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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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
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...
When you stay at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, even though you're in the midst of a city, there are great ways to experience nature's charms! One of the easiest ways is to take a stroll outside down to the beach and watch the waves crash on the shore. Another great opportunity is to visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, where you can see...
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!
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