Questions answered

Do you have free WiFi ?
Yes we do. You are welcome to use WiFi for checking email and some light surfing, but our 1.5Mb Narrowband is not for guests to download movies. play online games, or Skype with people. We hope to get connected to fibre optic soon.

Are you biker friendly ?
We sure are ! Considerate bikers are very welcome to stay with us and we have lots of space to help dry your clothing. We can also offer you over-night parking in our garage if it makes you feel more comfortable about your bike. We have lots of private, secluded parking.

How far is Ben Nevis?
As you can see from the photos above, Ben Nevis is very close by. Some guests walk from Woodside, but most travel to the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre or Achintee Farmhouse in Glen Nevis, to start their walk up the mountain. Glen Nevis is less than 10 minutes by car.

What about the weather for climbing Ben Nevis?
Mountains create their own climates and when its very wet and windy, we would not recommend attempting to reach the summit. You would see nothing and the experience could be frightening. There are several lower-level walks which we recommend and these are often very enjoyable and rewarding.

Can we store outdoor gear?
Yes, we can store outdoor gear in our garage or bike shed. We don’t want dripping wet gear in our house.

When does it snow?
It snows on the mountains here from late September to late May, although it can snow on the summit of Ben Nevis on any day of the year. From November onwards expect deep snow near the summit during cold periods. You can check the weather at Ben Nevis by keeping an eye on our WebCam.

Do we take dogs?
No, we prefer cash or cheques. Seriously, we have nothing against dogs, but it takes too much time and extra work to clean up afterwards for our next guests, who may not like dogs (or cats)

Can you smoke?
No, not in the property. There’s a superb country road to go for a walk…

Do we accept children?
Yes we do – PROVIDED they are extremely well-behaved, they are supervised by a responsible adult at all times, don’t jump up and down on the beds, run back and forwards through the house, paint on the walls… Our own children like to meet with other kids of a similar age.

How far is Fort William town centre?
10 minutes by car or taxi and 20 minutes by bicycle

Where is the nearest pub for good food and beer?
Mosts places to eat and drink are all a short drive from Woodside – we are happy to recommend quite a lot, but none of them is in walking distance.

Can’t think of anything else at the moment – if you have a big request – ask away – we’ll consider anything reasonable.