Wicklow is home to magnificent countryside escapes. Mountains, lakes, and waterfalls adorn the landscape, as wild rabbits and deer frolic through the glades. So, where could be better to enjoy a glamping staycation? This guide offers an introduction to some of the most spectacular glamping sites in Wicklow County. If you’re interested in glamping in other parts of Ireland, check out my Donegal and Galway guides.
Top 7 Places To Go Glamping in Wicklow
Here are the top places to get your glamping on in the Wicklow area.
Glendalough Glamping Pods
Escape to the rural countryside and visit this family-run, 21-acre farm, set at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. But still be close enough to civilisation when you need it.
On the farm are 12 wooden pods that serve as glamping accommodation. These are all made from sustainable wood and are named after the trees found on the walking trails around the valley. Each pod can sleep 2 adults and 2 children (although there is a policy of no children under the age of 12), and are cosily furnished with beds and linen.
There is one lodge on the premises, which serves as a kitchen, dining room, washroom, shower and toilet for all guests. You can enjoy your time here hiking, visiting the Glendalough monastic site, and finding the many lakes and valleys in Wicklow Mountains National Park.
The Old Forge Yurts
The Mongolian yurts at Old Forge provide one of the comfiest camping experiences you could imagine. Located in the Wicklow Hills, you get stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains and tons of fresh country air.
Each of the fours yurts has a double bed and two single beds, easily accommodating a small family as well as a couple on vacation. You also get your own campfire and outdoor BBQ space. The bathrooms are shared, and there is a kitchen for guests’ use as well. There may not be electricity in the yurts, but they do have WiFi.
The surrounding area has tons of great activities for everyone. There’s the Chocolate Garden for chocolate-making workshops, Huntington Castle for a royally fun time, and plenty of walking or cycling trails to enjoy.
Bell Tents at Knockrobin
Wake up in your snug bell tent, look out over the Irish Sea in the distance, and breathe in the crisp air. That’s what you have to look forward to at KnockRobin Glamping in Tinakilly.
The luxe bell tents contain king-size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, electric blankets, and the fluffiest pillows, as well as electricity for lights and charging devices. They also have their own private decks that are ideal for admiring the scenery. A private bathroom is located near the tent, where you can enjoy a hot shower.
The glamping tents are situated on the grounds behind the Tinakilly Country House Hotel, where guests can enjoy breakfast or dinner while staying in the tents. From the glamping site, you can take a stroll down to Broadlough lakes and roam the large grounds filled with the cutest wild animals. Or get out and explore more of Wicklow.
Hidden Valley Glamping Lodges
Hidden Valley Resort is the kind of staycation everyone needs at least once. This large park has boutique lodges, camping sites, and glamping lodges on offer. The mini glamping lodges offer the perfect balance between budget camping and luxury vacation.
Each mini lodge sleeps up to 5 people, with bunk beds and some basic self-catering amenities. You’ll find toilets, showers, a camper’s kitchen and laundry room in the shared amenity block. There are also the Loft House Glamping Lodges, with options of en-suite or not.
Glampers do have to bring all their own linens, towels, and other necessities. But the lodges offer four sturdy walls and a door to sleep in. The resort is a playground for adults and kids alike. There’s fishing, bumper boats, laser tag, and even an outdoor cinema, as well as a list of nearby attractions to enjoy.
Glamping Galore at River Valley Holiday Park
This holiday park in Redcross Village has plenty of glamping opportunities. There’s space for families, with lots of kid-friendly activities and fun, and a quieter, more private area for couples to enjoy a peaceful staycation.
Guests can choose from treehouses, micro and maxi lodges, or a kukoo hut. They all contain beds and some basic self-catering amenities and are just steps away from shared bathrooms and a camper’s kitchen. There’s also a Glampotel on offer – a blend of glamping and boutique hotel.
The park has an abundance of activities to enjoy, and guests can head off-site and do some surfing or horse riding too.
Luxury Mongolian Yurts at The Avon
Situated at the foot of Wicklow Mountains and on the shores of Blessington Lake, The Avon is a luxury experience for all. The extravagant yurts offered here do resemble a camping experience (just slightly) on the outside. But you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re in a hotel once inside.
These glamping yurts are designed for minimooners, offering a romantic getaway that’s full of indulgence. They’re equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. And you get your own private deck for unbeatable lake views.
There’s plenty to do on the property, including kayaking, biking, archery, and ziplining. And the Dockers Bar & Restaurant will keep you full and satisfied throughout your trip.
Located on a family farm in Croneybyrne, these gypsy caravans make for a romantic getaway for couples or a unique family staycation. Either way, the quirky glamping spot is sure to be memorable.
The hand-built caravans are tiny, but cosy and well designed. There’s a pull-out double bed and a fold-down bed, so small families can fit in snuggly. The caravans also have a gas cooker, gas lights, and a sink. As well as tea and coffee making amenities and all cutlery, crockery, and bedding you could need.
A short distance from the glamping site are toilets and showers, and the communal area is kitted with charging ports and WiFi. The farm offers a quiet escape, with horses and donkeys to watch and adore. And the nearby area includes a gorgeous nature reserve for cycling and walking.
Time to Go Glamping in Wicklow?
The countryside is calling. Take your staycation now and enjoy everything Wicklow has to offer. Whether it’s for a family treat or a much-needed couple’s break, you’re sure to find relaxation and tons of enjoyment.