Things To Do Experiences and Offers

Things To Do Experiences and Offers

Nature has a healing quality for us all.

Stuck in our urban lives, spending time in nature can bring us all sorts of feelings – from excitement at seeing wildlife to a sense of adventure and thrill-seeking activities.

It is all here ready and waiting for you.

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs are home to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and are only a short journey from major urban areas such as Glasgow. They offer visitors the diversity and beauty of the Highlands, without the long journey.

Reconnect with the stunning scenery of Scotland and the activities on offer here with us– we’re all you need us to be!

1 night Dinner B&B Spacation - Lodge on Loch Lomond

1 night Dinner B&B Spacation - Lodge on Loch Lomond

Our Dinner Bed & Breakfast Spa-Cation Offer is available October until the end of March 2024 - Dinner Bed & Breakfast inclusive together with the addition of 1 hours access to our Thermal Suite within AmberRose Spa from £209.00 per room per night. The very package to rest, relax and rejuvenate and of course delight in some lovely food within Colquhoun’s Restaurant.

Valid Sunday to Thursday in our Graham Room Type and available to stay until the end of March 2024 from the £209 – room upgrades for all other room types and weekend supplements apply.

The perfect introduction to our Spa facilities with the complimentary access to the Thermal Suite. You can of course add on any of the additional treatments via our reservation diary here https://lochlomond.try.be/

The Thermal Experience:
Time in the steam & sauna are perfect before a massage or facial and provides multiple health benefits from improving circulation, reducing stress and lowering blood pressure. Enjoy the warmth of the heated loungers which are specifically designed to relax the muscles and ease tension. Breath in the Salt & Herbal Sauna which can calm & detoxify and increase energy levels also great post treatment to continue on the journey of relaxation. There is an Aroma steam room, Hot and Cold Showers, Salt Sauna and Herbal Sauna and Heated Relaxation Loungers – the Thermal Suite itself also enjoys those wonderful views out over Loch Lomond.

View our dinner menu here - DB&B Menu PDF

Check dates/availability on our Book Now Button below.

T&Cs – headline rate available Sunday to Thursday, room upgrades/weekend supplements apply. Subject to availability. Thermal Suite for 1 hour x 2 persons inclusive during your stay. 25% non refundable deposit to book.

FROM £209 / PER ROOM PER NIGHT

 

 

Acorn Writing Retreats at The Oak Tree Inn

Acorn Writing Retreats at The Oak Tree Inn

Tucked away in Scotland’s breathtaking landscapes, The Oak Tree Inn warmly welcomes you to Acorn Writing Retreats, where your small ideas can grow into mighty ambitions! As a fellow writer, I know that finding the perfect space to focus can be a game-changer. That’s precisely why Acorn Writing Retreats was created – to offer more than just a getaway, but transformative experiences designed for writers seeking to make substantial progress in their projects, find inspiration, and connect with a community of link-minded individuals.

If you find yourself struggling with writer’s block, eager to embark on a fresh endeavor, or in the midst of completing an existing project, our retreats are designed to support your writing goals. Acorn Writing Retreats are a sanctuary for writers of every persuasion: the academics crafting their next publication, the postgraduates immersed in their theses, the dreamers weaving narratives for their novels, or individuals requiring dedicated time to focus on substantial projects. Each retreat is tailored to your unique journey, helping you to achieve the writing success you’re striving for.

Structured for Success

Every aspect of Acorn Writing Retreats is thoughtfully designed to boost your writing potential. Our retreats draw inspiration from Professor Rowena Murray’s renowned writing retreats, usually spanning three to four days, often ending before the weekend. The schedule is tailored to suit the dynamics of each group and to take advantage of good weather, ensuring ample time for outdoor exploration and inspiration.

Each day is structured with concentrated writing sessions, spanning 60 to 90 minutes, interspersed with moments for relaxation and networking. In these sessions, an atmosphere of collective silence is maintained, creating an ideal environment for heightened focus and productivity. This setting allows each writer to focus on their own writing projects, fostering a shared space of inspiration and productivity.

For retreats lasting four days between April to October, there is the opportunity for a boat trip to the picturesque island of Inchcailloch, complete with a scenic picnic. This special addition is contingent on weather conditions and is typically confirmed in the week leading up the retreat.

An Exceptional Venue

The Oak Tree Inn stands apart as a retreat destination that transcends the ordinary. Boasting multiple awards, it is renowned for its innate charm, distinctive character, and exceptionally warm hospitality. Set against a breathtaking backdrop of natural beauty beside Loch Lomond, it is the perfect place for your writing endeavours.

Imagine yourself immersed in productivity within the cosy writing rooms, or unwinding in the serene bedrooms that cocoon you in comfort. The quaint bar and dining area serve as delightful spaces where you can savour exquisite meals and network with fellow writers. Every nook and cranny of The Oak Tree Inn truly radiates an inviting ambiance that fosters inspiration.

To ensure your productivity thrives, your comfort is prioritised above all else. A range of accommodation optionsare available to suit every preference. Choose from the single occupancy bedrooms, experience the uniqueness of on-site pods, or settle into the homely charm of nearby cottages. For an added touch of luxury, upgrade to Superior pods or bedrooms to make your retreat not just productive, but indulgently comfortable.

Guided with Insight & Empathy 

As an experienced facilitator, it’s my privilege to guide you through Acorn Writing Retreats. Drawing upon the effective techniques of Professor Rowena Murray, I strive to create an environment that enhances your writing experience. Currently finalising my PhD in transnational student engagement at Heriot-Watt University, I bring a blend of academic insight and genuine passion for writing and supporting fellow writers in their endeavours.

