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Welcome to Buttermilk Lodge

Guest Accommodation Since 1997
Buttermilk Lodge is a warm, friendly home, purpose built for modern comfort on a quiet and sheltered hillside, we’re just a 400 metre (5 minute) walk by footpath with street lighting to Clifden Town, the capital of Connemara.
Buttermilk Lodge is a Fáilte Ireland registered 3-Star Guesthouse (similar in standards to a 3 Star Hotel),
now also offering One and Two Bedroom Self Catering Apartments.
We have been listed in several guides (see our Guest Comments) and have received numerous awards.

Our Accommodation

Accommodation available at the Buttermilk Lodge

Our Guesthouse offers:

  • All the comforts of home: Hotel Standards at B&B prices!
  • A smoke-free home
  • Excellent freshly cooked breakfasts from an extensive menu and home baking
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free Diets catered for.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and homemade cake on arrival
  • A computer for guests’ use with printer
  • WiFi throughout the house
  • Multi-channel flat-screen TVs
  • Ample private parking and just a 5 minute walk to town, with safe parking for motorbikes and bicycles to the rear of the house.
  • Guest lounge with real turf fire, with comp. tea & coffee facilities, books, games, & sample menus from all the local bars & restaurants.
  • We always have up to date information on the live music etc. around town.
  • Early breakfasts, packed lunches and laundry service all available
  • We welcome children aged 10 and over.
  • Reasonable rates – Best rates guaranteed when you book directly with us !


Clifden has numerous pubs, (live music many nights in winter time and nightly from 6:30pm in summer time!) excellent restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries and other attractions. Connemara, with its mountains, beaches and spectacular coastline, is an area of outstanding beauty that draws people to return again and again.

The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, stretching a wild-atlantic-way1long the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. Buttermilk Lodge is set on this wonderful route. A perfect base for touring Connemara and its many hidden gems.

Ideal Location

Make Buttermilk Lodge your base while visiting Clifden or exploring Connemara.
We are easy to find on the N59 Clifden to Westport Road, just as you arrive to or leave Clifden.
You’ll know you’ve found us when you see the old milk cans on the pillars!

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