We LOVED our trip. I think that emphasis on getting reservations for the Brooklodge and what to expect would have helped a bit. But the golf there was awesome and the dinner at the Strawberry tree was amazing
The second day was the best far and away. The views, the hike everything. one thing to say is that the logging roads get a bit old as I felt like I was walking in an industrial area not in nature as so many trees were getting cut down. Especially day 3 and 4 maybe would be served in a less logged out area.
Accommodation & Food
The first night the dinner at the summerhill house hotel was a bit meh. We had already made reservations there but several people told us the Italian restaurant in town is amazing. Otherwise every meal was terrific. Rebecca at Lus Mor took amazing care of us! The 3rd night at glenmalure the pub in the hotel was terrific and we really felt like we were in an irish pub. The lunch at the monastic site was amazing and maybe let people know about it so they don't have to get one before heading out in the morning.
The information you gave us said we would get picked up at the iron bridge but no one at the Brooks lodge knew about it and they could not send anyone. Also there is no cell service at the iron bridge so if you want a taxi one needs to order it at about mile 6 so it will be there soon after you arrive.
but let me say we had soooooo much fun and loved every minute of our trip. thank you for the maps and the information before the trip. My brother mapped out our entire trip and he enjoyed that tremendously.
the ride from our AirBnb to Johny Fox'es and the ride to the airport was great. both drivers were prompt and very nice. also our luggage met us at every hotel so thanks for that!
Would highly recommend this trip to anyone!
1st and second day were amazing. Too much logging roads for day 3 and 4. the trails are well marked and we never got lost. The views were breathtaking especially day 2. The information given said day 3 had the best views but no one in our group felt that way. almost would have liked to break up day 2 and then have either day 3 or 4 but no both as they both felt the same.
One recommendation is less walking on tiny busy roads to town as they were a bit dangerous and stressful at times but we did fine with them.
The Bottom Line
I loved our trip. I think that helping with reservations at Brooks lodge would be helpful for dinner, spa and or golf and with dinner reservations at the various towns to take some of the planning off us but I am sure everyone has an opinion regarding that. Thank you for such a fun adventure!
I hope that my comments are only taken as for possible improvement and in no way were we dissatisfied. We all loved the trip and are still talking to each other so another win for our family!!