Some unique glamping offerings today are treehouse cabins and off-grid yurts, but this humble property in County Galway (Ireland) has the potential to ‘paca punch and leave a mark in the glamping scene with its cozy themed huts and alpaca experiences.
Glamping combines luxury and camping, but what differentiates this outdoor stay from the usual hotel staycation is giving visitors the ability to connect with nature. Curraghduff Farm in Oughterard fulfills this role just right. The farm connects glampers with nature through activities such as alpaca meet-and-greets, alpaca walks, alpaca yoga, and farm tours.
Visitors to the farm can meet, pet, and feed fluffy alpacas. During this activity that lasts for an hour to an hour and a half, guests of all ages have the chance to participate in an Alpaca Fact-Finding Trail, take a stroll around the Fairy Walk, and play with pygmy goats.
The operators are not “kidding” around when providing an overloaded experience of everything cute and fluffy. With baby goats Daisy, Pygmy, Casey, and more, guests will have an a-maaaa-zing glamping experience.
Those who register will get light refreshments to quench their thirst while children receive stickers and color-in sheets.
Glampers also get a discounted rate when signing up for the Alpaca Walk. Truly and remarkably a walk to remember, this activity package includes a Farm Tour and an Alpaca Walk where guests can roam around the farm with their alpaca—later on meeting more alpacas, pygmy goats, and sheep. Light refreshments are also included in this two-hour experience.
When visiting in the spring or summer, those seeking a peaceful break can try the outdoor Alpaca Yoga class.
To take relaxation a bit further, tourists can go glamping at the farm by booking one of the themed huts, namely the Alpaca Hut, Corrib Hut, or Shepherd’s Hut.
Ideal for couples while still being capable of sleeping up to four people, the heated Alpaca Hut offers a relaxing and cozy night. Inside, glampers can find a comfortable double bed and a double sofa bed as well as tea/coffee facilities. Outside, guests can have a meal at the picnic table while surrounded by breathtaking views.
Fishing-themed Corrib Hut is well-appointed for families, comfortably sleeping up to four happy campcationers. This glamping pod’s interior features a nautical theme with soft colors, but the outside is where the real deal is, as the structure is surrounded by lush greenery.
The third glamping accommodation option is the countryside-themed Shepherds Hut. According to Curraghduff Farm’s website, this cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway.
The owners did not miss the attention to detail as this hut’s windows each have a carved heart. It can accommodate two glampers and benefits from a wood-burning stove.
These glamping accommodations also benefit from the on-site toilet, shower, and kitchen facilities. Outdoor spaces also make this an ideal respite for some tranquility while gazing at the stars or roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
Curraghduff Farm is conveniently situated approximately 10 km from Main Street in Oughterard. The small town is set on the shores of Lough Corrib and appeals to the modern camper with plenty of spots to explore like shops, bars, and restaurants. Still, the area is abundant in outdoor activities like biking along the Derroura Mountain Bike Trail Network or touring the Glengowla Mines, making it the perfect location for a getaway.
To learn more about glamping at Curraghduff Farm, visit https://www.curraghduffalpacas.com/accomodation.
Featured image from Curraghduff Farm.