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Forest bathing Ireland

Reconnect with nature on a forest bathing break in Ireland. Escape everyday life with an outdoor nature spa break at CABÜ. Spend your days exploring CABÜ’s beautiful lakeside forest location. Enjoy cycling, fishing, kayaking and hot tubs. Stay in a stylish CABÜ cabin and experience the wellbeing benefits of a forest bathing experience in Ireland.

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CABÜ by the Lakes lies deep within the woods of Killykeen Forest Park. This unique hideaway sits directly on the shores of Lough Oughter in the centre of Ireland’s lake district; County Cavan.

Its complex system of lakes and rivers offer fabulous fishing, boating and opportunities to explore this beautiful natural environment all accessible from our private jetty.

Log cabins and lake houses are scattered amongst the woodland creating a calming oasis in which to unwind. Here, woodland walks, bike rides and forest bathing are the perfect respite for mind and body.

Built around our central CABÜ House guests can pick up groceries, organise excursions or discover our hoogai ways to enjoy the forest.

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CABÜ House

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CABÜ House is where our friendly CABÜ staff are based 8am – 9pm all week. Here you will learn about your environment and be introduced to your cabin as well as all the information you will need for your stay.

Check in is from 3pm and check out from 10am.

We are fully licensed and encourage our guests to enjoy this social space. Please feel free to use CABÜ House, enjoy a drink or read the papers.

There is free on site parking and dogs are welcome in some cabins when pre booked.

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Our Cabins

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We have a fantastic range of beautifully designed cabins with luxury interiors to suit everyone.

All detached, our generous one bedroom cabins are in two styles, traditional log cabins and contemporary loft cabins. These are the perfect couples hideaway.

Our two bedroom lake cabins have a choice of sleeping arrangements from two double beds in the log cabins, a double and a bunk room or doubles and singles in the lake cabins. These are perfect for families or friends sharing.

Family sized three bed boathouses for up to six people are scattered around the forest and all with direct access to the lake.

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Nature Spa and Forest Bathing

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Relax and rewild at our Nature Spa. Enjoy an outdoor hot tub and sauna, spa treatments or a Japanese bath in the woods. Immerse yourself in nature, open your senses and take in the forest atmosphere.

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CABÜ Corner

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CABÜ Corner is our lifestyle shop offering a good range of food and drink, off sales and lots of interesting treats for your time in the woods. 

Some of the items you find in your CABÜ cabin can be purchased here. You can also top up logs for your log burner, order a hot chocolate or buy an ice cream. 

Grab a tipple to enjoy by the lake, on your sun deck or in your cabin. 

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The Sitooterie

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The Sitooterie is the perfect place for al fresco dining and socialising. 

Gather round the great fire or settle down at one of our unique griddle tables designed to keep you and your food warm. 

You can enjoy this space all year round whether wearing an artic coat or a T shirt!

This special place is perfect for socialising, barbecues and soaking up an authentic woodland experience. 

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Things to do

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Yellow brown and cream wooden boats for hire by the Lakes


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From your cabin you can hear the sound of the leaves whistling in the trees and the birds calling.

Why not use one of our CABÜ bikes for a leisurely cycle along the forest path.
We have access to Killykeen Forest Park with its nature walks, forest bathing and first rate fishing.

We can offer kayaking, boating, fishing and other exciting excursions.

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Cabin Club

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The Cabin Club is now open.

Stroll along for a tipple at our new fully licensed bar.

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Group Bookings

CABÜ offer whole site takeovers for up to 100 guests. 

Weddings, family parties and corporate events are catered for.

Hosted wellness retreats and collaborations.

We aim to provide you with a forest experience that will suit your event perfectly.


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CABÜ by the lakes is part of the Lough Oughter Complex which is a Special Protection Area (SPA) and is also a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The foreshore habitat and forest floor creates a diverse and unique environment providing homes for small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and flora and fauna. Beyond the waters edge lies some of the best fishing in Ireland with a wide range of species flourishing in the clean deep water. The reed beds and stony pockets are perfect spawning grounds and provide a rich natural home for the waterborn eco system.

The forest is alive with mammal activity from red squirrels, rabbits, voles, stoats, and badgers. Don't be surprised if you bump into a protected species such as pine martens on your walks. The rare sighting of otters is possible as they hunt along the waters edge on the way to their secret dens.

We are also home to 47 sighted species of birds and can boast 9 different species of bats. Bat boxes are scattered amongst the trees to encourage them to stay. The forest floor is a living breathing eco system in its own right. As the leaves and the trees decay, ferns, scrub and flowers flourish. As the insects carry on their daily life they provide food for nesting birds and mammals. Plentiful fungal life including toadstools and mushrooms can be discovered.

We want to support the diverse insect life, especially the interaction of bees, butterflies and moths, which are under threat. Our wildflowers and tree blossom are key.

The environment is constantly changing throughout the seasons and there is as much to discover in the winter as in summer while the forest is in bloom.

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Further Afield

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If you want to venture further afield the options are by boat, bike or car.

By boat you can explore the uninhabited inch island or venture over to Clogh Oughter Castle.

Forest trails are available for long or short bike rides or walks throughout the forest park. Scenic cycle routes exist for all standards of enthusiast, the most notable a 30 mile route around Belturbet, Miltown and Killeshandra.

Marble arch caves are a global geo park and a miracle of nature, less than an hours drive by car. The Drumlane Monastery ruin can be found overlooking Lough Derrybrick.

The Cuilcagh mountain is 665m at its highest point. The Cuilcagh Board Walk Trail also named the stairway to heaven is located in neighbouring Co Fermanagh.


Killykeen Forest Holidays Ltd, Killykeen, Co Cavan, Ireland, H12 XH36

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