Some hotel alternatives are fascinating for their uniqueness. Castles, lighthouses, monasteries and even caves add an unusual twist to any vacation. Since these facilities are found only in certain areas of the world, they are categorized here by destination without regard to cost.
ii. The Great
Canadian Adventure Company rents authentic Sioux Indian teepees
in the unspoiled Rocky Mountains, only 45 minutes from Calgary.
ii. Five Pines Campground, off Rte 381, S. Farmington, PA, Tel: 412-329-4606 Tent sites, teepee rental, RV hookups, showers, game room, outdoor pool, fishing lake & restaurant (open 6 a.m.) in the Ohiopyle area.
South and Central America and the Caribbean
ii. The West Usk Lighthouse is located at the junction of estuaries of Rivers Usk and Severn.
palaces, monasteries, convents and
houses that provide
ii. Gregans Castle Hotel holds a wealth of treasure for the botanist and explorer of historic ruins. Magnificent views of Galway.
iii. Kinnitty Castle, located in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, has been lovingly and magnificently restored and its huge oak doors are now open to guests as they have been since 1209.
iv. Ashford Castle of County Mayo is set deep in the heart of Connemara, an area of spectacular beauty.
v. Ballynahinch Castle is surrounded by 350 acres of woodlands, rivers and lakes with scenic walks and panoramic views.
ii. Castello di Ripa d'Orcia, Ripa d'Orcia, Italy, Tel: (++39) 0577-897-376 Fax (++39) 0577-898-038. This Tuscan castle overlooks the forested Orcia River near the town of Castiglione d'Orcia.
iii. Castle San Savino stands in a magnificent, wooded estate where excellent wine and olive oil are produced. It is located in Tuscany between Arezzo and Siena.
ii. A Sampling
of Convents and Monasteries Around Rome Extensive information about
reasonably priced lodgings in convents and monasteries throughout Italy
may be obtained by contacting:
CITS, Viale del Monte Oppio, 30 00184 Roma
Telephone: (39-6) 487-3145 or (39-6) 474-4090
Fax: (39-6) 474-4432
ii. Scotts Castle Holiday features various types of accommodations in several Scottish castles.
iii. Castle Forbes, home of the Clan Forbes, is set on a magnificent site at the heart of the 6,000 acre Forbes Estate overlooking the River Don in North-East Scotland.
ii. Tarbet Ness Lighthouse, located near Tain, invites guests to stay in its Keepers Cottage.
ii. Casas Cueva de Galera are located about 90 miles (150 Kms) north of Granada.
Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East
ii. Les Maisons de Cappadoce - cave houses for rent.
iii. Travel Turkey lists some inexpensive cave pensions in Cappadocia.
Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
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