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A History of Success

Date published: 11/12/2023

Awards and accolades aplenty

It’s hard not to fall in love with our log cabins here at Eagle Brae. With a mix of innovation and culture, Mike and Pawana have set the stage for something spectacular. Luxurious, eco-friendly log cabins, nestled on a Highland hilltop, surrounded by acres of untouched wilderness. Since we first opened in 2013, we have received an array of awards and accolades, and they just keep on coming!

Off to an eco-winning start

Not even a month after we opened with our first 7 luxury log cabins in 2013, we picked up gold status from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Soon after, we received the SCDI (Scottish Council for Development and Industry) award for Research and Innovation. And then we were granted a rating of five stars from the Scottish Tourist Board.

But our winning streak didn’t end there. In November 2014, we won the Best Holiday Accommodation Award from the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. And in March 2015, it was joined by the Best Holiday Accommodation Award from the Scottish Thistle Awards.

Our Buteo log cabin looks snug behind the duck pond

Bound for Glory

The Family Traveller Awards, held in October 2015 at the gorgeous View from the Shard, London was a prestigious and exciting event. We were more than happy to join over 200 guests from all corners of the travel industry and walk away with a Highly Commended Award for Best Family Eco Holiday.

Then in November 2015, Eagle Brae hosted the Sled Dog Association of Scotland’s 25th annual SDAS qualifying race for the International Federation of Sled Dog Sports. Set on our expansive sled dog track, the event was a roaring (or barking!) success. Not only were we able to be part of the sled dog pack, but it was also an opportunity to showcase the exciting sled dog rides we offer guests, set around our gorgeous wildflower meadow.

Dog sledding activity at Eagle Brae in the Scottish Highlands

Excellence in tourism

Eagle Brae continues to grow and develop, and in December 2018, we introduced 3 new log cabins to our collection. We now have 10 hand-made log cabins on the resort, providing the ultimate in luxury self-catering accommodation and each with its own unique features.

In November 2019, we won our second Highlands and Islands Tourism Award. This time for Best Self-Catering Accommodation Experience. Followed in March 2020 by our second award from the Scottish Thistle Awards, also for Best Self Catering Accommodation Experience.

Mike, Pawana and family celebrate Eagle Brae's win

Continually raising the bar

We know that we can only be completely successful if our guests are truly happy. That’s why our TripAdvisor awards mean so much, as they are based on customer reviews. We are currently, and consistently, marked 5/5 on the world’s largest travel site. 100% of guests have rated us with 5 stars, which is remarkable. We have also received a Traveller’s Choice Award, which means we are ranked within the top 10% of all properties on TripAdvisor. 

Eagle Brae team sat outside a log cabin

10 years of Eagle Brae

In August 2023, we celebrated a big birthday. Eagle Brae turned 10 years old! To mark the occasion, we threw a big party for those people who have helped make Eagle Brae happen, from staff past and present to our skilled craftspeople, contractors and suppliers. It was a fabulous night with cake and drinks, homemade curry buffet, bagpipes, ceilidh music and dancing. We also had an exciting flypast from the same Hawker Hurricane fighter plane that flew over at our opening. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Eagle Brae over the last decade, including all of our wonderful guests. What an adventure it has been so far!

Log cabin chocolate cake

Now our journey continues and we have some exciting plans in the pipeline, with three new sites at the south end of Eagle Brae, where we hope to build more log cabins. You can keep up with our story by following us on Facebook and Instagram

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