Mental Health Break

Take time for yourself in the Wicklow Mountains - Book today

Putting mental health first has always been at the heart of our business here in Wicklow and our sister business open for 18 years in Dublin. At this stressful time, we are delighted to host guests from anywhere in Ireland who might need respite in nature, time away to support their mental health or escaping isolation.

We have everything here you need.

  • A deluxe double garden cabin for two nights or a four bed family room
  • Acres of forests and mountains
  • Continental breakfast for two mornings
  • Optional locally sourced seasonal dining or cooked breakfasts

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Use this discount code to book – MENTALHEALTHMATTERS

One of the cornerstones of mental health is self-care. After two decades of running wellbeing businesses owner, Lisa Wilkinson restored The escape into a haven of peace, tranquillity with a little luxury thrown in. You can simply come and visit us to take respite and relax, but if you do need further supports our psychotherapist can be booked in advance.

We are happy to provide you with a letter to travel as mental health is essential and a perfectly justifiable reason for travelling over 5km. All of the recommended COVID measures are followed for you and our staff’s safety.

The venue

Each boutique bedroom has been designed with great care and attention to detail with bespoke furniture designed with local Irish wood. Enjoy the luxury of a rainfall shower with mountain spring water and the finest duck featherbedding with 100% cotton sheets.

This is sure to provide you with the ultimate night’s sleep. Each bed is 5-star hotel grade with pocket springs and memory foam. Our room has a king-size bed that can also be made into a twin (2 single beds) on request – please specify. An additional bunk for children can be supplied to make this into a family room if needed.

Nestled in The Glen of Imaal. This escape is immersed in stunning beauty, with a forest garden, access to mountains from the back gate and quiet tranquillity.

Discover the Wicklow Mountains

Seasonal Dining Menu

Our menu's are stocked with fresh produce grown within a stones throw of us. Fresh, organic and delicious treats await.

Best Sleep in Ireland

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

Immerse Yourself in Nature

Our lovely remote lodge is nestled between, oak, ash and spruce forests at the foothills f the Glen of Imaal mountains.

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The elbowroom escape
4.7
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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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The elbowroom escape
5.0
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Simon Egan
Simon Egan
2020-07-29T08:22:12+0000
4 of us stayed there 2 weeks ago as a stopover on a cycle of Wicklow. We arrived late (8pm) expecting dinner to be... under tin foil in a bowl but were met but Miky who made us feel very welcome, said grab a shower/beer, then served up a beautiful Tagine with amazing flatbreads and Tzatziki, and we ate outside with beers in hand. The room was lovely (2 sets of bunks) and bathroom very clean. We left at 7am so pre-breakfast the next morning, but again there was plenty left out for us and I look forward to coming back and spending more time there, or just cycle faster next time!read more
Laura Magee
Laura Magee
2020-07-17T11:07:28+0000
We have just returned from a lovely stay at The Elbowroom Escape. We stayed in a family room with two adults and three... children. There was plenty of room and the beds were super comfy! Our stay was so relaxed and enjoyable, with the grounds, staff and food all excellent. Our requests to eat outside were easily catered for, the kids were safe to roam the areas and play freely and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly. We had the wagyu burgers and can highly recommend! The kids particularly enjoyed lighting the fire pit and roasting our own marshmallows. We will definitely be staying again. A perfect bridge between hotels and camping!read more
Warren Phelan
Warren Phelan
2020-07-13T08:28:36+0000
We stayed in the Elbow Room for 2 nights with our 2 kids. In that short period we were able to switch off and enjoy the... tranquil setting, the beautiful gardens and surrounding forest area. The food provided was locally sourced and extremely tasty. Our kids loved exploring the gardens, the swing and of course Rosie the pet. The owner, Lisa, and her staff were warm and welcoming and enhanced our stay. We highly recommend the Elbow room for a relaxing break, with kids or not.😀read more
Jenny Tyrrell
Jenny Tyrrell
2020-07-06T11:55:52+0000
Had an amazing 2 night stay with my family 2&2 kids. We stayed in the family bunk room which was superb. Well equipped,... comfortable and the beds were amazing! The location is central for exploring Wicklow. The food menu is fabulous with lovely local produce. Breakfast is great too. Lisa, Anita, Nikki & Eimear were so friendly and kind to us giving time to our kids who fell in love with Rosie the dog. The whole experience is relaxing from start to finish. 2 families I know have asked me & are going next week! Great hikes behind the property also. Can’t wait to come back! ❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Sarah McNamee
Sarah McNamee
2020-07-04T14:30:22+0000
Beautiful setting with wonderful staff
Robin Ball
Robin Ball
2020-05-14T14:57:28+0000
The elbowroom escape have recently started doing pizza on a Wednesday to take away. I am a serious pizza lover, always... looking for a great pie. this is, the best pizza in the country. hands down.read more
Nicky Gethin Taggart
Nicky Gethin Taggart
2019-10-14T14:27:28+0000
I had the most rejuvenating couple of days at the elbow room escape. From the comfortable beds, delicious food, coal... fired outdoor hot tub, woodland walks and more I would highly recommend and hope to be back very soon!!read more
Eimear Fay
Eimear Fay
2019-10-11T15:52:07+0000
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
Jura TE
Jura TE
2019-08-13T18:36:34+0000
Simply Amazing just to escape from the city into the green, listen to the birds sing, smell the flowers.The view just... breathtaking. Children were so happy with so much outdoor space and a lovely swing, not to even mention mystical walks in the forest just steps away from the rooms.Bedrooms fantastic too!read more
Emlyn Harper
Emlyn Harper
2019-08-12T22:25:24+0000
If you want peace and quiet then this is the place for you absolutely beautiful
Caroline Casey Renaissance
Caroline Casey Renaissance
2019-06-29T11:42:20+0000
Beautiful location, comfortable bed, very clean and great facilities!!
Anna Uí Sionnach
Anna Uí Sionnach
2019-06-26T09:06:05+0000
a great little haven, we loved our trip and it's only halfway over! definitely will be back.
Mairead Mc Dermott-Jones
Mairead Mc Dermott-Jones
