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Linden Tree Yurt Exterior in Croatia


Set on a lush plain in the heart of the UNESCO Velebit Mountain Biosphere Reserve in Velika Plana, Linden Tree Ranch is a warm and welcoming eco-resort for those looking to escape to the stunning Istrian countryside (preferably on horseback).

With space for only a few guests at a time, the ranch preserves a relaxed ambiance and sense of spaciousness throughout. Choose from suites, chalets or Native American tipis depending on your level of adventurousness. All come fully loaded with private bathrooms, comfy beds draped in colorful quilts, and private verandas with mesmerizing views over the pines and green mountains.


If you’re interested in horse riding, Linden Tree Retreat has you covered. You can have a tailored experience created for you by the retreat’s consummate-host owners, Bruce and Claudia, or just choose a horse instead of your boots ahead of exploring the biosphere reserve with one of the superb guides.

After a day of wildflower meadows and breathing in the verdant valley air, return and relax with some yoga or in the Wild West-style saloon. The spa offers acupuncture, massage, and aromatherapy, and drinks and nibbles are ideal while lazing in the Japanese hot tub. Main meals are organic and feature foraged mushrooms, berries, and various plants from the surrounding woodland.