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
'13may8
Richard's  
Camp
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There are a lot of conservation hotels and eco-lodges around these days but few are as credible as Richard’s Camp. Built by two generations of a family that moved to Kenya and helped local tribes lobby for the creation of the Masai Mara conservation area, Richard’s Camp has a happy …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Meru  Kenya  Africa
'13apr10
Crater  
Lodge
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About three million years ago an enormous volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself much to the hilarity of the other volcanoes who laughed so much they blew their own tops. This massive event created what is known today as the Ngorongoro Crater. For millions of years, the crater has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Traditional
Location: Ngorongoro  Tanzania  Africa
'13apr8
Cedar Creek  
Treehouse
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There are a lot of treehouse hotels in the world. Some of them are just little houses on stilts while others are a mere 2 meters from the ground. But not this one, oh boy, this is the treehouse five-year-old children dream of. And you get to stay in it. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Ashford  USA  North America
'13apr5
Tamara  
Resort
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These family-size tents will leave you in the lap of luxury under the stars. Located in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in West India, these tents have the perfect combination of verdant back-to-nature living and modern luxury. You have a shower, internet, television, and the best of Indian cuisine …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Coimbatore  India  South Asia
'13apr3
The Dune  
House
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Commissioned by a leading company, Living Architecture, this house was designed to reflect the traditional architecture of the area by locating each bedroom within its own gable. A feature picked up by top Norwegian architects, JVA. The roof is made from a reflective alloy to capture the seasons as they …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
'13mar30
Post Ranch  
Inn
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Set in the blisteringly beautiful hills, planes and beaches of Big Sur in California, The Post Ranch Inn has long been part of the local area. In the early 20th Century explorer William Brainard Post was one of the first settlers in the area which was still largely uninhabited, he …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Location: Big Sur  USA  North America
'13mar26
Glencomeragh  
Hermitages
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Run by the Rosminian Order of the Catholic Church, the Glencomeragh Hermitages are part of a wider complex that includes a lovely country house converted for use by those seeking a spiritual retreat. The hermitages are functional, modern constructions set on stilts in the lush Irish hillside. They are made …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Clonmel  Ireland  West Europe
'13mar12
Ulusaba  
Safari Lodge
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The private game reserve owned by Virgin Magnate, Richard Branson, Ulusaba is a game lodge in the beautiful planes of central Africa. You can go on the twice-daily game drives and view the local Lion pride yawning in the sun, a breeding herd of elephants, and many species of antelope …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'13mar8
Loisaba  
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The untamed bush and lands here are protected but with none of the rules and fences that normally come with game reserves in Africa. You, like the animals, are free to go and do whatever you like and there is a lot on offer. Set in miles and miles of …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Nanyuki  Kenya  Africa
'13feb15
Machu Picchu  
Sanctuary Lodge
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When Hiram Bingham set out in 1907 to find the lost Inca treasure he could not have expected to find as enormous a jewel as he did. Machu Picchu is the lost city of the Inca built in the 15th Century over 2,300 meters above sea level. Today people come …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Nature
'13feb11
Sandaya  
Alicourts Resort
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Want to know what area of France is so beautiful it is often called “The Garden of France”? What if I also told you of an amazing place to stay as well? Don’t worry it caters to single, couple, and family groups. That would be pretty great right? But that’s …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
'13feb8
Xinalani  
Retreat
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It is in the union of body, mind, and breath that you will find true balance As an Englishman looking out on the continuous grey rain of his country, the thought of a yoga retreat in sunny Mexico with spare hours spent on the beach next to the humming jungle …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote
'13feb7
Cabanes  
Als Arbres
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In the Spanish countryside, there is a lovely villa. There is a big swimming pool and a large garden. You can stay there as a guest too. Nearby is a deep forest. Because of the high altitude, the forest is green and sweet-smelling despite being close to the Mediterranean coast. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
'13feb5
Nanshan Treehouse  
Resort
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The Hawaiian Treehouse Company makes some pretty special treehouses and they have just constructed three in China’s tropical resort in Sanya Nanshan. Situated by miles of pristine coastline, these treehouses are shaped like bird’s nests and located high in very old Tamarian Trees. The largest of the houses can accommodate …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Sanya  China  East Asia
'13jan22
The Chilko  
Resort
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British Columbia is one of the few temperate wildernesses left on Earth. This lodge is the kind of place that offers ‘Grizzly Bear Viewing Packages’ - awesome! The Lodge has a ‘no mobile phone’ policy and everything is geared towards creating a serene retreat from the insanity of modern life. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
'13jan16
Tree House  
Hideaway
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Deep in the Tiger country of India, there is a treehouse available to guests. Reception is also a treehouse with a large social area and viewing deck where you can see animals use the local water hole. You will commonly spot jackal, wild boar, and rare species of deer. Your …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Umaria  India  South Asia
'13jan15
Shu'mata  
Camp
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Shu’Mata is Maasai for the mystical place of perfection above the clouds. And when you gaze at the ice-flashing peaks of Kilimanjaro from Shu’Mata Camp you will see why the tribesmen chose this name. The camp itself is at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa which is still …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Arusha  Tanzania  Africa
'13jan9
Free Spirit  
Spheres
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In cult 1960s show, ‘The Prisoner’ if you tried to escape from The Village a Machiavellian sphere would swallow you up. Luckily, these spheres are not the tools of a creepy fascist state. Just look at them, suspended in a web of ropes in the fertile treetops, they wouldn’t harm …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Nature   Treehouse
'13jan8
EcoCamp  
Patagonia
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Domes are all the rage in eco-tourism these days. Where old-style hotels needed deep foundations, roads, pipes, and cables to be laid down – eco domes are made from special vinyl that is warm, durable, and light. They are built using the “leave no trace” philosophy and the hotel’s designers …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Mountain   Nature   Tent
'12dec31
The Canopy  
Tower
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Implements of control and dominance never last long and here is an example. Originally a radar tower built by the US in order to exert strategic control of the Panama Canal and fight the bloody War on Drugs, the tower is now a place for families to watch birds and …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature   Tower