2019-06-21T19:49:41+0000
Myself & my sister got to escape here last night. We didn’t know what to expect or what was in store. From start to... finish, we where truly blessed to have the wonderful Roz as our host. It was just a delightful & rejuvenating break away from reality. Looking forward to my next trip alreadyread more
Martyn Wilkinson
Martyn Wilkinson
2019-06-06T10:43:03+0000
great outdoor pizza oven, lovely gardens
Gráinne McGreal Hall
Gráinne McGreal Hall
2019-04-28T20:31:59+0000
Lovely afternoon here attending the GF baking course - thanks to all, it was really enjoyable & informative
Elaine McGrath
Elaine McGrath
2019-04-10T10:18:10+0000
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
Joe Quinn
Joe Quinn
2019-03-10T00:15:02+0000
I had an amazing time at Amanda’s new year balance yoga retreat. I completely switched off from the moment I arrived... until well after I had left. It’s so comfortable and relaxing and you literally feel like you’re in another world! Thanks guys xread more
Grainne Hughes
Grainne Hughes
2019-02-10T21:32:28+0000
Great day today at the yoga brunch! Great class with Aga, top notch food & great laugh with lovely people, super... chilled vibe and no stress, perfectly organized! Myself & my mam had a ball thank you ❤️read more
Alma Tyrrell
Alma Tyrrell
2019-01-21T13:46:42+0000
We returned yesterday from a wonderful weekend Escape with you in beautiful Donard. From start to finish we enjoyed... every moment. The food was delicious, the rooms so cozy, not to mention our fantastic host, Amanda, was so welcoming & genuine. The yoga classes were the perfect level for our mixed ability, & we enjoyed each session. We both had massages from the talented Alex on Saturday afternoon, and our quick dip in the outdoor hot tub was a real treat at the end of a lovely day. We will definitely be back. Thank you Amanda. Love, Alma & Orla xxxread more
Jenny Price
Jenny Price
2018-07-19T21:31:13+0000
What an amazing place to spend a weekend! It is relaxing, beautiful, and has such thoughtful touches in every aspect of... accommodating guests. Kate and Amanda are amazing hosts. The yoga class and hike were lovely added bonuses as were the wonderful guests! I highly recommend visiting the elbowroom escape.read more
Cliona De Vallier
Cliona De Vallier
2018-07-19T15:13:48+0000
Had the best weekend at Elbow Room Escape catchin up with a bunch of friends. Food was so delicious and accommodation... so comfortable . Amanda was tge perfect host, very in tune with our needs and when relaxation was needed after our hike, she deferred yoga by an hour to give us that time to chill a bit more. The yoga was just right too, not too hardcore but really felt it in a good way after. The hot tub and fire pit were a perfect way to chill on the Sat night and everyone really loved that. Definitely on my to-come-back-to list... whether with family, friends, as a couple or with kids - this place won't disappoint 😁😁read more
Annmarie Fox
Annmarie Fox
2018-07-19T07:54:22+0000
Still enjoying the benefits of my stay at the elbow room escape last weekend. I smile each time I think of all the... amazing people I shared time with there, the food is sumptuous , surroundings simply beautiful. Having been there last November I had no doubt I was in for a treat again however this recent visit far exceeded expectations. Kate, Amanda, Caitriona, Lisa thank you all for taking such good care of us & creating such a wonderful haven to escape to, the only drawback is when its time to leave......can't wait for my next visit xxxxread more
Xenia Taliotis
Xenia Taliotis
2018-07-17T00:58:47+0000
I've just spent my first weekend at The Elbowroom Escape, and am already planning my next break there. Wonderful... setting, delicious vegetarian food, a great bunch of like-minded people, the best yoga class I've ever done and loads of laughs. Perfect.read more
Kim Knowles
Kim Knowles
2018-07-01T21:46:12+0000
Five Stars!!!
Nic Delaney Foxe
Nic Delaney Foxe
2018-06-27T11:20:13+0000
I went on a mid-week stay as a quiet break and loved it. The rooms were so comfortable, surroundings just beautifuland... the staff and hospitality outstanding. Had an option to take in a yoga class which I did and was able to access the studio for self practice aswell. I will definitely be back. Thanks!read more
Nicole van der Sman
Nicole van der Sman
2018-06-15T11:07:45+0000
