Discover the history and charm of some genuine Scottish inns. Visit one, or some, when you next tour or visit Scotland. Discover how delightfully different they are, and enjoy wonderful, often quite stylish - but blissfully understated, rustic accommodation ideal for both business and leisure visitors and travellers to Scotland. Magical and characterful, Scottish inns are just perfect for holidays and short breaks in Scotland with a real difference.
You will also discover many of Scotland's culinary delicacies in a great selection of the choicest places for food, ale and - of course - whisky. Expect wonderful hosts, caring, individual hospitality, crackling open fires and loads of history. Most are delightfully situated in idyllic, quiet country or small village locations in areas of historic significance and outstanding natural beauty. Scotch whisky, and malt whisky in particular, are synonymous with country inns too, and many great Scottish inns are found in some of Scotland's very best castle and whisky country. Real Scottish inns are about warmth, cozy character and fun, lovely owners, superb local Scottish cuisine usually with a home cooking style, often prepared by ?mine host? - and are certainly not to be confused with modern ?travel inns?, ?big hotel? corporate thinking, mentality and boring standardization!
In informal and casual dining in Scotland of the very best order, Scottish inns really come into their own. Their reputations locally and regionally are often second to none, and customers often travel regularly from a wide area to meet and dine in the rather unique, rustic and very convivial, friendly atmosphere, which is their hallmark. There are no strangers at these places, only friends who have never met. Expect, and enjoy informal lunches, dinners and suppers are served daily in cozy bars, snugs, lounges and small restaurants, with blazing log fires, especially welcome during the winter months, ideal for all comers, whether singles, couples, ladies, families or small groups, and often very much for those who enjoy the ?great outdoors?, as many feature al fresco dining areas, patios and beer gardens. Expect extensive menu offering an interesting choice of traditional Scottish dishes often with a ?home cooking? feel, and sometimes a bit more modern Scottish with an International ?twist?, chosen from the best of fresh local produce, and carefully prepared by committed chefs and owners. Daily fresh specials in season are very prevalent too. And of course, great real ales, featuring many excellent beers brewed here in Scotland, are usually very much to the fore. Superb selections of the very best Scotch malt whiskies are very much the norm too ? with some Scottish inns featuring some of the more outstanding whisky lists and gantries you'll enjoy anywhere in the country.
Balmoral colonial inn is one of the best Scottish inns. Here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire Balmoral is the vacation home of the British Royal Family. Four guestrooms afford privacy, comfort and a bit of elegance. The innkeepers, descendants of original Scottish settlers to the town of Bethlehem, strive to make each stay memorable and relaxing. The inn is a traditional center hall home built in 1820 and decorated with period antiques, and reproductions. The inn is elegantly appointed but is not a museum. However you will feel there as though you are visiting the home of old friends.
The natural beauty is relaxing, restorative and inspiring. Outdoor activities, available during all four seasons make this a perfect place for exciting excursions. A tranquil setting, relaxing atmosphere, personal attention, and early 19th century decor reflect beautiful surroundings combined with an unforgettable mix of hospitality, laughter and consideration. Balmoral colonial inn will provide each guest with services and attention to make their stay enjoyable. Flowers, wine, or gifts can be arranged to be in the room when you arrive for special occasions. Dinner arrangements can be made for you in advance; brochures on things to do can be placed in your room or sent to you prior to your stay.