Perfect Lochside Break
“I don’t often write reviews on places I stay but I really wanted to commend the Loch Lomond Waterfront lodges on the overall experience we received from start to finish.
We arrived a couple of hours early for our stay in Mellerstein (we knew we wouldn’t be able to enter our lodge until 4pm due to extra cleaning measures being made) and the owner kindly suggested plenty of options to pass our time until our lodge was ready. The lodges own their own little beach (photos attached) where you can fish (licence purchased from village shop).
The wait was really worth it. The lodge itself was pristine. In the current climate where cleanliness is of the utmost importance, I can completely commend the cleaning staff. You could tell they hadn’t just sprayed a load of bleach around in hope it would smell clean. They had taken the time to remove every item and cleaned behind every cupboard to ensure the accommodation was as clean as it could be.
So once settled, we awaited our grocery delivery. We had complimentary tea, coffee and milk to get us started and the hot tub was ready to be used.
The layout of the property is great and spacious. Easily enough space for 6 adults, there is 3 bathrooms too.
There is a large entrance hall to keep all of your shoes and coats.
They supply you with plenty of cleaning products too (dishwasher tabs, laundry cleaner bin bags), along with salt and pepper so you don’t need to bring those with you. Lots of pots and pans to choose from too.
The actual area of Balmaha is lovely. So many walks for all ages. Conic Hill is a steep ascent to some amazing views (attached) and is located just across the road, roughly takes about 1.5-2 hours up and down.
We visited Luss for the day, a beautiful little village. We went on the Faerie trail and had lunch at Colquhouns. The Duck Bay is also well worth a stop. We used the sweeny cruises from Balloch for an hour cruise and walked around Balloch Country Park.
Unfortunately, the restaurants on the east side of the Loch are currently closed but we had a takeaway from The Oak Inn (300m from the lodges) and the food was delicious so I can imagine the pub itself would be lovely if it was open.
We currently have an ongoing list of places we would like to visit in the future and have rebooked for April next year.
Would really recommend to anyone. Thank you for having us.”
Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges
Stayed for four nights in a Diamond Lodge, it was very comfortable with absolutely everything we needed, big TV, Hot Tub, Sauna Shower, actually three showers in the one lodge! Our bedroom double doors opened on to a balcony overlooking Loch Lomond, there is even a balcony on the the back bedroom. The lodge was spotlessly clean and in lovely surroundings – we are going back again in the summer.
First class stay
Spent 3 nights in Culzean Diamond lodge with husband and two children. Wow this place is amazing! Our break started with a warm welcome. The lodge has EVERYTHING you need. Its spotlessly clean and well equipped. The hot tub and sauna are fantastic especially with the weather being so cold! The surroundings are so peaceful and the whole area is well kept. Our family loved the time together to relax and chill out! I would definitely recommend you stay – 5 star luxury
Wonderful stay at lodges
“We stayed at the lodges for a family birthday, the lodge was very clean well equipped and the hot tub was a big hit. We had or wee dog with us too and she got a wee welcome pack, such a nice touch. We would love to return, the views are stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful. The local pub is fab and within walking distance. Everyone enjoyed the 3 nights and we would love to make a return trip.”
Dog Friendly & stunning lodges
“4 adults and 3 dogs stayed Thursday 19 – Sunday 22nd March. It was stunning!
Very clean and modern with lots of space to move around in. The kitchen was excellent with plenty of storage and utensils to cook with.
3 powerful showers and a hot tub.
Staff super friendly and complementary dog treats, poo bags and tennis balls were left for us in the kitchen.
We will definitely return in the near future!”
Beautiful Loch Lomond
We had a lovely few days in these beautiful lodges just before lock down.
These lodges are large warm comfortable places to stay in beautiful Balmaha, great base with beautiful views over Loch Lomond.
The lodges are very well equipped with everything that you need for a self catering holiday, the lodge was spotless. Both bedrooms were large with en-suite facilities, downstairs bathroom with a steam cabinet, a hot tub outside ❤️ Hope to return one day soon.
Fabulous lodges in a beautiful location
“Stayed in interconnecting lodges 3 and 4 for a family celebration (9 adults and 4 children). Had a fabulous weekend. The lodges were spotlessly clean with good range of utensils. Loved the views from the bedrooms. Plenty of room for everyone. The weather was glorious which does help. Few minutes walk to loch where we did some open water swimming and the kids paddled and fished with their nets. The water is shallow for many metres making it ideal for paddles boards, kayaks etc. The oak tree inn and shop are 5 minute walk. Overall great weekend in lovely accommodation and owners very helpful.”
