We sincerely hope that this finds you all safe and well and keeping positive during these uncertain times.  I think we can all agree it has been a strange and unsettling year thus far and although life is not as we once knew it, we are determined not to let the virus spoil everything.

Well, as I’m sure you all know, we opened up on the 4th July and time has passed in a flash.  We now find ourselves preparing for the autumn or walkers’ season as we call it here. 

The summer is waning now and we are delighted that since opening we have been blessed with lots of lovely guests.  Staycation has really been in operation and the villages have been teaming with holiday makers.

Certainly things have changed dramatically here, we operate a self-check in service now and continental breakfast baskets for guests to have in their room and although this was such a hard decision to make for us, our guests seem delighted with the extra freedom and leisurely mornings so we have decided to keep going with it.  We have extended check ins from 11am to 9pm and guests can arrive whenever they like. 

We do try and meet everyone, socially distance with full PPE on naturally, during their stay. We are still keen to add the personnel touch.  And of course, Invergarry wouldn’t be Invergarry without the homemade cakes.

We have been wandering the lanes and fells as normal and Steve is getting some lovely pictures, check out our Facebook pages for your fix of views! We have also been taking advantage of the Eat out to Help Out offer and carried out the all-important market research.  We are happy to report that standards in the villages are still high and although its not the same experience, everyone is doing their bit to keep everybody safe.  Our favourite meal has to have been the Urban Food House in Bowness, lovely folks and great food. We recommend to you.

So as September dawns we are filled with hope and positivity for our favourite season.  The leaves haven’t turned yet and as I type the sun is out however there is that cool air in the mornings and evenings that let you know change is afoot.  I’m looking forward to the smell of open fires and the crunch of leaves and I know I only have a few days to wait.