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Ben Lomond Bunkhouse

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.

It’s 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.

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms:
2
Area:
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Postcode:
G63 0AR

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

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.

EPC Rating: E53

How to book

You can book individual beds in dorms or you can book one of the bunkrooms as a private room with bathroom. It is also possible, subject to availability, to book the bunkhouse for exclusive use.

**Our online booking system, through HiHostels.com, is currently experiencing technical difficulties – the availability and booking functions are not operating correctly. To check availability and to make a reservation, please contact us directly on benlomond@nts.org.uk or call 07837 784120.**

Prices

1 December 2021 to 18 March 2022 – Rooms only: £80 for 4-bed, £120 for 6-bed
19 March to 7 November – Individual beds: £30 per person per night
8 November to 17 March 2023 – Rooms only: £80 for 4-bed, £120 for 6-bed

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

Please contact benlomond@nts.org.uk or call 07837 784120 for information about booking the bunkhouse for exclusive use (10 beds).

Facilities

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

We will accept dogs when a bunkroom is booked as a private room or when the bunkhouse is booked for exclusive use. When booking a private room, dogs are not allowed in the kitchen.

Activities nearby

  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Hillwalking
  • Canoe hire and boat trips
  • Eating out facilities within 1 mile (seasonal)

Regional information

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 are available from the ranger.

Property contact details

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

Bunkhouse tel: 07837 784120

Ranger tel: 07825 204221

Email: benlomond@nts.org.uk

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