Staycation Inspiration

at Wineport Lodge this Summer

Imagine a secluded wooden hotel built on the edge of a beautiful lake, with windows facing west; balconies on which to drink in the heavenly, endlessly changing views; wood-burning stoves; superb cuisine – and a delightfully relaxed vibe. That’s what it's like to stay at Wineport Lodge!  

Hidden under leafy shade, with lawns that flow to the lapping waters of Lough Ree is a secret hideaway, a haven of natural beauty and cosy laid back luxury. The Wineport Lodge has style and seclusion in perfect balance. Dine, delight and dream in blissful comfort. More than a hotel, this is a luxury lodge with a unique sense of warmth and comfort at every turn. Guest rooms are exquisitely comfortable with goose down duvets & pillows, Italian marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, spacious balconies and luxurious VOYA amenities. Famously delicious food is matched by genuinely attentive and friendly hospitality. An always enticing menu changes with the seasons and the most flavoursome local produce regularly appears as a daily special. If you're looking for the ideal hideaway to reconnect with your world, then Wineport Lodge is a real haven to drop in and revive your jaded soul.


Explore Athlone Local Attractions and Activities

Explore the picturesque lakelands surrounding Athlone this summer.  Wineport Lodge is the perfect base for your stay, with a wealth of attractions and activities locally; you will be spoiled for choice.


Whether you want a short stroll or a longer hike, Wineport Lodge is the ideal place to stay and enjoy the wealth of walking trails available.


If you would like to get out and about to explore you could visit the Slieve Bhan Mountains and discover a wonderful variety of landscapes - blanket bogs, forestry paths, wooded valleys, mountain streams and waterfalls, and old settlement ruins. We have a choice of 16 different Looped Walks, which start and finish from 6 different Trail Heads to suit all levels of fitness with detailed maps and directions. Slieve Bhan mountains is just a 55 minute drive away from Wineport Lodge. Don’t forget to bring a picnic with you and take in the views with a picturesque lunch! 


 If you are blessed with a sunny visit while visiting Wineport, Lough Boora Discovery Park is a must! Only a 40 minute drive from Wineport, Lough Boora is the perfect place to get fresh air and stretch the legs. From walking routes, fairy trails, bird watching and angling, enjoy the simple things and spend quality time making memories to treasure! This park is perfect for any outdoor enthusiasts, keen botanists, nature lovers, and arts and culture fans! 


Release your inner-child at Ireland’s largest inflatable water park - Baysports, because who doesn’t want to be a kid for the day? You’re never too old to get your feet wet! No matter what the weather you will have fun here, either on the water or just relaxing at a picnic spot. Baysports is located just across the Lake and is a quick 15 minute drive.


Experiment Fresh and Local Produce at Wineport’s Restaurant

After a busy day of exploring make sure to wine down & bring your appetite to Wineport’s famous restaurant, serving you delicious, fresh and local produce that never disappoints. Fresh vegetables from Beechlawn Organic Farm, St. Tola’s Goats Cheese, Glasson Mushrooms, Steamed Lissadell Mussels, Slow Roast Horan's Pork Belly and the ‘Great Taste’ award winning Duncannon Smoked Salmon… Discover the best of fresh Irish produce brought to life with big flavour and a fusion of bright ideas that will leave you hungry for your next visit.


Don’t forget to whet your appetite with some relaxing drinks. You cannot come to the Wineport Lodge and not look at our amazing wine list. Before ordering ask your waiter what the house recommendations are for either red or white?   Here at Wineport Lodge we have a team of mixologists, so why not challenge them to produce a special cocktail just for you, it doesn't have to be on our list! 

View our Wine and Drinks Menus


Discover the scenic biking trails in Westmeath

Borrow a bike from us and discover our local countryside, cycle up to Portlick or head into Athlone to see the sights. Portlick is a 22 minute cycle from Wineport Lodge and has stunning routes through the forest. Make a trip into Athlone and explore the Castle the town was built around and a pint of Guinness in Ireland’s oldest pub, Sean’s Bar. Athlone is 8kms away but is roughly only a 30 minute cycle. Cycle the Old Rail Trail Greenway from Athlone to Mullingar. Located on a disused railway line, this is a ‘must’ cycle for anyone who likes getting out on their bike. This dedicated cycle path follows the old railway track under arched bridges, through a tunnel and past beautiful countryside. With lots of entry and exit points, you can hop on and off to explore the villages and attractions along the way.


Explore the shores of Lough Ree, from captaining your own cruiser for the day to joining one of the many local boat trips, you can enjoy exploring the delights of lovely Lough Ree and the River Shannon.  


When you wake up, have your choice of breakfast in bed or on your balcony in your room, overlooking the lake!

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