20 Alternative Cool Destinations

20 Alternative Cool Destinations

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.


Debant - Austria

Sleeps 5

Cleverly designed and a joy to stay in, Ufogel introduces Austria’s East Tyrol in spectacular style

Marine Cabin Rotterdam

Boerengat - Rotterdam

Sleeps 5

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

GetAway Deluxe Cabin 03

Rotterdam - Zuid Holland

Sleeps 4

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

Culture Campsite

Rotterdam - South-Holland

Sleeps 2-4

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

Villa Industrial

Manastirski Rid - Varna

Sleeps 8

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

The Treehouses at Raduha

Luce - Slovenia

Sleeps 2 per suite

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

River Camping Bled

Bled - Slovenia

Sleeps 5-7

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

Chateau Ramšak Vineyard Glamping

Maribor - Slovenia

Sleeps 2-4

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

HT Houseboats

Mielno - Poland

Sleeps 2-8

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

House Plage Cachee

Hvar Island - Croatia

Sleeps 12

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

Stone Castle Bellevue

Zaton Veliki - Croatia

Sleeps 14

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


Stare Hamry - Moravskoslezsky Kraj

Sleeps 12

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

Lovtag Treetop Cabins

Hadsund - Mariagerfjord

Sleeps 4

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

The Bergaliv Loft House

Vallsta - Sweden

Sleeps 2

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

Aurora Safari Camp

Gunnarsbyn - Lapland

Sleeps 14

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.

Pan Treetop Cabins

Gjesåsen - Norway

Sleeps 6

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

A Auge Treehouse

Tinn Austbygdi - Tinn

Sleeps 9

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

Barn House

Stokkseyri - Iceland

Sleeps 5

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

Panorama Glass Lodge

Hvalfjörður - Iceland

Sleeps 2

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

Camp Kiattua - Nuuk Fjord

Nuuk - Greenland

Sleeps 2

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.

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