Christmas and New Year Breaks
3 nights from 24th December 2019
Price from £1400 for two people sharing a double room or £700 in a single. In addition to the usual dinner, bed and breakfast this includes Christmas Day lunch, various celebratory tipples, Boxing Day lunch and all entertainment as outlined in the programme and more besides.
Our programme starts on Christmas Eve with a warm welcome and afternoon tea including a selection of home-made scones and shortbread. The evening kicks off with a Champagne reception followed by a superb, four-course dinner, specially prepared by our celebrated chef, Mark Easton, and his team.
Should anyone wish to go to the Watchnight service in Blair Atholl let us know and we can arrange transport for you. This will take place at 11.30pm.
On Christmas Day, a chilled glass of sherry around 12.30 will set the tone for a sumptuous lunch. For those who feel the need to walk it off, there will be a scavenger hunt through the Pass of Killiecrankie. The clues may be challenging, but the rewards are beyond price! A casual Christmas buffet supper will round off the day perfectly followed by some specially devised games in the bar for those who want to take part.
On Boxing Day there will be a chance to try your hand at the ancient sport of Archery. There will be tuition for the novice then competition if there are any sharp shooters around, Fresh air and Mulled Wine will be available in abundance. Later, after a light lunch of soup & sandwiches, everyone is invited to join some of the staff for a walk to the Moulin Inn, Pitlochry, where a little refreshment will reward the athletic.
Pete Clark, widely acclaimed as the leading exponent of the music of Niel Gow (1727 – 1807), will be with us throughout the evening, along with Gregor Lowrey on the accordion) and will be playing a selection of traditional Scottish music. Pete & Gregor’s appearance has become something of a tradition at Killiecrankie and this is an occasion not to be missed.
The morning of the 27th marks the end of our Christmas programme and we hope you will leave with the firm resolve to return soon to Killiecrankie.
New Year 2019/2020
Hogmanay at Killiecrankie Hotel
A 3 or 4 day programme between 30th December 2019 to 3rd January 2020
Price for 3 days from £1400 for two people sharing a double room or £700 in a single to include everything outlined in the programme and more besides. Extra nights are available at £300 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.
A welcoming Afternoon Tea with a selection of light sandwiches, home-made scones and biscuits will be served. On New Year’s Eve, the clues for a testing scavenger hunt through the Pass of Killiecrankie will be released in the afternoon – finding the answers will be a challenge but the rewards will be worthwhile.
There will be a Champagne reception before our celebratory Hogmanay Dinner, after which everyone is welcome to take their own tipple and join in the local Ceilidh in the Village Hall. At midnight, we will welcome in the New Year with a splendid firework display and then adjourn back to the bar for a wee dram and some nibbles.
On New Year’s Day we will be taking it easy starting with “Brunch” which will be served between 9am and 11am. There is a fun Street Party in Pitlochry so, for those who are feeling fit we will walk there along the riverbank, for those who wish a more leisurely approach it is a short drive. That finishes at 4pm so there is time to get home, warm up, and head for the bar before dinner which will be served at the usual time after we will have some traditional games in the bar to round off the night – completely optional, but fiercely competitive!!
On January 2nd there will be a chance to try your hand at Clay Pigeon shooting. There will be tuition for the novice followed by competition and the prizes will be enviable! Fresh air and Hot Spiced Cider will be available in abundance. After a light lunch of soup and sandwiches, there will be an afternoon walk to Moulin that happens to boast a good pub with a roaring fire. As usual, we will be buying the first round to reward the athletic.
We have some fabulous musical entertainment arranged for the evening. Pete Clark, widely acclaimed as the leading exponent of the music of Niel Gow (1727-1807), will be getting those feet tapping, hands clapping and even bringing a tear to the eye with the more haunting melodies. Pete’s appearance, with his good friend accordionist Gregor Lowrey has become something of a tradition at Killiecrankie and this is an occasion not to be missed.