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Leavenworth, WA

Some of the signature sounds at Run of the River aren't so surprising—the crackling of wood in the fireplace, the chatter of chickadees outside your window. And then there's this: the clack-clack-clack of an old-fashioned typewriter, as yet another guest feels inspired to document his romantic musings.

Typewriters are a standard amenity at this "inn and refuge" in...

Homer, AK

It's the rare, rugged individual who ventures into the wilds of Alaska, where nature is at its most unruly, and decides to call it home. Rarer still are the folks who, having settled in such a place, swing open the cabin doors to city-softened visitors and host them with panache.

Michael and Diane McBride are two such characters. They built a waterfront cabin in the 1970s, and started...

Little St. Simons Island, GA

At the turn of the 19th century, America's great tycoons needed a far more laidback alternative to their opulent mansions in Newport, especially during the cooler months of winter. The Rockefellers, Pulitzers, and Astors decided to head down to Georgia's barrier islands. Lots became manicured, roads were paved, and large resorts created shadows on the shores. Remarkably, however, there remains...

Kachemak Bay (nine miles offshore from Homer), AK

South of Anchorage, the shores of the Kenai Peninsula are glacial-carved inlets where 4,000-foot peaks plummet into the waters below. Kachemak and Tutka bays stretch more than ten miles into the forested interior, protected from the nasty glaciers and swells of the Gulf of Alaska. Otters, sea lions, porpoises, eagles, and seals use these relatively calm waters as a safe haven, and now you can...

Panna National Park, India

If the purpose of this category in our roundup of the world's top resorts and lodges is to show you the ultimate escapes to nature, consider Pashan Garh the best place to appreciate nature while pretending you're a raja. Its 12 elegant stone cottages, scattered along a stream amid 200 acres of private jungle at the edge of a tiger reserve, are the picture of opulence.

Inspired by the...

Cass, Canterbury, New Zealand

You won't find "sheep trip" on most wilderness lodge activity menus, but it's the must-take tour at Arthur's Pass. At this working sheep farm on a 6,000-acre nature reserve on New Zealand's South Island, you can start the day by shearing a Merino or bottle feeding an orphan lamb.

In the springtime, the farm shears roughly 1,000 sheep per day, which not only provides high-end wool for...

The Out Islands, Bahamas

Hugging the sugar-white sands of Andros Island in the Bahamas, Tiamo can only be reached by boat. Once ashore, you'll realize this 11-bunglaow retreat could teach a course on sustainable travel. The resort provides work for 30 locals, making it one of the largest employers on the island. It has also helped five local fishermen to buy boats and start their own business as bonefishing guides....

San Felipe, Belize

In southern Belize, close to the Guatemalan border, yet far from the development along the coast, there's an 11-cabana sustainable resort called the Cotton Tree Lodge. Smack-dab in the jungle and on the banks of the Moho River, the property caters to people who want to wake up to the cacophony of howler monkeys, look for exotic birdlife in the tropical forest, go river rafting, explore caves,...

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