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Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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 Scottie S
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...

Reviewed 2 September 2016

First time we've been to the Lazy Duck and it will not be our last. From the word go staff makes you feel welcome and part of the set up. So you have to walk and get a bucket of water to take a bush shower. If that bothers you your sense of adventure needs a tune because it's clearly...

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

For sure, you are one to tell it as it is. Hooray for your boldness and unequivocal statements which are much in line with our own thinking. David & Team Lazy Duck

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We only stayed for one night but would like to go back for longer. We slept in the dorm but felt like we had the place to ourselves. We had all the amenities at our disposal, including the wood-fired stove and barbecue. The surrounding woods are lovely, populated by deer and surely other species we didn't spot. It's also wonderful...

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

Good that you had the welcome surprise of the hostel being just for you. You might also have heard the call of the capercaille. They are around in the seventy acre wood right next to us. Come again do. David & Team Lazy Duck

Reviewed 25 August 2016

The care and attention that has gone into every aspect of the huts and recreational spaces is wonderful. The setting is stunning, with a variety of wild landscapes within which you can freely walk to with ease, and it was a great pleasure to meet the owners, whose kindness, enthusiasm and generosity topped off why we felt so happy to...

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

You are both very kind and a keen observer of what has grown here over the last forty years as well as for centuries before. No five year plan; simply well guided organic growth which is now capable of bringing much pleasure both to you and to others who have the eyes to see. Thank you. David & Team Lazy...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

What can I say about the Lazy Duck, Perfect, we camped there at the beginning of August, beautiful site, amazing location totally off grid, very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff, volunteers & owners, must get back there soon, and the duck eggs are delicious. Hot tub is a must after a long day in the hills

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

Many, many thanks for your kind appreciation. There's a run on the hot tub just now especially from the most active of our guests. You got here just in time for the summer lay of duck's eggs. They are threatening to take it easy now until the Spring! David & Team Lazy Duck

Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have had a great experience here at lazy duck. My partner and I first stayed in the Woodman's hut and that was fantastic. No electric or indoor toilet but great all the same. Used the outdoor shower and the composting toilet which was fun. Then had a night on the campground which was wonderful great pitch out of the...

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

Glad that you felt you could camp with us happily following a stay in the Woodman's Hut. So you just have the Hostel, Lambing Bothy and Duck's Nest to go! To see you back would be nice. Thanks both of you. David & Team Lazy Duck

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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: ₹ 596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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