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Winter Archive

As we approach the end of 2021 here are some Winter shots from Andy’s photographic archive. Currently the weather is warming up, but the Glencoe hills under a blanket of snow offer world class adventures.

Some News :-

  • We are currently offering 15% discount on bookings through our website between 5th Jan – 18th Feb. That’s £136/night, min 2 nights.
  • Our webcam had a “wobble” over the last few days and Andy has re-configured everything so it’s all now working just fine https://pierhouse-glencoe.scot/webcam

The calm after the storm

We got off pretty light with Friday’s Storm “Arwen”…

With the passing of the storm it’s been a beautiful weekend, Sunday especially so with a sprinkling of snow that always transforms the landscape. Today we spent some time in Glen Nevis at our favourite “coffee spot” and then later in the the afternoon got high above Loch Linnhe to watch sunset.

Some photo’s here from both Saturday & Sunday, and don’t forget our webcam that slowly seems to be gaining popularity with approaching 200 hits/day…

Have a great week ahead folks… A&A.


Today we are sharing some photos Andy has taken. Glencoe is world famous for its mountains hikers and mountaineers are drawn to them. However did you know for geologists, this is where the idea of ‘cauldron subsidence’, now called ‘caldera collapse’, was born over 100 years ago. Glencoe was the first place in the world where ‘cauldron subsidence’ was recognised in ancient volcanic rocks.

Dramatic Skies

Good Morning todays post is all about dramatic skies, photo’s taken by Andy. We even have one of them framed in The View. If you fancy a short autumn/winter break take advantage of our 15% discount. Have a great weekend 🙂

#Glencoe #LochLeven #Highlands #Adventure #Weather #Photography #SeaScape


Of course we regularly get snow around Glencoe ; it often lies on the hills from November until May, but we often escape down here at sea level. We usually get a week or two of snow on the ground each Winter. This last weekend has been fun and there have been lots of fantastic photos on social media. Sunday was quite amazing as an extensive piece of sea ice formed on Loch Leven. As is often the case in our maritime climate, there’s been a thaw overnight with much melting, but plenty still remains with temperatures hovering around freezing all of this week. Some snaps from the last couple of days….

Pier House Glencoe : Winter snowfall on our driveway looking East towards The Pap of Glencoe.
Pier House Glencoe : Winter snowfall on our driveway looking East towards The Pap of Glencoe.
A winter's evening at Pier House Glencoe
A winter’s evening at Pier House Glencoe
A winter's evening walk in Glencoe village.
A winter’s evening walk in Glencoe village.

Archive Photos #1

It’s fair to say that November weather in #Glencoe is not always the best, being particularly wet & grim recently. It was so dark this morning that the light sensitive security light came on at 10am!
There’s still no place we’d rather be; looking through some old photos this evening we thought we’d share a random selection with you of our world class scenery in it’s different moods…

Glencoe: The Three Sisters. February 2018.
Beinn Fhada, Gearr Aonach & Aonach Dubh.
Sunset on Loch Leven. June 2016.
From the Old Pier across Glencoe Boat Club to Ardgour.
Pier House Glencoe. May 2018.
“Where Mountains Meet the Sea”.
The Lost Valley. July 2017.
Coire Gabhail from Stob Coire Sgreamhach.

Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

We are delighted today to have received TripAdvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice” award for 2020 and exceptionally proud to be in the top 10% globally on trip advisor.
Many thanks to all our lovely guests that have taken time to leave us with great reviews.

New Life

We spotted this female Red-breasted Merganser on Loch Leven, just outside Pier House, earlier today with her clutch of 10 chicks…

Red-breasted Merganser on Loch Leven with clutch of 10 chicks.
Red-breasted Merganser on Loch Leven with clutch of 10 chicks.