We spent our summer holiday here this year. It was excellent, Derek and Jean are fantastic hosts, the lodge is beautifully located on the Loch with their own golf course (you can rent equipment here). There are many walks you can do in the area , bikes can be rented in Ballater. We had the family suite (two rooms interconnected by the bathroom), with fantastic breakfast included. Had our evening meals at the property too, everything was great and the wine list very well chosen.