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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...
Experience all that Mother Nature has to offer when you stay with Long Barn Lodge. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains and minutes away from beautiful local lakes, this is everything you're looking for in a close-to-nature getaway. Bask in the views from the lodge or your private cabin, explore the trails around Pinecrest Lake, or head up to...
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...
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...
Located in the scenic and beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, there's natural splendor every which way you look when you stay at Greenhorn Creek Resort. The rolling hills and forests gradually give way to the mountains, and you can enjoy the scenery any way you want. Play 18 holes, or go for a short drive to see Yosemite National...
Get out and enjoy the great outdoors! Acres of Californian wilderness surround Big Bear Cool Cabins. Step out of your door and begin to explore with hiking trails, biking, fishing charters, or horseback riding. Revel in the serenity of this outdoor wonderland!
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...
From the San Diego Zoo to the gorgeous coastline, the OC is stacked with incredible nature opportunities. The Zoo is considered one of the best in the country, and you'll flip for the giant pandas. Book a sailboat trip along the coast and relax as seagulls fly overhead and waves gently crash against the hull- this is paradise.
Located in the lush surroundings of California's Lake County, Precious Forest is a nature lover's dream. Here, you and your sweetheart can enjoy relaxed camping and seclusion that will make your romantic getaway even more romantic. Just five miles away you will find the beautiful Clear Lake, and nearby are popular wineries and vineyards to explore...
Tahoe Signature Properties puts you in the heart of the outdoor playground that is California's Lake Tahoe area. Their North Lake Tahoe properties ensure you're minutes away from the beach as well as hiking trails through the surrounding forests. Spend your time exploring the waters on a boat or canoe, cast your line for fish, or take it easy as...
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