Six Quick Tips for Planning a Relaxing Weekend Getaway in Scotland

For you, that long-awaited weekend break in Scotland you’ve been dreaming about for months is about more than just a chance to take in the awe-inspiring scenery, doesn’t it?

It’s about more than a chance to finally experience some of that famously friendly Scottish hospitality you’ve heard so much about, or even the opportunity to sample some delicious Highland cuisine.

No, for you, what your Scottish getaway is really all about is the one thing you need more than anything else:

A chance to truly get away from it all.

It means finally taking that rarest of opportunities to put the stresses and pressures of day-to-day life on hold and treating yourself to all the rest and relaxation you truly deserve after a grueling few months.

Yet if you really are going to get away from it all, if you really are going to escape from the hustle, the bustle, the toil, and the grind, then that means planning a weekend break with absolutely no interruptions, no disruptions, and no distractions.

Before you sigh a wistful sigh and mutter the words “if only,” here’s some good news:

It’s actually easier to ensure a perfectly peaceful weekend getaway in Scotland than you might think.

Here, the Dunalastair Hotel suites in Kinloch Rannoch offer six quick tips on how to plan a stress-free Scottish break that really does deliver all the quiet relaxation you could ever hope for.

To Do List

1: Create a Checklist of Things To Do Before You Leave

There’s nothing more guaranteed to ruin a peaceful weekend away than the persistent, nagging worry that there’s something you forgot to do back home.

  • Does the dog-sitter know how much to feed your beloved best friend?
  • Did you remember to switch all the electrical appliances off?
  • Are all prior engagements cancelled?

You could easily spoil your well-earned rest by picking up the phone every time such questions force their way into your otherwise zen-like thoughts, or you could give yourself the gift of reassurance, the gift of knowing all too well that everything which needed to be done, got done.

Before you set off on your Highland holiday, make a list of all the things that absolutely must be done, and check them off one by one. If it makes you feel better, you can even bring the list with you. That way, the very moment a doubt pops into your head, you can pop it right back out again and go back to enjoying that wonderful afternoon cream tea in the Scottish sunshine.

Do not disturb

2: Let People Know Not to Contact You

It’s Sunday afternoon. You’ve just taken a lazy stroll from your hotel in Kinloch Rannoch to sit by the water’s edge, letting your worries float away as the sounds of the water, gently lapping at the shore lull you into a perfect state of serenity….

….Then your mobile rings. It’s Mum, wanting to know if you’ll be going round for dinner next week. Or maybe it’s someone from work, hoping you can send the latest sales figures over so they can get that big presentation done by Monday morning.

Talk about treading on your tranquillity.

Avoid such situations by letting everyone know in advance that for the next couple of days you’re going to be completely incommunicado, except for emergencies of course.

leave the car

3: Leave The Car – And The Traffic Queues – Behind

Your relaxing break in Scotland doesn’t have to begin when you arrive here at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites. It can start the moment you leave home.

Instead of spending hours battling your way through traffic, letting the stress and frustration build up to a size that rivals any of the Highland mountains you’ll see en route, simply leave the car at home.

Instead, take it easy, take the train, and take in the scenery as someone else worries about getting you where you need to be.

The best part, is that once you arrive at Rannoch station, our team can be there to pick you up and bring you to the hotel courtesy of our own in-house shuttle service.

Luxury Suites

4: Indulge Yourself With a Little Added Luxury

Remember – you’ve earned this break, so, whilst you’re here, don’t forget to treat yourself to the finer things in life.

Hang our unique ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door and indulge in a long, lazy lie-in, enjoying the exquisite comfort of plush, custom-made made beds upholstered in a luxurious woven damask and adorned in the finest quality Egyptian cotton.

Saunter over to Monadh Dining and enjoy a truly divine cream tea as you gaze out over stunning, dramatic views, or simply take the time to kick back and unwind in a boutique suite that offers the perfect combination of ample space, unrivalled luxury, and refined style.

Loch Rannoch

5: Set Aside Some Time To Take in the Beauty of the Highlands

Of course, the real magic of any relaxing weekend break is that you’re free to do absolutely as little as you like.

That being said, it would be a shame if you came all this way without at least stepping out into the great outdoors to experience the Highlands at their most breathtaking and magnificent.

Even a gentle stroll down to Loch Rannoch, where you’ll find miles of calm, idyllic waters set against a resplendent backdrop of lush forests, majestic mountains and sweeping skylines, is enough to add a certain touch of beauty to your relaxing Scottish break.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites Reception

6: Let Your Hotel Staff Do The Hard Work For You

One of the best things about any weekend getaway in Scotland is that you can leave the cooking up to someone else.

Here at our Kinloch Rannoch hotel, the talented chefs behind Monadh Dining prepare a five-star menu full of both traditional Highland classics and the very best in mouthwatering modern cuisine.

The best part? You don’t even have to leave your suite to enjoy it.

Order your meals via our state-of-the-art eConcierge service, and our dedicated team will gladly bring it directly to your door.

And if there’s anything else we can do to make your time with us even more relaxing? All you have to do is ask.

Plan your perfect escape with a relaxing weekend getaway in Scotland at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Kinloch Rannoch. Book your stay directly through our website for our best available rates, or call us now on 01882 580444.

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