The garrison was a fort built in 1719, one of the 4 forts built in Scotland at this time following the 1st Jacobite rebellion of 1715 with links to Rob Roy Macgregor. These days, The Garrison of Inversnaid is a sustainable small-holding eco hill farm and a unique B&B with two large executive suites and breathtaking 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. As a small holding they grow all their own vegetables and fruit and raise meat and poultry on the farm, all of which are lovingly prepared and cooked by your hosts Kelly and Paul who take pride in nurturing their guests.
check in - 4pm
check out - 10am
The garrison was a fort built in 1719, one of the 4 forts built in Scotland at this time following the 1st Jacobite rebellion of 1715 with links to Rob Roy Macgregor. These days, The Garrison of Inversnaid is a sustainable small-holding eco hill farm and a unique B&B with 2 large executive suites and breathtaking 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. As a small holding we grow all our own vegetables and fruit and raise our own meat and poultry on the farm, all of which are lovingly prepared and cooked by your hosts Kelly and Paul who take pride in nurturing their guests.
The farm has been reinstated to a small holding and renovated to create a new home and the bed and breakfast business. The old barn is now 2 self-contained studios, each with a king bed and sofa bed accommodating up to 4 people, and a private bathroom. The studios are separate to the farmhouse and have their own private entrances giving you the freedom to come and go as you please and enjoy your own private and relaxing retreat.
The deluxe self contained studio suites can sleep up to 4 people per room and are located away from the main farmhouse, in a private converted barn with large inset windows overlooking the 4 sisters of the Arrochar mountain range. Additional features include a TV with satellite channels, a lounge and dining area, kitchenette with kettle and mini fridge, and a private bathroom with shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. Guests can also benefit from the outdoor Scandinavian hot tub and private picnic and BBQ areas with uninterrupted views.
You are welcomed with freshly baked bread and cakes and a pre-ordered dinner is served at 6pm. A full Scottish breakfast is served daily between 8am and 8.45am and delivered to your room, with optional lunches and dinners also to suit all dietary requirements available. All meals are cooked to order from our seasonal menu which consists of fruit and vegetables from the farm and home reared pork and chicken and freshly laid hen’s eggs. As much home grown produce as possible is used and externally sourced from only local suppliers.
Farm tours are available to guests at 9am for you to meet, feed and pet the farmyard animals including Highland cows, sheep, pigs and hens and see how their food is produced. A selection of activities are offered nearby and in the surrounding areas. Your hosts are delighted to provide you with tips and advice for exploring the area and meet the needs of our guests to ensure you have a wonderful stay.
Not just a B&B, but an Experience Paul and Kelly have an amazing story to tell, and it's not over by a long shot. Their courage, tenacity, energy and sheer determination are an inspiration for anyone who cares to ask enough questions about their journey. They are truly special people.
As an added bonus, the accommodation is comfortable and clean (we stayed in the Blackwatch suite), all the meals (we opted for breakfast, dinner, and a packed lunch) are delicious with fresh ingredients from their working farm, and the location is superb. Be prepared for the one-mile hike uphill (seems longer when you're weary and carrying a large backpack) from the pier or West Highland Way, just in case Paul or Kelly are not available to pick you up. The walk is well worth it, though.
The Garrison, built in the early 1700's, has a fascinating history, and it is easy to imagine the presence of soldiers and outlaws in the surrounding area. Right next door to the farm is the RSPB's Inversnaid Nature Reserve, from which several hill walks originate. Bird and nature lovers, or anyone who enjoys the outdoors or spectacular views, will appreciate the many opportunities presented by the location of the farm. We walked the Old Military Road into Stronachlachar, and also the Upland Trail; we saw 4 people and 1 person respectively during our entire return journey.
Spend even a little time at The Garrison with its hosts, Paul and Kelly, and you cannot help but come away with ideas and inspiration for sustainable living and pursuing your own dreams.
Animals, nature, state of art B&B The B&B is on a working farm in a remote area. The room was spotless with all the amenities you could possibly want. The breakfast was delicious, the hosts warm and welcoming. A couple of things to note. In the detailed room guide a hot tub and home-cooked dinner are offered, but 24 hour notice is required. I wish we had known in advance since we booked a one-night stay. This is especially handy since the one dining spot within easy striking distance is not especially memorable. All in all, a marvelous stay in yet another one of those stunning Scottish landscapes. I would highly recommend staying there.
Exceptional Place - Definitely not charging enough Me and my husband have just returned from a night at the Garrison and had a write about what a phenomenal place it is. It’s situated in a gorgeous place, very off the beaten track. The accommodation was immaculate and comfortable. We ordered dinner and breakfast. Possibly the best food we’ve had at a B&B. I’m vegan and I’m always disappointed at the options but my meals were just fantastic. My husband had pheasant- he said it was cooked to perfection. As great as everything was, by far the service was the best. Kelly is just effortlessly likeable - she went above and beyond for us. She made us feel so welcome and you can see how much she loves the place (with good reason too). We genuinely can’t recommend this place enough and we’ll absolutely be back (and bring friends). I don’t think they’re charging enough for the property, it’s very unique and you won’t regret staying.