank Mewilliams2
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

What a list of winning features you both liked. Thank you so much. Perhaps it's the Scandinavian in us which can make the outdoor shower more bracing than unpleasant when the temperature drops. We have even seen folk come out of the sauna or hot tub and roll in the snow. Now how about that!! though not for everyone admittedly....

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed at the Ducks Nest cabin which was very cosy and great fun and a real treat at -5 to -9 degrees outside. Log stove inside and hanging hot shower outside and a great night at the wood fired hot tub. Compost toilets just add to the full eco feel of the place. Staff and owners were very friendly...

1Thank GibbsintheirVW
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Many thanks folks for your generous review. Just so everyone knows, your enjoyment and pleasure around your stay starts with your exchanges with co-manager Jo who looks after all enquiries beautifully. The next of our people up for Awards are housekeepers Kinga, Lucka and Laura, all local 'lassies' who take great pride in having everything ready for you. Lastly you...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time staying here this weekend. We stayed in the lambing bothy - it was charming, cosy and very quiet and had everything we needed. Loved the outside shower even though it was a very chilly weekend! Very refreshing! I have to say that the 10am checkout is a bit early for someone as lazy as me...

Thank joolyred
lazyduckhostel, Manager at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Hi Julie Thanks for your wonderful words! We are delighted that you had such a tranquil stay, and so pleased that you loved the hot water outdoor shower. Thanks for your feedback on late check out, too. We do often get asked about this, and we try to be as flexible as our availability and housekeeping commitments allow. Guests departing...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A lovely welcome by owner and staff. The accommodation is very personal and quirky. Not quite sure how the building has passed fire regulations. Fantastic views towards the Cairngorms, peaceful location. We had a great weekend in a fabulous environment

Thank 777saukko
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Very good to hear from you and two others of your group that the weekend was a great success. We just love it when friends from all over meet up again here and have fun. Be assured we meet fully all fire precaution requirements and treat this responsibility to guests really seriously. Come again. David & Team Lazy Duck

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had the most amazing experience and wonderful stay at the Woodman's Hut hidden away in the woods at the Lazy Duck. I honestly never wanted to leave this place, it was just magical. We spent the evenings sitting cosy with the woodburner on, stargazing through the skylight from bed and watching the deer in the distance from the veranda with...

Thank Scottieboyuk
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks so much. You were the most amazingly receptive and appreciative of visitors. The Woodman's Hut was truly made for the likes of you. All the best, David & Team Lazy Duck

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I camped here for two nights in the middle of September on the way home from visiting friends. The small size of the campsite appealed to me as I was on my own, but there were other lovely touches, such as the camper's retreat, with tables, chairs and places to store food, and little log circles. I imagine it'd be...

Thank biz_e26
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely observations and for telling everyone that the Lazy Duck is a safe and welcoming place. Yes, the loo/sink is a wee bit on the small side we agree. Difficult though to know how to better it in the space available. For next season though there will be an additional sink. Hope that helps. David & Team...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If I could give more than a 5, I would. 2 nights in the Woodman's Hut surpassed all our expectations. A thoroughly relaxing time off the grid doing absolutely nothing. The bush shower, peat BBQ, wood fired hot tub, the (albeit quite soft) box bed with sky light, the view, the quiet, the wildlife... We came thoroughly prepared with food...

Thank Paul T
lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

You are right in that it helps to have prepared mentally to be able to make a success of a short spell of elemental living. You did and you could just be an inspiration to others who are just beginning to realise it is what they need in their lives. What we want and what we need are not always...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 6 acre oasis in the Cairngorms National Park where 8 bed hostel, 2 off grid 2 person eco cabins and a 4 pitch lightweight camping ground nestle by the waterfowl ponds and views straight to the mountains with nothing but moorland and forest in between. The Lazy Duck is close to mountain bike trails, skiing and snowboarding, climbing and plateau treks, rafting, kayaking, fishing, golfing and plenty of whisky distilleries. Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Highland Folk Museum, Highland Wildlife park and the leisure pool at the Aviemore Centre are all within easy reach and of top class quality for visitors Small is beautiful at The Lazy Duck. Been Active? Come home to slow living with our hot tub, sauna & Swedish massage service ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

Address: 300 metres off the Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul Road | At the village boundary, Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Nethy Bridge
Price Range: $11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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