Why stay in a hotel or a tiny tent when there are other options about? Glamping is becoming more and more popular, especially with the older generation, as a cheaper and better option compared to a traditional tent. And glamping accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, from yurts to cabins to even tiny houses. Galway as well is becoming more of a popular tourist destination, partially in thanks to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’. Galway is the city you want to head to if you want to visit the famous Cliffs of Moher as well as the Islands of Galway. The area also has some great spots to head out and eat - including Zappi’s and The Dough Bros, two popular Italian restaurants. So why not combine the two, and go glamping in Galway! Here are our top picks!
If you’re after a bit of luxury, enjoy this self-confessed luxury Mongolian yurt. There’s room for up to five guests, with multiple futons to sleep on. The yurt is located in the center of an eco-farm and there’s a wood burning stove in the yurt. The hosts can also organize activities for you for a small additional charge. The hosts provide bedding and sheepskins for you, you just have to bring your towels.
Luxury Mongolian Yurt - a unique natural holidayGort, Galway, Ireland
If you’re after a unique, traditional place to stay, why not stay in a gypsy’s trailer? There’s room for up to four guests in the cabin. This cabin is located on a unique campsite, full of all the amenities you may want, including spa treatments! Pets are allowed on the campsite, and if you have any issues, the hosts are always on site. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a covered outdoor fire pit. There’s also a desperate play area for kids on the campsite.
Green wagon , Kittys cosy campingKinvarra, Galway, Ireland
Enjoy this spacious yurt with room for up to four guests. There are two sofa beds located in the yurt. It’s the perfect place to stay for two couples, but if it’s you and small kids, the hosts have left children’s toys and books. There’s a fireplace in the center and the hosts have provided fire for you. The yurt is located in the center of an organic orchard and garden. There are also plenty of hiking trails nearby if you want to head out and explore. The hosts are locals and can advise on where to visit in the surrounding Irish countryside.
Bigfoot Yurts, luxury campingTulla, Clare, Ireland
Enjoy this hidden caravan, the perfect country hideaway. There’s room for up to two guests in this one bedroom caravan. The caravan has been recently renovated, and the hosts have also installed a wood burner, so you’ll never be cold. There’s also an outdoor shower as well as a separate outhouse. Thanks to the abundance on the property, the hosts can also provide some fresh vegetables for you throughout your stay. Near the caravan, there’s also an outdoor seating area for you to enjoy the cool evenings. The hosts can also provide laundry facilities for you.
The Faerie Cow Magical Burren cosy quirky hideawayBurren, County Clare, Ireland
Enjoy this unique yurt, with room for up to four guests. There’s a double futon bed, as well as two single futons, making it the perfect place to stay for a young family. The lighting within the tent is solar powered, and the hosts can also organize yoga classes or woodland walks. The yurt is surrounded by ancient oak woodland. The yurt you’re booking surrounds a communal space, with a fully equipped kitchen, and a fire pit. The hosts also have bikes that you can rent for a small additional price. There are also laundry facilities and a solar-powered shower.
Cosy Mongolian Yurt - a unique natural holidayGalway, Ireland
It may not look it at first glance, but this bell tent has room for up to five guests. The tent is located on the same property as the above listing, so you get to take advantage of the same features of the property, including the lark oak woods, and the yoga lessons provided by the hosts. The tent itself has an insulated floor and is warm all year round. If you’re there in winter and find it cold, the hosts can provide a heater for you. As with the above listing, there’s a communal kitchen and firepit, as well as a barbeque and wood-fired pizza oven for rent.
Super comfy large Bell Tent for groups & explorersGort, Galway, Ireland
7. Additional options near Galway
With tiny house in the name, you’ll not be surprised that this house only has room for two guests. The cabin is 100% off grid and contains a wood-burning stove and solar-powered lighting. The house has a small deck outdoors, and there’s an additional barbeque/patio area for you to use. The house is only a short walk from the nearby beach and it is also within walking distance of the next town. The hosts are locals, and they can give you advice throughout the stay. They also provide a complimentary breakfast service throughout your stay. The hosts can also show you how to light the wood burning stove in your cabin.
Off-grid Cabin 2Kinvara, Galway, Ireland
The tiny house in the listing above isn’t the only one in the area! Across the deck, you’ll find this second tiny house. Take advantage of this, and meet new travelers whilst you stay! As before, each cabin has its own small kitchen, and both a separate bedroom and bathroom. There’s even a small dining area. The cabin is perfectly insulated, so it’s both cool enough in summer, and not too cold in the winter.
Off-grid Cabin 1Kinvara, Galway, Ireland
10. Lots to see
Galway is a city on the west of Ireland and is the sixth biggest city in the country. Galway is stocked full of tourist sights, including the famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. It’s also known for its bay (Galway Bay) and the Wild Atlantic Bay. Galway itself is less than a 2 ½ hour drive away from Dublin.
There’s room for up to four guests in this beautiful bell tent, with a wood-burning stove at its center. Despite what it looks like, there’s a fully equipped kitchen for you to use as well as a bathroom. There’s a double bed as well as a futon. The hosts provide your first bag of firewood, and they can provide more wood for a small charge. You can take advantage of the provided barbecue. There’s even a sauna for you to use. You will, however, need to bring your own towels.
'Bells and Thistles' off-grid glamping & saunaCrusheen, County Clare, Ireland
There’s room for up to two in this luxurious retreat. The tent is completely off the grid, so it’s the perfect escape from reality. The hosts provide logs and fire starters for the wood burner in the tent. The hosts also provide yoga and meditation classes followed by some soup for a small additional charge. The cabin is close to Galway, and you can find some bus stops near the entrance to the land. The hosts are vegetarians, and no meat can be cooked here.
The Willow RetreatGalway, Craughwell, Ireland
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