Ben Lomond Bunkhouse


Ardess Lodge, Rowardennan, Rowardennan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G63 0AR

    Bunkhouse accommodation at Rowardennan, run by the National Trust for Scotland.

    The Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is situated at Ardess Lodge, Rowardennan. It is part of the National Trust for Scotland Ranger Station at the base of Ben Lomond, a short stroll off the beaten track of the West Highland Way.  It is a comfortable bunkhouse, ideal for groups of up to ten people who are looking for affordable, private and quiet accommodation.  The cost is £20 per person per night, including linen.

    Downstairs there is a spacious lounge with log burning stove and large dining, well equipped kitchen.  Drying facilities are on site, as is a secure area for bag drop off and pick up. Upstairs you have two good sized bunkrooms, one sleeping six and one sleeping four. There are two bathrooms, one with shower and one with shower and bath.

    The profits from the bunkhouse help support the work done by the National Trust for Scotland Rangers, Path team and volunteers who care for Ben Lomond and manage the conservation programme for the area



    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    The cost is £19 per night per person inclusive of bed linen. Ben Lomond Bunkhouse may be guaranteed for your group’s private use for £190 per night.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cheap Holidays Affordable bunk house accommodation. Sleeps 10, exclusive use available for £190 per night.
    • Self Catering Holiday Bunk house, sleeps 10, with large kitchen and lounge


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Tuition Available


    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens By arrangement as most sleeping accommodation is on first floor.
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Payphones Available
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towel Charge
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Hill Walking and the West Highland Way. Hidden History Trail. Wakeboard school nearby.
    • TV Lounge
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    The Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is a ten minute walk along the West Highland Way, from the forestry car park at Rowardennan.  It is also possible to drive here though please be aware it is a forest track.

    Directions:  Pass the Rowardenn Hotel and come into the Forestry Car Park. Turn right, following the WHW. You will pass the entrance to the Youth Hostel at which point the track forks. Keep left. Go over little bridge and the Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is up on your right. Come up drive and around the back where, if driving, you can park.

    Public Transport Directions

    There is no public transport to this venue.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to a public toilet
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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