Publié le 23/01/2024

Love in the Heart of Nature

Curl up in a cabin in the treetops or cuddle up under a warm quilt beneath starry, starry skies–Relais & Châteaux's more unusual accommodations are ideal for lovers of adventure and exploration and perfect for those in search of the most wildly romantic destinations.

Love in the Heart of Nature

Awasi Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Curl up in a cabin in the treetops or cuddle up under a warm quilt beneath starry, starry skies–Relais & Châteaux's more unusual accommodations are ideal for lovers of adventure and exploration and perfect for those in search of the most wildly romantic destinations.

Live la dolce vita

L'Albereta, Erbusco, Italy

Overlooking centuries-old vineyards that produce some of Italy's finest sparkling wines, L'Albereta is lauded for its spa and wellness program as much as its gastronomy. Formerly a private residence, it retains a sense of intimacy. No two rooms are alike—some traditional and filled with artwork, others more modern, with enormous skylights for stargazing. All are designed for romance.
 

 

 

Out-of-this-world charm

Winvian Farm, Morris, Connecticut, United States

Exuding New England charm, Winvian Farm's whimsical cottages are secreted amongst 113 acres of forest and farmland. Acclaimed designers have masterminded a collection of other-worldly stays: one incorporating a 1960s coastguard helicopter, another in the style of a greenhouse and even a two-story treehouse some 35 feet above the forest floor. Cozy up by the fire, explore the woodlands on two wheels, or unwind in the award-winning spa. This is a romantic retreat for the young at heart.
 


 

 

Embrace the wilderness

ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills - Amboseli, Kenya

It's easy to see why ol Donyo Lodge is a favorite amongst honeymooners. Tented suites include private pools and terraces for candlelit dining or sleeping under the stars—providing a front-row seat at the local watering hole, where elephants, giraffes and zebras are frequent visitors. One of the few such properties providing horse-back riding and night-time safaris, ol Donyo Lodge is where memories are made.
 


 

 

The treetop nest

Chewton Glen, New Milton, United Kingdom

Not your average country hotel: although its spa and cuisine are both award-winning, Chewton Glen's crowning glory might just be its treehouse suites. Wake up to wrap-around woodland views and breakfast delivered to your door. If you decide to venture from your love nest (we won't blame you if you don't), the New Forest, its wild ponies and Hampshire's southern coast await.
 

 

 

At one with the outdoors

Domaine de Rymska, Saint-Jean-de-Trézy, France

A hotel in harmony with the seasons, Domaine de Rymska’s Nature Room—a modern contrast to an otherwise traditional style—has a 180° sliding glass wall that opens onto a serene lake. A deliberate lack of Wi-Fi (though you'll find it in the main hotel) means guests can truly switch off. Chef Jérémie Muller, who has created an almost entirely self-sufficient supply chain using 200 acres of farmland, offers a fine dining menu to pair with Burgundy's best wines.
 

 

 

Sri Lanka’s untamed beauty

Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala, Sri Lanka 

There's nowhere else like Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Bordering leopard country, Yala National Park, and a rugged stretch of coastline (where elephants can be spotted), the setting is wild and untamed. Ensconced by dense forest, guests can escape to cocoon tents, some featuring private pools, with sun decks and views of the Indian Ocean. All are the epitome of refinement and romance.
 

 

 

Rainforest… and nothing else

Awasi Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Nestled into the jungle, close to the eponymous Falls, Awasi Iguazu eschews the usual 'hotel' configuration and activities. Each villa, complete with pool, is the height of indulgence (quite literally—they're at canopy level), plus expect a personal guide and an all-terrain vehicle for tailor-made adventures. When not exploring, spot a kaleidoscope of tropical birds from your private terrace, then close your eyes and let the rainforest symphony work its magic. 
 

 

 

A bucolic fantasy

La Grenouillère, La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France

Retire to eco-wooden huts, featuring sunken baths and open fires, built into the landscape at La Grenouillère. Chef Alexandre Gauthier, the star of this culinary performance, has reinvented his family's regional cuisine with originality and flair, earning him two Michelin stars in the process. Overlooking the River Canche, get ready for the meal of a lifetime in a magical setting.

[Note: La Grenouillère is currently closed for renovations following a flood but will reopen shortly, better than ever]
 

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