Winter Breaks In Ballater

The season of Coorie.
With wild walks and embracing swims.
Crackling fires and lights dimmed.
Candles glow while winds outside roar.
Welcome to winter at Crerar Hotels.

There is still plenty of Scotland to explore during a winter break in Ballater.

From conquering rugged mountains in the Cairngorms to discovering nearby whisky distilleries and castles. After a day of adventure, a warm welcome is waiting with roaring fires and hearty meals.

COORIE / ku:ri /
1. The Scottish art of deriving comfort, wellbeing and energy from wild landscapes and convivial interiors.
2. "A hug of a word."

During your winter break, choose the art of coorie with one of our cosy packages designed to enhance your stay and let you snuggle in after a day of adventure.

Choose Your Coorie


Stay cosy during your trip and receive a Self-Care Kit to keep your skin replenished this Autumn & Winter, which includes an isgha body scrub, body oil and a shampoo & body bar to give you that extra glow. Take home a Highland Soap Candle scented with gorgeous essential oils & fragrances. Plus, enjoy a bottle of Red Wine from de Burgh Wine Merchants and two Loch Lomond whiskies.

Coorie Up with dinner, bed & breakfast from £237 per night.


With our Coorie Doon package, you will be sure to have a cosy stay. After being out & about treat your senses to an ishga Self Care Bath Set. Light a luxurious candle whilst you run a bath and sip on a bottle of Red Wine from De Burgh Wine Merchants, or a tipple of Loch Lomond whisky each to give you some extra warmth. Perfect for chilly nights.

Coorie Doon with dinner, bed & breakfast from £187 per night.


Coorie in during your stay with a Highland Soap luxurious candle, so when the winds outside roar, you stay cosy inside. Also included is an ishga marine cream to keep your skin replenished and two miniature whiskies.

Coorie In with dinner, bed & breakfast from £167 per night.

Embrace The Rain

This winter, we invite our guests to embrace the rain during their stay and enjoy everything the country has to offer. Explore the area and see the sights, returning to log-burning fires, hot drinks and thermal experiences.

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." Alfred Wainwright, British fellwalker and guidebook author.

Top tips for winter breaks:

MacNabs: a great spot just round the corner where you can pick up some waterproofs, wellies and equipment for fishing or shooting.

Balmoral Castle: guided winter tours are given of the castle (availability of this can be found here), and the estate grounds remain open all year for winter adventure.

Royal Lochnagar Distillery: a few miles from Ballater, visited by Prince Albert, this is the perfect place to learn more about malt whisky

Ballater Events: There are a number of events in the local village, from the Ballater Farmer's Market on the 4th Sunday of every month to the Ballater Winter Festival on Saturday 27th November.

Glenshee Skiing: when the snow arrives in Glenshee, the largest ski and snowboard area in Scotland, comes alive with a choice of 36 runs.

Walks: there are many walks in the area, some of which are through woodland. Put on your waterproofs and spot winter wildlife.

The Lounge: on stormy days, sit back and rest by the roaring fires with a good book and Afternoon Tea.

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