Resort information

HGV has notified us that the Leisure facilities at Craigendarroch will undergo an 8-month renovation, starting on 6th February 2023 and ending on 18th September 2023. Click for details

For over a century, Craigendarroch has occupied a special place in the history of Royal Deeside.

The Keiller family built the main house on the resort as a weekend retreat in 1891. The development of Craigendarroch Lodges in the grounds of the Estate saw the first lodge occupied in June 1985 with 92 lodges complete by 1990. In 2000 the privately owned Darrochshiel House and land was purchased, this property was developed to a spacious country home (sleep 8) and an additional 6 lodges were built on the land taking the total number of lodges to 99.

All guests have access to the Country Club facilities including swimming pools, play park, squash, snooker, tennis, the Keiller Lounge and the House Spa.

A true gem, located within the Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by stunning scenery, overlooking the River Dee, a 10 minute walk from the picturesque Victorian village of Ballater and 8 miles from Balmoral Castle.

Ballater is famous for its royal connections and a number of shops and businesses display Royal warrants.

Our local activities page takes you to a variety of things to do in the area – like the popular Seven Bridges walk, a beautiful waymarked circular walk explores some of the fine countryside around the town of Ballater. The route described includes an optional detour to the ruins of Knock Castle, a sixteenth century tower house.

Centuries of tradition and heritage are brought to life in this beautiful area, with its quiet charms and relaxing pace of life. The lodges are perfectly designed to help owners indulge and capture the essence of a true Highland holiday experience in their own holiday home.