It’s safe to say that Kerry is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland. From the unparalleled coastline to Killarney National Park, nature really is at its best here. Regardless of whether you’re a local planning a staycation or a tourist planning a holiday, Kerry is best experienced by getting closer to nature. And what better way to get closer to nature than by glamping? So if you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay, then look no further because I’ve got you covered! From safari tents and shepherds huts to glamping pods and yurts, here are 15 amazing glamping holidays in Kerry.
Price per night: From €145 for 2 people
Location: Whitebridge, Killarney
Why stay here: The Grove Glamping Lodges is easily one of my favourite places to go glamping in Kerry. If you want luxury, then that’s exactly what you’ll get at The Grove. You have two types of accommodation to choose from: their Romantic Glamping Suites and the slightly more luxurious Luxury Lodges. The suites come complete with a luxurious double bed, electric blanket, heated bedroom and private ensuite bathroom with shower. The lodges, on the other hand, go one step further, also offering a king-size bed, solid wood floors, central heating, and a self-catering kitchen. However, what both of them have in common are private heated patios with a BBQ and amazing views!
What guests say: “Had a fantastic time here, we couldn’t fault it. Everything you need and more, we were made to feel very welcome on arrival and throughout our whole stay. You don’t have to worry about getting cold, there’s no chance of that. Heating throughout along with an electric blanket! Good cooking facilities as well as a fantastic shower room and heated terrace. We would definitely stay here again.”
Price per night: From €120 for 4 people or €150 for 6 people
Location: Upper Camp, Nr Maum
Why stay here: Looking for something more unique? Well, look no further than Coach Field Camp Pods. A slightly different offering to your usual glamping pods, these pods sleep a large group of people across bunk beds. This makes it a great option for a family or a group of friends looking to get away. And when the pods are situated on one of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way, with the beautiful back drop of the Dingle Way, there’s not much not to love!
What guests say: “Immaculately clean pods and facilities. Tommy really goes out of his way to make your stay that bit better (offer to dry wet clothes, drop to the pub, etc) plus he kindly bought us croissants on the last morning. Good size kitchen area, plenty of showers and toilets and excellent Wi-Fi. Great location with plenty of family activities and day trips nearby. Good shop and deli beside the site too which does food (pizzas, burgers, wedges, etc) on request.”
Price per night: From €195 for 6 people
Location: Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Why stay here: Hidden away at the heart of Valentia Island, Skelligs Ring Retro Caravans are a great option for those looking to get a little off-grid. Each retro caravan has been lovingly converted into bedrooms with double beds so this is also a fantastic option for those wanting to get away with the whole family or a group of friends. You’ve got three caravans to spread yourselves across so everyone can enjoy their own space. On-site you’ll find a communal kitchen which is lovingly stocked with lots of yummy breakfast supplies such as cereal, milk, bread, fruit and more. I’d recommend enjoying your breakfast alfresco in the peaceful garden area. It’s pretty idyllic!
What guests say: “We had a truly wonderful time staying in the retro caravans at Miguel’s place! The caravans themselves have been kitted out with everything you need, in a stylish and comfortable way. The communal space was immaculate, and we were able to cook for ourselves and put our feet up when we needed to! Everything on site was very clean and easily accessible.”
Price per night: From €165 for 2 adults or €190 for 2 adults and 2 children
Location: Dromquinna, Nr Templenoe
Why stay here: Amazing lakeside views? Beautiful interiors? Total luxury? Yep, Dromquinn Manor Safari Tents have it all. It probably goes without saying but Dromquinn Manor has to be my favourite place to go glamping in Kerry. Designed specifically by safari tent experts in India, these custom-made tents are unlike any other safari tents I’ve seen. Inside, the tents are fully furnished like a luxury hotel bedroom, and outside you can enjoy your natural habitat on your spacious veranda. Or why not enjoy the views from your bed? The double-opening doors make the most of the view while the insect nets keep the bugs at bay! And if that wasn’t enough, your hosts even deliver a breakfast hamper of freshly brewed tea or coffee, yoghurt, croissants and juice to your tent every morning. Delicious.
What guests say: “Absolutely loved it here. So many reasons to visit. The scenery was amazing. The tent itself is perfect for two adults and two kids. So comfortable and loads of space. The breakfast delivery every morning is a lovely touch. The bed was so comfortable, basically like a 5 star hotel. Kids loved the basketball court and the BBQ area is fantastic, as are the shower facilites and kitchen. Food is the restaurant is lovely and would recommend booking.”
Price per night: From €83 for 2 people
Location: Annascaul, Co. Kerry
Why stay here: If you love wildlife and adventure then you’ll love a stay in Dingle Way Glamping Pod. Set beside native trees between the Slieve Mish mountains and Annascaul Lake, nature really is at its best here. You can enjoy hill-walking, surfing, cycling, stargazing, fishing and more right on your doorstep. The pod itself is completely self-contained and fully-insulated with a shower room and radiator. Inside there’s also a mini-fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, and outside there’s a BBQ and picnic area, ideal for summer evenings dining alfresco.
