The Wilderness Lodge is a complex of six self-catering apartments and one small cottage, situated in the heart of Glenmalure, at the foot of Fananierin Mountain, a little over 100 metres from the Wicklow Way.
The apartments are part of a recently converted pottery studio. All the rooms face west, looking out towards Carrawaystick Mountain, and each with direct outdoor access. Five of the units sleep two people and last unit sleeps four people.
An Tigín (little house) is a self-contained cottage that sleeps two people and is adjacent to the main complex. It provides extra a little extra privacy compared to the apartments and has its own entrance and all the utilities needed to prepare meals. The room has its own en-suite with shower, a small dining table for two and a flat-screen television with satellite stations.
Each unit has a kitchenette and there is a complimentary welcome pack provided on arrival with essentials. An easier alternative to cooking is to cross the bridge to the Glenmalure Lodge to secure an evening meal or breakfast in the morning.
The Wilderness Lodge is a great base for taking a day off the Wicklow Way to relax, or perhaps for the experienced hiker, a climb up Lugnaquilla, which sits above Glenmalure Valley and is the highest mountain in Ireland outside of County Kerry.
Alternatively, it is possible for groups of 8-16 people to use the Wilderness Lodge as a walking base for the entire Wicklow Way. Transport to and from each stage of the trail are included as well as exclusive use by the group of a large communal hall.
Address: Glenmalure, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.
Tel: +353 87 262 5549