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Glencoe B+Bs


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I've been reading and watching old books and vids of Rick touting the talents of Mr Arthur Smith, the former curator of The Glencoe Museum and former owner of The Cala Sona, a highly regard bed and breakfast. Searching these forums I am sad to learn that he has passed. I'm sure the travelers who got to meet and enjoy his programs undoubtedly have great memories of him and his knowledge of Glencoe. So, feel free in this thread to share, I'd enjoy the stories.

Is there anyone out there who can recommend an accommodation that's similar in spirit? I'd LOVE the chance to spend two days in a traditional thatch roof Glencoe residence with spirited characters!


Posted by
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Oh well, I tried. I do know Mr Steves does recommend The Greenhill, but it's way north of our plans.

Posted by
889 posts

Hi -

I can't answer your question accurately (my trips to Glencoe have been more of the hostel/bunkbarn experience) but if you enter 'B&Bs Glencoe' into it returns 62 answers. I would only consider the Glencoe and Ballachulish options, which will narrow it down a bit.

I'm not sure that you'll get the thatched 'black house' style accommodation anymore (I'm not certain there's much of it left in that locale) and for 'spirited characters' I'd opt for accommodation with a public bar!

Hope you find something to fit the bill. Glencoe is pretty sensational!


Posted by
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Hi, macp63,

If you don't have your heart absolutely set on Glencoe, the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village in Carloway, on the Isle of Lewis, may be just what you're looking for. Doesn't appear to be the type of place with spirited characters, however, but you'd be near to the Callanish Standing Stones and the Carloway Broch.

Mike (auchterless)

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Thanks, folks! We took the safe route and are at The Isles of Glencoe. Nearly everyone's booked!