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 slightly 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, 15Tog duvets & Donegal woollen blankets

  • Fresh towels

  • Hot Water Bottles

  • Rechargeable lanterns

  • Outdoor veranda with outdoor seating

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 offer recharging facilities 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.

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.

Check Availability

We are taking bookings from 20th July. Email: 

Ph. 00353 861731813


From July 20th, when we are scheduled to re-open, we will be 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. As further safety protocols are issued we will be updating our information.


The Lodge amenity building provides all guests with a fully-fitted kitchen, flushing-loos & wet room showers 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.

2020 Nightly Rates from:


Off Peak - €120

Peak (July-Aug) - €130

Prices are per yurt, per night based on 2 Adults sharing. Children are an additional €20 per night. (Children of all ages are welcome but we recommend for ages 4 and upwards with a maximum of 2 per yurt.)

Price includes all bedding, a full supply of firewood for the yurt stove and fresh towels.


Choose from a selection of special deals which are available to guests when booking.

Food Packs

All meats are from our neighbouring farmer & award-winning butcher, Eddie Walsh & Sons.

Meaty Breakfast Pack for guests to cook

Full Irish breakfast for 2 - €15

(4 rashers, 4 sausages, 2 black pudding, 2 white pudding, 2 free range eggs)

BBQ Packs for guests to cook

BBQ Steaks  - 2 x 8oz/225g Aubrac Striploin Steaks - €15

Outdoor Adventure:

Fin McCool Surf School in Rossnowlagh (13km) offers surf lessons at 10% discount when booked through us. Rates from €22.50 for Children (summer months only) and €31.50 for Adults.

Other tie-ins with local outdoor adventure providers can be arranged for those seeking further adventure.



Massage therapist Laura Barguena specialises in relaxation massage and Deep Tissue. Born and trained in Belfast, she is passionate about massage as caring for the whole person - body, mind and soul. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Indian Head and Warm Bamboo Massage, and often uses a fusion of these techniques to give you the best treatment for your needs.

Full Body Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage or Warm Bamboo Massage - 60 mins - €70, 90 mins - €95, 120 mins - €110.