Nature lovers' green getaway accommodations. The collection of these hotels, resorts, and guesthouses are deep inside natural territories surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Nature hotels are for those that want to leave urban life and experience the natural world from a comfortable place.
Nature Hotels
'13oct3
Pezulu Tree House  
Game Lodge
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This is a game lodge where you can stay in a treehouse. The location is very near to the famous Kruger National Park. The main building is built around a giant Marula tree. There, you can chill in the lounge, eat at the restaurant, check out the curio shop, or …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature   Treehouse
'13oct1
Chateaux  
Dans les Arbres
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We all dreamed of hidden castles in trees when we were whippersnappers and here is the dream realized: a mini castle in a tree can be yours. There are a number of intricate designs to choose from, each lovingly crafted by master treehouse builder, Remi who drew inspiration from the …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature   Treehouse
'13sep24
Jade  
Mountain
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Located overlooking the Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain is a web of linked rooms, green sanctuaries, and infinity pools. Your room has no fourth wall and opens stage-like to encompass the grand vista and sea - the room all but drops off into the gorgeous …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Spa
'13sep9
Fasano  
Boa Vista
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Located on a 750-hectare property a few hours from Sao Paulo, this hotel seeks to recreate the glamour of the 50s and 60s. The two wings of the hotel sit on the highest point in the property, overlooking a lake where the sun appears to submerge every evening. On the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
'13aug19
Monteverdi  
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In Tuscany, there is a beautiful villa that has been restored. With only seven rooms, this exclusive hotel has married modern furnishings with the traditional style. The half-ancient wooden beams hold up the ceiling as you sit in front of a 200-year-old fireplace next to a stone wall that was …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Wine
'13aug16
Hoshinoya  
Karuizawa
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This hotel is eco all over. Set in the thrall to of a rocky volcano, the hotel harnesses the sulfuric heat generated below the soil to create geothermal power. It also captures the flow of fast streams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. Special “onsen” (Japanese hot springs) are available for …
Accommodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Karuizawa  Japan  East Asia
'13aug2
SwissTubes  
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SwissTubes and the attached campsite are located on the shores of Lake Thun surrounded by snow-capped mountains. A nearby nature reserve will convince you that all those writers and philosophers who came to this location over the centuries were right – it really is a place of inspiration. The tubes …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel   Nature
'13jul24
Antik Zeytin  
Hotel
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This hotel loves nature. They like to make olive oil from their own trees - in fact; you can get involved and learn the ancient art of extracting the rejuvenating and delicious oil yourself. Then you can bake your own bread using the special herbs that grow nearby and learn …
Accommodation types: Art   Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Bodrum  Turkey  Middle East
'13jul19
Whitepod  
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These futuristic eco pods nestle in the Alps creating a little igloo village. Your pod is made out of insulating fiber and has a wood-burner for comfort. There is an en-suite bathroom and super luxurious bedding. Whitepod is part of the eco-tourism movement and aims to be carbon neutral. Each …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Igloo   Mountain   Nature   Tent
'13jul10
Belle Tout  
Lighthouse
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The bright chalk cliffs of Beachy Head rise 162 meters above sea level and create a dramatic setting for this hotel with a difference. Petitions were first made to build a lighthouse in the location in 1691 due to a large number of shipwrecks on this dramatic coastline. The Belle …
Accommodation types: Lighthouse   Nature
'13jul9
Casa  
da Cisterna
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This fortified village on the Spanish/Portugal border has seen its fair share of action over the last millennium. Conquered and occupied by everyone from the Romans to the Moors the castle lies in ruins. The old village remains in good condition and is an amazing place to visit. When you …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature
'13jul5
Museumotel  
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Created in the 1960s as a vision of future living, these quirky concrete cottages are certainly unusual. The buildings are examples of the “concrete veil” style of architecture that sought to create cheap, functional, and aesthetic houses. The idea was to build a future utopian society. Today the area is …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
'13jul2
Romany Gypsy  
Caravan
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Self-catering holidays in England. Not the most attractive proposition is it? You’re probably thinking of rainy campsites and the horrors to be endured in the communal shower block. But there are some amazing experiences to be had if you know where to look. Take, for example, “Quirky Holidays” in Cornwall, …
Accommodation types: Gypsy   Nature   Trailer
'13jun7
Hobbit  
House
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It’s not the adorable fairy houses, nor the fact this self-catering accommodation has been carved out of a hillside; it’s the attention to detail that makes this secluded getaway so impressive. Set in acres of private land in the broad Montana wilderness, you find yourself completely immersed in Tolkien’s world. …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Nature
'13jun5
Song Saa  
Private Island
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Cambodia has some tropical islands scattered off the coast in the Indian Ocean. They remain largely undeveloped – a rarity in South East Asia. Song Saa is one of the first luxury resorts to take one of these islands as its home. It is run in partnership with the local …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
'13jun3
Cottar's  
1920s Camp
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Safari holidays first started in the early 20th Century. It was a time when Africa captured the imagination of people in Western Europe and the adventurous elite made their way to the grasslands and rivulets of Kenya. The Cottar family have been offering guided expeditions in Kenya since 1919. Today, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Narok  Kenya  Africa
'13may22
Alila Diwa  
Goa
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This hotel was designed to combine the best hospitality with traditional structures built from locally-sourced materials that blend into the local landscape of rice fields and palm leaves. The hotel has been a boon to the local community. It helps to fund the nearby high school and employs local women …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
'13may21
Winterlake  
Lodge
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Alaska is one of the few frontiers left in the world. Its thick forests are home to moose, bears, and the occasional flinty-eyed huntsman. Your Alaskan lodge is a traditional log cabin built in the old bushman style. The furniture is all hand-carved and made locally. The five cabins are …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Anchorage  USA  North America
'13may20
La Crête  
Fort
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Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification for their own military …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort   Nature
'13may9
Hotel  
Endemico
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Hotel Endemico is a rustic retreat in Mexico’s wine country situated on a slope overlooking the Valle de Guadalupe. “Endemico” is a Spanish word meaning “part of the environment” and so each eco-pod is designed to show off the rural landscape. The local area is village-quaint, left alone by commercialism, …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature