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An adventure with views like this is what we live for.

Looking for a break that offers you both relaxation and outdoor activities? A chance to hike in the Wicklow Mountains, cycle some stunning Wicklow routes and wind down in style. Book your escape today! If you want to bring a group give us a call and we can sort out a nice deal for you all! 

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Best Sleep In Ireland

Enjoy "the best sleep in Ireland" with our luxury mattresses, feather duvets, and 100% cotton linen.

Hiking on our doorstep

Take seconds to reach the starting point of your hikes. From easy strolls to the challenge of Lugnaquilla there is something for every level of hiker.

Outdoor Kitchen & BBQ

Time to eat after a day outdoors. What better way to dine than BBQ and beers in our outdoor kitchen.

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The elbowroom escape
4.6
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Louise Walker
Louise Walker
11:25 30 Dec 22
Such a wonderful experience at the Wicklow Escape. Beautiful surroundings, lovely modern and cosy decor, and absolutely... phenomenal food. The team work so hard on the details and we were so well fed, well watered (with some great cocktails!) and well looked after! The hot tub was a really wonderful treat. Thanks so much Lisa and team, and hope to come back again.read more
Aoife Barron
Aoife Barron
22:01 05 Sep 22
Had a really enjoyable stay here recently and would highly recommend to anyone. It definitely was a different... experience in the sense that you get well acquaintanted with the other guests, which was lovely!! Great food (I mean, incredibly tasty, and all made from locally sourced or in-house ingredients) a very decent wine list, some very extroverted staff and guests made the weekend one that was full of laughs and great conversation. It was only on the last day, while checking out, we both remarked on how we hadn't even noticed there was no TV anywhere. Nobody missed it! A true getaway in a beautiful setting.read more
Mary Greene
Mary Greene
20:33 23 Aug 22
DO NOT PURCHASE GIFT VOUCHERSVery disappointed with treatment from Jeanette and the owner John. Myself and my partner... were gifted with a €100 voucher from Friends.We booked our meal and when we booked our meal we emailed a copy of the voucher over to Jeanette as requested. We also brought a hard copy of the voucher with us on the night of the meal. When my partner proceed to pay with the voucher towards the rest of the bill, he was told they were unable to take the voucher at that time but the voucher would be applied retrospectively. Having contacted Jeanette nearly every 2nd day for 3 weeks she finally stated she would pay this money into our bank account (after numerous attempts to do otherwise, including asking us to hang on to the voucher and use it over the next 5 years ) we then get an email telling us there will be a delay in paying back our money as "their accountant is on holidays "Nearly 4 weeks on and we have yet to be reimbursed the value of the voucher (€100). I have never had this experience where payment is looked for upfront and and the voucher would be reimbursed retrospectively. This is something i would never accept again.***Post Owners response:Hi Lisa many thanks for acknowledging our unpleasant experience at the Wicklow Escape. I feel it's important to note however that the complimentary lunch was given for a totally separate issue that involved turning up to what we were led to believe was an indoor dining meal to it then being outdoors, we asked for the outdoor heating to be turned on, about 30 minutes after our request the waiter tried to do this however the outdoor heating would not work, we were not offered any throws or alternative to keep warm and we all (including an elderly lady) went home with a chill, this was the case for other guests also as we chatted with them about the experience before leaving****Post Wicklow Escape response*Hi Lisa, many thanks for acknowledging our unpleasant experience at the Wicklow Escape. I feel it's important to note that the complimentary lunch was for a totally separate issue. We turned up to what was meant to be an indoor dining experience only to be told that because it was a nice night it was changed to outdoors. There was three in our party including an elderly lady and none of us were dressed for the outdoors. We asked for the outdoor heating to be turned on and roughly 30 minutes after our request the waiter tried but could not get the heaters to work. We were not offered any alternative to keep warm such as throws or blankets and all three of us went home with a chill.read more
Lily Tomala
Lily Tomala
10:45 23 Aug 22
Absolutely beautiful place and as the name would suggest: a perfect escape. The hospitality is amazing, from the... welcome drink to the bespoke cocktails and great chats with Bojan, to the very generous breakfasts served by the entertaining John; all the staff are so helpful and friendly. The food is out of this world and I'd definitely recommend the wine pairings. As most reviews have mentioned, the beds are ridiculously comfortable and the rooms are snug and well-equipped. The surroundings are beautiful and you really are taking a break from the world here. Definitely book in for a massage or a hot tub under the stars as well!read more
