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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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