The But ‘n’ Ben is situated 1.5 miles from the friendly village of Boat of Garten, famous as the home of the Ospreys, the Strathspey Steam Railway and an extremely scenic (and challenging!) 18 hole golf course, Hotel, a Post Office, a community hall and general provision store can be found in the village with the main shopping centre situated Aviemore (approx. 6 miles). This internationally famous holiday area provides full shopping facilities, first class hotels, pubs, restaurants, swimming pool, distilleries and discotheques. Amenities for children include the Landmark outdoor centre and the Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel indoor and outdoor play areas. For various other activities, see the Visit Cairngorms website.
Situated, as it is, the But ‘n’ Ben is ideally located to take full advantage of the Spey Valley’s many outdoor pursuits including Salmon and Trout fishing on the River Spey and in various lochs, golfing at Boat of Garten, Grantown-on-Spey, Carrbridge and Nethybridge, sailing and windsurfing at Loch Morlich and Loch Insh, gliding at Feshiebridge, bird watching, hill walking and, of course, skiing on nearby Cairngorm mountain, now with a mountain train as well. A local bus service is available from Boat of Garten village.