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Exterior of Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Exterior of Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Terrace at Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Living Area at Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Kitchen at Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Bedroom at Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Bathroom at Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland
Indoor Pool at Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations in Royal Deeside, Scotland

Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland

Craigendarroch – Royal Deeside

For hundreds of years Royal Deeside has been one of Scotland's best-kept secrets and the favourite retreat of the Royal Family. Here, on the wooded banks of the River Dee, find one of the country's most prestigious holiday resorts.

Centuries of tradition and heritage are brought to life in this beautiful area, with its quiet charms and relaxing pace of life, which capture the essence of a true Highland holiday experience.

Lodge Features

Enjoy a 3, 4 or 7-night holiday in these spacious properties. The onsite Country Club offers extensive leisure facilities including, pools, squash, tennis, sauna and steam rooms, bars and restaurants. Golf, horse riding, cycling and walking trails are all nearby. Balmoral Castle, summer home to the Royal family and the Lochnagar whisky distillery are only a 12km drive away.

  • Self-catering lodges for 4–8 guests
  • Open-plan living area with TV, hi-fi, DVD player and games table
  • Primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Guest twin rooms with bathroom shower
  • Private terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

Contact Details

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch
Braemar Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5XA
013397 55858

Lodge Sales

Virtual Tour of Lodges available OR
013397 55434
M +44(0)7546 552 901

To Rent a Lodge
013397 55558

Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations

Our 99 lodges, set in 33 acres of the estate, offer accommodation for 2, 4, 6 & 8 guests in a range of lodge styles and sizes. The lodges have all been designed at Craigendarroch for pure enjoyment — with room to relax, to soak up the panoramic splendour of Royal Deeside, and enjoy the seclusion and privacy of your own home from home.

The open-plan lounges are stylish and relaxing, with sofas to sink into, high quality television, video, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The bedrooms are warm and welcoming, with handcrafted suites.

In the kitchen you'll find all the home from home appliances, including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave, and the dining area is the setting for many of the happy memories you'll take away from Craigendarroch. Completed and furnished with care, and set in a private and secluded location within the estate, these are homes you'll want to call your own.

The Craigendarroch Country Club & Spa offers Members and Guests a wide range of leisure and relaxation options when they stay at the Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations.

Leisure Club Opening Hours: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Leisure Facilities include:

  • Swimming Pools and Spa: Open from 7:30 am – 9:00 p.m. (last entry at 8:30 p.m.)
  • Gym: Open from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (last entry from 8:30 p.m.)
  • Snooker, Squash and Table Tennis
  • The House Spa is open with limited appointments (please pre-book to avoid disappointment).

Contact the Leisure Desk for further details. Tel: +01 33-975-3435.

View The House Spa price list here.

Additional measures in place for the safety of our team and Guests:

  • Water fountains will still be in use in the Club. However, personal water bottles will be required as disposable cups will not be available.
  • There will be disinfection wipes and sanitising stations found near primary entrances and key locations throughout the Country Club.
  • Please find the following link from Scottish Swimming with useful guidance for pool users. We recommend reading this prior to your visit.

We would ask that all Guests observe the Scottish Government’s Guidelines at all times during their stay. For more information visit:

This is an evolving situation involving local, regional and international mandates; this information is subject to change by the government. HGV has no control over the changing government guidelines, and the information we are providing may not be the most current. Owners and guests are encouraged to check the websites listed on this page for the most up-to-date information.

Should anyone in your company develop any signs of COVID-19 they must notify reception immediately.

Outdoor Leisure Facilities Open

  • Outdoor tennis (racket hire and booking can be made at the main reception)
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Popular animal trail for children (available from main reception)


Children under six years of age are only permitted to use the children's pools and main pool and must refrain from using the sauna, steam room and spa bath. Please be aware that due to safety legislation one adult can only supervise up to two children under 16 years of age at any one time, and these children must be accompanied in the water.

Leisure Desk

+01 33-975-3435

Nearby Facilities

Many local businesses, activities and attractions are re-opening. However, please check their websites for full details. You can also visit Ballater iCentre.

  • Golf
  • Highland Games
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Fishing on the River Dee
  • Winter Sports
  • Bike Hire
  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery
  • Victorian Heritage Trail
  • Walking in The Cairngorms and The Grampians
  • Crathie Church
  • Cairngorm National Park

The Keiller Lounge

The lounge has been named after the Keiller family from Dundee, ( of Marmalade fame ) who built the main house here in 1891. We hope you will have the opportunity to join us, or re–visit us again soon.

The Keiller Lounge & Terrace is open daily from 12 noon - 8:00pm

Coffee and cake: 12pm - 4pm.

Lunch (sandwiches and hot food): 12pm - 2pm.

Dinner: 5.30pm - 8:00pm.

We are accepting reservations for indoor dining

Book a table online or call 013397 55858


Travelling to Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations

Craigendarroch is situated just outside the village of Ballater, on the main A93 Aberdeen-Braemar-Perth road. The entrance is west of the village of Ballater, and is 43 miles from the city of Aberdeen.

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Hilton Grand Vacations offers the luxury and privacy of your own self-catering holiday home for 3-, 4-, and 7-night stays.

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