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20 Alternative Cool Destinations

Published: 30th January 2020

Off the beaten track and away from the crowds, those in the know will be heading for these alternative destinations in 2020. Treetop hideaways in the forests of Scandinavia; breathtaking camping under the Northern Lights; luxurious lodges with hot tubs beside the sparkling waters of Slovenian mountain rivers, or maybe just a little cabin on your own private lake-island. Get inspired with our 20 alternative CoolStays.
Ufogel

Ufogel

Debant - Austria

Cleverly designed and a joy to stay in, Ufogel introduces Austrias East Tyrol in spectacular style

Sleeps 5

From 106/night

Marine Cabin Rotterdam

Marine Cabin Rotterdam

Boerengat - Rotterdam

Enjoy a comfy and unique stay in an aluminium vessel sat on the water in the beautiful city of Rotterdam.

Sleeps 5

From 172/night

GetAway Deluxe Cabin 03

GetAway Deluxe Cabin 03

Rotterdam - Zuid Holland

Totally lose yourself in this stylish cabin, situated on its own private island, yet just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Rotterdam.

Sleeps 4

From 119/night

Culture Campsite

Culture Campsite

Rotterdam - South-Holland

Truly unique sleeping experience in a ten-object architectural pod eco-village in Rotterdam.

Sleeps 2-4

From 33/night

Villa Industrial

Villa Industrial

Manastirski Rid - Varna

Warm and contemporary, this Bulgarian villa with a pool offers you stylish spaces to get-together and hang-out with your group.

Sleeps 8

From 94/night

The Treehouses at Raduha

The Treehouses at Raduha

Luce - Slovenia

A unique and magical stay in stylish and modern treehouses complete with private jacuzzis on the banks of Slovenia's Savinja river.

Sleeps 2 per suite

From 157/night

River Camping Bled

River Camping Bled

Bled - Slovenia

Alpine-style timber cabins in Slovenia for up to seven guests, complete with ktichens, Wi-Fi, plumbing and terraces.

Sleeps 5-7

From 128/night

Chateau Ramak Vineyard Glamping

Chateau Ramak Vineyard Glamping

Maribor - Slovenia

Get cosy in a luxury tent or survey the scene from your treehouse hot tub - this stunning glamping site uncovers the beauty of northern Slovenia

Sleeps 2-4

From 123/night

HT Houseboats

HT Houseboats

Mielno - Poland

Ingenious luxury floating homes on north Polands beautiful Lake Jamno. Take it sailing or stay put with HT Houseboats in Mielno

Sleeps 2-8

From 27/night

House Plage Cachee

House Plage Cachee

Hvar Island - Croatia

Get off the well worn tourist trail and discover the real Croatia at House Plage Cachee, a glamping holiday home on the beautiful island of Hvar with its very own beach

Sleeps 12

From 114/night

Stone Castle Bellevue

Stone Castle Bellevue

Zaton Veliki - Croatia

Just a short drive from Dubrovnik, a stone villa for 14 on the enchanting Croatian coast - secluded, smart and stunning.

Sleeps 14

From 2024/night

Tara

Tara

Stare Hamry - Moravskoslezsky Kraj

Historic log farmhouse sleeping twelve in the Czech Mountains, surrounded by miles of forest nature reserve.

Sleeps 12

From 124/night

Lovtag Treetop Cabins

Lovtag Treetop Cabins

Hadsund - Mariagerfjord

Escape to beautiful, rural Northern Denmark at Lovtag Treetop Cabins - a collection of three exclusive cabins in a small forest.

Sleeps 4

From 229/night

The Bergaliv Loft House

The Bergaliv Loft House

Vallsta - Sweden

Minimalist treehouse retreat - Discover peace and tranquillity in the Swedish treetops

Sleeps 2

From 209/night

Aurora Safari Camp

Aurora Safari Camp

Gunnarsbyn - Lapland

Experience the northern lights in all their glory at Aurora Safari Camp, a one-of-a-kind escape located by the Rane River in Swedish Lapland.

Sleeps 14

From 1056/night

Pan Treetop Cabins

Pan Treetop Cabins

Gjessen - Norway

Unique and award-winning six person treetop cabins in north Norway, with extraordinary views and low eco footprint.

Sleeps 6

From 352/night

A Auge Treehouse

A Auge Treehouse

Tinn Austbygdi - Tinn

Enjoy nature and architecture at its finest at this inspirational treehouse perched high above the Norwegian Forest, near the Hardangervidda National Park.

Sleeps 9

From 198/night

Barn House

Barn House

Stokkseyri - Iceland

A stylish and stunning modern barn house with a geothermal wooden hot tub, terrace and ocean views, 45 mins from Reykjavik

Sleeps 5

From 275/night

Panorama Glass Lodge

Panorama Glass Lodge

Hvalfjrur - Iceland

Sleep under the stars in the Panorama Glass Lodge in Iceland, a luxurious Scandinavian cabin by the sea.

Sleeps 2

From 334/night

Camp Kiattua - Nuuk Fjord

Camp Kiattua - Nuuk Fjord

Nuuk - Greenland

Get back to nature in luxury and style at Kiattua, a glamping adventure in Greenland that is so secluded it can only be accessed by boat or helicopter.

Sleeps 2

From 1672/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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