Birchwood Guest Lodge offers air-conditioned accommodation in Balmaha. Free WiFi and freee parking is available at the property. At the guest house, all rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All guest rooms at Birchwood Guest Lodge come with a seating area. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Balmaha, like hiking and cycling. Glasgow is 33 km from Birchwood Guest Lodge, while Stirling is 42 km from the property. The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport, 42 km from the guest house.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free private parking available on-site


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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Balmaha
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  • Claire
    Very clean rooms, nicely situated, the birchwood guest lodge is a super nice place to stay for a couple or a family. Thorsten gave us great advice especially on the route to take to continue our trip : the scenery was magnificent
  • Alison
    Beautifully designed rooms, hosts were very friendly and helpful.
  • Anne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Property was excellent and spotlessly clean. There were cooking facilities provided with all cooking utensils and pans provided. Excellent location for exploring Loch Lomond.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Birchwood Guest Lodge

Company review score: 9.7Based on 1,001 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Birchwood Guest Lodge has been established and opened in June 2018 and is a complete new building. To reach modern and environmental friendly standards, the house has been built to one level below passive house regulations and its heating runs on an air source heat pump with a heat recovery ventilation system ventilates the whole house around the clock without losing much of the generated heat. As a result you get no moisture from guests wet clothes or showers building up dampens in the rooms. The style is perhaps not every one's taste but we think the little rustic look gives the room some atmosphere. The homemade foldable beds shall give guests staying longer than one night, the opportunity to use the space more than as a bed room. Open wardrobe space has been chosen to dry your gear more efficiently. Scotland's weather is known to be a wee bit wetter. Our communal self-catering kitchen is open and a very much liked addition by many of our guests.

Neighbourhood information

From our guest house it's only 700 yards to the center, restaurant, cafe, village shop and visitor center of the national park. The piers where trips can be booked from via water bus to Luss or the islands of Loch Lomond, are just a 15 minutes walk from us. The conic hill with its stunning view over the Loch can be hiked within 2 hours inclusive return and starts best from our guest house. For climbing Ben Lomond, one should plan a full day and it's worth every step of your 4-6 hours hike. There's a canoe hire for rides on the loch at Rowardennan. Be aware, you will need a car or hike as there's no public bus available.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Birchwood Guest Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Heating
    • Soundproofing
    • Private entrance
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English

    House rules

    Birchwood Guest Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 22:00


    Available 24 hours



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 08:00:00.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    This property has identified that it does not require a short-term rental license or registration

    FAQs about Birchwood Guest Lodge

    • Birchwood Guest Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing

    • The prices at Birchwood Guest Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Birchwood Guest Lodge is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Birchwood Guest Lodge is 700 yards from the centre of Balmaha. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Birchwood Guest Lodge include:

      • Twin
      • Double