One last hurrah before summer sadly comes to a close is definitely in order this year. Depending on where you are, there are a lot of options for green getaways that are easy on the environment and give you the chance to experience it. Here are the top fun picks for a weekend away from it all.
- TreeHouse Point—Fall City, Washington. Eco-conscious North westerners will relish in the opportunity to stay in a luxurious grown up tree house. Set at the base of the Cascade Mountains, you can sleep in a comfortable but outdoorsy bed in the forest with the soothing sounds of birds and flowing river water. Relax with a massage or a yoga class on the grounds, or enjoy roasting organic marshmallows in the fire pits.
- New Harbor View Cottages—Ogunquit, Maine. These rustic cabins provide ocean views in one of the lowest carbon emitting states. You can also go car-free for your vacation once you get there, as while it gives the feel of being away from civilization, shops and restaurants are easily within walking distance. While there, you can visit one of the premier sustainable restaurants in the country, That Place in Ogunquit (formerly called Prime).
- Fireside Resort—Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fewer states remind us more of the wilderness than the vast expanse of undeveloped land in Wyoming. Roughing it isn’t for everyone though. Find common ground with the “glamping” suites at this remote retreat. Nestled near the entrance of the Grand Teton National Park, you can sleep in a giant tent with a four-poster bed and be minutes away from epic hiking trails.
- Paca de Paja—Tuscon, Arizona. If you love the heat, an eco-friendly bed and breakfast in Arizona is the pace to be. Made of low impact design and materials, this solar powered Santa Fe-style house has a focus on the environment. The innkeepers’ compost, use only natural cleaning materials, and dry their laundry on a clothesline. The low energy area also makes for spectacular stargazing and is close by to natural wonders.