Amazing accommodation and views
Wow, just wow! I can’t fault this place. The lodge was excellently equipped, couldn’t think of anything extra I wished it had and was spotlessly clean. The rooms are all spacious.
Best of all is the location. The views of the loch are stunning. We were in lodge number 5 which is the end lodge on the front row and I think we had the best view of the lot, although they’re all pretty good. The private sandy beach was brilliant and the water is so shallow that we had to wade out a long way to be able to swim. As you can probably guess we were utterly blessed with the weather. The only downside was that the weather was so good, it got a little bit too warm to go in the hot tub! (First world problems)
Lots to do in the local area although it is very outdoorsy so not sure what we’d have done if it’d rained.
These lodges are fairly pricey but I think they’re worth it for the outstanding quality and the view.
Fabulous location and lodges
“Had an amazing short break in these lodges with the family, lodges very well equipped with everything you need and very spacious and comfortable. The site that they are on is the real star of the show, short walk down to the loch edge just spectacular. A nice touch that the lodges in the front have grass roofs adding to the view from behind. Sort walk down to Balmaha as well. Great stay, would definitely recommend.”
An absolutely amazing wedding day
We had an absolutely amazing wedding day at Loch Lomond Waterfront. Lloyd and I loved getting married down at the water. The sun shone the whole day which made it even more special. Our guests also loved the venue and how peaceful it was during our ceremony. It was lovely just listening to the water during the minister’s prayers. Lloyd and I both loved the intimacy of the venue and the stunning scenery it had to offer. The transitions for each part of the day were so quick and smooth. Even the guests commented on how smoothly everything ran. Our coordinator Abigail went above and beyond throughout the day. All the little and big things were really appreciated. We wouldn’t change a thing and couldn’t have asked for a better day!
Such a beautiful setting
‘Myself and my partner recently stayed in Drummond Lodge (from 21-24 Feb) and we just wanted to say thank you so much for a lovely stay. We loved our lodge, it was like a home from home, and we really didn’t want to leave! It was spotlessly clean and in such a beautiful setting. All the staff we met were really friendly. We also loved Balmaha, what a wonderful village. So thank you very much! We are the couple that took Flynn for a walk and we took this photo of him… we thought you’d appreciate a copy. Thanks once again and we hope to be back soon. ‘
A magical getaway
‘It is not at all a surprise that you are fully booked. If there is one place in the world we would like to be this summer, that place is Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges, and I’m sure the only people who don’t share this passion are those, who simply have never been there. What a magical getaway and a retreat you have created! Thank you for that.’
The Lodges are amazing
‘I would like to say that we all had an amazing time staying your lodges at the weekend. The Lodges are amazing. Beautifully presented and everything you need within. Stunning location. Muy birthday/retirement celebrations were made all the more special at this wonderful location with my friends around me.’
‘Chef in a lodge was outstanding. The food was excellent as was the service. Superb evening.’
The perfect place to get married
‘Our guests are still raving about the day – they were so happy with the setting, service and food, so thank you again. We will certainly be recommending you to everyone we come across as the perfect place to get married. ‘
Just what we hoped for
‘Thank you and all your team at the Waterfront for everything you did to make our wedding weekend so special. It really was just what we hoped for and all our guests had nothing but the highest praise for all your staff.’
Our own private beach
‘Just walking along the West Highland way path past some of the crowded beaches made us realise the value of having your own private waterfront onto the loch. I can still picture walking down to the lochside on our first evening and watching an osprey dive for a fish!’
We'll definitely be back again
‘I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely stay. The lodge was beautiful and the facilities and views amazing. We will definitely be back again.’
Right up there with the best
‘We have travelled the world and stayed in all sorts of accommodation – Loch Lomond Waterfront is right up there with the best. The facilities, quality of fixtures and fittings and the setting all add up to a superb holiday experience and one that I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. Outstanding!’
A special place in our hearts
‘Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have been too! We will definitely be back and the Waterfront will always have a very special place in our hearts.’
Fantastic wedding coordinator
‘Sheena (the wedding coordinator) was nothing short of amazing, from our first meeting right up until the big day! An absolute gem and asset to the venue.’
Site exclusivity was amazing
“What made it for us was the site exclusivity. We had all our friends and family in one place for the whole weekend. Everyone keeps telling us it was the best wedding they have been to!”
Outstanding service and friendly staff
“We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location. The service was oustanding and the staff were so friendly they felt like part of the wedding.”
The best wedding our guests had been to
‘Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have been too and the venue and staff are very much to take credit for that!’
