Travel Tip | 9 eco-friendly winter holiday ideas

This is a list of eco-friendly destinations around the world. These places, including hotels, camping sites and Airbnb’s are completely environmentally friendly. For example, they have carbon neutral heating, recycled building materials and you can have a eco-friendly diner. In addition, these places are real gems.

1.Whitepod | Valais, Zwitserland – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
This is a cold destination, but it really is a gem. Because you wake up with the view of the Chablais mountains in a lovely warm geodosic dome. A dome with almost every side window. A unique experience to sleep here and you can ski, hike in the snow and you can even paraglide from mid-December to mid-April. They only use water from local sources, biodegradable cleaning products and barely cars.

2. Vigilius Mountain Resort | Zuid Tirol, Italië – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
Vigilius is certainly not one of a dozen resort. The only way to get here is by elevator. There is no way up for cars. First thing that is eco-friendly about this place. In summer and winter, this is a unique place to stay. You can go hiking, wine tasting of a bio-farmer be around. They also want to have a slight environmental footprint so they use water from local sources, roofs of grass and clay walls which are heated from the inside.

3. Glass Cabin in the Woods | Hillsdale, New York (VS) – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
This Aribnb cabin is located in the forest and is a unique place to withdraw in. It is not a cabin like you know, but one with open windows on both sides. It is a special cabin and there is also a ski resort in the area so you can spend the day skiing and then in the evening chill on the couch with the fire on. Deze Aribnb cabin ligt midden in het bos en is een uniek plekje om je even terug te trekken. Het is niet een cabin zoals ze je kent, maar eentje met open raampartijen aan beide zijden. Het is een bijzondere cabin en is er is ook nog een skigebied in de buurt, dus je kunt overdag skien en dan ’s avonds op de bank ploffen met het openhaardje aan. Lijkt me heerlijk!

4. Maine Huts & Trails | Kingfield, Maine (VS) – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
2.5 hours drive from Portland you’ll find four beautiful lodges. These lodges all have their own unique ecological side and that makes it cool! You do not have to sit here quietly because there is plenty to do. There are guides that can get you started with hiking or cross-country skiing. In addition, of course you can relax in your lodge and relax. The choice is yours.Op 2,5 uur rijden van Portland vind je 4 prachtige lodges. Deze lodges hebben allemaal hun eigen unieke ecologische kant en dat maakt het gaaf! Je hoeft hier niet stil te zitten want er is genoeg te doen. Er zijn gidsen die met je op weg kunnen op te hiken of cross-country skiën. Daarnaast kun je natuurlijk heerlijk in je lodge relaxen en bijkomen. De keuze is aan jou.

5. The Scarlet | Cornwall, Engeland – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
When you want to escape the busy life this is a good place to catch your breath. At about five hours by train from London you’ll find The Scarlet. It is the ultimate place to relax. Because you can go there for yoga classes, delicious hot tubs and very good food! In addition, the views are wonderful and you are really in the English countryside!Wanneer je even het drukke leven wil ontsnappen is dit een goede plek om even bij te komen. Op ongeveer 5 uur met de trein van Londen vind je The Scarlet. Het is de plek om ultiem te relaxen. Want je kunt er terecht voor yogaklassen, heerlijke hot-tubs en heel lekker eten! Daarnaast is het uitzicht heerlijk en bevindt je je echt op het Engelse platteland!

6. Field Guide | Stowe, Vermont (VS) – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
This hotel has only just opened and is in the middle of Vermont. This is a place for winter sports but also take care of them too many other things to do as a yoga course or enjoy the delicious hot tubs overlooking the mountains. What makes this place is ecologically that they pay close attention to recycled furniture, new sustainable systems for the consumption of gas and organic cleaning products.

7. The Little Nell | Aspen, Colorado (VS) – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
The Little Nell has existed for a longer period of time. A very famous place in Aspen who is known for a little luxury. They have recently changed their winter program with all new activities that you can do. As a guided snowmobile tour followed by a wine and food soiree. Sounds great but one night in this hotel will cost you about $1000, whoops!

8. Wickaninnish Inn | Tofino, Canada – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
Storm is usually something people like to avoid. But storms on this unique spot on Vancouver Island people like to come back. The ocean which it lies is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a marvel to watch. This hotel supports several environmental projects and trying to create awareness with this. Do you also like to hear the storm rage and sit inside with your fireplace, then this is for you.

9.The Envoy Hotel | Boston, Massachusetts (VS) – eco-vriendelijke wintervakantie
Even in the big city you can find an environmentally friendly stay. Boston has one. The combination of this with all the comfort and needs of guests. They thought about anything at this hotel. So there are things that are made from recycled materials and they make sure that they use mostly fresh products for the food.

Which of these places would you visit?


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