If you are looking for a true escape you are at the right address over here! Fully enjoyed our stay with you guys.... Beautiful scenery, lovely rooms with super comfy beds, amazing food and a fantastic vibe overall. A big thank you to Kate and Amanda and everyone else helping. Will be back. Nicole, Kilkenny School of Yogaread more
Lara Slattery
Lara Slattery
2018-06-10T14:29:10+0000
What a beautiful escape. I loved every part of it.
Bella Bottini
Bella Bottini
2018-06-07T13:56:29+0000
I held my Rise & Shine Yoga Retreat at the Elbowroom Escape and the entire management process was flawless. Amanda and... Kate were very friendly and responsive at all times. The venue is really well kept and the food was also delicious! Everything very well organized and peaceful. Bedrooms were really nice and comfortable too! Everyone slept really well! My group was really well taken care of and I already want to organize my second retreat with them. Shout out as well to Susan Fysh who did the massage treatments and was absolutely fantastic too! Definitely recommend a visit! Much love, Bellaread more
Elizabeth Marden
Elizabeth Marden
2018-05-20T02:46:17+0000
Absolutely loved everything about this place. Spent a full week as part of a large group first week of May. All of the... ladies were friendly and warm. Great food and such a beautiful property. Loved the yoga classes too! I miss the food already. You guys should publish a cookbook! I would buy it.read more
Alma Tyrrell
Alma Tyrrell
2018-04-10T18:16:05+0000
Loved it from start to finish. A leap of faith for me to go on a yoga weekend but a leap I’m very glad I made. ... Mairin & Susie were excellent hosts (& teachers, even for a nervous novice like me �). The rooms were so comfy, with a lovely shower & the food was delicious. A weekend I’ll never forget. Thank you. Alma xread more
Marcella O Dowd
Marcella O Dowd
2018-03-25T07:34:30+0000
Sinead Byrne
Sinead Byrne
2018-03-13T20:36:37+0000
I am soooo chilled after my Do F*ck All weekend! Thank you so much Amanda. Comfy bed, hot hot hot tub under the stars,... yummy food, squishy beanbags, gorgeous woodland setting and wonderful company. Cannot recommend highly enough.read more
Ruth McKenna
Ruth McKenna
2018-03-12T13:13:21+0000
Oh my goodness...where to start? At the beginning I suppose. Everything about The elbowroom Escape is perfect. The... beds really are 5* quality, I slept so well...and spent most of the weekend either sleeping or reading my book, all cosied up while it rained outside. Amanda is an absolute gem, so full of energy and kindness, I don't know how she keeps it going all weekend! The food is yum, generous and easy on the belly. For our Do F*** All weekend there was plenty of goodies too, snacks we could buy and the occasional beer if we fancied. Then of course, the gin. Sweet Jesus, the gin. Such a treat and prepared with care and flourish. I have to mention the hot tub too - heated by a wood fire that Amanda tended to all day on Saturday. Sitting in that gorgeous water, gin in hand, taking in the night sky - can't imagine anything much better than that! We also had the pleasure of meeting Susan (masseur from heaven) and Kate who's part of the team running the show. Loveliest people on the planet. I will be back, have no doubt, though maybe a smidge less gin this time! GO...you won't regret it.read more
Jacinta Farrell
Jacinta Farrell
2018-03-11T23:04:25+0000
Just back from a do fck all weekend at the elbowroom escape Donard. Words can't say how lovely and relaxed I feel.... Amanda was amazing, we felt so welcome, the food was great, and we meet lovely people. We will definitely be back. Thanks again Amanda.read more
Orla Kerley
Orla Kerley
2018-02-04T18:03:17+0000
Fabulous location,friendly and inviting, comfortable beds, great yoga room/facilities and ideal place to get away and... switch off. However we went with a large group and i dont feel the quality and quantity of food on offer was adequate(esp breakfast this morning) Also with it being a "do fuck all" weekend, it would have been more enjoyable to have the hot tub lit earlier in the day and to enjoy it in daylight, able to admire the view (it wasnt ready til 9.30pm)read more
Laura Sammut
Laura Sammut
2018-01-12T22:47:24+0000
Joanne Creighton
Joanne Creighton
2018-01-08T13:58:18+0000
Trixy Teresa
Trixy Teresa
2018-01-07T17:56:52+0000
I had the most amazing time with beautiful people.. I am already thinking when I can get back there to escape again..... So relaxing.. The perfect place to escape.. I came home feeling totally refreshed and re charged!! Thank you to everyone involved!!read more
