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September 7, 2022

For many of us, it was a very sunny summer and that is something which we are never going to grumble about. However, cooler days, cosier nights and misty mornings also suit those of us who like the more mellow charms of autumn.

5pm make it easy to browse and book your favourite Scottish staycation. Over the next few weeks, we will be picking out a handful of staycation suggestions from 5pm's huge bank of getaway offers in Scotland's hotels, lodges and holiday pods.

With suggestions spanning countryside getaways, city breaks, lodges and pods plus, this week, the highlands and islands, the offers are easy to explore and easy to book. Many have instant booking via 5pm.

Being told to pack your bags has never been so enjoyable. Or convenient.

1 or 2 Night Stay in Luxury Private Mini Lodge with Hot Tub, Robes & Prosecco for 2 at RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges, Glencoe; from £299

Get cosy in Glencoe.

Get cosy in Glencoe.

What’s Included

Luxury riverside lodges in Glencoe

1 or 2 night stay for 2

Hot tub & robes

Bottle of Prosecco on arrival

RiverBeds is a unique, award-winning holiday site based in the stunning Woodlands Glencoe estate, close to Loch Linnhe.

All of the luxury designer lodges are small but perfectly formed and designed for couples. Each has a private decking overlooking the river and a recessed hot tub.

Inside, you will find a cleverly designed bijou space with a bedroom, galley kitchenette, ensuite shower and cosy under floor heating.

You can make the most of the fine Egyptian linen bedding, fluffy towels, tea tray with a complimentary breakfast basket, Nespresso coffee pods, and free WiFi.

Hot tub, Prosecco & robes

Today’s Big Deal is for two people to stay either one night midweek, or two nights midweek or weekend.

Each option includes a private hot tub, robes and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival.

All options are valid from November 2022 until the end of April 2023.

Very special escape

If you’re craving a romantic getaway, then a stay in a Wee Luxury Lodge will be just heavenly.

After all, what could more romantic than relaxing in a Highland hot tub together beneath the stars?

Rave TripAdvisor feedback

‘A once in a lifetime experience which you cannot afford to miss!!! Our only regret was that we should have booked it for longer. Thank you to the staff of Riverbeds lodges for making this a truly memorable experience.’ 5/5

Want to book your dates now? Visit RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges here on 5pm Hotels now.

1, 2 or 3 Night B&B Stay with Optional Dinner on 1st Night for 2 at Onich Hotel, Fort William; from £79

Would you like to wake up to this?

Would you like to wake up to this?

What’s Included

1, 2 or 3 night stay in loch-side hotel
Full Scottish breakfast each morning
Option of 3 course dinner on 1st night
Stunning scenery
Close to Fort William
Lovely Loch Linnhe

The Onich Hotel has stunning waterside views, plus the Onich is the only hotel in the area that offers garden access to its own lochside bay.

The Big Deal is for an either an overnight night stay including full Scottish breakfast, or a one, two or three night stay with breakfast and three course dinner from the set menu on the first evening.

The deal is based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

All 26 bedrooms at the Onich Hotel have ensuite bathrooms, TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi and room service. The decor is cosy and cheerful.

There are also loch view and loch view deluxe rooms, depending on availability, which are subject to a supplement.

Happy guests on Trip Advisor

‘The view of the lake from our first-floor room was simply breathtaking. A wonderful place for some quiet time away from the madness. We took walks around the property. There’s a nature reserve with a stream flowing through it nearby, which we discovered simply by accident. A lovely stay!’ 5/5 rating

Want to book your dates now? Visit The Onich Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay + Optional Food & Drink Spend for 2 at The Highlander Hotel, near Aviemore; from £59

We suspect this may be better than the view from your office.

We suspect this may be better than the view from your office.

What’s Included

1 or 2 nights in Highland hotel

Full Scottish breakfast each morning

Ideal base for outdoor activities

Optional food & drink spend on 1st night

Late check-out

Great base for Highland exploring

Centrally located near Aviemore and on the doorstep of the Cairngorms National Park, The Highlander Hotel is a great base for visiting some of the popular local attractions.

See the likes of the Highland Folk Museum, Highland Wildlife Park and Landmark, which are only a short drive away.

