Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, Croatia


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There’s nothing like getting back to nature to aid your complete and utter relaxation. Forget your day to day stresses and worries and immerse yourself in another world, a simpler and altogether more beautiful one. This is certainly the case at the best luxury nature resort in Croatia; Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch which is one of the top five best nature resorts in Europe.

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Linden Tree Retreat And Ranch is a member of our Near Far Collection. If you book any room with our luxury travel concierge you will get the following brilliant extra benefits at no extra cost.

Our exclusive benefits at Linden Tree Retreat And Ranch are a free room upgrade, early check-in and late check-out (all subject to availability), welcome drink in the bar, complimentary chocolates. You will also get a bottle of wine and $50 USD to spend at the resort (with a minimum 3-night stay).


This exclusive sanctuary is nestled on 50 acres inside Velebit Mountain, specifically inside Velebit National Park, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is approximately 2 hours drive from Zagreb and the international airport.

Service & Facilities

Your stay at the Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is all about the wonderful back to nature activities. Linden Tree is considered one of the best ranches to go horse riding in Europe; the area is all beautiful green landscapes and unique vegetation perfect for riding. The wranglers at the ranch are experts at natural horsemanship and love sharing that passion with their guests. You can take a 2-hour trail ride or really commit and enjoy a multi-day ride. They will support you every step of the way, whether you are a seasoned equestrian or an absolute beginner, and will ensure your experience is one you will never forget. The kids will love the pony rides and all the family will adore taking the restored country wagons for a ride through the village. It’s not just horse riding here either, it’s a total back to nature experience. You can also take a canoe expedition, catch up with family in the hot tub, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, take a yoga class, visit the archery range, rent a jeep and explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Velebit mountain, or hike the caves, mountains, rivers, and meadows that all are within easy reach of the ranch.

The wonderful back to nature experience was recognized recently as the multi-award-winning resort added some new accolades to their cowboy belt! They have been named “The best eco-resort in Croatia” and received the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Award for Best Family-Friendly Resort.

The service you receive is outstanding; the staff are welcoming, helpful, and seem to genuinely love the place; their enthusiasm is infectious! They are also committed to supporting the local communities and to ensuring that the ranch remains a highly sustainable and responsible tourism destination.


Although this is back to nature, you can do so in style and refined comfort at the Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch. Stay in a room, suite, chalet, lodge, river tent, or Native American tipi depending on how rustic or how luxurious you would like to be. For a family, the Buffalo Lodge is perfect, housing 8 in gorgeous laid back country style luxury. If you want more of a glamping experience, the Lakota Tipis are incredible; genuine American Indian tipis made by Nomadics Tipi in North America that made tipis for Kevin Costner’s movie “Dances With Wolves”! You can even enjoy the comfort of a real bed and a detached private bathroom too.

Food & Drink

The cuisine joins in with the awards and has been recognized by Michelin. The restaurant serves seasonal Mediterranean dishes with an international flair. The food is prepared fresh from scratch in the open country kitchen and is sourced either from the nearby meadows and forest or is grown as part of the resort’s community-based projects; they even brew their own beer so your evenings will be most enjoyable too!

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

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