Make some time to be at peace in the natural environment at Loch Muick. Try to get an early start on planning your trip, because the only accommodation available near this spot is The Auld Kirk.
For some alternatives, checkout the Huntly Arms and the Commercial Hotel. They are 16 kilometres and 14 kilometres respectively from the center. Wotif also suggests the Lys-Na-Greyne and the Kildrummy Inn. The first is 15 kilometres away from the city, while the second is 25 kilometres away.
If you want to experience some nearby cities, try Braemar and Inchmarlo. Travel 20 kilometres to the west of Ballater and you'll find Braemar. Alternatively, Inchmarlo is 30 kilometres to the east. Accommodations in Braemar include the Moorfield House Hotel and Braemar Lodge Hotel. The Tor Na Coille Hotel & Restaurant and Raemoir House are some of the ones in Inchmarlo.
If watching sport is your passion, go to Pittodrie Stadium. It's located to the east of Ballater. Like to stay close by? The Aberdeen Douglas Hotel and the Rox Hotel could both be just what you're after.
Hotels in Ballater start at AU$87 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.