The local attractions in the historic town of Cromarty include the Courthouse, Hugh Miller's home and organised Dolphin boat trips. In nearby Fortrose and Rosemarkie are extensive beach facilities, the peninsular for observing dolphins and the Groam House Pictish museum. The lodge is close to the North Coast 500 route.
There are several good restaurants in the local area and a full range in Inverness and Dingwall. The nearest distillery visitor centres are at Muir of Ord (Glen Ord), Invergordon (Dalmore) and Tain(Glenmorangie), all excellent malt Whiskies.
For golfers, the lodge is an ideal central location with at least 11 quality Highland courses (including the championship courses of Royal Dornoch and Nairn) within a 45 minute drive.
Directions from Inverness
From Inverness go north on A9, after Kessock Bridge turn right to Munlochy (B9161).
Through Munlochy, turn right to Fortrose and Rosemarkie (A832).
After Rosemarkie, follow signs for Cromarty until you see and take a left turn to Balblair (B9160).
After 3.8 miles on the B 9160 (when you start to see the Cromarty Firth in front of you) - our turning is on the right (2 telegraph poles at end of drive).
If you get to a right turn to Cromarty you have gone too far.