Jean Pereira
Jean Pereira
2017-12-18T14:39:37+0000
A very positive and warm and atmosphere for our work-group retreat. Thanks for everything Amanda and Lisa !
Rosaleen Bloomfield
Rosaleen Bloomfield
2017-08-26T08:33:30+0000
Thank you so much for helping to make our retreat at the Elbowroom Escape so magical. All the retreaters had a... fantastic time. The food was tasty, fresh and healthy and the friendliness of you and your staff were also much appreciated. We enjoyed the morning walks in the woods and the hiking was fantastic - a good workout in the fresh air with spectacular views and a knowledgeable and motivating guide to keep us going. Oh, the hot tub was fabulous too.A few of us went in at about 10pm and it was super relaxing and really warmed us up even though it was a chilly evening. We loved the yoga room, all the yoga props that are available and the big cushions and bean bags for relaxing were perfect for a little nap in the afternoon.read more
Barbara O'Meara
Barbara O'Meara
2017-08-23T13:49:25+0000
I escaped to create.... For all artists, writers and creative people looking for silence, solitude and serenity to get... the creative juices flowing I would highly recommend this haven. I was lucky enough to be invited as an Artist in Residence, with beautiful surrounding of forests, mountains, trails and even an ancient stone circle providing endless inspiration I worked away on ideas for my latest art project. Stunning gardens, a very cool greenhouse and, my favourite, a magical Wisteria entwined Pergola with pretty party lights leading to a boutique log cabin where I retreated to do my work on a very fine hand crafted wooden table with coffee machine simmering and an honesty hamper of delicious organic snacks and drinks on offer before dining 'al fresco' and chilling out in my luxurious bedroom which opened onto the gardens. With options of outdoor hot tub, hammock and occasional yoga class who would not be inspired. I would advise booking in now before the secret is out...Thank you all at Elbowroom Escape, for such a wonderful sanctuary, from one very happy artist !read more
Elaine McMahon Dossett
Elaine McMahon Dossett
2017-08-16T21:09:00+0000
A wonderful time with my son at the family retreat! Luxurious room, delicious vegetarian food, fantastic forest school... and great family yoga. Thank you so much to Bev and Amanda and all the amazing team at the Elbowroom Escape �read more
Dee Kelly
Dee Kelly
2017-07-14T18:06:10+0000
Fab location, very relaxed and fun! Loved every minute of the Elbowroom Escape
Catherine Henley
Catherine Henley
2017-06-28T11:24:23+0000
Love love love this place! Can't wait for the next retreat
Yvonne Heskin
Yvonne Heskin
2017-06-02T09:16:40+0000
Thanks for a great weekend Catherine and The Elbowroom Escape. It's a gorgeous hideout with fantastic facilities, great... food, great hot tub and really really comfy beds. It's fantastic not having tv's.The swing is a lovely addition to the garden. Retreat was extremely enjoyable, great mix of yoga, hikes,silence ,meditation and laughs.A great spot for a body and mind unwind..read more
Julie O'Malley
Julie O'Malley
2017-05-26T09:13:32+0000
Exceptional place with food which is out of this world! Loved it! Thank you !
Victoria Paiva
Victoria Paiva
2017-05-15T11:14:06+0000
Thank you so much for the amazing retreat last weekend! the atmosphere was really friendly, a beautiful and peaceful... place with a delicious food, great yoga sessions, relaxations and meditations!!!! Big thanks to my friend Timea Farkas for the opportunity to be there! I would definitely recommend the Elbow escape !!!!read more
Greg Walsh
Greg Walsh
2017-05-03T08:06:19+0000
Such a beautiful place! The rooms are gorgeous, the beds are divine, the showers are powerful, the food is delicious,... the outdoor hot tub is piping hot, and the management are really friendly. What more do you want?read more
Alba Campus
Alba Campus
2017-04-14T16:47:49+0000
Susan Dennehy
Susan Dennehy
2017-04-02T00:16:22+0000
Just back from a two night break and I can absolutely recommend The Elbowroom Escape. The weekend had everything I... needed to replenish and refresh. ..a lovely group of people in a stunning setting, lots of yoga, relaxation and the most delicious, wholesome food. The staff were friendly and looked after our every need - a special mention for Bev who led the yoga and the meditation with kindness and fun. Highlights included the guided hike followed by a soak in the outdoor hot tub (the sun even came out for us!) I enjoyed every single minute and I'll definitely be back.read more
