here you can see what is happening with and around Betula
As this year and our 4th year in business comes to an end, just a word to say that Christmas and New Year are fully booked and our calendar for 2024 starts to fill up. Don't hang around with your booking to get your dates to stay with us.
More excitingly, early 2024 we do some updating of the chalet with help by a few local trades like Forsyth Painting & Decorating, Highland Fox Interior and North Floors all based in Nairn! All to be revealed in February- so stay tuned!!
This news is perhaps not as exciting for our guests as it is for us:
Betula Chalet was granted its Full Short Term Let Licence from the Highland Council.
Full Licence Number: HI-60037-F
This means you can book your stay with confidence for dates beyond 01.10.2023!!!
After the Green Tourism Award we have also joined the VisitScotland Quality Assurance Scheme. This month a lovely assessor came to visit and we are happy to announce the result:
3 stars overall!!
With Exterior, Bedrooms and Kitchen achieving 3 stars, Management Efficiency, Public Area and Bathroom scoring 4 stars and Cleanness scoring a fantastic 5 stars.
Furthermore we are very happy and relieved to say that our Short Term Let Licence, needed in Scotland to trait after October 2023, is well underway and should be issues in the next couple of weeks!
Betula Chalet got its first ever award: the Green Tourism Award in Bronze!!!
Green Tourism stands for sustainable tourism and being 'green' by caring for the environment and run a small business in a responsible and sustainable way has always been high on Betula's agenda. So here it is, green on white and we are very proud to have done yet another step on our journey.
Betula Chalet is now live on visitscotland.com!!!
VisitScotland is THE leading website for tourism in this beautiful country and we are very proud to be part of it
***** Season 2022 *****
Betula Chalet is now available to book via booking.com
This is in addition to AirBnB
whatever your preference - we look forward to your stay here in the beautiful Scottish Highlands!
We are now fully booked for the summer and the Christmas period. But if you fancy an autumn or winter break including New Years, book fast and don't hang around. :-)
Just to say that Betula is very popular in its third year! We have 5* reviews throughout on AirBnB and our guests just love the chalet and the surroundings.
To avoid disappointment get your booking in soon.
See you in Ardclach, Scottish Highlands in 2022
We wish all our guests from past and future a very happy and healthy 2022
Happy New Year 2022
It has been a while since the last update- it's because we have been incredibly busy with Betula over the summer!
Since reopening after the second lockdown we have been fully booked until early November. What a summer it was, thanks to all of you for your staycations in amazing Scotland!
We have very few availabilities in November this year and the calendar is slowly filling for 2022. So don't wait and book your favourite time of year with us. We can't wait to welcome you and share this beautiful part of the world with you.
Scotland is calling:
We wish all our guests in 2020 and those who will be here in future a very
Happy New Year 2021
With summer in full swing we have now a BBQ available and you can set your breakfast, lunch or dinner table outside on the deck. How about that?
The Coronavirus outbreak has big implications on everyone's life. Unfortunately it meant that we had to close the Chalet mid-March.
However, here at Betula we try our very best to deal with the situation and make your stay as safe as possible. During Phase 3 of the route-map out of lockdown in Scotland we were be able to re-open and could welcome guests again on July 15th.
To make your stay safe we introduced a few measures
- a keybox is in place, hence there is no need for any interaction between guests and hosts
- we extended your change-over period between guests; this will give us more time to clean/disinfect and we follow the CDC recommendation for the hospitality sector
- we introduced an advanced cleaning protocol according to the Scottish Self-catering Association and we signed up and implemented the Airbnb 'commitment to clean'
- cleaning products and other hygiene articles are available to guests at all times
->for any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch
a touch of luxury arrived at Betula with the introduction of the amazing and local products by "The Highland Soap Company"!
And if local and organic is not already good enough: we refill all bottles to reduce plastic waste.
nothing is normal for us this month, however nature is reassuringly normal
during this month we have seen the most snowy days this winter- simply magical!
this morning we woke up to a touch of winter- Betula does look good, no matter the season