There is nothing quite like staying in a Yurt. A simple yet magical dwelling with wooden lattice walls and radial rafters, it evokes a sense of the exotic. Originally the homes of the nomads of Central Asia the Yurts at Lough Mardal Lodge have been adapted for today and have been chosen for their high-tech insulation, warmth and durability which is required for the occasionally temperamental weather on the West Coast of Ireland!

​All Yurts are well-spaced ensuring seclusion and privacy. Each is luxuriously furnished with a comfortable seating area and they are individually styled with sheepskins, woollen blankets, heavy 15 Tog duvets, fluffed pillows and crisp linen. All have beautiful views of lake, mountain and forestry.

​Each Yurt comes with:

  • Luxurious Superking bed as standard plus sofabed or single beds

  • Wood-burning stove with a supply of firewood  

  • Windows

  • Large Dome Skylight

  • Lake, mountain and forest views

  • All bedding including crisp linen, cosy duvets & Donegal woollen blankets

  • Fresh towels

  • Sheepskin slippers (temporarily removed due to Covid-19)

  • Hot Water Bottles (temporarily removed due to Covid-19)

  • Rechargeable lanterns

  • Outdoor private decking with seating

  • Hand Sanitiser

  • Own supply of plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery

The Lodge amenity building provides all guests with a fully-fitted kitchen, flushing-loos & wet room showers (no shared changing-rooms) as well as a beautiful big hang-out space with a big fireplace in which to kick back and zone out, read a book or chat with fellow guests.

There is no electricity in the yurt. Each yurt is assigned a secure locker in the Lodge for valuables and where mobile devices can be recharged. We also have a charging point for electric cars.

Lough Mardal Lodge offers the opportunity to truly escape from the white noise of modern living and constant-connectivity - we strongly recommend you lock up your gadgets and relax, unwind and disconnect during your stay! With that in mind, the Reciprocal Room in the Lodge is a gadget-free zone. There is a comfortable space in the Lobby where guests can use their devices.


We are taking every measure and precaution as recommended by the Government to protect our guests and business from the spread of Covid-19. Full details are available here

2020 Nightly Rates:

Note: July is now fully booked and the only available date in August is the 25th for 1 night only.

Due to Covid19 for the remainder of the year bookings are restricted to residents of the island of Ireland only.

June-Oct:  from €130 per night based on 2 Adults sharing

Nov-Mar:  from €120 per night based on 2 Adults sharing


Early-bird booking discounts available.

1 Week Stay: Book 7 nights for the price of 6 - from €780

2 Week Stay: Book 14 nights for the price of 12 - from €1560

Enquire directly: info@loughmardal.iePh. 086 0233360

Group Bookings:  An idyllic venue to escape to for any family or friends' get-together. Enquire directly: info@loughmardal.iePh. 086 0233360

Cancellation Policy: Payment is refundable up to 14 days before arrival date less a €10 cancellation fee. In case of a Force Majeure, where we are obliged to close unexpectedly (eg Covid19) our normal cancellation policy is suspended and all bookings that are effected by the Force Majeure, inside or outside the 14 days, will be offered a postponement or gift voucher.

Check Availability

We are taking bookings from 29th June. 


Ph. 00353 861731813

Special Needs:

One yurt is wheelchair accessible and can be hooked up to electricity for special needs. Please contact us prior to booking to check availability.


There is one pet-friendly yurt. Please contact us prior to booking to check availability. There is a cleaning surcharge of €20 per stay. Dogs are not permitted into the Lodge. We can only accommodate one dog per stay.

Lough Mardal Lodge, Lough Mardal, Bradlieve, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Enquiries Ph: 00353 86 173 1813 / 023 3360  Email:

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