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Isle of Skye, Scotland
BACKSTORY: Kinloch, which has operated as a luxury lodge for four decades, is the home of Lord Godfrey Macdonald, high chief of Clan Donald, and his wife Clare, a food writer. The dining room in the North House is lined with ancestral portraits, and the entryway to the South House has a framed family tree that includes such noted forebears as Olaf the Red.
BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT: The plush and unfussy lounge in the North House, which has a fireplace, a view of the austerely beautiful Garden of Skye, a wide variety of whiskies and the good company of your fellow guests, who gather here to chat and imbibe before dinner.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: Book room 23, which, in addition to a plush reading room, has a back door that opens to an expanse of lawn that gently slopes down to the sea loch Na Dal. Sitting on the stoop outside your room with a coffee as the mist burns off the loch, revealing somber peaks in the distance, is truly one of life’s
CLAIM TO FAME: Besides its affiliation with the Macdonalds, Kinloch has an extraordinary chef in Marcello Tully, who won the island’s first Michelin star. Try the tasting menu, featuring local fish, meat and produce. Upon your return, you will find your room lit by candles.