Rowardennan Hotel

Small Hotel

Rowardennan, Loch Lomond, Stirlingshire, G63 0AR

    The family run, Rowardennan Hotel nestles beneath Ben Lomond on the rugged eastern banks of Loch Lomond in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest. The hotel has breathtaking views of Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and the mountains to the North.

    Located on the famous West Highland Way, the Hotel is a notable milestone on the long route. Sitting in the shadows of Ben Lomond the Rowardennan Hotel dates back to 1696 but has been recently refurbished in a contemporary Scottish style. The timeless beauty of the forest, peaks and Loch Lomond seem like another world, yet the Hotel is just an hour from Glasgow. Accessible, yet remote, the hotel is ideal for a weekend or mid-week break any time of the year. A longer stay will enable you to explore the area more thoroughly and discover the many treasures of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Located virtually at the base of Ben Lomond the Rowardennan is the ideal place to meet fellow travellers and share tales of adventures over a malt whisky. The hotel is open all year round and is popular in the winter as the Loch and surrounding hills take on an Alpine feel. Whatever the time of year a warm welcome awaits walkers, tourists, climbers and business guests alike. The Rowardennan Hotel on Loch Lomond - wake up to the real Scotland. The Rowardennan Hotel lies in the shadows of Ben Lomond, Scotland's most southerly Munro and is a welcomed stopping point for those walking on the popular West Highland Way route from Milngavie near Glasgow, to Fort William in the north.

    Set amidst idyllic scenery with outstanding views of the loch, Ben Lomond and the mountains to the north, the Rowardennan Hotel is the perfect place for a "get away from it all" break. The area is ideal for those who enjoy the peace, tranquillity and the outdoor life.

    Set in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossach's National Park in Scotland this is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Within only an hour of Glasgow city centre you would think that you were in another world. The rural setting of Rowardennan is approximately 15 minutes drive from Balmaha and 25 minutes from Drymen.

    Under new family ownership, the Rowardennan Hotel which dates back to 1696 has been tastefully refurbished, retaining the feeling of a bygone era with a contemporary twist. The facilities at the hotel include 14 Bedrooms En-Suite, 2 Bedrooms with Private facilities and the Ben Lomond Suite which is ideal for a honeymoon or romantic break.

    The Clansman Bar has a real Scottish feel with a large roaring fire and Beer Garden with astounding views to the Loch and beyond. Live musical entertainment is often on at the weekend and good wholesome food is served in the Clansman Bar from 11am until 9.00pm (8pm in winter months) For those who prefer to enjoy a drink or dine "al fresco", enjoy the views from our Beer Garden where food is served in the summer months. The Beer Garden also has the benefit of a children's play area.

    The Rob Roy Bar with open fire is a smaller intimate area and new for 2010 is the "Bothy" with it's log burning stove and lovely garden outlook. Food is also served in the Bothy. Plans for later in the year include a fine dining "Restaurant beneath the Ben".

    The hotel is situated by the banks of the loch and has the facility for slipping water craft and boat moorings. The hotel also has the advantage of a beach area which is ideal for children.

    Whatever the time of year a warm welcome awaits walkers, tourists, climbers and business guests alike. Escape with us at The Rowardennan Hotel on Loch Lomond and wake up to the real Scotland.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Family Room
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £80.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

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

    Road Directions

    To get to Rowardennan head for Drymen on the B858 just left off the A811 Stirling Road. In Drymen turn left onto the Balmaha Road the B837. After around 4 miles you come to Balmaha. The road then narrows and heads north for around 6 miles (watch for walkers, cyclists and oncoming traffic). You will then come to the Rowardennan Hotel on the left nestling beneath Ben Lomond.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Balloch TIC . Take the bus No 309 to Balmaha.
    From Balmaha you would require a Taxi to Rowardennan.

    Getting there by railway:- From Glasgow Queen Street Station you can take a train to Balloch.
    From Balloch you can take Bus Number 309 to Balmaha. There is no further public transport.
    You would have to arrange a taxi from Balmaha to Rowardennan.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport you could take the bus into Glasgow and take the Train as above.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Tarbet on the West Shore of Loch Lomond until 31st October

    Dep Tarbet Arr Rowardennan
    1000hrs 1045hrs
    1600hrs 1645hrs

    Dep Rowardennan Ret Tarbet
    1045hrs 1130hrs
    1645hrs 1730hrs

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