Pay it forward - Bounce back campaign covid 19

by Peter and Robert in Kingussie, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised in 249 days



With any luck, we can soften the blow of the challenges for our staff, hotel and community, with the support of friends old and new.

by Peter and Robert in Kingussie, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The funds raised will enable us to keep the McInnes House Hotel as a much loved and valued local business until we can once again welcome our guests to our fantastic home. We’ve given our life to creating one of the Highland’s finest family-run hotels and we will do everything we can to ensure its future for our family and our guests.

Hi everyone, it’s Robert and Peter here from McInnes House Hotel in the stunning Cairngorm National Park, Scottish Highlands.

Thanks for stopping by and considering being a part of our story.

Our Story

We bought into our own Highlands dream a little over two years ago – giving up our jobs and making a huge leap of faith in our bid to have a better life in the glorious Cairngorms.

Like so many, we were fed up being stuck in our office jobs, going to meeting after meeting and spending hours every week in traffic jams. When the opportunity came up, we jumped at the chance to completely change our lives. It was slightly spur of the moment, but we knew that what would become the McInnes House Hotel was an opportunity too good to pass up. We did it on a shoestring, digging deep and borrowing from family, just to get our name over the door- but we did it!

The past two years have been an incredible journey, and we put our heart and soul into painstakingly restoring a grand old building. We have stripped and plastered every wall, glossed every door, plumbed-in new toilets, sewed curtains, and even put in the new kitchen sinks! We’ve thrown ourselves into more deep ends than Tom Daley and came out with all the skills required for an episode of DIY SOS!

Throughout, we have been open to our guests and developing a much-loved and valued hotel, bar and restaurant in the heart of Kingussie.

We’ve built our business from scratch, guided mostly by common sense and the desire to meet the needs of our guests and by staying true to our ethos of providing the very best in Scottish hospitality. We’re welcoming guests into our home, so we work hard to offer the very best service and standards.

Make yourself at home

We were looking forward to a fantastic 3rd summer season, with many advance bookings from new and returning guests. That has all changed. Bookings for the next 12 months are now largely non-existent – but we know that when lockdown ends, we will emerge and be ready to welcome guests back with open arms.

The joy of being a small, independent hotel is that we get the chance to get to know our guests. We have made some amazing new friends along the way. It is that sense of connection and sharing common experiences which make our job such a joy – and why we want all of our guests to feel like our home is theirs.

Your support

By helping us you will also be looking forward to your own incredible Highlands escape in our fantastic, family-run hotel, where our guests are our friends.

With this crowdfunding page we are offering you the opportunity to purchase vouchers which can be redeemed at the hotel at a future date. These vouchers will include added value bonuses as a means of thanking you for your support.

The vouchers can be redeemed against any accommodation, packages, or food and drink at McInnes House Hotel.


There are so many people making sacrifices to raise money for frontline staff and local groups and we want to encourage that even further. So, for every £1,000 pledged and donated to our crowdfunder, we will be giving away a one-night dinner, bed and breakfast package to someone nominated by our crowdfunding supporters. So if you know someone who has raised funds for frontline staff or volunteered or helped out in a way that is truly inspirationsal, let us know and we will enter their name into our prize draw.

Further information

We are truly grateful for your support at this time and look forward to welcoming you to our incredible Highlands dream in the not too distant future.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

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