Cormac “ImPERium” Wyatt
Cormac “ImPERium” Wyatt
15:27 07 Aug 22
Came for food. Pizza was delicious. Vibe was decent and service in general was very good but also not as "special" as... maybe advertised/expected. Still recommend to go if you are in the area 😊read more
Kamila Los
Kamila Los
19:51 01 Aug 22
What an experience from start to finish!! Ticked all the boxes and more!!Food was spectacular, and met all dietary... requirements. The meals were an experience with phenomenal people all around. Can’t thank all the staff enough for making the last few days memorable! Special thanks to John and Bojan for being so welcoming and for their continuous attentiveness. A hidden gem!!read more
Leanne Gray
Leanne Gray
09:59 17 Jul 22
From arrival to departure, we were both treated with such care. We travelled for a birthday surprise and their was... welcome drinks on arrival and extra added touches to make the weekend more special. The breakfast and dinner was incredible. The bed was so comfortable we had to peel ourselves off it in the mornings. The bedrooms are fully kitted out with all the little extras. The hot tub at night is so romantic and pretty. You get so much privacy throughout your stay but yet if anything is needed someone is with you in seconds. Everything is so fresh and the garden is so beautiful. Definitely will be staying here again!read more
Cathy Heffernan
Cathy Heffernan
18:27 08 Jun 22
My sister and I arrived at the Wicklow Escape on a sunny Friday afternoon. When we left on the Sunday it felt like we... were re-entering the real world – just what a proper retreat should feel like. Comfortable beds, hammocks and a book in the sun, a hot tub with a view of the forest, a guide to take us on a walk, a hike up to the summit of the Sugar Loaf with a posh picnic, great breakfasts – and those incredible evening meals paired with wine served by a sommalier. Great attention to detail everywhere while at the same time achieving a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Truly wonderful!read more
Carmen Bryce
Carmen Bryce
17:28 19 Apr 22
Heaven on earth. Truly didn't want to leave! A massive thank you to the team who thought of every little detail to make... our stay perfect. Chef Mark is a legit genius.read more
Lizzie Ibbotson
Lizzie Ibbotson
16:56 15 Apr 22
We came for a 2 night stay and had a lovely time. It’s in a beautiful place, the food and wine was excellent and worth... the trip. The accommodation is comfortable but the food is definitely the main attraction! We really appreciated the relaxed atmosphere which makes it easy to enjoy the experience with the other guests. The staff were very warm and welcoming. Thanks for a great weekend. Jamie and Lizzieread more
Ann Nash
Ann Nash
13:31 12 Apr 22
Just back from an amazing stay at The Wicklow Escape with a group of 6 friends. As soon as we arrived we felt relaxed... and we were so well looked after. The food and wine was spectacular and being able to chill out in the hot tub was really special. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a chilled out break away.read more
Patrick Hanrahan
Patrick Hanrahan
19:09 08 Apr 22
Just back from a stay in The Wicklow Escape, so relaxing, great location for walks and scenery. Fabulous place, food... was amazing...The staff really make it a memorable experience, you chill out as soon as you check in.. loved the group dining, we put the world to rights over great food and wine...read more
Yvonne Murphy
Yvonne Murphy
10:53 07 Apr 22
Had a lovely stay at The Wicklow Escape recently. Aga and the team were so accommodating and took great care of us.... Cute log cabins, excellent food and great wine! Highly recommended.read more
Harry Largey
Harry Largey
17:35 27 Mar 22
Just back from an amazing weekend at The Wicklow Escape. Every part of the foodie extravaganza was amazing, we'll be... back soon!read more
Portia Reynolds
Portia Reynolds
13:45 19 Mar 22
Such a treat to be taken here, to leave the world behind and luxuriate in peace. A hot tub in the woods with a welcome... gin, a wander through the forests to work up an appetite, a cocktail by the fire followed by a delicious meal and a truly comfy bed to nestle you into the morrow.Lucky me.read more
emma fitzpatrick
emma fitzpatrick
08:11 04 Jan 22
Absolutely everything, from start to finish, was perfection. Best stay I’ve ever had anywhere. The food is out of this... world, the staff couldn’t do enough for you, the location is perfect for hiking the next day, the hot tub with a glass of Prosecco was the perfect way to unwind. The company of the other guests was also lovely, everyone got on so well. We are already planning our next trip.read more
Hester Jackman
Hester Jackman
20:58 06 Dec 21
My husband and I were at the Wicklow Escape for a weekend stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was outstanding and... the setting is fabulous. Really enjoyed the hot tub and being looked after so well. Many thanks to Christoph, Natalie, Danni and Lisa. Hope to be back next year.read more
Bugsie Bear
Bugsie Bear
19:58 13 Nov 21
Escape the rat race!....Brilliant, amazing food, staff bend over backwards to please but aren't in your face when you... don't want them. Well worth the money! I'll be back 👍😁read more
Joanna Boyd
Joanna Boyd
20:38 08 Nov 21
The food was simply delicious and the staff were all excellent!
