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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!
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.
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!
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.
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...
At Sea Ranch Lodge, the focus is on nature – its land, sea and sky; walking along bluffs and beaches; wildlife; fauna and flora. Pleasures to enjoy year-round at the lodge itself include hiking on over 50 miles of trails, beachcombing and bird watching. Other nearby activities to experience all year long are wine-tasting, golf, and visiting art...
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!
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.
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