Five Cozy Stays In the Woods to Celebrate International Day of Forests
International Day of Forests is celebrated annually on March 21, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests around the world. According to Booking.com research, 15%* of global travelers are looking to reconnect with nature when traveling in 2023, so what better way to do this than with a cozy stay in the woods. To honor the International Day of Forests and appreciate some of the most incredible forests across the world, we have delved into our more than 28 million listings across 220 countries and territories to present five stays so that travelers feel inspired while surrounded by one of mother nature’s most precious natural resources.
Kamp Koren Kobarid, Kobarid, Slovenia
With 44%* of global travelers looking for a back to basics feel in 2023, without sacrificing any luxuries, Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable property Kamp Koren Kobarid is a perfect place to stay. This eco campsite offers stylish wooden chalets with a panoramic glass wall overlooking the forest and is located a short walk from Kobarid in western Slovenia. This small town is situated above the River Soča, an Alpine river with waterfalls and cascades, known for its emerald green color. Travelers can enjoy a variety of exciting outdoor activities here, including kayaking, rafting or a relaxing yoga class on a paddleboard in a beautiful and peaceful setting.
According to Booking.com research, almost half of global travelers (44%*) are keen to take a meditation and mindfulness getaway this year. What better way to combine a stay to unwind and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul, while being in the middle of nature? VIVOOD Landscape Hotel & Spa is a Booking.com Travel Sustainable property with unique architecture set amongst lush greenery, featuring a year-round infinity pool, spa facilities and terraces with beautiful views of the surrounding forests and mountains. Guests can enjoy yoga and mindfulness classes to connect with their inner selves and find inner peace. This beautiful property is located just a short drive from Benimantell, a mountain town in the province of Alicante. Besides relaxing at this luxurious property, guests can enjoy an array of activities in the surrounding area, including a day trip to Guadalest and the Algar Waterfalls, or day trip to Guadalest, a fortified village located on the top of a nearby mountain.
Cowboy Village Resort, Jackson, United States
Cowboy Village Resort is located on four acres of lush forest, only a short distance from the heart of Jackson, Wyoming. This Travel Sustainable property offers authentic, western-style cabins featuring wooden furniture and all the comforts of a home away from home. It is a great place to stay for those who want to experience some incredible hikes. Grand Teton National Park, one of the most remarkable national parks in the US, is just a 15 minutes drive away from the property, where guests can join a Sunrise Wildlife Safari or a Full-Day Private Tour. For those travelers who can’t get enough of exploring national parks and forests, Yellowstone National Park is about an hour drive away from the property.
Spice Village - CGH Earth, Thekkady, India
Resembling a traditional tribal village, Spice Village is a Booking.com Travel Sustainable stay that offers thatched-roof cottages with a private veranda overlooking fruit trees and herb beds. It’s a perfect getaway for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquility of the forest while also learning about the rich culinary traditions of the region. The property has its own organic garden, providing guests daily with fresh vegetables, fruits and spices. With 17%* of travelers looking to try new foods while traveling in 2023, the property offers evening cooking classes where guests can learn to combine different spices and flavors to create delicious meals. They can also reserve a walking tour through a spice plantation to learn about the spices of South India.
Daintree Ecolodge, Daintree, Australia
Daintree Ecolodge, a Booking.com Travel Sustainable property, is nestled in the heart of the magnificent World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, which is located in tropical North Queensland and believed to be over 180 million years old. The property offers boutique eco-luxury treehouses in a breathtaking environment of refugial habitats, native flora and fauna. The treehouses are immersed in the rainforest canopy allowing guests to reconnect with nature and loved ones in a lush tropical setting, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Guests can enjoy their meals in the restaurant or on the terrace, where they can take in the beautiful forest views. To really experience and enjoy the surrounding green area, guests can take a walk in the rainforest and discover the private onsite waterfall. Guests can also book a leisurely boat ride down the Daintree River, a scenic river cruise to spot crocodiles, birds and other native Australian wildlife.
*Travel Predictions 2023 research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total 24,179 respondents across 32 countries and territories were polled (including 1014 from Argentina, 1006 from Australia, 505 from Austria, 504 from Belgium, 1009 from Brazil, 503 from Canada, 1009 from China, 1010 from Colombia, 505 from Croatia, 505 from Denmark, 1010 from France, 1001 from Germany, 500 from Hong Kong, 1005 from India, 504 from Ireland, 504 from Israel, 1008 from Italy, 1003 from Japan, 504 from Mexico, 502 from The Netherlands, 1007 from New Zealand, 1009 from Portugal, 507 from Singapore, 1008 from South Korea, 1001 from Spain, 505 from Sweden, 508 from Switzerland, 500 from Taiwan, 504 from Thailand, 1006 from the UK, 1009 from the US and 504 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2022.