Liam Brady
Liam Brady
14:30 07 Oct 21
An exceptional get away from the normal day to day life, very peaceful, a real escape from the city.Dinner by the... amazingly talented Danni Berry was without doubt my top dining experience to date.read more
Mary Rynne
Mary Rynne
09:07 05 Oct 21
From the moment we arrived we were looked after by Conrad, Natalie and rest of the team.The place is in a beautiful... setting, surrounded by mature oak and beech trees at the foot of the Sugarloaf (west Wicklow). It's a fantastic location for lovers of hillwalking, especially if you use the hot tub after your walk.The room is beautifully and very tastefully furnished and the bed is unbelievably comfortable. The food is excellent, from breakfast to the lovely packed lunch we got on Saturday, (which we took up the mountain with us) to the evening meals ( in a beautiful dining room). All excellent. I'd highly recommend the Wicklow Escape.read more
paul thornton
paul thornton
08:31 04 Oct 21
The OK rating is driven entirely by the price. We've recently enjoyed another 2 night stay at a country house in Co... Kerry, at less than HALF the total cost of Wicklow Escape. Obviously there are subjective and relative measures involved here, but the food at the Kerry stay was comparable, and the location/view/scenery was superior to Wicklow Escape. The servicing and replenishment of our bedroom was also superior. While I understand that differences in price can be driven by many factors, a 200% + higher cost is prohibitive.read more
Kitty S
Kitty S
07:04 03 Oct 21
Every moment of our trip was amazing! It's such an intimate foodie experience in such a beautiful setting. The bed is... comfortable, the room is warm and clean, the food is delicious (Danni and Niamh are fantastic in the kitchen together), the hot tub was magical, the scenery is stunning, it's peaceful and a perfect place to explore. Karen made us feel so relaxed with our massages and treatments. Conrad went over and above for us constantly and the whole experience just blew us away! Thank you everyone for making our trip so perfect and special!!read more
Siobhan Buckley
Siobhan Buckley
15:35 19 Sep 21
We had the most wonderful weekend at The Wicklow Escape and loved every moment there.From the moment we arrived, we... were made to feel welcome and immediately relaxed into the beautiful surroundings. Food was amazing - we particularly loved that we had such a variety of meals from the same talented chef. Wine was very well paired and plenty of it!The bedrooms are small but the attention to detail was so good - beautiful woodwork, decoration and super comfy bed. We felt very comfortable in our room. Loved the hot tub!The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough to help - we particularly loved the fact that there was no pretentious attitude about the food and wine - just genuinely delicious, beautifully presented plates.We would highly recommend this experience to any foodies out there or if you just want 2 wonderful 'get away from it all' days.Keep up the wonderful work and we hope to be back!read more
James Robinson
James Robinson
07:12 11 Sep 21
We visited for dinner and have only positive things to say. The food was amazing and the staff were fantastic - they... catered for any request. I was pleasantly surprised at the value given we had plenty of wine with each course. Overall a fantastic night and we'll definitely returnread more
Suzie Nolan
Suzie Nolan
20:32 08 Sep 21
I enjoyed a fabulous weekend in The Wicklow Escape and found it the perfect venue to switch off from the world and just... relax and unwind.The whole weekend was design to help destress guests by immersing themselves in the lovely Wicklow surroundings and indulging in delicious food and drink. Guests can be as active as they want by choosing to trek up the Wicklow Mountains and cycling around the area, or they can lounge around on hammocks and drink G&Ts at picnic tables.Rooms are thoughtfully designed and decorated, compact with beautiful furnishings. The food and wine is divine and there is plenty of it, and the overall ambience is calm and relaxing.We'll definitely go again.read more
Jenny McClain
Jenny McClain
11:21 16 Aug 21
My friend and I spent a Wednesday - Friday here a couple weeks ago, and it was a gorgeous experience! Very peaceful and... cozy at the venue, and the food and wine were just heavenly. Wonderful staff and company as well. Excited to have this place continue to grow!read more
