The Wicklow Escape

Ballinclea, Donard, Co Wicklow, W91 HP94
Tel: +353 (0)83 375 4372 Email: Website:

The Wicklow Escape is a beautiful lodge nestled in the West Wicklow Mountains.

Offering two and three-day unique destination dining experience, it is the perfect place for those who appreciate food and drink but are after an escape from the same-old approach.

We have curated a unique experience showcasing our neighbouring Wicklow farmer’s produce. Cooked by one of Ireland’s leading chefs, from forest-inspired feasts to five-course long table fine dining. From our appetizers to our desserts, we’re always changing what’s on our menu to match what’s in season and fresh, so you have an amazing dining experience every time you visit.

Our creative touches make the best of the season shine—and we love making the best even better. We believe that food is about more than just eating. Food is about creating a sense of place, building community, and celebrating the unique and beautiful intersections between taste, scent, texture, and color. We believe that wine should be treated with the same care and dedication to detail as any other ingredient in the kitchen.

Our goal is to enhance every experience by bringing food and wine together in ways that heighten their individual qualities while also creating something new and amazing: a symphony of sensory delights.

Surrounded by lush greenery and spectacular views our Garden Rooms provide the perfect escape into privacy and high levels of comfort, enabling our guests to relax and unwind. Undeniably cosy, our Garden Rooms are steeped with character, great design, and ultra comfort.

Featuring an exclusive seven bedrooms, all individually styled our property sleeps 18 for your gourmet dining stay or up to 26 for private hire. Ensuite bathrooms with rain head shower fed with our own Wicklow springwater invigorates and leaves a glowing shine.

The West Wicklow Mountains have an abundance of activities for every season. Guests can enjoy a lovely forest walk trail in our surroundings with maps in the rooms to help them. From the slopes of Lugnaquilla and the Sugarloaf to miles of forests, there are plenty of opportunities to breathe in the fresh air. 

Overlooked by the sugar loaf mountain, our wood-fired hot tub is available to our visitors. Water is drawn directly from a spring in the mountain and the timber is sourced from our forest. The experience is fantastic for soaking away tension and stress, whatever the weather! The canopy of oak trees provides great shelter, but a sky full of stars can be seen on a clear night.

Finally, our service comes from a team passionate about you having the best experience in the most beautiful setting. We are looking forward to welcoming you to what Georgina Campbell highlights as a "rustic-chic West Wicklow ‘mountain lodge for foodies’.


 “This truly is a paradise for those who love their food” – The Independent.


Georgina Campbell's 2021 Most Memorable Experience


Proprietor: Lisa Wilkinson

Open all year round. 

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