Right at the heart of the action, an exquisite eco bunkhouse for family or friends in the Cairngorm National Park.

“We had a lovely stay at The Lookout eco bunkhouse, exploring the forests and spotting wildlife. Our five year old loved the compost loo, lazing in the family hammock and playing games on the grass. We can’t wait to come back.” Marie, Rob & Adeline, May 2022.

The family friendly Lookout has a mountain hut feel, with exposed pine beams and bespoke Elm furnishing. Cozy up with a book or board game on the Banquette. Relax in the fireside armchair or enjoy the outdoors on your porch and quirky sit-ooterie with forest views. Space for a travel cot.

To unwind and relax a little more, book a private session in our wood fired hot tub or massage in our well being studio. Please pre-book or get in touch with us for more information.

Sleeps up to Four

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Long w/end break (Fri-Mon) 2 adults: £402    & 2 children: £474 | 4 adults: £552

Mid-week break (Mon-Fri) 2 adults: £536        & 2 children: £632 | 4 adults: £736

Full week (Mon-Mon/Fri-Fri) 2 adults: £938      & 2 children: £1,106 | 4 adults: £1,288

Infants (2 & under) stay for free.

Please note prices rise on 1st April 2024

Check in 4-9pm – Check out 10am

Facilities & Features

• High Double Bed • Full Size Bunk Beds • Larder Essentials
• Banquette and Travel Cot Space • Large Porch Area & Sit-Ooterie • Wood Burning Stove
• Unlimited Firewood • Porch Chiminea • Gas Cooker / Full Sized Fridge
• Bush Shower • All Linen and Towels • Compost Loo
• Radio, Games and Books • Elm Featured Open Plan Living • Massage / Yoga / Hot Tub / Sauna
• WiFi & Electricity • Central Location  

Eco Bunkhouse Need to Know

Route Map for local walks

The Lookout is self-catering however we offer fresh hen eggs from our honesty shelf.

A quirky, spacious and fun holiday base for groups or families. Roast marshmallows on the chimenea, play on the lawn or swing lazily in your group hammock. Keep an eye out for red squirrels darting about on the feeders set up nearby. Very often holiday best friends are available in Basecamp, a respectful distance but close enough to be neighbours. On winter evenings, cozy up by the fire over a game of Scrabble.

The Lazy Duck is a peaceful place. For everybody’s benefit we ask for a respectful quiet period between 11pm and 8am. Lazy Duck is a non-smoking environment. Regrettably visiting pets are not possible on account of the sensitive wildlife in the vicinity. Packing a head torch, sturdy footwear and easily carried luggage is advised.

We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us in our eco bunkhouse and we know that guests value the ecological aspect of Lazy Duck’s slow living so thought you might enjoy knowing some of the ecological savings during your stay. Water: on a long weekend, we assume that a couple  would shower three times and use the toilet 12 times each; roughly this is 1000 litres of water used in personal hygiene. At Lazy Duck (assuming the same) you would use around 90 litres of rainwater …no drinking quality water at all on personal hygiene. Organics: Of the 1,000 litres of water, roughly speaking 100 will go to sewage treatment works. Our compost loos use no water and form a carefully managed part of our organic material closed loop system. Combined with cardboard, garden waste and hut kitchen compost we produce a significant volume of highly fertile compost. Enough to supply our polytunnel, support a number of local growers and our good friends Speyside Fields for Wildlife.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit with your remaining balance due one month prior to your arrival is our system default. If you would like to pay the remaining balance early, please email us. We can only refund payments, minus a £25 admin fee, if able to re-let your booking. Please let us know as soon as you can if you need to cancel so we can make the accommodation available on our website and advertise on our social media channels. We cannot transfer your cancelled booking to an alternative date once it has been confirmed. We advise that travel insurance is taken out before travelling.