Callander is a long time favorite base for Trossachs exploration. It is a pretty town to explore, but has few places to stay and eat. The Trossachs Tryst is set up to be a hostel for outdoorsy people who enjoy fresh air surroundings. You can rent bikes here as well. Another option is the Abbotsford Lodge, which is a friendly Victorian house offering something different to the norm. At the town’s western end is Poppies Hotel, the best hotel in Callander, offering a nice lounge with a fireplace and a library with a secret chapel. A favorite restaurant is Mhor Fish, which offers fresh seafood daily cooked to order.