Iona Kavanagh
Iona Kavanagh
19:43 15 Aug 21
Fab fab FAB! Couldn't recommend the Wicklow escape highly enough. Lisa, Danni and Niamh made us feel very welcome . A... real good energy and relaxing space.read more
simon mcgovern
simon mcgovern
09:55 14 Aug 21
One of the best food experiences I have had. All cooked over wood in an outdoor kitchen was great to see.The staff... were all super nice and kept us well informed and served without making us feel rushed or annoying.read more
Andrew Pope
Andrew Pope
16:39 08 Aug 21
With a growing sense of dread that the summer was slipping away, we decided to escape to Wicklow. Despite the best... efforts of the horrible weather to dampen proceedings this was an amazing weekend. Three days of outstanding food (local produce cooked by the amazing Danni Barry), treks in the woods and lounging in front of the wood stove with a gin and tonic in hand. The staycation package is full board and you will want for nothing - and that includes fantastic hospitality. Conrad and the team were exceptional.read more
Nicky Scaramuzzi
Nicky Scaramuzzi
09:11 03 Aug 21
The Wicklow Escape was the perfect weekend away to relax and unwind. Very nice, friendly, engaging staff. Beautiful... rooms that are clean, cosy and comfortable. Outdoor hot tub surrounded by nature where you can just enjoy the silence. Food that was easily the best we’ve had in Ireland in many years - it was truly exceptional! I can’t say enough about how lovely it was.read more
Maggie Halligan
Maggie Halligan
19:13 21 Jan 21
What a fabulous forest get away. Perfect for romantic get away, tech detach or family break. Food was absolutely... amazing, the only issue afyer dinner was the fact my trousers felt too tight. The beds are a par with the most upmarket 5 star hotels I've stayed at, better than some. I love this place.read more
Maria Cheung
Maria Cheung
15:32 09 Nov 20
We had a truly delightful and restorative stay at Elbowroom Escape. The setting is unbelievable, nestled at the start... of a beautiful evergreen forest. The room was very comfortable, with piping-hot showers after a long day walking. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go backread more
Alie Sheridan
Alie Sheridan
08:00 28 Jun 20
Attended a friends wedding here in December. Such an exceptional escape location. Lisa and the team we're amazing the... attention to detail and touches on everything were just magic.We arrived to fairy lights, the smell of mulled wine and the bustle of the wedding guests at the cabin area. This was a great mingling area where everyone can meet, chat and gather throughout the entire day/night. Lisa was on hand welcoming everyone and as we had never been there before and were in awe admiring everything around, Lisa gave us a tour of the place and we were fascinated with all the facilities they had available and the types of packages they run - (very interested in the Gin and yoga breakaway).The meal was out of this world. Large portions but not over indulging sizes, plenty of everything and absolutely delish (nothing but perfection) and the staff were always available to check in on everyone, topping up drinks and so friendly.The whole experience was stunning - Lisa and here team felt like friends, the Elbowroom felt like home, a memorable place to have spent a beautifully memorable day. Can't wait to get back.read more
Abigail Ruth Cornwell
Abigail Ruth Cornwell
12:33 17 Jun 20
My sister and brother-in-law had their wedding at the Elbow Room Escape last September. The bridal party stayed the... night before enjoying each other’s company and the very comfortable suites. On the day of the wedding everyone at the elbow room escape made sure it ran smoothly. The ceremony room was decorated with wild flowers from the gardens, and once the ceremony was finished the staff seemlessly changed the furniture creating the dining hall. This was done as the guests and wedding party enjoyed the gardens, took photographs and had drinks in the cabin. Everything was done without stress, platers of food taken around to guests prior dinner and in the evening we enjoyed a BBQ from the outdoor BBQ hut and picnic area. It was a fantastic escape from any hustle and bustle and a magical intimate way to celebrate the wedding.read more
Edel Donegan
Edel Donegan
08:43 16 Jun 20
