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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in California
Though known for its buzzing city life, California is also teeming with natural splendor. Trek through Sierra Nevada trails at Yosemite National Park, admire some of the largest redwoods in the world, and make it a high priority to visit North America’s lowest point, Death Valley National Park. Soak in the oceanfront scenery at Big Sur and as you travel along the coastal Highway 1. You can’t beat backpacking through the backcountry of Los Padres National Forest while aquatic adventurists can take a boat to one of the five islands of Southern California’s Channel Islands National Park.
Make Sea Otter Inn the central hub for your Cambria, California nature getaway! As a nature-lover's paradise, Cambria offers plenty of places to get up close and personal with the outdoors. The nearby beaches are some of the only places in the world where elephant seals live and where they're accessible to the public! You can also enjoy all the...
Head out to the natural playground that surrounds Pala Mesa Resort. The nature enthusiast can explore the miles of hiking trails and beautiful mountain views. The village of Fallbrook is a fun and inviting place to wander with local dining artisan shops to explore. Get out and enjoy the world around around you!
Drink in your unspoiled desert surroundings at Smoke Tree Ranch. This gently sloping alluvial fan is protected by the San Jacinto Mountains. Everywhere you look you'll see desert shrubs, Smoke Trees, and spectacular blooming wildflowers. Enjoy this beautiful area on horse trails or from your cabin.
Between the Glorietta Bay, the San Diego Bay, and the vast Pacific Ocean, you will never run out of picturesque views during your trip to the Glorietta Bay Inn. Coronado is home to one of the world's best beaches, and your comfortable accommodations sit only a block from these sandy shores. Bike rentals are a great way to explore this beautiful...
The Sonoma Valley is a popular destination for wine lovers, but don't underestimate the beauty of the landscape. Populated with long standing redwood trees, bald eagles, deer, coastal whale watching and so much more, this unique habitat can be explored by land or sea. Spend the day hiking the trails, or charter a sail boat for lunch on the water....
Nature-lovers of all ages will love a stay at the Best Western Dry Creek Inn Hotel. This Healdsburg, California destination is located in the heart of Sonoma County. The beautiful surroundings offer you plenty of opportunities to explore and unwind. Visit the many wineries in the area, head out on a hiking trip through the stunning trails, or enjoy...
Reconnect with nature by exploring all that The Ridge Resorts and the Lake Tahoe area has to offer. Take advantage of opportunities to partake in activities such as guided hikes, rock climbing, snowshoeing and much more. An outdoor playground all year round, there is always something new to try in Lake Tahoe!
Nature is just outside your door at Rankin Ranch! Towering oaks and pines await just outside your cabin, while horseback rides through flatland and mountains showcase stunning scenery. If you'd prefer another mode of transportation, hike through the ruggedly beautiful mountains, the wildflower-dotted meadows, or along Walker's Basin Creek!
You won't find a better place than Meeks Bay Resort & Marina when it comes to getting close to nature. The Lake Tahoe area is full of wondrous outdoor recreation options and Meeks Bay puts you just minutes from all of it. Whether you choose to spend your time kayaking across the beautiful lake waters, or enjoy a refreshing hiking trip at Sugar...
Enjoy everything the beautiful coastline of California has to offer when you stay at the Sea Breeze Vacation Rentals! Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean and get up close and personal with the marine life! Take a walk along the coast and breathe in the sea salt air. You won't want to forget your camera on this vacation!
See the Redwoods of the California Wine Country up close as you meander through the grounds of Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa. Here, you can enjoy nature in all of its organic forms. Spend the day hiking the nearby trails where your photography will come to life. Relax and let the expert staff fix you a organic locally grown meal at Applewood's...
Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins are situated on six stunning acres of the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead. From water recreation to hiking up the mountains you can explore everything these great outdoors have to offer you. Don't forget the camera to capture the breathtaking views and hopefully some interesting wildlife.
The Trinity River offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities during your next trip with Strawhouse Resorts. Plan your fishing trip between September and January to take advantage of Steelhead season, and you may reel in a German brown as well. Area guide services are available to help you find the hottest spots. You'll also find more...
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