Whilst Scotland can often be associated with wind and rain, here on the Isle of Eriska, that’s not always true - we promise!
The island of Eriska is fortunate enough to be located on the Gulf Stream, which means that we can be welcoming the sun and milder weather, meanwhile other areas in Scotland are suffering from colder and less pleasant weather.
It’s not just the milder weather brought by the Gulf Stream that entices visitors to the west coast of Scotland over the summer months, we’re also very fortunate to have a wealth of intriguing wildlife, incredible scenery and great hiking and walking trails to name a few.
On and around Eriska itself, we’re home to otters, seals and even a family of badgers! If you haven’t yet met our resident family of badgers, ask our team the next time you visit. A little further afield (and if you’re lucky you might spot them on Eriska too) look out for Roe and Red Deer, pheasant, sea eagles and golden eagles. Around the inner hebrides, expect to see dolphins and whales and you can even get up close (and personal) with basking sharks courtesy of Basking Shark Scotlandbased in Oban.
For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on land, Eriska has some lovely nature trails of varying degrees of difficulty for easy to medium walkers. We’re also privileged to have some of the best and well known Munros within an hour or so drive from the island. At just 308 metres high, Beinn Lora is located just a few minutes drive from Eriska and offers further magnificent views from its summit. For those looking for more of a challenge, Scotland’s Highest Mountain - Beinn Nevis, is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Eriska and if dressed and geared appropriately, makes for an enjoyable day hiking before a well earned relaxing dinner in our fine dining restaurant.
Most importantly, though your Eriska summer experience is not complete without our team taking care of you and your loved one during your visit. We’ve put together a special Summer Indulgence Package to help make your summer experience even more special this year. Our Summer Indulgence Package includes:
- 2 nights in a beautifully appointed room or suite
- Champagne afternoon tea on arrival
- 7 Course Tasting menu on the 1st evening with paired wines
- Choice of one hour treatments in our ESPA Spa
- Breakfast each morning in our fine dining restaurant
- Afternoon tea served in our drawing room each day
- A La Carte Dinner on the 2nd evening
- Access to leisure & golf facilities on the island
Close your eyes, imagine you are already here and enjoying the benefits of our Summer Indulgence Package here at the Isle of Eriska.