The Fife Arms hotel, which opened in late 2018 and features an array of eye-catching and one-off artwork (including an original Picasso), will be taking its festive inspiration from Switzerland this year.
Christmas in the Courtyard – The courtyard will be transformed with twinkling Christmas garlands.
Guests can keep warm sheepskin blankets, enjoy a glass of glühwein or mulled wine, roast chestnuts and chat into the night around the fire pits.
Raclette and Fondue in The Fog House - This room overlooks the winter courtyard, and has wood panelling and a large fireplace.
Because of this it has been reimagined as a traditional Swiss fondue hut, complete with red and white linens.
The team said: "this is is the place for casting calorie cares aside and diving your fork into a Swiss fondue cheese mix or go Raclette with a choice of authentic Swiss cheeses. And don’t forget: the first person to drop their bread into the pot - foots the bill."
Festive Afternoon Tea in the gorgeous Clunie Dining Room - This afternoon tea features Christmas Stollen, mini gingerbread creations and an abundance of hot chocolate or mince pies and glűhwein.
Chocolate and whisky in Bertie’s Bar - The hotel's whisky bar will be offering a paired chocolate selection to enjoy with a dram or two.
Christmas and Hogmanay Packages
Guests hoping to stay over Christmas can book the Christmas Celebration experience – three days of festivities against the backdrop of the Highlands including a reindeer parade through the village, a performance by a local piper, a Fife Arms stocking delivered to guests’ room with an array of delights to open on Christmas Day, Father Christmas and reindeer treat boxes for children, a four-course festive feast, a piano recital in the Lobby, Christmas films with popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate, village treasure trails for all the family, board games, wreath-making kits for Boxing Day creativity – and more.
Ring in the new year in style with the hotel’s Hogmanay experience. Gather with friends and family to take in the stirring sounds of a traditional Scottish Pipe Band on New Year’s Eve, before enjoying champagne and locally caught oysters, followed by a four-course dinner in The Clunie Dining Room.
As the clock strikes midnight, bring in the new Year with a fireworks display and first footing gifts, before enjoying a traditional knees up and music in the Flying Stag.
For the brave, guests can take a ‘Clunie Dook’ river dip near to the hotel or add their resolution to the New Year’s Resolution tree, and enjoy a live piano recital in the lobby.
Guided walks to Creag Choinnich can be arranged by the Ghillie team, followed by a New Year’s Brunch in the Clunie Dining Room.
Christmas Celebration includes a 3-night stay from 24th – 27th December at The Fife Arms. Hogmanay includes a 3-night stay from 30th December 2020 – 2nd January 2021 at The Fife Arms. Find out more at the hotel's website.