frequently asked questions

About the concept

Where are Slow Cabins® located?

Our Slow Cabins® are nestled away on the beautiful rewilded Burren Nature Sanctuary outside the charming fishing village of Kinvara, Co. Galway, just off the famous Wild Atlantic Way.

Set on a 50-acre organic farm featuring Burren habitats which showcase the flora in its natural setting: shattered limestone pavement, calcareous orchid-rich grassland, ash and hazel woodland and a unique tidal, freshwater turlough – a disappearing lake.

You can easily spend a few days around the quaint village of Kinvara or visit one of the many local attractions nearby – from Dunguaire Castle, The Burren Perfumery, Aillwee caves and many more. A little further afield you can explore the Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park or the vibrant cultural center of the West – Galway City.

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Can I take public transport to Slow Cabins®?

We recommend traveling by public transport to help reduce your carbon footprint, taking the stress out of driving and it will give you the opportunity to start your slow experience before you arrive at Slow Cabins.

You can easily get to Galway City (35min by car to the cabins) from all major cities. From here, if you have little luggage and are feeling adventurous, you can hop on the 350 bus from Galway train station to Kinvara and then walk 1.5km to the cabins. Otherwise, you can take a taxi. Below are approx public transit times to our cabins:

From Dublin: 4 hours

Cork: 3 hours

Limerick: 2 hours 45 minutes

How many Slow Cabins® are there?

We currently have 5 cabins available at our Burren Lowlands site. Each with enough personal space to breathe freely. You may bump into other guests and staff occasionally on site but no one else.




How many people can a Slow Cabins® sleep? Are children allowed?

Our cabins have one queen-sized bed and are therefore suitable for up to 2 people sharing.

If you are looking to sleep more than this for a small group, you can of course book multiple cabins.

Our cabins are not suitable for children due to safety hazards and therefore, insurance reasons.

Is Slow Cabins® pet friendly?

Yes, bring your furry friend along to your Slow Cabin. Just a few things to note if you do:

  • We allow up to two pets per cabin. All sizes and breeds are welcome.
  • Just book as normal and be sure to add your furry friend as an additional extra so we can allocate your cabin correctly.
  • Please email to arrange this if you have not included this already in your booking.
  • This is at an additional fee of €35 for the duration of your stay.
  • We will have a bed ready for your furry friend as well as a water bowl and poo bags.
  • Our cabins do not have an enclosed fence area for your pet to roam free.
  • When outside the cabin, your pet must be kept on a lead at all times as we are situated in a nature sanctuary where there are many wild animals we must not disturb.
  • 10% of all our dog packages will go straight to Madra Dog Rescue, Galway.
  • If you have any specific requests, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.

Are there activities in and around the Slow Cabin?

Yes, the site the cabins are on, the Burren Nature Sanctuary has lots to offer as well as the local village of Kinvara.

In your booking confirmation email, you will find a link to our digital brochure with all our recommendations on things to see and do and places to visit.

Also, take a look on at The Burren Ecotourism Network’s website. This is a great place to start!

Are the cabins warm enough in Winter?

Our Slow Cabins® are very well insulated, using only natural materials. Inside the cabin, there is a highly efficient wood-burning stove that warms up the enter space in no time making the space warm and cosy, even for the most cold-blooded among us.

Your Cabin is equipped with enough firewood and fire lighters for your entire stay. If you run out of firewood, please use a green cart to replenish your supplies at the wood shed but please be mindful of your firewood usage. The stoves are super efficient and the cabins warm up very easily.

What are the check-in & check-out times?

Check-out: at 10 a.m.
Check-in: starts at 3 p.m.

Booking late check out is possible, please select the appropriate add-on when booking or if you would like to add this after booking, please contact

Do you offer any food and beverage options?

We’ve teamed up with an amazing local artisan producer, Gran Grans Foods to offer delicious preordered:

  • 2 day artisanal brunch box for 2, €60

This scrumptious brunch box ensures you enjoy a sumptuous morning feast without lifting a finger. Each item in the brunch box is carefully selected and prepared with love, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. If you’re feeling extra fancy, add some bubbling prosecco.

  • Cured meat, cheese & wine box for 2, €50

Unwind and savor the moment with a thoughtfully curated selection of premium local cheeses, artisanal cured meats, crackers, homemade chutneys, fruit, nuts and a bottle of fine wine or bubbly. It’s a gourmet journey right in your cabin. And for those who crave more, add on their divine treat bag, bubbly and red or white wine.

How to pre order:
Call or WhatsApp 00353 87 750 7580 or

The full menu, collection preference, and how to pay will be in your digital brochure which will be in linked in your booking confirmation email.

Fancy doing the cooking yourself or would like to reheat some home cooked meals? Your cabin is fully equipped with a two ring gas stove, fridge and all the basic cooking utensils you will need to whip up some tasty dishes. Each cabin also has its own private outdoor fire which you can use to BBQ. You can buy daily fresh ingredients in the local shops or grab a bite at a local restaurant in Kinvara village, just a 15min walk or short drive away from your cabin.



What do you mean by ‘self-sufficient or 'off- gird'?

Self-sufficient lodging means living without direct connection to mains electricity or water. Not only are you going back to basics (in comfort), you also gain more respect for nature and the environment and that’s a big part of what we stand for. You become acquainted with a slower pace of life and learn to accept nature as it is.

Upon your arrival, you are provided with a charged battery – powered by solar panels on the roof. In addition, you get a water reservoir filled with filtered rainwater for washing. Water for drinking and cooking are provided separately. At normal consumption levels, you can live completely self-sufficiently with ‘zero impact’ for several days (the winter months are a bit more of a challenge). So as your cabin’s battery discharges, yours recharges.

What is the minimum night stay?

We offer a two night minimum stay. This is so you can truly slow down and disconnect from the interruptions of modern life.

Vouchers and reservations

What are my booking options?

Booking directly on is the best way to secure a stay with us. Essentially there are three main booking options combined with some opportunities for some add-ons:

  1. Flexible booking – most expensive but with most cancellation flexibility
  2. Fixed Booking – great value with more limited booking options
  3. Mid week stays – for stays Mon-Thus (excluding holidays) save 20% on your booking.

Our add-on options include:

Pet stays, late check-out and specially curated breakfast and evening snack boxes (food options are sold via your brochure after you book).



How can I reserve and pay for my stay?

Complete your booking online by selecting your preferred dates, choose what rate you prefer, select your add-ons, and continue through to booking completion.

If you have any problems when trying to book contact  +353 (0)89 617 8914 directly or via WhatsApp and we’ll help you as soon as possible.

Can I buy a Slow Cabins® gift card?

Of course you can! You can purchase a voucher here.

Your voucher is valid for 5 year after the date of purchase. The expiry date applies only to the use of the voucher code. So you can reserve a date for your stay that lies beyond the expiry date.

Remember to treat your voucher like cash as we can’t replace lost or stolen vouchers.

Can a company reserve a Slow Cabin and may I request an invoice?

Absolutely. Companies can rent a Slow Cabin per day or for longer periods of time. However, this cannot be done via the website. Send us an email info[at] and discover our B2B services for your team.

As soon as you have paid, you will be sent an invoice together with your reservation confirmation. Can’t find the mail we sent? Or did you forget to mention your VAT number with your payment? Then send an email to info[at], we will help you as soon as possible.

Help, I have to cancel my stay.

Oh no, that is too bad! Contact us as soon as possible at info[at] and we’ll look for a solution together.

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