in a magical setting overlooking the Isle of Skye and Loch Alsh.
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In accordance with Government guidelines we open to Key Workers only this month.


Who we are

Nestled amongst the shores of Loch Alsh, sits the beautiful Balmacara Mains. With stunning views across the water to the Isle of Skye, you’ll receive a warm welcome at this family run guest house. Whether you’re wanting to find great food, explore breathtaking landscapes or take in unique historic sites then this is the perfect base for you.

At the end of the day you’ll be able to relax in comfort and peace in one of the contemporary and stylish rooms. As a small independent business you’ll be well looked after in this most tranquil and awe inspiring of places.

A selection of delicious breakfast options will set up you up for the day, and whether you stay just a night or a bit longer, you’ll leave with memories that’ll stay with you forever.

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What our guests have to say

"You live in a paradise. Thanks for your hospitality & kindness. Muchas gracias por todo"

Ainhoa Clliment & Oscar Monan

Image across Loch Alsh from Balmacara Mains Guest House
What we are best at
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Free, unlimited WIFI is to hand when the weather isn't so tempting outside.
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100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets
We take our bedding seriously. Nothing feels quite like Egyptian Cotton to help you snooze.
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Breath-taking Views
Views south to Skye and Knoydart over the loch, we are meters from the shore.
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Breakfast to Remember
A good breakfast sets you up for a day of adventure in the Highlands. We are happy to make sure you're ready for the adventures ahead.
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Perfect Location
Ideally located for adventures to Applecross or the drama of the Cullins - all within easy reach. Even take in a Iron age broch and be home for dinner.
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Otters, Dolphins & Eagles
Otters play on the shore line in front of our house. Be quiet and up early and you can join them for breakfast. Wildlife is everywhere in these parts. Just keep your eyes open.

What is on in Skye & Lochalsh

Food and Drink

Boasting an excellent range of restaurants (including one of the Top 50 in the world) Skye offers fine dining experiences from Michelin Starred to double AA rosette award winners. Bon appetit!

Outdoor Activities

Wind, water, mountains and moors are all in abundance in Skye and all have their related activity potential for you to get stuck in to! From coach tours to climbing; rowing to rambling and boat trips, whale spotting, horse riding, kayaking...the list is endless. Activities available for all ages and levels of fitness that can be tailored to your budget, too.

Arts & Culture

There is a huge wealth of talent and creativity in our local community and we wanted to share some highlights with you. From artists, silversmiths, candle and soap makers, to artisan bakers, ceramists to weavers. There is an abundance of unique hidden treasures to be discovered.

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