Lodge in nature without sacrificing comfort.
> Treehouse Point B&B (Fall City, Washington)
Backdrop: The western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, beside the Raging River.
Best for: Couples seeking lofty hideaways and Wi-Fi–free nights.
Creature comforts: Six hand-built wooden tree houses with quilt-covered beds, large windows, and porches; a breakfast of eggs, homemade granola, breads, and fresh juice served in the main house.
Get busy: Scenic Snoqualmie Falls and surrounding hiking paths are ten minutes away.
> The Hedges (Blue Mountain Lake, New York)
Backdrop: Adirondack Park, a recreation wonderland of six million acres filled with forests, lakes, and mountains.
Best for: Multigenerational families with high-energy tots and teens.
Creature comforts: Cozy family cabins, adults-only lodge rooms, and bungalows located on the shores of Blue Mountain Lake.
Get busy: Kayak, swim, canoe, fish, and cannonball off the dock; nightly bonfires with s’mores and weekly bingo are fun at any age.
> Kestrel Camp (Missouri Breaks, Montana)
Backdrop: The American Prairie Reserve, a wildlife conservation area aiming to become the largest in the lower 48 states.
- Nat Geo Expeditions
Best for: Safari buffs intrigued by America’s Serengeti, where pronghorn, bison, and prairie dogs roam.
Creature comforts: Five plush canvas yurts sport king-size beds, en suite bathrooms, and Montana-themed books.
Get busy: Naturalists guide bison-spotting expeditions.
This piece, written by Kimberley Lovato, first appeared in the June/July 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.