The Stepping Stone is located on one of the most remote points on the Kerry Way. The recently restored traditional cottage is thought to be the oldest house in the Bridia Valley.
The Cooky Monster Café is attached to the guest house. Passing hikers on the Kerry Way are always welcome to drop in for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat before tackling the tough ascent of the Lack Road on the way to Glencar.
In addition to evening meals that are served in the Stepping Stone, walkers may also order a packed lunch. Luggage transfers to the next accommodation on the trail can be arranged, as well as an in-house laundry service.
The Stepping Stone has three bedrooms, all ensuite with shower. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities. With no televisions in the house, it provides a real escape from the rest of the world.
There is a stock of hill-walking books in the sitting room available for guests' perusal. The owner is a keen hill-walker with good local knowledge of the area and can advise on other worthwhile walks. The Bridia Valley makes a good starting point for climbing Carrauntoohil (1,039m). Good navigational skills are essential if considering this climb as there is no sign-posted trail.
Camping is permitted on the grounds of the Stepping Stone. Enquire for more details.