Ben Lomond Bunkhouse

The bunkhouse is ideally situated for climbing Ben Lomond, as an overnight stop if you’re walking the West Highland Way, or for a group who just want somewhere quiet and private to enjoy the outdoors.

Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is located in Rowardennan, on the east side of Loch Lomond at the foot of Ben Lomond, and on the West Highland Way.

Accommodation details

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with bunk beds (1 four-bedded and 1 six-bedded), two shower rooms, both with a WC and one also with a bath.
Downstairs there’s a large dining kitchen with two ovens/hobs, a comfortable lounge with wood-burning stove, another WC, and a laundry and drying room.
There’s also a stone firepit in the grounds.

Due to our remote location, we have an honesty shop selling the basics for a meal. There are no grocery shops in Rowardennan and eating out options are closed during the winter months, so if you’re walking the West Highland Way between November and March we can do a shop for you so you have what you need for meals or packed lunches, etc.

Sleeps: 10
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
G63 0AR

EPC Rating: E53

The profits from the bunkhouse go to support conservation work and path repair on Ben Lomond.


  • Two-storey building
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • No smoking
  • Available for winter breaks
  • Wi-Fi (hotspot in foyer)

A ptarmigan sits on a rocky area, looking to the right. It has brown and white mottled feathers, and a red stripe above its eye.

Prices and booking


15 March to 31 October 2024 – Individual beds: £35 per person per night

Bed linen and towels are included.

Bread for toast, butter, eggs and porridge oats for a do-it-yourself breakfast are included, as is tea, coffee, sugar and milk.

How to book

You can book individual beds in bunkrooms, both with bathrooms.
It is also possible, subject to availability, to book the bunkhouse for exclusive use.

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We welcome dogs when the bunkhouse is booked for exclusive use.

For further information and/or to make a reservation for exclusive use (10 beds), please contact us directly on or call 07837 784120.

Christmas and New Year

This is the only time of the year when we do not offer individual beds and the bunkhouse is exclusive use only.

It is a minimum three-night stay: 24 December–27 December and 31 December–2 January.

Arrival on Christmas Day or Boxing Day cannot be accommodated.

Please contact or call 07837 784120 for information about booking the bunkhouse for exclusive use (10 beds).

Contact details

Ben Lomond Ranger Service & Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, Ardess Lodge, Rowardennan G63 0AR

Bunkhouse tel: 07837 784120

Ranger tel: 07825 204221


A view of a grassy mountainside, with tall peaks in the distance.

Ben Lomond is one of Scotland’s best-known mountain landmarks and attracts walkers, climbers and nature lovers in all seasons. Pine martens, red squirrels, ptarmigan and black grouse are all regularly seen here, as well as a wealth of other wildlife.

Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 974m, Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and central Scotland. It’s the most southerly Munro and one of the most popular due to its accessible location.

The Ardess Hidden History Trail is a 1-mile circular walk through the natural oak woodland behind the bunkhouse, and is perfect for families. The landscape is significant for its cultural heritage, with an archaeological record of an extensive population living across the lower slopes of Ben Lomond into the post-medieval period.

Further information about Ben Lomond and the conservation work we carry out here is available from the ranger service.

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