“I loved staying in places that reflected the local character…the farmhouse and the friendly greeting with freshly squeezed juice. The rooms were lovely and spacious. I always appreciate having accommodations that have both sleeping and living space.”
—R. West, California
Italy: Sicily, 2014
“The meals in people’s homes truly gave us the feeling of being Costa Rican. The scenery, wildlife, accommodations, everything, provided for an outstanding experience!”
—J. Richardson, California
Costa Rica: Southern Rainforest & Coast, 2014
From gracious hotel staffs that offer all the comforts of home to out-of-the-way restaurants known only to locals, you’ll experience all the best of a region. A local welcome deepens your connection with a destination. Local flavors, fine wine, and fresh ingredients bring cultures to life. Cheers!
On a Country Walkers adventure, your lodgings are an essential part of the experience. After a day on the trail, you’ll put your feet up and relax in an authentic inn with all the comforts of home.
Unforgettable Locations. Whether it’s a boutique hotel inside a renowned Sicilian winery or a wood-paneled luxury junk crossing Vietnam’s Halong Bay, we select locally owned accommodations that leave a lasting impression—places with charm, personality, and easy access to the world’s finest walking terrain.
World-Class Hospitality. We partner with hoteliers who offer a gracious reception, whether that means greeting you with the pomp and ceremony of a traditional Japanese ryokan or pampering you in a natural hot tub fed by Iceland’s geothermal activity.
Properties with Personality. From an exquisitely landscaped luxury hotel just outside Dubrovnik’s Old Town to a historic log-cabin lodge in the heart of Yellowstone, we select the best of a region so that you will enjoy your lodgings in genuine comfort.
Experience the exceptional cuisine of your destination during sumptuous, multicourse meals, visits to pastry shops, and charming well-deserved snacks at scenic overlooks. Everything tastes better after an active day on the trail!
A Bounty of Inclusions. With your convivial companions, enjoy lively dinners in French Michelin-starred bistros, blueberry pie in a downeast diner, and Peruvian cuisine in a family’s private home. Everything’s included—even beer and wine with dinner—so you’ll never have to worry about how to split the check.
Eat Fresh, Eat Local. Relish spreads featuring fresh seafood, unique artisanal cheeses, and produce straight from the garden. From organic Slow Food dinners in Piedmont to an indulgent alfresco wine tasting in Slovenia, you’ll delight in repasts created with the highest-quality ingredients.
Meals with a View. Even the most exceptional meal improves when enjoyed in a spectacular setting. You’ll always remember the way the Umbrian landscape looks unfurled before your table at Ristorante Camesina, or the wind in the pines above your trailside picnic in Bryce Canyon.