We are happy to announce that as from the 1st of September our Gym, Sports Hall, 5 Hole Fun Golf Course and Spa will be open.
Our Gym, Swimming Pool, and Indoor Sports Hall will now have a booking slot time of 45 minutes, beginning at the hour. This ensuring we can thoroughly sanitise and disinfect all areas before guests coming into the next time slot. This will also allow the correct number of persons are in one area at a time. We ask that every person that visits the facilities pre-books a time to avoid disappointment.
Our leisure facilities will be open from 8am to 8pm, with the last booking slot at 7pm. Our treatment rooms will be available for bookings from 10.30am to 7pm with the last appointment at 6.30pm.
At this current time, we cannot offer couples massages, and certain day packages.
Being based on an island is a great start; being surrounded by sea creates not only a boundary but also enables us to offer a wealth of activities.
At Eriska there is a wide range of activities for all levels. Activities can be scheduled on the island or arrangements can be made with local providers. Let us know if you would like us to prebook activities or make enquires to local suppliers on your behalf.
The leisure facilities at Isle of Eriska include a 17m heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped air conditioned gymnasium. The Stables Spa Leisure Facilities are available for residents to enjoy from 8.00am to 7.30pm daily. Children are welcome to enjoy the facilities from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily. Annual leisure club membership is offered. We would be delighted to discuss this further and please do contact us for further information.
On the Island why not enjoy one of our many indoor sports facilities? From Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Badminton, Bowling and Football, there is something for all sport enthusiasts. Our Island Sports Manager is always on hand to give a challenging game if you are in need of an opponent or challenge.
Our 6 hole fun course is now open. The golf facility at Eriska is ever-evolving. When we began back in 1994 we began with a simple 3-hole pitch-and-putt triangle. This has evolved to a six-hole par 22 course.
Aside from the fun course itself, Eriska has some fine Practice facilities. An excellent putting green, a short-game area for chipping and bunkering lie close to the hotel with a 300-yard driving range alongside.
Local clubs include the lovely Taynuilt Golf Club at the foot of Ben Cruachan and the tranquil Dalmally Golf Club with stirring mountain scenery all around. The Dragons Tooth Golf Course at Ballachulish is also highly recommended for its scenery and course.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Isle of Eriska by foot. Led by one of our guides, venture through the flora and fauna of our natural unspoilt landscape. Enjoy learning about all the different species of wildlife that thrive on our Island from the otters playing by the sea to the Golden Eagles in the sky. Walks can be tailored to suit individual requirements.
What is a country house hotel without its own croquet lawn? The casual and social game of croquet can be enjoyed by people of all ages and can be played in many different ways. Equipment and rules can be found in the reception.
The Falconry experience will introduce you to the Falconry team. Learn how to handle the birds and then take them straight out flying. Whilst out for a stroll through the hotel grounds you will discover the art and history of Falconry, as your hawk follows along demonstrating their aerobatic skill. He won’t let you get lost, as they will be checking in frequently by landing on your gloved hand.
Interactive Display of Birds of Prey
This comprehensive display showcases the the abilities of all the birds. The falconry team have been hand-reared and are experienced display birds. A great activity for small or large groups alike.
Paddle to idyllic sheltered shores or tackle wild tidal races. See wildlife ranging from otters to whales, sea eagles to basking sharks. This activity is suitable for all abilities with expeditions designed for complete beginners through to seasoned seakayakers. You will be joined by engaging guides and instructors, each with knowledge of the waters and wildlife.
There is no better way to explore Scotland’s West Coast than by boat. Departing from the private pier on the island just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Explore bays and islands unreachable by car, seeing the West Coast’s unspoilt beauty. See a variety of wildlife on the water including golden eagles, seals and even basking sharks. Alternatively you could enjoy a circumnavigation of Mull visiting Fingal’s cave, puffin colonies and enjoying lunch in colourful Tobermory.
Sensory and Flavour Finding Tour
Take part in an immersive tour to learn about the whisky making process at the Oban distillery. Sample the unique whisky of Oban; one of Diageo’s six classic malts of Scotland.
Exclusive Distillery Tour
A more in depth tour including a tour of the warehouse and a personalised whisky tasting in the manager's office.
Distillery Manager’s Tour and Tasting
Spend quality time with the Oban Distillery Manager followed by a tutored tasting of their finest malts in the Manager’s Office. You will be presented with a bottle of Oban Distiller’s Edition and a glass pipette.
Archery is the art, sport and skill of using a bow to shoot arrows at a target. Historically used for hunting and combat, at Eriska you can try your hand at hitting a bullseye on the circular targets positioned on the hotel lawn. We use sophisticated equipment and quality recurve bows. Learn from our highly skilled Archer who will show you the skills and tactics of an expert.
There is nothing quite like the thrill of downing a clay pigeon as it soars across the sky. Your instructor is highly qualified and ensures safety standards are exceeded. We only use new 12 or 20 gauge Beretta over-and-under shotguns and Promatic traps. He will be with you throughout, providing coaching in both technique and safe gun handling to ensure you hit as many clays as possible.
In the spirit of Braveheart, learn a new skill of precision and accuracy; Scottish Highland traditional Axe throwing. The Axe is light enough to be thrown with one hand towards a wooden bullseye!
Hack your way through the rugged highland landscape from horse back. Trails can be tailored to the specific abilities of the riders. This activity can take place both on or off the island.
Head out on the water with our fishing guides for some multi-species fishing in the nearby Forth of Lorne and Loch Etive. There are many species to catch including cod, pollack, whiting, spurdog, thornback ray, conger eel, dogfish, skate and mackerel. This activity is available year-round.
Sea fishing on the west coast has had some very successful seasons and trips in local boats can be arranged to track down that deep sea fish. Inverawe Fisheries is only a 30 minute drive away from the hotel.
Fly Fishing Lessons
Learn the basics of fly-fishing. Find out about the different rods, reels, tackle and types of flies. Learn the art of how to cast, play and land a fish. All lessons are inclusive of rod and net hire.
Scotland is the home of Atlantic Salmon fishing. Catch the most iconic fish that swim our rivers. Your guide will ensure a successful catch, along with all the required equipment, permits and transport. Make a day of it and include a locally sourced picnic lunch.
The Scottish brown trout has been in our rivers and lochs since the Ice Age. Learn the technique and take advantage of our guide’s knowledge of where, how and when to catch these fish. Hand the fish to our Executive Chef on your return and he will prepare it with your dinner that evening.
Should you bring your own bike or wish to use one of ours, let us guide you round the trails. Whether you are new to mountain biking or ride regularly we have trails to
suit all abilities. Explore our adventurous countryside with an experienced guide.
The Isle of Eriska is perfectly located off Scotland’s most stunning coastline boasting varied picturesque scenery. It may be beautiful from the ground, but a bird’s eye view from our scenic flight from Oban Airport is likely to be an experience you will not forget.
See what the highlands of Scotland has to offer with a private driver-guide. The Isle of Eriska is ideally located to take full advantage of both the West Coast and the Highlands to the north. Highlights include Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Ben Nevis, Mull, Skye, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and many more. You could even use a guide to make the most of your onward trip to the next hotel or back to the airport.
Photography day trips targeting some of Scotland's finest wildlife. Evade detection whilst learning great wildlife photography techniques from one of the region’s top photographers.