Looking for the perfect place to unwind and take in the Irish countryside? Then check out The Lodge at Ashford Castle, located in picturesque Cong, County Mayo in Ireland.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle in exchange for a full and honest review, and as always all opinions are mine alone.

Checking In - The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Earlier this month I spent 14 days traveling all over Ireland with my sister-in-law and niece. When I travel I like to stay in beautiful, unique places like The Lodge at Ashford Castle. The Lodge has classic architecture with hip décor that’s simply luxurious, warm, and cozy.

The Lodge exterior in Con, County Mayo Ireland

The Lodge at Ashford Castle grounds

After a week of being up super early and staying up way too late, we needed a break! We wanted, no –needed – someplace where we could relax, decompress, and still take in the Irish experience. The Lodge of Ashford Castle was exactly that.

Beautiful grounds at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge is a 4-star hotel situated on the 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle that offers chic country charm with modern flair. The Lodge is the perfect family-friendly place to unwind and enjoy the Irish countryside with a wealth of activities available within the estate. It’s located in Cong, Ireland and overlooks the beautiful Lough Corrib.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle from Water

Throughout the common areas at The Lodge, there are cozy sitting areas where you can sit and have a chat, read a good book, or order drinks.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle green Sitting Area

The rooms are gorgeous! We stayed in a 1-bedroom suite that’s perfect for families. It had a bedroom with 2 queen beds, a living room with a daybed, and a generous-sized bathroom.

The bathroom was modern and sleek with luxurious amenities like a rain showerhead and heated towel racks.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle hotel room bathroom

The hallways in the common area were my favorite in the Lodge.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle yellow hallway 2 The Lodge at Ashford Castle yellow hallway 1

The Lodge at Ashford Castle has an incredible restaurant, Wilde’s.

Wilde's Restaurant at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge also offers an impressive breakfast buffet with countless options. Between freshly-made smoothies, a full Irish breakfast, and freshly-baked pastries, you won’t leave hungry!

The Ashford Castle estate offers a wide range of activities. Here’s just a sampling:

  • Fishing
  • Falconry
  • Archery
  • Clay Shooting
  • Zip-Lining and Tree Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Golf
  • Lake Cruising
  • Boating
  • Tennis
  • Horse Riding
  • Spa

The 350-Acre Castle Grounds are simply breathtaking. I took my morning walk on the grounds and found myself stopping often to take in the scenery.

Book your stay at the Lodge at Ashford Castle today!

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