Nestled within the Cairngorms wilderness and with easy access to Aviemore, our self-catering lodge and cottages offer the perfect escape for family holidays, retreats and events. Unwind, stoke your fire, re-connect and breathe deep. Go barefoot on the lawn, pick a hammock, toast your toes and slow right down. Allow your ears to ring with silence amongst the trees. Make yourself at home.
The Dell can provide a unique, peaceful backdrop to your woodland wedding and can play host to a celebration of any kind. Working closely with the best local suppliers we offer a thoughtful and well produced package which can be easily tailored to your taste.
The Dell is well equipped and connected, yet a fantastic blank canvas for an event, corporate function or celebration of any kind. Along with accommodation for up to 28 guests, multiple event spaces and the offering of in-house catering, we relish the opportunity and challenge to produce unique and creative events.
Join us for this very special festive escape to The Dell, where we will tuck ourselves away from the rush of the season and explore a slow and sustainable approach to your Christmas…
Led by the amazing folks Wild Gorse Studio we will begin with a demonstration and exploration of the local woodland for ideas, you will learn all the techniques to create your own unique winter wreath using a seasonal selection of evergreens and foraged finds - a chance to fully embrace the season and learn new skills.
Included in the day is is a delightful warming winter luncheon provided by Polly at the Dell - please let us know when booking if you have any particular dietary requirements.
Body Love and Yoga with The Chachi Power Project.
This retreat is hosted by Body Positive Advocate Danni Gordon from The Chachi Power Project. Join her and your personal Forrest yoga trained yogi, Janet McInnes, for a retreat into body love and fierce feminine energy.
On this fully catered 3 night retreat you can expect daily meditation, yoga and various creative workshops which will inspire, relax and perhaps challenge you. All activities are based around specific themes, intention setting, perspective shifting and learning how to reconnect and fall in love with your own body.
Expect plenty of self care, star gazing, creative writing, winter walks, craft workshops, fire pits, energising stretching and delicious locally sourced food.
Why restorative yoga? In our fast paced busy lifestyle a restorative practice allows our busy bodies to fall into a well deserved state of effortlessness, focusing on muscular relaxation, creating softness of both the body and the mind.
In these magical Tipi sessions we will encourage deep relaxation and openness of the body, stillness of mind and give our selves that well needed break to foster our bodies true capacity for balancing and healing.
Sessions require no previous experience, just some comfy clothes, big cushion/bolster and big smiles.