A perfect place to relax
‘Stayed at the Waterfront Lodges for a Fri to Mon short break for our daughters birthday last weekend. Lodge was placed right on the edge of Loch Lomond with stunning views.’
‘My husband and I came here to celebrate my 40th birthday and we truly had a magnificent time. There was everything that you needed in your accommodation even washing liquid and conditioner for the washing machine. The hot tub and steam room were a real highlight as well as the living log fire.’
Wish we had longer
‘The ducks were very amusing, each day they waddled around the lodges looking for food, we bought some duck food for them in the local village shop. We just wished we were here for longer and hope to return in the future.’
‘The location is outstanding – right on the edge of Loch Lomond with private water frontage and beaches. As a location for exploring, again this rates very highly. We easily accessed central Glasgow by train from nearby Balloch and also explored Stirling (particularly the castle and Wallace memorial), the Falkirk Wheel and even Perth and Pitlochry by car. It is a very peaceful place, which can only be disturbed on occasion by your neighbours but with the Slumber Charter in place, we had absolutely no problems overnight.’
Stunning from top to bottom
‘We booked this to relax after a family tragedy and it was the perfect tonic. Stunning from top to bottom. The rooms were perfect with all the facilities needed. The hot tub on a winters evening took it to another level. The blackout curtains, allied to no light pollution outside, meant wakening up was the most natural I had experienced for years.’
A fabulous time
‘We, and all our family and friends, who stayed on site had a fabulous time and could not be more impressed with the lodges and the location! There will definitely be some returning customers.’
The staff go above and beyond
‘The staff were fantastic and massive thank you to Rafal who was great checking everyone in on Friday and who also went above and beyond and took my grandparents back to their holiday cottage in Milton of Buchanan after the wedding!’
My stay will never be forgotten
‘Just wanted to say a very big thank you for my wonderful stay, I have no words to describe the incredible comfort I had at the Cawdor Diamond Lodge, I just checked out today this morning from lodge 5, I do not agree that your lodge is a five star if I could I would call it a 100 star lodge. From start to finish, my stay at the lodge will never be forgotten it’s special and unique and an amazing experience’
We couldn't have done it without you
‘Thank you for your help with the planning and your attention to detail – we couldn’t have don’t it without you! The marquee was beautiful and all we had hoped for. We had a brilliant day and will remember it all forever, thank you so much for being part of it’
Couldn't ask for a better day
‘We wanted to thank you so very much for all the hard work which went on behind the scenes both in the lead up to, and on the day of, our wedding. We could not have asked for a better day. Everything was exactly how we wanted it to be and a lot of that is down to all the hard work of Sheena and your staff. We have had so many compliments about how much everyone enjoyed our wedding.’
Thank you doesn't seem enough
‘The food, service, timing of the day – everything was wonderful and exactly as planned! From the day we first visited the venue we knew it was the perfect place for our reception and we definitely did not make the wrong choice. Thank you just does not seem enough!’
Everything was more than perfect
‘Everything was more than perfect, more than what we can ask for. And the view priceless, the whole stay was priceless, so thank you ever so much, hope to see you soon.’
The most perfect day
‘The Most Perfect Day and The Most Perfect Venue! Where to start, I always knew I wanted to get married at Loch Lomond, just had to find the right venue and I was blown away with what The Waterfront had to offer. We got married in the conservatory due to typical Scottish Summer in July it decided to rain on our wedding day. I had my heart set on getting married outside on the loch so I thought I would be disappointed, however I am actually glad it rained in the morning, because it meant we got married in the conservatory area, which was just beautiful. I think this was much more comfortable for our guests, rather than getting their heels dirty in the wet grass from the storm that happened the night before. It also felt very intimate in this room even although we had 125 guest. We then had drink receptions in The Thistle Room which had plenty of space for everyone. Most of our guests though that the conservatory was the marquee, so when they all walked down to the Loch to see the Marquee on the bonnie banks, everyone was blown away, it was a lovely surprise for our guests. The Marquee was AMAZING, I love how it is a blank canvas to work with any style/theme you like. We got fairly lights on the top over the dance floor and it looked just magical. Eventually, the rain cleared up and the sun came out, so we had a bonfire on our own private beach and the views of the Loch were incredible, the pictures look amazing with the views of the Loch in the background. The staff at the Waterfront could not do enough, they were so helpful on the day and everything ran so smoothly. Sheena was fantastic in the whole run-up to the wedding, she was great for suggestions, very honest with us about everything. On the day she worked so hard on making sure everything was perfect, I cannot thank her enough for everything she did. Also, I want to say how amazing the Lodges are, we had a lot of guests travelling from abroad for the wedding so we made a weekend out of it and we booked out all of the lodges for the weekend. Everyone had the best weekend, relaxing in the Hot Tubs and there is so much space in the Lodges for getting ready for a wedding. Only negative I would say is that the Honeymoon Lodge did not have a full-length mirror which was not ideal getting ready on your wedding day. Apart from that the lodges felt very luxurious, we feel very spoiled all weekend. If you would love to get married in Loch Lomond in the privacy of your own private beach, right on the Loch, there is no other like The Waterfront. I am looking forward to going back to stay in the lodges for our anniversaries to come.’