I had the immense pleasure to attend a friends' wedding in this beautiful location last December. Lisa and all the... staff were incredibly accommodating, made us feel so looked after for the gorgeous dinner and canapes on day one and were the perfect level of hands off for our day 2 chilled celebration.The space is unique, intimate and beautiful, nestled in the foothills of Wicklow mountains with beautiful trails and hike paths nearby, perfect for a special celebration with your nearest and dearest. I couldn't recommend it more and I'm looking forward to my next adventure there.read more
Karen Hogan
Karen Hogan
23:20 15 Jun 20
Myself and my husband Daniel chose the Elbowroom Escape for our wedding reception last December and we are so delighted... that we did. We knew we wanted a small, intimate wedding with a different feel from the usual hotel venue. The Elbowroom Escape is such a beautiful setting, surrounded by forests and nature in a peaceful secluded area, but still easy for our guests to access from Dublin. From the beginning Lisa and her team made us feel so well taken cared of, they were so accommodating and always available to discuss our queries and ideas. They collaborated with us to create a day that really reflected myself and Daniel, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere that our guests really enjoyed. The three course wedding meal was really special - so many of our guests commented that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding!The staff on the day were so friendly and efficient, everything ran smoothly with no trace of stress, meaning myself and Daniel were free to relax and let our hair down with our guests. It was such a special day, we can't recommend them enough!read more
Daisy O'Byrne
Daisy O'Byrne
10:10 11 Jun 20
My cousin got married here on the 7th of September 2019 and I have to say it was one of the most unique, romantic... weddings I have ever attended.I stayed the night before with the wedding party and the staff could not have been more helpful or attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing and chill and we had a great night. The next day, early, the staff were busy with preparations and making sure everything ran smoothly! The day went off perfectly!The pictures were like something from a fairytale because of the scenery of the the place! The room which hosted the wedding and reception was cosy and decorated perfectly to represent the bride and groom!Later on there was a BBQ when we all got hungry again and the food was just delicious!! It felt like a home away from home. Everyone was so welcoming and made sure each and everyone of the guests was satisfied! Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!read more
Joanna Jane Cornwell
Joanna Jane Cornwell
19:06 10 Jun 20
My husband and I fell in love with the venue. Its close to Dublin and right by the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.... Its truly picturesque!! We had a beautiful Wedding day and night! Working with Lisa, Amanda and Roz was so easy, they took all the stress out of planning. It was easy to trust in their vision for the day. The hand-made furniture, including a full length mirror, were beautiful and compliment the surroundings wonderfully. The food is still something we talk about; local produce and even some veg from the gardens. The rooms were very comfortable and everyone loved the robes! Family and friends continue to compliment us on finding such a gem. Words can't describe how beautiful it is and how much love and comfort we felt here. Truly a luxury home away from home. I would highly recommend this venue! If I could give more than 5 stars I would.read more
Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy
11:05 14 Jan 20
Lovely quiet and well laid out get away from busy life.... Well done to all involved, obviously alot of thought and... planning went into this centreread more
Christine Okelly
Christine Okelly
15:28 03 Jan 20
