07 Feb Sustainable Winter Getaway Ideas
Wintertime brings its share of delights: cozy fireside reading, crunchy strolls through the snow. Still, right around mid-season, the prospect of constant cold and gray makes us yearn for adventure. So, we gathered these 5 sustainable winter getaway ideas to spice things up.
Sustainable Winter Getaway Ideas: Escape Cold-Weather Blues with “Green” Travel
Whether you’re looking to stay stateside or itching to cross oceans, we’ve got 5 breathtaking, luxurious, and decidedly sustainable options. After all, eco-friendly tourism is a concept we can really warm up to:
Want to explore ancestral mangrove channels? Go jungle trekking through a nature preserve? Participate in a sacred Maya temazcal sweat ceremony? Then Green Maya Tulum is the eco-escape for you. This eco-tourism company helps travelers recharge and reconnect with nature. Enjoy a personalized trip to Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. Learn more on the Verteluxe website.
Seeking maximum relaxation and environmental impact? Then this eco-luxury hotel is for you. Whitepod “aims to prove that hospitality and environmental preservation can co-exist.” In addition to a robust recycling program, Whitepod provides an “original experience where nature is luxury” by relying on top-notch water and energy-saving measures. Visit Whitepod.com to learn more.
This Hudson Valley AirBNB host’s mission is “to live in the woods, protected from the elements as close to nature as possible.” As a result, the property boasts near-360 views of the surrounding forest. While the gorgeous cabin features wall-to-wall windows, a 6-acre lot provides plenty of privacy. Learn more and book at AirBNB.com.
Aspen is one of the few U.S. cities that runs on 100% renewable energy. The Little Nell takes this one step further by working to cut 300 tons of Carbon emissions annually. They do this, in part, by offering free transportation throughout the area, as well as complimentary bicycles. Plus, their team sets up initiatives like the Eco-Luxe Program to help support the Environment Foundation. Learn more at TheLittleNell.com.
Offering “rustic elegance on nature’s edge,” the Wickaninnish Inn is nestled at the meeting point of rainforest and sea in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Local, seasonal fare and reclaimed Western Red Cedar walls aren’t the only aspects that make this property unique. It is also the perfect vantage point to experience winter storm watching. Try the Storm Watchers Package, available from Nov. 1st – Feb. 28th. Learn more at WickInn.com.
Looking for more winter getaway ideas? Then check out our Green City Series, featuring an in-depth look at popular destinations like Chicago, Honolulu, Austin, and Portland. Also, visit this post on SheKnows.com or this list on TravelAndLeisure.com.