Wonderful Wooded Stays to Celebrate the International Day of Forests
With all the extra time spent indoors over the past year, we’ve seen a noticeable increase in endorsements from Booking.com travelers for hiking (+94%), clean air (+50%) and nature (+44%) since the start of the pandemic*. Considering this renewed passion to reconnect with the great outdoors and in honor of the International Day of Forests on March 21st, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world and more than 204 million verified reviews from real guests to present six breathtaking wooded stays in the US. From fantastic treehouse escapes to glorious glamping getaways and log cabin retreats, these beautiful properties are sure to inspire the nearly three out of four US travelers (73%)** wanting to appreciate more simple experiences, such as spending time outdoors on vacation, when the time is right to travel again.
The Mohicans, Glenmont, Ohio
No matter the age, spending the night among the treetops is sure to rekindle fond childhood memories, ignite the imagination and help travelers reconnect with nature. The Mohicans is a great place to stay for those looking for a secluded getaway in Glenmont, Ohio. Surrounded by a pristine forest in the middle of the state, and only an hour and a half away from both Cleveland and Columbus, this beautiful resort offers treehouses and cabins with plenty of space to host the whole family or a group of friends.
“The accommodations were amazing. The solitude and beauty were rejuvenating. I mean when was the last time I slept in a tree house, maybe when I was 10 years old!” - Brad, USA
The Grand Treehouse Resort, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Located just outside the small town of Eureka Springs in northwest Arkansas’ Ozarks Mountains, The Grand Treehouse Resort is perfect for escaping the everyday hustle and bustle and relaxing amidst the tranquility of the forest canopy. The treehouses provide all of the necessities to ensure an authentic, yet comfortable experience, with guests being able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities in the surrounding area, like hiking, cycling and the famous hot springs the town is named for.
“As a kid I dreamed of having a treehouse, today as an adult I still yearn for a treehouse. This cute treehouse resort was perfect for my girlfriend and I this past weekend. The employees were very helpful and kind. I loved the fireplace, windows, jacuzzi, bed, back deck/porch. Everything was an awesome experience.” - John, USA
Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite, Mather, California
Nestled in the woods bordering Yosemite National Park in central California, the Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite offers beautiful cabins spread across a gorgeous 20-acre property, ideal for those craving a dramatic change of scenery. Adventurous guests can enjoy one of the many trails through Yosemite Valley or a little rafting along Tuolumne River, depending on the time of year. Whether seeking some serenity surrounded by nature or looking to reconnect with friends and loved ones after a challenging year, this unique stay is great for both couples or larger groups looking for some much-needed R&R in the great outdoors.
“We woke up to deer in front of our cabin. The grounds were beautiful as well.” - Jina, USA
Just 18 miles outside the northwest border of Yellowstone National Park, the Lone Mountain Ranch will thrill nature-loving travelers with a passion for food. Featuring a wide range of rustic cabins built from lodgepole pines with porches overlooking the wilderness, the vistas are sure to please even the most discerning of visitors. After a day of horseback riding or fly fishing - which is available year round - guests can wet their whistle at the on-site saloon and tickle their taste buds with the enticing selection from the diverse menu, including a mix of old Western favorites and original modern fare.
“Lone Mountain Ranch was a dream, seriously it was such a beautiful relaxing property full of horses, hikes, outdoor and adventure plus the restaurant on site is the best...loved the fire pits. We went horseback riding one day and had the best time! The hotel accommodated us by putting together a picnic for us!” - Anthony, USA
Nestled among soaring evergreen trees outside the popular ski resort, the Jackson Hole Hideout is a relaxing lodge-style getaway with loads of cozy spaces to chill out and relax. Guests who are looking for a secluded woodland break will love the giant windows, panoramic views, wood beamed ceilings and private patios. The grand stone fireplace in the main lounge is a great place to kick back after a day on the slopes in nearby Jackson Hole (15-minute drive away) or exploring the epic peaks of Grand Teton National Park (just a 30-minute drive away).
“This was one of our favorite B&Bs ! It was the perfect location (between the town of Jackson and Teton Village), the house was spectacular, the hosts were amazing, and no stone was left unturned! Even before we arrived, the hosts were helping us with selecting our daily activities so we would get the most out of the area. Once there, it was obvious they totally love their home and what they do...there is even a shared outside balcony with a welcoming fire pit area and great serene views of the area. - Stacey, USA”
Huttopia Southern Maine, Maine
Whether it’s a stay in one of their secluded tents, a modern chalet or a family bungalow, Huttopia Southern Maine is a truly unique glamping utopia in the coastal town of Sanford in Maine, less than an hour southwest of Portland. In a peaceful woodland setting, this secluded, rustic escape, offers plenty of fresh air and activities throughout the day to keep everyone fully occupied. In the summertime, guests can follow a trail down to a local swimming hole for a quick, refreshing dip, or relax in the property’s heated pool.
“What an awesome camping experience with outstanding accommodations and location for beach or sight seeing. Also loved just hanging around the tent! Staff was extremely friendly and the facilities were very clean! Can’t wait to come back!” - Jeffrey, USA
*Based on endorsements left on Booking.com as part of post-stay reviews. Insight based on endorsements that saw the biggest increase in monthly usage between 1st April 2020 and 11th September 2020, compared to the average monthly endorsements between January 2019 and February 2020.
**Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who have traveled for business or leisure in the past 12 months, and must be planning to travel in the next 12 months (if/once travel restrictions are lifted). In total 20,934 respondents across 28 countries and territories were polled (including 999 from USA, 496 from Canada, 497 from Mexico, 997 from Colombia, 999 from Brazil, 499 from Argentina, 995 from Australia, 499 from New Zealand, 999 from Spain, 996 from Italy, 996 from France, 999 from UK, 996 from Germany, 498 from Netherlands, 499 from Denmark, 499 from Sweden, 498 from Croatia, 1001 from Russia, 498 from Israel, 997 from India, 994 from China, 499 from Hong Kong, 497 from Thailand, 496 from Singapore, 499 from Taiwan, 997 from South Korea, 500 from Vietnam and 995 from Japan). Respondents completed an online survey in July 2020.