What guests say: “This was the perfect get away for relaxing for us as a couple. The pod had everything we needed; it was like a hotel room plucked out and put in a beautiful rural setting. The river running in the background was so relaxing and calming. Áine and Michéal could not have done anything more to make our stay better.”
Price per night: From €97 for 4 people
Location: Annascaul, Co. Kerry
Why stay here: How many people can say they’ve slept in a converted train carriage? Well, if you book a stay in Annascaul Train Carriage you’ll be able to do just that. Set on the same beautiful site as the Dingle Way Glamping Pod, this is a great alternative for those looking for the same great scenery but slightly different accommodation. Inspired by the old Dingle steam train, the 26-foot self-contained carriage is ideal for small families. It comprises a double bed, bunk bed, living area, dining area, kitchenette, shower room and a large raised deck.
What guests say: “Aine & Micheál were amazing hosts, the train carriage was fabulous, it’s in an amazing location spotless clean, warm and cosy we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. Location is fantastic for sightseeing.”
Price per night: From €60 for 2 people
Location: Beaufort, Killarney
Why stay here: The pink Chez Shea Gypsy Wagon is ridiculously cute which let’s be honest, is reason enough to book a stay here. Sleeping two people in a comfortable double bed, this romantic and quirky getaway is the perfect bolthole no matter rain or shine. The wagon is lovingly stocked with a great selection of books, games and puzzles for guests to enjoy. And you can look forward to vegetarian breakfasts each morning, served either inside the wagon or outside if the weather permits! If the weather is on your side, enjoying your breakfast alfresco is a great way to take in the beautiful scenery and the sounds of nearby sheep, cows, and birds.
What guests say: “We cannot say kinder words about Marie and Ger, they are the friendliest couple and made us feel incredibly welcome as soon as we arrived. The wagon was perfectly cleaned as were the nearby showers and toilets, Marie made delicious breakfast each morning and little Wicket the dog was an added bonus! We were genuinely sad to leave this place as Marie and Ger have done an amazing job of making it feel like a home away from home!”
Price per night: From €77 for 2 people
Location: Suanavalla, Killarney
Why stay here: Ring of Kerry Shepherds Hut is one of my favourite places to go glamping in Kerry. Set at the foot of Ireland’s highest mountain range, the Mcgillicuddy Reeks, you’ve got loads of amazing hikes right on your doorstep, so those who love to get active in nature will be right at home here. However, that’s not the only reason to book a stay here! The hut is surprisingly spacious and modern, comprising a double bed, dining area, fully-equipped kitchen and ensuite bathroom. If the weather’s not great, you’re totally self-contained – there will be no rainy outdoor loo trips here!
What guests say: “The location at the base of the mountains in the Ring of Kerry is superb. Great base for exploring this fantastic part of Ireland. The hosts were very warm and welcoming, greeted us on arrival and were full of useful information to help us plan our days. The hut is exactly as described. Comfortable bed and a really well-equipped kitchen. Freshly folded towels, complimentary biscuits and toiletries were a welcome treat after a couple of nights camping!”
Price per night: From €90 for 4 people
Location: Beaufort, Killarney
Why stay here: Glamping pods are one of the most common (and often cheapest) ways to go glamping. However, Farmyard Lane Glamping Pods aren’t just any old glamping pods. Ridiculously luxurious, they feel more like mini hotel rooms than glamping accommodation. The spacious pods feature a range of modern amenities to make you feel right at home, including a kitchenette, ensuite bathroom, double bed, sofa bed, refrigerator, kettle and French grinder, luxurious bed linen and towels, and cosy throws from Kerry Woollen Mills. You can also look forward to a complimentary breakfast basket making its way to your pod each morning. With locally sourced ingredients, such as honey, eggs and homemade bread, it’s delicious and eco-friendly.
What guests say: “Would highly recommend Kieran and Laura’s farm eco pods. An incredible backdrop of the mountains behind and nestled in quiet countryside with hens, donkey and horse for friendly company! The pod is well laid out and warm with a very comfortable double bed, compact bathroom but AMAZING shower! Lovey big sofa to lounge on and plan the day ahead!”
Price per night: From €100 for 4 people
Location: Tiernaboul, Killarney
Why stay here: Looking for the perfect place to go glamping in Kerry to soak up Ireland’s (admittedly rare) sunshine? Well, The Cedar Summer House is a great spot to do just that. The expansive decking fitted with Bluetooth speakers was made with long summer evenings drinking and dining alfresco in mind. It’s so good that you won’t want to spend any time inside! Oh, wait, I take that back because the interior of the summer house is stylish, modern and oh-so-accommodating. From the fully-equipped kitchen to the unique in-built bunk beds, there’s so much to discover inside.
What guests say: “The Cedar Summer House is just magical – while beautiful during the day it really shines best at night. The views from the outdoor seating over the fields and mountains are just outstanding. Children loved the bunk beds! They were a fab touch. Equipped with everything you need for a stay, little touches like amazing smelling shampoos & handwashes and even scones and tea on arrival just made the stay here more special.”
