7 Luxury Accommodation Ideas That Let You Be Close To Nature In Style
If you spend most of your day staring out the office window, fantasizing about spending just a few days without being tethered to your phone, perhaps it's time to get back to nature. If you want to enjoy the outdoors and get away from it all without sacrificing a comfortable bed, consider these options, all of which feature stylish ways to enjoy the mountains, woods, and sea in comfort befitting a traveler of your stature. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
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|Camp Wandawega||Pristine cabins with no modern conveniences and a full slate of camp activities in Elkhorn, WI|
|Red Cottage Inc.||Rustic cabins, bright country farmhouses, and luxurious estate-quality properties, with a variety of amenities and locations to choose from in the Catskills and Hudson Valley|
|Savage River Lodge||Miles of hiking trails and peaceful views combined with an immaculate lodge and restaurant surrounded by more than 700 acres of state forest lands in Frostburg, MD|
|Darwin Escapes||Collection of holiday parks, retreats, and resorts based in the UK, with options to own or rent everything from a treehouse or caravan to a home by the beach|
|VacationRenter||Personalized rental listings from the top sites on the web, including ski cabins, beachfront properties, and island cottages|
|Feather Down||Glamping on working farms without electricity or Wi-Fi in the UK and Western Europe|
|BoutiqueHomes||Handpicked collection of modern luxury vacation rentals around the globe, including boutique hotels, beach houses, private island retreats, villas, pet-friendly homes, cottages, cabins, and more|
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Interior Design with Darwin Escapes & The Home That Made Me
If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, going on a vacation to a remote place could be exactly what you need. There are plenty of options for those who want to get close to nature without roughing it out in the wilderness, and here, in no particular order, are some accommodation ideas for people who want to experience the outdoors in comfort and style.
First up, at #1, we have Camp Wandawega, a private friends and family retreat reconnecting people to the pleasures of simpler times in a no-frills, recreational camp setting. It features rooms that have been outfitted with period antiques fitting of its prohibition-era history.
For those who want a more curated experience, Camp Wandawega offers counselor-led programs and activities, including nature hikes, knot tying, fishing, instructional archery, and fire building. The owners also encourage guests to explore the numerous hands-on opportunities in the local area, from mead-making to trail-riding, farm tours, horseback riding, and more.
The owners also encourage guests to explore the numerous hands-on opportunities in the local area, from mead-making to trail-riding, farm tours, horseback riding, and more.
Next, at #2, is Red Cottage Inc., a vacation rental company with a carefully curated portfolio of homes, including rustic cabins, country farmhouses, and luxurious estate-quality properties. Its rentals can be found in five counties throughout the Catskills, Hudson Valley, and Upper Delaware River Valley in Upstate New York.
Some of its properties are exclusively location rentals for film or photo shoots, while others are also available for events such as weddings, birthdays, and reunions. Its website also has Upstate Field Guides, which feature recommendations for places and events that people who are staying in the area can visit or participate in.
At #3 is Savage River Lodge. Surrounded by more than 700 acres of state forest lands, it is a peaceful retreat from a busy world. Its central gathering point is The Lodge, a spacious structure with three floors of multi-use areas, including a library, a restaurant serving American regional cuisine, a gift shop, and more.
Surrounded by more than 700 acres of state forest lands, it is a peaceful retreat from a busy world.
Through a cooperative agreement with the State of Maryland, the Lodge maintains 14 miles of hiking trails throughout the property and the Savage River State Forest. Guests staying at the Lodge's luxury cabins and yurts can also try out its Wine Cache training activity, and those who can find all four of the nearby caches will be rewarded with a coupon for a glass of wine.
Next up, at #4, we have Darwin Escapes, a company that operates a collection of luxurious holiday parks, retreats, and resorts based in the UK. Its accommodations range from lodge retreats and beach huts in coastal or idyllic rural settings to large, premium resorts offering a full range of leisure facilities and activities.
The company's luxury beach huts overlooking the idyllic Hele Bay are ideal choices for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Located near the seaside town of Ilfracombe, guests can head down to the harbor and hire a private charter to explore the North Devon coastline. There are also various coastal walking and cycling paths in the region, such as Tarka Trail.
Located near the seaside town of Ilfracombe, guests can head down to the harbor and hire a private charter to explore the North Devon coastline.
At #5 is VacationRenter, a specially designed search engine which uses automation and AI to bring all the rentals from some of the top booking sites together in one place and showcase personalized results that best fit your needs and budget. From cabins and tree houses to villas and private rooms, the site features properties for every type of traveler.
The site features luxurious properties from all around the country, including mountain chateaus and beachfront villas. For those looking for a private getaway close to nature, the website also features rentals in some of the most popular coastal and mountain states, along with a list of interesting places you can check out when visiting the area.
Next, at #6, we have Feather Down. It is a luxury glamping experience where visitors can enjoy quality time with their friends and family without any modern facilities. As a guest, you will have no access to electricity or hot water. Light will come from the candles and oil lamps in your accommodation, and cooking is done on a rustic wood-fired stove.
Light will come from the candles and oil lamps in your accommodation, and cooking is done on a rustic wood-fired stove.
During your stay, you will take a peek into the world of farming and meet the animals that call it their home. Each host gives their own tour around their farm, and some will have a pantry or an honesty shop where you can find locally and regionally produced products.
Finally, at #7, we have BoutiqueHomes. Founded by Veronique Lievre and Heinz Legler, it is a vacation rental site with a curated collection of privately-owned homes and small hotels from all around the world. Designed for lovers of design and architecture, the site has a page dedicated to featuring listings designed by renowned architects.
Featured on BoutiqueHomes are some of the founders' favorite vacation rentals, which include sea cabins in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway and a cliffside home in Paxos, Greece. Also, among their favorites is a private island retreat in the Cyclades, Greece. Built in the early 20th century, it is surrounded by centennial gardens, olive groves, and Mediterranean landscapes.