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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.
Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds! Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the wandering waters. Stay dry at Garland Ranch Regional Park, where you can hike among cascading waterfalls...
Situated in relative seclusion among 25 acres of forest, Cambria Pines Lodge lets you get as close to nature as possible. On site, you will find plenty of nature trails that circle the resort and offer you a glimpse of deer and other wildlife. Take the 272 stairs down to the quaint, charming town, or make the short drive to classic Wine Country!
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...
Tucked within the forest, you'll be sheltered by towering black oaks and overlook beautiful Shasta Lake. And Tsasdi Resort is your perfect home base for exploring Mt. Shasta and Castle Crags State Park for an even bigger dose of nature. The lake provides the perfect outdoor playground for boaters and swimmers alike!
Redwood Coast combines its own blend of coastal ocean beauty with the world-renowned Redwood National Park and its ancient redwood trees, the world's tallest. Or, visit the beautiful Patricks Point, one of the highest state parks in the nation! This is a location unparalleled in it's beauty grandeur.
See the beautiful scenery of Napa Valley from above with a hot air balloon ride. Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort offers a special that features a one-hour trip for two, just after the sun rises. A brunch for two at one of Calistoga's fine restaurants is included as well.
The breathtaking Napa Valley surrounds you during a stay at Solage Calistoga. This beautiful place offers you a relaxing environment perfect for that romantic escape, business retreat, or family vacation. When you're not unwinding onsite, go out and explore the area. Endless vineyards and wineries are just minutes away, plus you can enjoy the views...
Even though Cavallo Point Lodge is in the city, it's still close to some great natural retreats for you to explore. Muir Woods is definitely a must-see. Make sure to visit the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the San Pedro Valley Park, two of the best parks in the entire Bay area. No trip would be complete without a visit!
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!
Mammoth Lakes provides the ideal vacation destination for lovers of the great outdoors. Plan your stay at Seasons 4 Condominium Rentals and enjoy the ultimate access to plenty of skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding when the winter months roll around. During the summer hiking, biking and and rock climbing are great ways to explore the rugged...
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...
St. Bernard Lodge is located at the base of Mount Lassen National Park in Northern California. With the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain Ranges on either side of you there are plenty of hiking trails and breathtaking views. Equestrian's can take their horses around on the nearby trails, and board them close by. Don't forget your camera!
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The Pacific Ocean waves gently lap against the sugar-white shoreline. Rolling vineyards dot the horizon. The sun tickles the nape of your neck. This is California, one of the best places in the... more
Roaming Pacific Ocean waves, sun-kissed beaches, and a vibrant nightlife welcome you to San Diego. This year-round oceanfront oasis features an average of 210 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit per year,... more