‘Where to start! We chose the waterfront for our wedding because of the absolutely breathtaking views, location and surroundings. You can’t put a price on a view like that. We were planning a small intimate wedding for 28, mid week at the waterfront and living all the way down in Kent, organising could have been so difficult if it wasn’t for Sheena the wedding coordinators help. Everything was organised to a fabulous standard and despite my millions of emails she didn’t get sick of me and was happy to email pictures and explain thoroughly.
We were so lucky to have 4 lodges for the week which were absolutely beautiful. This made our wedding perfect with everyone being able to spend time together before and after the wedding. We had a small marque down by the loch itself and with Sheenas help we decorated it with our wedding bits. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and helpful and the food was delicious. We had a bonfire and fireworks which was wonderful for everyone towards the end of the evening especially the men who need extra entertainment. Although I was worried about the midges in the end they didn’t bother us that much and it was worth it for a few bites here and there! I couldn’t recommend this venue enough and we will defiantly be visiting again to relive our magical week on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond.’
Every detail was perfect
‘Couldn’t have asked for anything more from the waterfront from the start to finish every detail was perfect!!..the way the hall was laid out the meal the lodges the view everything was perfection!!..Sheena the wedding coordinator is amazing knows exactly what she’s doing and make everything very easy for you and keeps the day moving with no boring gaps!!..knew my day was going to be perfect from the moment we paid deposit definitely be back to the lodges for my anniversary place is picture perfect thanks again.’
Could not have been happier
‘We could not have been happier with our choice of Loch Lomond Waterfront as our wedding venue! The amazing, stunning and extremely scenic location is really just the start of a long list of great things about this venue. We loved having site exclusivity for the whole weekend, it really made the atmosphere fun and got everyone socialising well. The wedding coordinator/manager, Sheena, is AMAZING and a total credit to the venue!! She is a dynamo that makes everything seem easy. We also loved how much flexibility and choice we had with pretty much everything about our wedding, and how helpful Sheena was with any questions along the way. The entire serving and bar staff over the weekend were also wonderful, and really, what can be said about the accommodation? Top-notch! If you want a relaxed, fun wedding in a gorgeous setting, this is the place- we are extremely happy with our choice and could not have imagined a better place for our wedding!’
We knew it would be perfect
‘From our very first visit to this venue we knew that it was going to be perfect for our reception! The setting is magical, with enchanting views on even the most dreich of days. The staff are fantastic and so accommodating. We loved that we had so much flexibility over our choices, unlike at other venues! There was plenty of space within the private function rooms, which gave our guests plenty of room to socialise while hiding from the wet west coast weather on our big day! It was great not having to share our day with uninvited guests. The thing that we appreciated the most was being one of a limited number of weddings held there that year- it made us feel like our day really mattered to the venue and it was not just another booking in the diary. We had the most special of wedding days and have to thank this venue for that!’
Undisturbed site exclusivity
‘We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our wedding. The flexibility and service that the staff of the venue provided was amazing and our wedding turned out to be the perfect day we had always hoped for. We had site exclusivity and we certainly weren’t disturbed! it was so nice taking over such a large space and knowing the only faces we would see were our guests. We had a drinks reception and marquee down on the beach for 230 people but the next morning we used the function room to put on a breakfast of bacon butties for all our guests. We came up with he idea and that was it – all the preparation and cooking was done for us! We just had to turn up! Couldn’t recommend this place enough!’
‘Stunning location with superb views of Loch Lomond from the private beach shore we had our drinks reception down here and even had a little paddle in the loch to cool down. Excellent venue facilities. There are a few different areas inside to relax in. Main room, bar and conservatory where we had our evening buffet and fancy dress area. The Wedding package was excellent value for money and you can build your own to suit your individual requirements. We had lots of say in what we wanted and were allowed to change stuff to suit our style. 5* lodges onsite were brilliant for our guests and ourselves especially at the end of the night …only a few steps home. You can literally have everything you want on site. Would highly recommend this venue.’