What to pack for your wigwam cabin holiday

So your holiday is soon to start. The dog is barking (yes dogs are welcome in the cabins – see the notes below), the children are excited. But what are those last minute things that you should fill the car with before you hit the road?

Whether you have booked a Big Chief or a Wee Brave wigwam cabin, and whatever the time of year you are sure to have a great time! But preparation is key!

What to pack at the time of COVID?

We have restricted the numbers of wigwam cabins open so that we can supply each wigwam cabin with exclusive use of a shower cubicle, which includes a toilet and sink. So you are your family can enjoy a really relaxed stay.

You can bring soap, anti-viral and anti-bacterial handwash, shampoo and conditioner. But these can also normally be bought in our shop or in the local village shop.

What to pack – bedding

The wigwam cabins come with lovely comfy pads for sleeping on, but you provide the sheets, duvets and/or sleeping bags and pillows. Bring whatever your family feel is most comfy. The wigwams are cosy whatever the weather, so you won’t need more bedding than you do at home.

If you are travelling light or if you’ve forgotten

Don’t worry – you can hire bedding from us at £10 per person for your stay. Just give us a ring before you arrive and we will get it ready.

What to pack – crockery, and cutlery

You can feel right at home by bringing your own plates and cutlery. But if this is difficult for you, then you do have the option of hiring from us.

What to pack – a bottle of wine

Whatever your tipple put it in your luggage. Loch Ness Shores CCC is not licensed, although you can buy alcohol from the village shop or from the local pub. But you want to make sure that you can put your feet up in front of a nice fire when you arrive, perhaps with a few marshmallows for the children.

What to pack – your dog!

We love dogs at Loch Ness Shores! So please do bring your dog/s and they can enjoy the long walks and a quick dip in the loch as much as you do! Maybe even more. Because we have to give the wigwam cabins an extra scrub to get rid of all those muddy paws, we do charge an extra £5 per stay per dog.

What you don’t need to pack

It is best to buy your fire wood when you arrive on site. We have firepits outside each of our wigwam cabins, so you can enjoy the full camping experience. You can bring fire starters with you, and remember your matches! (although we do sell these in our shop too).

What is included in one of your standard Wigwam® cabins?

Our standard Wigwam® includes a fridge, a microwave, a heater, a kettle, a fire pit, an outside table and a bench. There is an excellent heater and insulation, so you can be sure to be nice and cosy, winter, spring, summer and autumn.

Some folks also like to enjoy a BBQ, but you can hire one of those when you arrive.

Is electricity included in the tariff?

Yes, electricity is included in the tariff.

Help, we’ve packed the kitchen sink!

Don’t worry! You have parking available right next to your Wigwam® cabin. So you won’t have to spend the first day carrying things in from the car park! You’ll be able to make yourselves right at home with all your things!

But make sure you’ve packed it all up again by 11am on your last day.

You can check in from 2pm on your day of arrival. We can’t wait to meet you!