Sustainability Policy

Why is being sustainable so important to The Rowan Tree Country Hotel?   

The Rowan Tree Country Hotel has been around for three hundred years and has seen many changes in it’s time.  The Rowan Tree Country Hotel and Restaurant has been an old mailing inn since the 1700s.  It was used as a rest stop and distribution centre for post around the area. Now it is primarily a place where guests can relax, take a deep breath and appreciate the beauty and nature of the area surrounding the hotel, even down to the lichen on the trees and the birds singing in the gardens. We believe that this nature needs to be looked after for future guests and future generations.

Aviemore B&B hotel accommodation, hotels in Aviemore Cairngorms National Park, hotel in Loch Alvie, Hotel in Aviemore, bed and breakfast, Loch Alvie, restaurant Aviemore
  • Installed an EV charger for guests to use
  • Phasing out single plastic usage in the hotel
  • Reduction of water usage – for example waterless urinals, water reducing aerated shower heads, which give power showers with less water.
  • Use 95% LED lights and are introducing sensor lighting around the hotel
  • Installing modern efficient heating systems, for example air source heat pump
  • Upgrading insulation on a case by case basis, whilst we are upgrading each part of the hotel
  • Using locally sourced logs for open fires rather than coal
  • Cooking oil used for heating, food waste used for bio mass
  • We work hard to keep our waste out of landfill, by recycling, reusing and donating to community projects
  • We source products which are as local and natural as possible and buy from small independent suppliers with green credentials where possible.
  • We avoid buying single use plastics. We use soap dispensers in the rooms and encourage guests to use a jug of fresh milk in their rooms
  • Our waste coffee and ash is used to fertilise our flower beds.
  • Wild flower and nature area
  • Grow our own flowers from seed for use around the hotel, using seed from previous years.
  • Grow our own rhubarb and mint for use in the hotel
  • We keep honey bees locally and plant bee friendly flowers in our gardens.
  • We are raising awareness amongst guests and staff to encourage everyone to carry out more sustainable business practices. At induction and at regular training sessions.