My commitment to fostering growth and overcoming challenges extends beyond academia. Having recently completed a year-long counselling course accredited by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland), I am able to offer a compassionate ear and tailored guidance, helping you navigate and overcome any writing hurdles you may face during the retreat.

I’m also excited to share that Professor Rowena Murray, my esteemed mentor and a renowned guru in the world of writing, will be co-facilitating some of our upcoming retreats, including those in February and March. Her expert advice and practical guidance are truly transformative, offering you the tools to propel you towards achieving your writing goals.

Rowena’s distinguished career is marked by prestigious fellowships and significant contributions to academic writing. Her experience as Associate Dean at the University of Strathclyde and as a Professor in Education at the University of the West of Scotland, along with her current role as a freelance consultant, brings invaluable insights to our retreats.

Pricing & Reservations

The cost of our retreats varies, reflecting the length of your stay and the season. We offer both three-day and four-day options. Each standard all-inclusive package includes all meals, refreshments, and comfortable single occupancy bedrooms with private en-suite facilities. 

Find out more about the dates and prices by visiting: Acorn Writing Retreats 

Fun treetop experience at Treezone Loch Lomond

Fun treetop experience at Treezone Loch Lomond

Treezone are offering a 10% off discount for Treezone at Loch Lomond Shores. So get your family and/or friends together and enjoy a fun day out!
To redeem this offer - simply add the code LLLAUTUMN10 when booking online here.

Live Music at The Oak Tree Inn

Live Music at The Oak Tree Inn

The Oak Tree Inn is delighted to have a lineup of live music throughout the Winter months, every Friday between 7-9.30pm, and every Sunday between 4-7pm. Booking your table is strongly advised.

E-mail guestexperience@theoaktreeinn.co.uk for more details, or why not book your room via our website and make a night of it!

Check below for the Lineup:

February

  • Friday 23rd - MudHoney

  • Sunday 25th - Average White Van Band

March

  • Friday 1st - Chris Suckle

  • Sunday 3rd - Tom Urie

  • Friday 8th - David McKendrick

  • Sunday 10th - Average White Van Band

  • Friday 15th - Chris Suckle

  • Sunday 17th - Tom Urie

  • Friday 22nd - David McKendrick

  • Sunday 24th - Average White Van Band

Shark Feeding at Sea Life Loch Lomond

Shark Feeding at Sea Life Loch Lomond

Are you brave enough to feed the sharks from above the Tropical Ocean Tunnel?

Get up close and personal with a private feed of our resident sharks from the top of the Ocean Tank.

Taking place on selected dates at 1.30pm, please arrive at the attraction no later than 1pm.

A member of our expert Animal Care Team will tell you all about our sharks, their habitat, diet and interesting facts about these misunderstood creatures.

Your experience includes entry to SEA LIFE Loch Lomond and a complimentary guidebook.

£55 per person. Maximum 2 adults per feeding experience or 1 adult and 2 children.

Please note: Access to the feeding area is via a steep staircase, in order to participate in this experience you will need to climb the staircase unaided.

Pre booking is essential via our website https://www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomond/tickets-passes/ways-to-visit/vip-experiences/shark-feed/

Sharks after dark at Sea Life Loch Lomond - £175 for up to 6 people

Sharks after dark at Sea Life Loch Lomond - £175 for up to 6 people

Enjoy exclusive access to the whole aquarium, during the evening when the attraction is closed to the public.

A member of our SEA LIFE team will help you discover the secrets beneath the seas for the ultimate VIP visit!

They’ll teach you all about our incredible creatures, their habitats and diets.

Your tour will last approx. 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests, which must include at least one 18+ adult

Pre booking is essential via our website https://www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomond/tickets-passes/ways-to-visit/vip-experiences/sharks-after-dark/

Solo Traveller Weekday Lochside Afternoon Tea & Thermal Suite for 1 person, Lodge on Loch Lomond

Solo Traveller Weekday Lochside Afternoon Tea & Thermal Suite for 1 person, Lodge on Loch Lomond

  • Up to 360 minutes

Weekday Lochside Afternoon Tea/Thermal Experience for 1 person, £37.50

Our Lochside Afternoon Tea & Thermal Suite Package includes one hour of relaxation in the Thermal Suite of AmberRose Spa followed by a Sparkling Afternoon Tea served in our Colquhoun's Restaurant overlooking Loch Lomond. *Please let us know of any dietary restrictions*

Facilities within the Thermal Suite: Aroma Steam Room, Hot and Cold Showers, Himalayan Salt Sauna, Herbal Sauna and Heated Relaxation Loungers – the Thermal Suite also enjoys those wonderful views out over Loch Lomond.

Only available Monday to Friday
All our packages are subject to availability and some dates may be excluded.

Check availability and BOOK HERE

Solo Traveller Weekend Lochside Afternoon Tea & Thermal Suite for 1 person, Lodge on Loch Lomond

Solo Traveller Weekend Lochside Afternoon Tea & Thermal Suite for 1 person, Lodge on Loch Lomond

  • Up to 360 minutes

Weekend Lochside Afternoon Tea/Thermal Experience for 1 person, £47.50

Our Lochside Afternoon Tea & Thermal Suite Package includes one hour of relaxation in the Thermal Suite of AmberRose Spa followed by a Sparkling Afternoon Tea served in our Colquhoun's Restaurant overlooking Loch Lomond. *Please let us know of any dietary restrictions*

Facilities within the Thermal Suite: Aroma Steam Room, Hot and Cold Showers, Himalayan Salt Sauna, Herbal Sauna and Heated Relaxation Loungers – the Thermal Suite also enjoys those wonderful views out over Loch Lomond.

Available Saturday & Sunday
All our packages are subject to availability and some dates may be excluded.

Check availability and BOOK HERE