holiday accommodation near Fort William

self catered apartments, hostel & bunkhouse

Covid-19: Accommodation Bookings – Moving out of Lock Down 

Dated: 2020.7.3 (a further review is expected on 2020.7.9)

This relates to your booking with us in Snowgoose Apartments, The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel from 6th July 2020 onwards.
As we are all now starting to move forward and moving out of Lock Down after three long, hard months John & I are working really hard to make sure that folks who visit us over the coming months are well looked after, have a great time & are kept safe – at a safe distance and in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines.                                                                                                                                                                       If we do this sensibly then we will keep ourselves, our staff and clients happy, safe & well. Like all of us we do not know when the current restrictions and precautions will be lifted. This makes forward planning difficult.
HOWEVER, we do ask that our visitors make themselves aware of current and on-going Scottish Government advice & restrictions terms of travel, mandatory face coverings & social distancing. It is strongly advised that visitors take responsibility for this themselves. We will be adding & updating these guidelines when appropriate. In Scotland the Government guidelines are in place for the next 6 months with a review taking place every 3 weeks as restrictions ease gradually over the coming weeks.

In terms of the accommodation in Snowgoose apartments, The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel we are operating on the following basis for the foreseeable future.                                                                                                                                                                                                      We expect that all visitors will behave respectfully & implement appropriate social distancing in, around our property and locally. It is really important to us that, as a business, we respect our local community, our employees – and ourselves. Please help us to do this safely and responsibly.
The self-contained apartments Farriers, Forge & Anvil which sleep 2-8 persons each will only be available to members of two families. These are fully self-catered with showers & toilets within that unit of accommodation for the foreseeable future
The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel  sleep 10 and 14 persons respectively. Here  we will only take bookings for the whole unit – with some low occupancy discounts and only to members of two families at the moment. These are fully self-catered with showers & toilets within that unit of accommodation. For now – until matters become more normal we will not be letting by the room where the sharing of facilities would be the norm
3rd July 2020
Tina & John

Going Forward – New Bookings                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the short term (into August) we are can take provisional bookings on the basis that no deposits will be taken until it is clear that we will be able to accommodate bookings.We are happy to  accept forward  bookings for our hostel, bunkhouse and self-catering accommodation and we have made our cancellation policy more flexible over this period.                                                                                                                                               For some useful Info                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coronavirus in Scotland:

NHS Advice on Coronavirus:

Stay with us if you are looking for comfortable self catering accommodation near the base of Ben Nevis in the Highlands of Scotland. Flexible options in our self contained apartments, hostel or bunkhouse are ideal as a base for short breaks & family holidays for couples, groups of friends or clubs. This is a great holiday destination for independent outdoor enthusiasts – all year round – or for just chilling out!

Nearby local attractions include walking in our fantastic glens and forests; local & steam trains running from  our doorstep (“The Harry Potter” & Jacobite train); quiet roads to explore the Highlands by car, cycle or motor bike; accessible mountain bike trails; boat trips; fishing from the nearby pier; golf, gondola rides to access our ski area at Nevis Range; ski-ing & snow boarding at Nevis Range & Glencoe in winter; an excellent local museum & nearby geological display; The Lochaber Geopark; ten pin bowling at the Nevis Centre. What’s not to like!


enjoy outstanding views of Ben Nevis from your window in summer & winter. snowcapped hills in winter with spin drift blowing off the mountain ridges. cherry blossom laden trees in May. Harry Potter steam train past the door!