The Boat Country Inn in Boat of Garten is a country pub & restaurant with rooms oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings in the heart of the Cairngorm’s provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured beers, lagers and fine wines gracing our bar. With cosy log fires and various seating areas you’ll be very happy soaking up the atmosphere in unspoilt surroundings.Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with the family be sure to give us a visit and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.


Treat yourself

We’ve developed a wide range of specially designed packages to help you get the most from your stay – whether you’re traveling for leisure or business – take a look.

Whether you are a keen photographer, golfer, skier, animal lover or would like to relax by the roaring fire, our packages and offers have something to suit everyone.

B&B Offer Golf Package Outdoors Bird Watching Family Breaks Romantic Package


Stay With Us

Arriving at The Boat Country Inn for the first time can be compared to returning as house guests of a close friend, where needs are anticipated before arrival and the welcome is genuine.

When you want comfort & luxury coupled with delicious food and great service, then look no further that The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant. Situated in the Cairngorms’ National Park we are ideal for those in search of romantic escapism or treating the family to a well-earned break and some fun time.

Our range of bedrooms offers something for every taste and budget. No matter how you choose to stay with us, we aim to make your time more enjoyable and special.

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Beautiful bedrooms

The Boat has 28 hotel rooms throughout the historic building itself and 6 added Garden rooms (as per the picture) with their own terraces. 

We offer something for everyone with our:

  • - Classic Rooms (double / twin) with en suite bathrooms. 
  • - Deluxe Rooms (double / twin) with en suite bathroom.
  • - Deluxe Garden Rooms (double/ twin) with en suite bathroom. These have an outdoor terrace and are  pet and family friendly. (As photographed to the left.)
    - Suites (double/twin) with en suite bathroom. They have all been uniquely styled,  are all spacious with a views over the Cairngorms National Park.

Luxury tip...One of our suites has a double ended freestanding bath in the middle of the room looking out to the Cairngorms, simple luxury. Each room also has a TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities with  hair dryer, ironing board and iron  free high speed WIFI connection throughout the hotel. 

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country INN & Restaurant

Welcome to OUR Country INN & Restaurant  

There are few places in the Cairngorm National park where food, wine and location come together as beautifully as The Boat. Offering a casual and hearty pub style menu with our own take on classic dishes and speciality nights throughout the week, our most popular being Tuesday Fish and Chip Night.

Our Chef's choice weekend specials menus  are sure to dazzle on date nights or add that something special to an evening out. 

Retiring to the pub is  an effortless affair at The Boat where you will find our extensive selection of over 50 whiskies and variety of Gins including some locally distilled favourites. Looking to try something new? Our house lager and ever changing craft beers on tap will not disappoint. 

New Year's Eve Menu Current Menu Wine List Afternoon Tea Fish & Chip Night Breakfast - Residents Breakfast - Non Residents

Weddings & Events

Say I Do at the Boat Hotel

Imagine perfect Scottish wedding hotel nestaled in the stunning Cairngorms. Wether you are driving from the North or South your journey is exquisit and as soon as you reach the Boat Hotel you are immediately relaxed.

The Boat is your own mini castle in the Highlands, the perfect romantic Scottish wedding venue that sleeps up to 65 adults and 10 + children. Our restaurant holds up to 75 guests for a sit down meal, and 85 for a buffet dinner.

We are also the perfect venue to accommodate the bridal party and family, should you be getting married at another venue and wish to use The Boat Hotel for accommodation. Here at The Boat Hotel we offer the option of getting married within the hotel itself by transforming our function room, which is entirely Scottish themed, into the ceremony room. Our front terrace can be set up for an outside ceremony weather permitting.

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Contact Us

How can we help you?

Boat of Garten, near Aviemore,

Inverness-shire, PH24 3BH

T : 01479 831 258

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