MacDonald Hotel & Cabins

Welcome to the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins

Here at the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins we pride ourselves on a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Situated on the north east edge of Kinlochleven we are ideally located for outdoor enthusiasts, either passing through the village on the West Highland Way, or taking a longer break to explore the great activities the Scottish Highlands has to offer

Our opening hours are listed below.

Reservations to eat are essential to avoid disappointment

The following types of room are available:

3 Double Rooms with King Size Beds

5 Twin Rooms

1 Family Room comprising a Double & Single Bed

1 Triple Room comprising 3 Single Beds


Food and drink are served in the Bothy Bar & our Stag Restaurant!

Reserve Your Seat in Advance

To ensure you are able to eat with us please make sure you reserve in advance. Reservations will be open two weeks prior.

Walking the West Highland Way

Kinlochleven is the penultimate stop on the 96 mile WHW. Find out more about the WHW and get tips on routes and itineraries.


There are 10 hotel rooms on the first floor, these all have en suite bathrooms (with baths – which will be a welcome relief for those of you walking the West Highland Way!) televisions, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Dogs are welcome in hotel rooms for a small supplement per stay.

The hotel is also available for private functions and family parties, please contact us for details.


The cabins and campsite are situated immediately to the rear of the hotel on level grassy lawns. All cabin and camping guests have the use of the facilities which include: toilets, showers, and self-catering facilities. Dogs are welcome and stay for a small supplement in cabins.

Guests have easy access to The Bothy Bar for meals and drinks and at check-in guests can order breakfast and packed lunches for the next day.


The colder months don't have to be all grey and dull. We should enjoy ourselves all year round, whatever the weather. You might be used to waiting to go on a holiday somewhere abroad to enjoy the su

Weddings and Functions

The MacDonald Hotel is an ideal venue for any special occasion or get together with friends and family. Smaller functions can be arranged in the Purple Stag Restaurant which can be hired for your priv

Ben Nevis

Thousands of people do climb Ben Nevis every year, and the vast majority of them make it back down safely. However it is a demanding walk with many potential hazards and there are also accidents every

Dog Friendly

We welcome dogs at the MacDonald Hotel and Cabins, with so many great walking trails in the area, who better to enjoy them with than your best friend! In order to clean up any extra dog hairs left

The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep

Mountain Biking & Cycling

Kinlochleven has some fantastic trails for mountain biking and some gentler routes for cycling. With the hotel situated between Glencoe Mountain and Nevis Range you can also enjoy trails further afiel

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