Seven days a week

This offer is for two people to stay in a twin or double room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning, available seven days a week, with a £20 supplement for Saturday night stays.

There are options for a one night stay, and a one or two night stay with £30 food and drink spend on the first night.

Every option includes a relaxing late check-out.

Happy guests

The Highlander has plenty of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent guest had to say of their experience at the hotel:

‘Walking weekend. Clean, bright room. Good hot shower and soft fluffy towels. Friendly, helpful staff. Prompt and efficient dining room staff. Service was friendly, polite and always with a smile. There was entertainment on both evenings our group were there. Pleasant atmosphere in the hotel.’

Want to book your dates now? Visit Highlander Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay + Optional Dinner for 2 at Rokeby Manor, Highlands; from £109

Hello Highlands. You're looking good.

Hello Highlands. You're looking good.

What’s Included

Highland hotel escape

1 or 2 night stay for 2

Continental breakfast

Option of adding dinner

Close to Fort William and Skye

Restful getaway

Based in the Great Glen, Rokeby Manor is a charming Victorian hotel next to the Highland village of Invergarry, handy for Fort William and the Isle of Skye.

Cosy up in traditional country style rooms with luxurious goose down bedding, fluffy towels, robes & slippers, WiFi and an LED HD TV.

Highland heaven

This Big Deal has eight choices, all of which include a continental breakfast.

There are options to stay one or two nights from Sunday to Thursday, with increased rates for Friday and Saturday, with two night options including a two course dinner on the first night.

Stay in a charming Victorian-style Classic Manor double room, or one of the spacious suites – the pet-friendly Rowanberry Suite or the Rhododendron Suite, which has hillside views.

Rustic restaurant

Housed in a lovely old 1840s byre, Emily’s Byre restaurant is an atmospheric space with beamed ceilings and wooden floors.

The menu is a tempting mixture of Indian and Scottish dishes, featuring locally-sourced producers like Grants of Speyside and Luvians ice cream.

Expect starters like Cullen skink, crunchy lentil bites, veg samosas and spiced chicken wings, and mains including paneer tikka masala, dal makhani, chicken stroganoff, Highland cheese burger and veg Thai curry.

Experience the charms of Invergarry

With Loch Oich, Fort William and Skye all nearby, Rokeby Manor is well located for exploring the beauty of the Highlands.

Enjoy refreshing walks along the River Garry, visit pretty Invergarry village and cosy up in a rustic country room. Options two and three add on atmospheric dining as well.

Delighted guests

‘Just superb. A very special place to stay with great Scottish hospitality. Room, food, service and hosts excellent. Lovely Scottish decor, open fire in lounge and bedrooms. Do yourself a favour and be spoilt at the Rokeby Manor.’ 5/5

1, 2 or 3 Night B&B Stay with Late Check-Out for 2 at The Colonsay Hotel; from £99

Get cosy on Colonsay.

Get cosy on Colonsay.

What’s Included

Stay up to 3 nights on Isle of Colonsay

Full Scottish breakfast each morning

Late check-out

En-suite rooms with sea views

Available 7 days

Hebridean island getaway

The Isle of Colonsay is part of the Southern Hebrides, easily reached from Oban by ferry or plane.

Whether you fancy keeping active with cycling or paddle boarding or to simply relax and watch the wildlife, Colonsay offers something for everyone.

Cosy hotel with harbour views

Built in 1750 as a local inn, the exterior of The Colonsay hotel has remained largely unchanged. Nestled on the hillside, just above the harbour, the hotel boasts spectacular sea views. The main pic is from the hotel's Facebook page

The rooms at the hotel are all en-suite, furnished simply but very comfortably. All have terrific sea views.

The Big Deal is for two people to stay one, two or three nights with a full Scottish breakfast each morning, and a relaxing late check-out at noon.

Great TripAdvisor reviews

‘Lovely hotel on Colonsay, within walking distance of the ferry port. Great room with comfortable bed, and really good food from a restaurant with views over the water. Friendly staff and good amenities, including a bar and outside seating. Highly recommend.’

And there are plenty more 5pm staycation options to explore.