In our frenetic lives, in our over-built environments, with too many screens and too little time, many of us yearn to escape, at least for a little while, to somewhere serene. We long to be at peace, surrounded by nature, under a big open sky that gives plenty of space for the mind to relax and the heart to remember what’s really important in life.
But, while we want to reconnect with our simpler selves, not all of us want to simplify our accommodation all that much. Luckily for today’s traveller, the growing number of luxury cabins around the world – a selection of which is featured in the following pages – offers a solution: Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature, and retire to a beautifully designed space with Egyptian cotton sheets when you’re done.
“We often talk about holidays as a chance to escape the norm and, for many, that norm involves regular interaction with people, familiar surroundings and a reliance on technology,” says Matt Rushbrooke, head of product for UK-based bespoke tour operator Inspiring Travel Company.
“Luxury cabins are the perfect path to such an escape – guests can truly disconnect and relax in exceptional comfort. There’s a real pleasure and a restorative energy in rediscovering the beauty of the wilderness – seeing the stars at night, waking up to the sounds of nature instead of traffic, and simply breathing clean air. These most simple of things can