This Treehouse Dome Is One Of Galways Funkiest Getaways

clifden treehouse
Photos via Fernwood

Since kicking off a series that brings you the most unique accommodation in Ireland, we’ve come across some very unusual places to stay.

But good God few, if any, have been as knock-yer-socks-off-quirky as this incredible dome/treehouse in Clifden in Galway.

This place is beautifully kitted out and it plonks you right in the centre of nature, in a bed surrounded by gorgeous trees.

Below, you’ll find everything from photos and what to expect if you visit from how much a night will set you back. Dive on in!

Welcome to the Treehouse Dome in Clifden

dome in clifden
Photos via Fernwood

You’ll find this stunning dome a handy 5-minute spin from Clifden Town and around 6 minutes from the magnificent Sky Road.

The dome is perfectly perched 5 metres above the woodland floor below, and it’s been decked out in a manner that’d rival some of Galway’s best hotels.

It’s also just 15 minutes from Connemara National Park, which makes it a nice little base if you fancy tackling the Diamond Hill Hike.

What to expect from a stay

Inside and outside
Photos via Fernwood

The dome has been kitted out with some very slick Scandinavian furniture and has everything from a toilet and a fireplace to a lovely outdoor seating area.

Imagine kicking back on that deck with a coffee in the morning, surrounded by trees and birdsong, or with a beer by the fire-pit in the evening. Magic! Here’s a bit more info on the different facilities on offer.

  • Private Deck
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Disinfected between Stays
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Books, Jigsaw Puzzles, Games
  • Hotel Quality Mattresses
  • Central Heating
  • Fridge
  • Microwave Oven Combi
  • Induction Hob
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi Internet

How the hosts describe it

clifden treehouse
Photos via Fernwood

‘Have you ever dreamt of sleeping amongst the trees, waking up to the dawn chorus or simply want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The treehouse dome might just be the job for you.

Here at Fernwood, we are super excited to have launched the latest addition to our offering. Our Geodesic dome, sitting within the canopy and 5 metres off the woodland floor, is completely self contained.

Featuring a 5-star hotel standard superking bed, woodburning stove, large rain shower with piping hot water, a fully functioning kitchenette and a large outdoor deck.’

How much a night will set you back

dome in clifden
Photos via Fernwood

So, a night here isn’t cheap, but it’s a fairly unique experience, so you’re going to pay a bit more than your standard hotel room. I’ve popped in a 2-night midweek stay in October for 2 people sharing. It worked out at:

  • Total: €460
  • P/p: €230
  • More info on when it’s free here

Discover more unique places to stay in Ireland

glamping in donegal
Photos left: via Portsalon Luxury Camping. Photo right: via Portsalon Luxury Camping

We’ve featured a clatter of unique places to stay in Ireland over the last few months, from castles and Airbnbs with hot tubs to pods and more.

While some will cost you an arm and a leg, others work out pretty reasonably if you stay with a few friends. Discover some funky places to stay below.

1. Unique Airbnbs

4 photos of glamping in ireland
Photos via Airbnb

In our unique Airbnb section, you’ll find everything from treehouses by the sea to beach-side campsites and more. See them all here.

2. Luxury accommodation

pods
Photos via the Killaloe luxury pods

There’s an endless number of luxurious places to stay in Ireland, as you’ll discover here. From pods like the very fancy one above to swanky chalets, there’s plenty to choose from.

3. Castles to rent

the top of the castle
Photo via Airbnb

Ireland’s home to heaps of castle accommodation. You’ll find the very best of it in this section (some is craaaaazy expensive while others work out cheap enough with a group).

I was born in a quiet corner of a Gaeltacht on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the years, I've explored Ireland far and wide, from the wilds of West Clare to the shores of Sherkin. Particularly fond of heritage, history and hikes (and words beginning with 'H', apparently...).

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