Tipis are designed to be lived in. Inside, they are amazingly spacious and bright – waterproof, lined and warm, with a central fireplace, lamps, beautiful Mexican rugs and sheepskins. Cooking utensils, mattresses, plates and cutlery are all provided, and you can even order breakfast and barbecue hampers of the best local produce in advance. Just bring a towel, toiletries and a sleeping bag, everything else is taken care of.
There are only three tipis on the hill. You can build a campfire inside or outside your tipi, and we will provide you with a starter pack of kindling and firewood;
Tucked under a crescent of 150 year old beech trees, Owl tipi sits above the ground on a pine deck and has its own internal raised fire pit-cum-grill. It also has a big outdoor fire pit with a trivet for all types of cooking; there is a tractor-seat swing hanging from a nearby beech bough suitable for all ages.
Sleeps 4 adults comfortably, or 2 adults and three children, tell us how you want it set up.
Crow tipi has a panoramic view of the village of Ardfern, Loch Craignish and the hills to the north, with a great big picnic table made by a local friend out of solid spruce logs. There is a traditional First Nation fireplace inside the tipi.
Sleeps 4 adults comfortably, or 2 adults and three children, tell us how you want it set up
Floating at the top of the hill is Eagle tipi, a two person lodge with an internal cheminea and its own outside fire pit. It’s a steep five minute hike to get there so pack light and wear boots, but it’s worth it. While you can barely see a single building from the tipi, on a clear day you get spectacular 30 mile views up and down the loch and further on down the Sound of Jura. In the spring the whole brow of the hill is covered in bluebells.
“We spent a wonderful weekend in our own tipi.
It was so cosy and peaceful, I’d prefer it to any hotel in the world.”