Libby Jones Oflaherty
Libby Jones Oflaherty
2017-04-02T00:14:24+0000
Thanks again for an amazing weekend. It was above and beyond any expectations!! A warm and friendly atmosphere was the... order of the weekend at the Elbowroom Escape. Amanda's organisational skills left us with nothing to do but relax. Bev's Yoga Nidra class on Friday night with its beautiful visualisations combined wth her soothing voice left the group floating all the way to a brilliant night's sleep. The food was wholesome, nutritious and delicious. Rooms, beds and facilities are 5*+ standards. The smell of the woodfire burning, the hot tub!! (I could have stayed there forever). The whole vibe was amazing., and it is without hesitation I would recommend a weekend away to kickstart a change in your work life balance. Heaven is only just over hour away!read more
Kiki Golubica
Kiki Golubica
2017-02-06T18:31:34+0000
I'm just back from the Pregnancy Retreat with Emily McElarney and Melissa Curtis I feel like a powerful mama Goddess... ready for the delivery and motherhood! Sincerely grateful! <3 I have met some wonderful powerful mama's. Setting is magical in the middle of greens with different walking options, chilled atmosphere, fire in the evening, nourishing food and two amusing teachers who answered all of our questions (and we had Many!). Highly recommend for any future mama! Or anyone who likes to enjoy good yoga, food and greens! Ahhh, just so grateful! I will definitely be back!read more
Jeannie Kyle
Jeannie Kyle
2017-01-21T19:58:12+0000
Wow. The magic of the elbowroom mixed with the magic that is Donard in Wicklow. What a treat and escape it is. Yoga,... mountain hiking, pilates, yummy food and fabulous people in a beautiful venue, set in such a stunning backdrop, as the Wicklow Glens. I will be back...again and again and again. Thank you for a fab retreat.read more
Johanna Huber
Johanna Huber
2016-12-07T12:35:55+0000
Such a magic place in the middle of beautiful nature. A calm oasis just interrupted by the birds singing, how romantic... is that! I still can't decide what I fell in love with most: the delicious food, the amazing and very caring staff that made you feel like home, the hot outdoor tub which is great fun, the yoga studio with a fire place (I'm not joking, how great is that!), or that there is just so much love and thought in every detail from the very comfy beds to the dining place! Not to forget the fabulous teacher for that retreat weekend (as usual to expect from the elbowroom), Bev Porrino. I can't wait to be back!read more
Nicola Williams
Nicola Williams
2016-11-07T19:00:34+0000
A magical place nestled in the glen of imal. Spent a wonderful weekend here....lots of thought has gone into making... what was once a hostel into a 5 star retreat centre. Lovely yoga room with a beautiful floor,there is plenty of props and mats so no need to bring anything with you. The rooms are beautifully furnished and each room has a generous sized en suite with plenty of hot water (always a must when on a retreat) Food was tasty and plenty of it with alot of produce being sourced locally. Truly a wonderful spot, i for one cannot wait to return.read more
Óga Yoga
Óga Yoga
2016-11-07T17:39:02+0000
Áit iontach chun do scíth a ligean le bia blasta agus siúlóidí suaimhneacha suite i groí lár Chill Mhantáin.
Deirdre Murphy
Deirdre Murphy
2016-10-30T17:26:54+0000
This place is magic. No detail is overlooked -- the food, the decor, the hot tub -- and the beds are wonderful!!! I... could not be more enthusiastic in my recommendation. They have made it a truly wonderful spot. It backs up to the mountains (which we hiked), the air is wonderful, the forest is quiet. I love it.read more
Elena Brossa
Elena Brossa
2016-10-26T21:18:55+0000
For anyone fancying getting a taste of heaven, this is the place,a loving cuddle for your entire being:beautiful... nature,great food, amazing people, super cosy rooms, soul and body restoring yoga, hot tub and a lot more to be discovered. Cannot recommend it strongly enough!read more
Bev Porrino
Bev Porrino
2016-10-26T15:54:10+0000
I spent a weekend at this magical place as a test run. The food, the accommodation, the hike, the yoga was all superb.... I was looked after so well. I loved it so much that I'm hosting a retreat from there in Dec .read more
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