Sundance Mountain Resort ~ Sundance, Utah
Sundance Resort was founded in 1969 by Robert Redford and of course is located in Sundance Utah. It was inspired by nature and will give you and your family a relaxing nature-filled experience.
With four seasons of high octane fun, your days spent, ziplining, hiking or skiing will be well spent. Come back to your luxurious digs for a farm to table seasonal mountain meal. In the winter you can ski at the 12,000 foot Mt. Timpanogos which has over 45 runs or spend the day Nordic skiing, snowboarding or zip lining through the snow filled backdrop. Summer days can be spent mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing and horseback riding through the mountains. You can even participate in their Night Owl program to lean about local owl species or take a guided history and ecology tour.
Although this hotel is not off grid, they do purchase all of their electricity from renewable sources making them 100% carbon neutral. The resort even has its own glass works kiln as recycling glass in Utah can be especially challenging.
Average Nightly Rate – $215
Adrere Amellal ~ Siwa, Egypt
The Adrere Amellal hotel has eight houses and is situated deep in the desert outside Cairo at the Siwa Oasis. It blends perfectly into the sand and rock and is built with traditional materials. With no electricity and no cell phones permitted outside your room you will be in perfect harmony with nature.
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The best time to visit is between November and March when cooler temperatures will make staying in the Sahara Desert sans AC more pleasant. Torches, candles and an infinite amount of stars will illuminate your nights here while old braziers warm the cool evenings.
Average Nightly Rate – $400
Macaw Lodge ~ Costa Rica
The Macaw Lodge Rests among the hills of the Cerros de Turrubares. This eco resort, in the central pacific region of Costa Rica, is a bird watchers paradise. A sanctuary for the Scarlet Macaw has been created on their 264-acre property surrounded by a lush botanical garden.
Learn how to identify different bird species on an early morning bird walk or work on your flexibility at one of their yoga workshops in an open air studio. Take a dip in a nearby waterfall or tour the Cocoa farm and indulge is some fresh fruit and cocoa. You can even enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables from their on-site sustainable farm. Enjoy delicious meals with their diverse farm to table cuisine.
The lodge is run completely by solar power, so you can enjoy your time their knowing that you are protecting the natural habitat.
Average nightly rate — $75