11. Mongolian Yurt
Price per night: From €74 for 2 people
Location: White Gate Cross Roads, Castlemaine
Why stay here: Book a stay in this Mongolian Yurt and you’ll return to normal life feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated. Cosy and compact, this might just be the smallest yurt I’ve ever seen, but that just makes it all the more romantic! Plus, when you’ve got a king-size bed and your partner with you, what more do you need? Well, just a stone’s throw away you’ll find a separate modern living and kitchen area, as well as a toilet and shower block. You may be getting closer to nature but that doesn’t mean you have to go without modern luxuries!
What guests say: “What a magnificent spot! It’s as rural as the pictures suggest, but so cosy, comfortable and well equipped… and that’s the yurt, house and hosts! Beautiful during the day, and really special at night, like falling asleep under the Irish stars, but in an electric blanket! There was torrential rain when we stayed, but no fear of leaks, and so many lovely and thoughtful touches and sentiments, including cake and coffee on arrival.”
Price per night: From €51 for 3 people
Location: Fay, Kilcatherine Point
Why stay here: With prices starting at just €51 a night, this Coastal Eco-Cabin is the cheapest place to go glamping in Kerry. So if you’re looking to save some pennies while still staying somewhere with amazing views and quality accommodation, then book a stay in this cabin. If that isn’t reason enough to book a stay, then maybe the unparalleled sea views will persuade you. On your doorstep, you can explore secret coves, fascinating rock pools and gorgeous hills galore! Or if you just want to sit back and relax, you can enjoy the views from the viewing bench, picnic table or hammock. Lying back in the hammock on a sunny afternoon is a genuine slice of paradise.
What guests say: “Wow… We don’t know where to start… We had a wonderful time at Anne’s Creativity Cabin. The views out of the windows looking right out to the ocean is priceless. We could have sat there all evening watching the sun setting and the sky changing colour. We had everything that we needed here. Well equipped with ramshackle, quirky, cosy touches. We have never stayed anywhere so peaceful.”
Price per night: From €67 for 4 people
Location: Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry
Why stay here: Set in a beautiful field, South Kerry Glamping Pod comprises a luxurious double bed, shower room, kitchenette and sofa. However, the real party starts when you step outside onto the spacious deck complete with BBQ and amazing views! The pod is perfectly suited for a couple or small family looking to go glamping in Kerry. When you arrive, you’ll find the pod lovingly stocked with breakfast goods, such as fruit, yoghurt, muesli, homemade brown soda bed, butter, marmalade, fresh orange juice, and tea and coffee. Basically everything you could need and more for a yummy morning feast!
What guests say: “The pod really is the most amazing place to stay. I stayed there for 2 nights and didn’t want to leave, the location is amazing, picture-perfect and super convenient for travelling the Ring of Kerry. The pod itself was super clean, the water was always hot when you needed it, the shower was great and the bed was like a cloud! You had absolutely everything you needed and more in this space, a hob, microwave, fridge, sink, sofa-bed, another double bed, an unreal shower, towels and more!”
14. Oak Tree Yurt
Price per night: From €81 for 3 people
Location: Knockduragh, Co. Kerry
Why stay here: So I’ll start this one by saying that Oak Tree Yurt is one of my favourite glamping holidays with a hot tub in Ireland. It’s the only glamping site in Kerry to have a hot tub so Oak Tree automatically wins bonus points for that! I mean, who can say no to a wood-fired hot tub dip? Set in ancient woodland near the sea, the yurt’s surroundings really are second-to-none. And inside, the spacious Mongolian yurt is cosy and comfortable, with a wood-burning stove, so if the weather’s not on your side, you definitely won’t struggle!
What guests say: “I would wholeheartedly recommend this spot for everyone and anyone! The hosts are super helpful and friendly, the place is spotless and the location is amazing. I would come back again for sure. All the little touches around the cabin and the facilities were top quality. It was the perfect spot for a break away from the mad crowds to just relax. Also, really appreciated how eco-friendly the whole site was!”
Price per night: From €60 for 2 people
Location: Killarney, Co. Kerry
Why stay here: Completely self-contained, Priory Glamping Pods provide a great little romantic getaway for couples no matter the weather. Inside you’ll find a double bed, sofa, living area, ensuite, and a kitchenette with a toaster, kettle, Nespresso machine and microwave. The pods are set in a gated estate, rather than somewhere really off-grid, but that doesn’t make them any less special!
What guests say: “The place was absolutely spotless and the bed was legitimately the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. The couch was a nice touch to the small space, and the location is ideal for exploring the Ring of Kerry. We would definitely be back and it was so peaceful to hear the rain on the roof at night. Lovely and warm too as we head into winter.”
So there you have it: 15 amazing glamping holidays in Kerry! It’s safe to say that you’ve got a great selection of accommodation options to choose from. But which of these glamping holidays in Kerry has most caught your eye? Please let me know in the comments below!
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