If you’re in search of the best places to go glamping in Mayo, you’ve landed in the right place.
If you’re looking for all the comforts of home (pretty much) on a backpacker’s budget (although that’s not always the case…), glamping in Mayo is the way to go.
With its dramatic coastal scenery, historic attractions and cultural history, County Mayo is a great area for embracing the great outdoors and sleeping closer to nature in pre-erected tents and modern pods with “real” beds!
With so many options, choosing where to stay might seem like a daunting challenge so, in the guide below, we’ve rounded up the best places to go glamping in Mayo, just for you!
Our favourite places to go glamping in Mayo
The first section of our guide is packed with our favourite places to go glamping in Mayo, including what is arguably one of the most unique places to go glamping in Ireland.
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1. Mayo Glamping
A cute home-from-home near Castlebar with your own front door! These A-frame glamping pods and fairy huts have full-size beds with comfy mattresses, heating and electric lighting. Some even have additional mezzanine loft areas accessed by a wooden ladder.
Sit outside in the evening around the fire pit, stargaze from the hot tub, relax in the sauna or make use of the on-site BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven whatever the weather.
There’s a continental breakfast provided, or BYO bacon and eggs and use the communal kitchen to cook up a storm. This place would easily go toe-to-toe with some of the best hotels in Mayo.
2. Geraghty’s Farmyard Pods
Enjoy a farm stay in a modern timber glamping pod on the beautiful Mullet Peninsula. Each independent pod contains a proper bed and a sofa bed to sleep up to 4 guests.
They have private ensuite bathrooms with toilet, sink and shower, free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen facility for rustling up a tasty meal or two.
These cosy pods are right on the Wild Atlantic Way with views of Achill Island, nearby mountains and Blacksod Bay. Where better to enjoy a sound night’s sleep after a day in this stunning natural beauty spot?
3. Teach Greannai Accommodation Pod
This modern accommodation pod at Teach Greannai is ideal for one or two guests with comfy twin beds, chairs and a basic kitchen with kettle, toaster and fridge.
There’s a private bathroom in a separate building. No need to worry about cooking – there’s a restaurant and bar onsite if you want more than the continental breakfast provided.
The pod includes free WiFi for planning your day’s activities and staying in touch with family and friends. There’s also a shared garden and lounge for relaxing at this peaceful retreat.
4. Cong Glamping
If you want to experience sleeping beneath the stars, Cong Glamping offers accommodation in spacious 5-metre bell tents that include all mod cons such as lights and electricity.
There’s space for a “proper” double bed and two singles, all made up ready for your arrival. There’s a shared bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a barbecue if you prefer alfresco cooking.
Cong Glamping is very family friendly with a games room, playground, lounge and mini cinema – all the fun of camping without the hard work and cost of having your own gear!
More great Mayo glamping accommodation
The second section of our Mayo glamping guides looks at some other funky places to stay, some of which could go toe-to-toe with the best hotels in Mayo.
Below, you’ll find everything from pods by the sea out on the Mullet Peninsula to the very popular Westport Glamping.
1. The Coastguard Station
Belmullet Coastguard Station has some of the best sea views in Mayo with luxury pods overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Achill Island and stunning countryside. These cosy modern pods are on Claggan Island providing a peaceful escape.
These luxury pods sleep four adults and have comfy sofas and pull-out beds with hotel-quality bed linens.
You have your own private toilet and hand basin and a dedicated kitchen and shower room in an adjacent barn. Where better to dine than at your own picnic table gazing at amazing sunsets over the water. Pure magic!
If you’re in search of scenic places to go glamping in Mayo, you can’t go wrong with a night or 3 here.
2. Acorn Wood
Acorn Wood has glamorous camping down to a fine art with their independent units each with their own outdoor cooking and seating areas. Surrounded by woodland and a trickling stream, there’s a choice of glamping accommodation.
The wooden shepherd’s hut sleeps 6 (a king-size, two singles and a pull-out bed) with a deck and solar-powered fairy lights. Alternatively, there are large bell tents for 6-7 guests and a log cabin for 6, all with similar outdoor cooking facilities.
There’s a communal cottage with logburner where guests share the washing-up area, refrigerator, dining tables and toilet/shower rooms.
3. Westport Glamping at Doon Angus Farm
Imagine spending quality time on this 50-acre smallholding sleeping in a fully-furnished shepherd’s hut or luxury wooden glamping pod surrounded by rolling countryside.
Get to know fellow glampers in the communal kitchen and dining room and share experiences and tips. Pods at Westport Glamping have proper beds, duvets, ensuite toilets and hand basin while the cosy shepherd’s hut has a double bed and bunks.
There are communal showers in the barn. Best of all, Doon Angus Farm is just a short drive from many of the best things to do in Westport.
4. Glamping Party Mayo
If you’re planning a hen party or group glamping holiday, you’ll find everything you need for a fabulous time at Glamping Party Mayo. You can let down your hair and enjoy a wild party at the onsite village pub complete with music and DJ.
Four glamping pods each sleep 4 adults comfortably and each pod has its own private deck with river views.
There’s a BBQ hut and more accommodation at the pub, sleeping 35 guests in total. Beat this for the perfect glamping getaway for a group gathering, milestone birthday or stag weekend in Mayo!
Mayo glamping: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to go glamping in Mayo from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the best glamping Mayi has to offer
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from the fanciest glamping Mayo has to offer to the most scenic.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the most unique places to go glamping in Mayo?
Mayo Glamping (the pods), Westport Glamping and the Coastguard Station in Belmullet are some of the most unique places for glamping in Mayo.
What glampsites in Mayo are best for a couples retreat?
Teach Greannai, Cong Glamping and Acorn Wood are all solid options for solo Mayo glamping or for a night away with your other half.
What Mayo glamping sites are best for families?
For those in search of family glamping in Mayo, we’ve heard good things about both Geraghty’s Farmyard Pods and Mayo Glamping.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.