What if we were to tell you that one of the upcoming openings we were most excited about was a group of cabins in your neck of the woods? For readers from the UK, we mean this quite literally, although Scotland’s Loch Lomond and the sprawling Trossachs National Park feel decidedly more Lord of the Rings than your average British woodlands. The park’s placid landscapes are soon to be graced by five luxurious, eco-friendly hideaway cabins perched neatly upon its doorstep: the Britain fans we are, we’ve caught cabin fever – and it’s the good kind.
The Treehouses at Lanrick promise to offer just what experiential travellers need post-quarantine, blending a deluxe take on off-the-grid seclusion with a whole lot of wilderness all to yourself (if you ask us, it’s the perfect combination to justify bringing your designer camping toys). Constructed from local trees in Perthshire County, the five unique eco-lodges each feature all the amenities our inner Experientialist wished they’d had in their childhood treehouse… Think outdoor bathtubs, a 250 square foot tree top terrace equipped with a BBQ and, oh well, a welcome hamper featuring all the finest local produce. That said, no one’s stopping you from a foraging trip along the River Teith, instead.
For those curious to explore beyond the meadows and woods embracing the luxury cabins, Trossachs National Park offers everything from mountain climbing to hiking and restful boat trips on Loch Lomond. Though personally, we’d quite happily just lean back, relax and restrict any swimming activities to the meditative practise of forest bathing (also, there’s always the option to reenact scenes from The Fellowship of the Ring in complete privacy…). Culture vultures are to get their money’s worth, too, with several castles and a Scotch Whisky distillery within a ten-mile radius – when in Scotland, right?