The Great North Lodges story began in 1983 when, the founder, Ian Forrester built Wolf Lodge in Carrbridge. When Wolf Lodge opened its door to guests, the location in a pine wood along with the Scandinavian styling, log stove and sauna proved to be a real hit with guests and ensured the lodge’s success.
These key features would become signature elements of Great North Lodges and inspired by the success of Wolf Lodge, Beaver Creek Lodge was next to be constructed. A bespoke romantic cabin, imported from Finland, set by a stream in the woods, it incorporated everything we knew our guests would love and it remains a firm favourite for our guests today.
The business started to expand as other owners were also attracted to our model, and so offices were opened in Aviemore and we became agents for other luxury lodge owners. This has continued to this day and we now represent a diverse range of properties in our portfolio.
The business has grown since the early days and there have been many changes in both our local area and industry – but one thing has remained the same and that is our commitment to giving our guests the best experience.
Further change happened in November 2020, when Ken Pritchard and Andrew Saunders took over the running of Great North Lodges and are committed to driving that customer experience and to the success of the business.
We all love the life we have working in the Cairngorms National Park. We are passionate about our area and all it has to offer – with so much on our doorstep, we have no doubt you will love it too.