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Guest Comments

Our Guest Comment Books dating back to July 1997,  when we first opened ! are in the Guest Lounge for your perusal,

Below are just a few samples :

“As a Chef/Hospitality Professor, I cannot say enough great things about my recent stay at Buttermilk Lodge. In fact, I would use Buttermilk Lodge to highlight the very essence of operating a B&B. I was greeted by name, checked in, served complimentary tea and homemade fruit cake in a cosy lounge, all within minutes. Given I was by myself, I truly appreciated the gift of Cathriona’s time and shared laughter before I retired. She is a wonderful, caring, informative, & hard working lady. If there was an award for Clifden Hospitality Person Of The Year, Cathriona has my vote ! My room “Buttermilk” was spotlessly clean and perfect for my needs. I tip my toque to her husband Pat for cooking a marvelous Irish Breakfast á la minute. I would not wish to stay anywhere else when I return to the Clifden area … It exemplifies “home away from home” !!

“Thank you ! Our Stay was wonderful, you have a very beautiful and welcoming home!” Crystal & Patrick, Colorado, USA

“The “moo”rning will be so sweet after the lovely breakfast we had” 🙂

Virginie & Patrick, France & Spain

“We will miss this place. So lovely, cosy and cowy! Thank you so much for everything !” Isabelle & Florent,  Paris, France

“What a great place” Fred , VA, USA

“Met all our needs & more!!, Thank you for a lovely stay”

John & Lynne, Cobh

Just fabulous, the best breakfast so far in Ireland, we found everything so thoughtful, Thanks

Bob & Fran, WI, USA

Buttermilk Lodge sketch by Sophie Leon

Thank you Sophie Leon for this beautiful painting !

“Bel endroit, service de qualite, accueil chaleureux, a recommender

Stephanie, Dublin & France

“They say the grass is always greener on the udder side, this is the udder side !”

Gillian, NSW, Australia

” Great place to stay, great food, porridge to die for, great music, we’ll be back !”       PJ & Catherine, Co. Carlow

         ” Congenial, Outstanding, Welcoming ! = 100%”

    Kevin & Beth, Sydney, Australia

“10 times & counting ! Always a pleasure !”

Bob & Meredith, MA , USA

” Great room, perfect breakfast, & sun = Perfect Stay, Thank you !”

Johanna & Hubert, Kiel, Germany

” Beautiful area & a beautiful B&B,

you’ve thought of everything anyone could need”

Stephanie & Pete, PA , USA

” Thousand thanks for guiding us to the top of Benlettery, we enjoyed the hike, the view was fantastic and you made us feel safe. Thanks a lot Patrick for your company and your time”  E. Schmitt & Co. , Germany

“Thank you for making our 6 day stay so pleasurable. The Best B&B by far ! Terrific weather too !” Peter & Helen ,  Kent, England

” Enjoyed it all, Thanks ” Sanders Familie, Eindhoven, Holland

“Don’t wanna go home ! See you soon” Andrea, Sch. Gmund, Germany.

“As always a warm, friendly, happy B&B, See you next year ” Darren &  Sonia, Northen Ireland

” Fantastic ! ” John & Leah, Texas, USA

“Fantastic hospitality ! Thank you for making us feel at home. Hope to come back soon ! Lovely Cows !” Jeroen, Esther & Anne, Compiegne, France

” Our 5th stay, just as good as the 1st, Always comfortable & friendly

Bob & Meredith & Erin, MA, USA

“Every Star is very well earned, Extremely enjoyable stay : ) ! ”

Anthony & Alessandra , Trim & Milan

“Lovely room, meticulously clean & bright. Wonderful hostess & Breakfast”

Gus & Sue , Wilmington, DE, USA

“Amazing Breakfasts !” Elissa , Stia, Italy.

“You are the best !” Liz and Maris , USA

Very welcoming, very comfortable bed, best breakfast we’ve had all week ”

Jason & Theresa , USA .

” Such attention to detail ! Thanks for the helpful info on the area and for a wonderful stay,The food was fabulous !” Teri & Brett , USA

“Our first peat fire-wonderful after a wet day “ Mary & Clare , New York.

“Tres Bien pour tous les petits details- On y est Bien ” Bompoint, France.

“This is the best B&B in Ireland !” Paul , Co. Wicklow.

“Nice, cosy and very Irish, loved the cow motive. The type of B&B that makes you feel at home — keep it up!”

Gosia & Jacub, Limerick & Poland,

Wonderful place & your breakfast rocks !”

Sue & Toby, Hampton GA. March

“Thank you for your warm welcome, Best B&B we ever went to ! “.

Ramard Family, Vincennes, France

“Belle decoration, chambre tres coquette”

Famille Dilasser



Buttermilk Lodge Turf Fire

Our Guest Lounge is always open, so you can help yourself to tea/coffee etc as you wish, glasses corkscrews, bottle openers are provided also. Enjoy the tuf fire, books, boardgames, original art etc. Here you will also find sample menus from all the restaurants, bars etc in town, and if you wish to make a reservation we will gladly do that for you. We will also have up to date information on the live music etc. around town.

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