A former youth hostel, this has been developed as a rustic retreat. I attended a wedding there in December. There is... car parking space to the front of the building and a sloped upward area to the right houses a small wooden seomra where drinks are served. There was one bench for sitting on and right next door a fabric gazebo had been erected again with just one bench to sit on. There was nowhere to sit and chat collectively and the main common room was the only large indoor space where the food was being served so spent several freezing hours standing outdoors waiting for the meal to be served.Bedrooms were basic but clean and warm.The food provided by the venue was OK it was interesting and not too rich. There were nice touches in the table decorations. There is a fully equipped kitchen with lots of food storage. The venue is set in woodland and on a previous visit in October I could appreciate the obvious charm of this rustic setting and in summer it must be lovely however it is weather dependent and if it had been raining or indeed snowing it would have made for a very unpleasant experience. As it was very cold and damp as one would expect in December I'd advise guests to dress warmly and layers. Also be prepared to be outdoors. It would be great to have a pot bellied stove or some other outside heating facility though I understand there is a fire pit and an outdoor hot tub.This is an ideal venue for a small family event like a birthday celebration, family reunion or a friends getaway. It is geared towards self catering though they did provide the main wedding meal. It is also geared towards a younger older audience so not suitable for very aged grandparents. As a wedding venue it was different, and has potential but there could be some additions to make it a bit more comfortable for a wider audience.read more
Mark Prendergast
Mark Prendergast
08:21 17 Dec 19
Prendergast Leadership used the Elbowroom on the 17th of November as the location for a group event we conducted for... Kildare LGFA. The location was perfect. Outdoors, near the mountains with all the comforts of a great hotel. When we were planning the event the staff were so helpful and on the day of the event they delivered on their promise. The highlight of the day was the evening meal. It was so good it received a standing ovation from the group.read more
Anuja Shah
Anuja Shah
22:00 10 Nov 19
Such a beautiful place , 7 rooms , a lovely hall, dining & self catering kitchen! We enjoyed the place and excellent... hospitality of their hostread more
David Lawton
David Lawton
10:54 03 Nov 19
Magical place and wonderful staff.
Eimear Fay
Eimear Fay
15:53 11 Oct 19
We had a lovely break here for the Gincident. The cabins were luxurious- loved the fluffy robes! The gin making was... great fun and the yoga hit the perfect balance between exercise and relaxation. The food was lovely and tasty. Generally, the whole vibe was a lovely mix of well organised and relaxed and I’d love to go back!read more
Lia de Lancey
Lia de Lancey
10:07 01 May 19
Took the kids for a couple of nights to this wonderful place. It's so peaceful, the perfect place if you want to get... away from it all. But really close to lots of interesting activities for kids or if you're a tourist. Our kids had a lot of fun playing in the beautiful garden and on the swing, not to mention the bunk beds! Thanks for a great stay!read more
Elaine McGrath
Elaine McGrath
18:14 17 Apr 19
We had a truly great time at the Gincident event. Gin, Yoga and wood fired hot-tub! What's not to like! Its hard to... sum up the Elbow Room Escape in a few words. Its a place like no other I've been to in Ireland. The location is beautiful. Surrounded by mountains, lovely walks, etc. The accommodation is top notch. Coziest beds ever. Food at Elbow Room Escape is not fancy; no little plates of nibbles or swooshes of sauce etc. Its gorgeous, hearty, Veggie food!! Home-made, locally sourced, organic where possible and ridiculously tasty, Maybe its all the fresh air or something :) What makes this place unique though are its people. Thank you Amanda and Lisa for being great hosts, great company and fab Gin connoisseurs ;) You can bet we will be back ! Elaine, Louise and Julie!read more
Aisling McDonnell
Aisling McDonnell
17:27 06 Mar 19
Excellent retreat hike & hot tub
Elise Peterse
Elise Peterse
19:03 08 Jan 19
Magical
Mari Dunne
Mari Dunne
19:49 21 Aug 18
Lovely retreat in Wicklow. Very relaxing with beautiful garden, use of kitchen facilities and a wooden cabin breakfast... room .read more
Aoife Kane
Aoife Kane
14:50 01 May 18
A wonderful space to host a retreat... we loved the ease with which it all happened and how well the space is looked... after. Highly recommend!read more
Colm Walsh
Colm Walsh
23:25 10 Jan 17
Stunning location, at the foot of Lugnaquilla, delicious food, peaceful and well-appointed facilities. A must for a... retreat under 60 mins from south Dublin.read more
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