You will find us nestled in the forest and mountains in The stunning Glen of Imaal with idyllic cabins to rest your head after a day of blissful yoga, a lodge for relaxing, a larch dining cabin and a fully functioning commercial kitchen, all set on an acre of grounds.
Our centre is located in a quiet and beautiful area, far from the hustle and bustle of city living. There are numerous beautiful walks, hikes and lakes right on our doorstep, taking you up to the local glens and Wicklow mountains.
Our beautiful mountain retreat sleeps up to 18 guests who fit comfortably into the main yoga hall. Starting life back in the last century as a traditional “An Óige” mountain venue for hillwalkers, it has now been lovingly restored and upgraded into a boutique Wicklow getaway.
The Escape is available for hire any day of the week with a 2 night minimum on the weekends. We offer a variety of options to match your needs. Self-catered, partially catered or catered with a full chef and staff service are all options. Each catered option has a delicious menu with many ingredients sourced from our kitchen gardens or local organic farms.
Yoga Spaces - outdoor and indoor
The Main Lodge - Our beautiful Studio
Our indoor studio was built in the 1800’s and used as a base for mountain walkers, The lodge was the original part of the building along with a warden’s cottage. Now completely renovated and refurbished our fully equipped oak floored studio can be set up according to your needs as a teacher. The equipment that is included in the hire are your mats, bricks, belts, bolsters, blankets, eye masks, and beanbags.
A traditional wood-burning stove is located in the room to keep you cosy and warm when you're practicing or relaxing into the evening.
There is an outdoor wooden decking in front of the West Wicklow sugar Loaf Mountain to use for a beautiful outdoor yoga class surrounded by fresh air and nature.
Accommodation options and bathrooms
Our luxurious accommodation
Sleep in comfort in our garden cabins, designed for luxury and comfort. With feather filled duvets, pocket sprung memory foam mattresses and 100% cotton linen, you are sure to have a great night sleep. Sourced from Irish wood, our furniture has been designed and handmade by the owner.
All cabins are ensuite with rain head showers pouring mountain spring water from the Glen of Imaal. These cabins are adjoining and can be configured in a number of ways including:
5 x Twin/ Superior King Double ensuite rooms - sleeps 2 per room
2 x Bespoke twin and mezzanine ensuite Rooms - Sleeps 4 per room
Total beds 18 over the 7 ensuite bedrooms. Linen, towels, fluffy robes, extra blankets, and hairdryers are available in all rooms.
We are located on an acre of land, with beautiful permaculture kitchen gardens, and a beautiful mountain view from the grounds and a beautiful woodlands from our back garden.
Our popular onsite wood burning hot tub is perfect for a night under the Wicklow stars and to soak the muscles after a hike. We also have an outdoor kitchen where we can cater BBQs and a wood burning pizza over for that unique dining experience for your guests.
Catering your event
Our amazing friendly onsite chef can prepare delicious vegetarian meals for your group throughout your stay but if you have your own chef or happy to prepare your own meals, we can hand our fully equipped commercial kitchen over to you to use.
We aim to provide ethical, homegrown, organic, locally sourced food and we can cater for most dietary requirements, so please let us know in advance of your arrival.
Our in-house catering options include an evening meal on the day of arrival, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the full days of your stay, Brunch on the day of departure.
If you chose to cater for your event, you may like to go for a one off catered meal, such as an alfresco dining option of a BBQ or stone-baked Pizza Party from our garden kitchen, a served sit down 3 course meal or a themed buffet meal we would be delighted to send you more details on these.
Experiences and activities to add to your stay
Over the years we have worked with a number of local companies to put together activities and day tours to local attractions creating unforgettable experiences for your guests, including:
- Guided Hike into the Wicklow Hills
- Hatha flow, meditation and laughter yoga classesOutdoor hot tub experience under the Wicklow stars
Creative classes and workshops available on request
- Horse riding trek into the Wicklow Hills
- Half/ Full Day trips to Glendalough, Powerscourt, Hill of Tara, Blessington lakes to name just a few
Booking terms / pricing
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Location and how to get there
The Elbowroom Escape is located outside the village of Donard, in Co. Wicklow, approximately 20 minutes past Blessington. We’re under an hours’ drive from Dublin city and so perfect for mini-breaks to longer stays in the peaceful Garden Of Ireland. Airport pickups can be arranged.