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5 Night Croatian Wilderness Escape At A Private Ranch
Highest Bid:£437.00 GBP By s.********v
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Enjoy a 5-night stay for 2 guests in a Standard Double Room, or for a truly unique experience, stay in a Native American Lakota Tipi at the beautiful Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch in Velebit Nature Park in Croatia. Stay includes: daily breakfast and all activities and amenities for 2 people, valued at approximately $5,000 USD / £3,735 GBP*.
Prize stay dates: to be booked in advance and taken within 1 year of the auction end date, subject to availability.
Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is an intimate and private sanctuary nestled on 50 acres within Velebit mountain in Croatia, inside UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The ranch is Croatia’s premier horseback riding destination that will appeal to those seeking eco-friendly luxury holiday. As Europe’s only DK Eyewitness Travel Luxury Ranch and the only tour operator in Croatia with “Bear friendly” certificate, this property truly stands apart from other resorts.
Nikola Tesla’s birthplace and museum is an easy bike ride from the ranch while Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, the Adriatic Coast and Zagreb are within an hour or two drive, creating the perfect opportunity for day trips to explore Croatia while basing yourself at the beautiful ranch.
The mission of the ranch is to not only provide an amazing Croatian wilderness escape with unique horsemanship, retreat programs, signature cuisine and enchanting surroundings, but to also provide guests with a chance to reconnect with themselves, humanity, culture and nature.
The resort boasts a restaurant which serves seasonal food sourced either from nature or grown as part of the resort’s community-based projects. The resort’s custom-designed nature adventures can be enjoyed by families, groups and individuals and these include horse-based activities suitable both for grown-ups and children as well as canoe trips, hiking, trekking, mountain biking and caving.
For those seeking a little less exertion, they can simply relax with a good book from the library in the shade of the Secret Garden trees. Plus, for those who fancy a little indulgence, you can kick back in the wood stove heated jacuzzi, while sipping a chilled glass of champagne – an experience that is truly unforgettable!
The winner will either be staying in a Standard Double Room or a Lakota Tipi:
The Standard Ensuite Rooms provide maximum comfort with carefully arranged interiors, where every piece of furniture tells its own story. These rooms feature feather beds, massage showers, uncluttered simplicity and above all nurturing silence as a result of natural, sheep’s wool insulation. Best of all these rooms have private porches where you can wash down trail dust with a cold beer of their own production while watching evening settle over the valley.
For a true taste of nature, the winner can stay in one of the genuine American Indian Tipis (made by the same people that built the tipis for Kevin Costner’s movie “Dances With Wolves”)! During the day, your tipi will offer a mellow illumination that has never been equalled indoors. When it rains, it’s cosy and dry inside while the drumming of the raindrops overhead soothes the soul. At night, especially during the full moon, shadows of surrounding trees are painted on the walls and on clear nights, stars shine down between the poles – utterly enchanting. Guests staying in tipis have their own detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms are fully equipped with hot-water showers, toilets, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.
The winner’s stay includes: accommodation for 5 nights, daily breakfast and use of the swimming pool, hot tub and access to all the activities on the weekly schedule.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately $5,000 USD by Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, Velebit Nature Park, Croatia – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, Velebit Nature Park, Croatia to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and taken within 1 year of the auction end date. Please note Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch standard terms of service, reservations and cancelations policies apply to this prize. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via Paypal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.