We happened upon this establishment under stressful circumstances. Traveling through the Burren was not very easy, even as New Yorkers having traversed city traffic and cabbies! Our rental car tire wound up getting a flat and the first turn off the roadway happened to be Karen's B&B, "Rusheen Lodge." We popped the trunk and to our chagrin, found no spare tire! Stranded with no spare and no phone signal, we didn't know what to do. Thank goodness, Karen appeared from the B&B, and immediately started to help. She first tried to fix the tire herself and once she realized that wasn't going to work, she got on her phone and began calling around for help. While inside the B&B, we observed how beautiful the Lodge was--with huge, updated rooms and very clean eating rooms. After about an hour of her making several angry phone calls on our behalf, she finally told us to go down to town to relax and she would take care of making sure the car got fixed. We were in need of a break at this point, so we left Karen with our car, luggage, and spirits. About an hour later, we returned to Karen's B&B, to learn that she had the whole situation worked out and got us on the road to continuing our Ireland vacation. Had it not been for Karen and her complete selfless hospitality, who knows what we'd have done?! We were not staying at Rusheen Lodge, but knowing how much Karen went out of her way to help a complete stranger, we know anyone staying at her B&B will not be disappointed and in great hands!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Rusheen Lodge Ballyvaughan, Ireland - The Burren