The Jura Lodge, located on the isle of Jura off the western coast of Scotland, seems like a truly magical place to stay. Jura is known for being sparsely populated, difficult to reach, and home to the distillery of Jura single malt scotch whiskey. The lodge is housed in the former distillery building, but you’d hardly know that from looking at the space. With decadent interiors created by French designer Bambi Sloan, it feels more like the palace of an old eccentric.
According to the lodge website, guests can organize a wide range of activities: shooting, hunting, fishing, fell walking, lobster eating, and of course—whiskey tasting. Jura Lodge is available for private rental, although at $4000/night and a minimum of three nights, it’s by no means cheap. You can also keep an eye on their blog; occasionally they offer some pretty decent discounts.
One thing is certain: you would receive an unforgettable experience at the Jura Lodge. If you pool resources with others, I could see this becoming a fabulous gathering spot for a group of friends, perhaps even a moody and intimate destination wedding … intriguing.