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Manka's Inverness Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • extremely romantic, remote and quiet

    Cons

  • no on-site restaurant
  • sounds from neighboring rooms are easily heard
  • some question the value for the price

Manka's Inverness Lodge Review

Chef-owner Margaret Grade takes rustic fantasy to extravagant heights in her 1917 hunting lodge and cabins, where mica-shaded lamps cast an amber glow, and bearskin rugs warm wide-planked floors. Each element—feather beds, deep leather armchairs, huge soaking tubs—bespeaks sensuous indulgence, but this is a private hideaway, not a swanky resort. Dinner is available on Fridays and weekends for lodging guests only in the form of a fireside supper or in-room picnic. Locally sourced and seasonal ingredients from within a 15-mile radius make for boldly flavorful dishes that change daily according to what comes in from farmers, fishermen, and foragers.

    Hotel Details

  • 5 rooms, 2 suites, 1 boathouse, 2 cabins
Updated: 05-02-2014

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