The current pandemic in which we live has indeed changed many of our holiday and holiday plans. This Christmas will certainly be a very special one (in the sense of being something different from what we are used to), and as such many of us probably will not have the opportunity to spend Christmas close to our families. However, if you live in Belgium, all is not lost. Belgian nature tourism has developed a lot in recent years and is a great choice for many domestic tourists. As such, whether for this Christmas or a next opportunity, here are some very original accommodations for a different and unique getaway.
1. Les Cabanes de Rensiwez
The Cabanes of Rensiwez are situated in the middle of the forest next to the Western Ourthe. The Ourthe boasts one of its most impressive aspects between La-Roche-en-Ardenne and Houffalize, with a sheltered valley and fantastic viewpoints. The site is right at the heart of the Parc Naturel des deux Ourthes, and the immediate area is a Natura 2000 region. The Parc Naturel des deux Ourthes covers 187,795 acres and is the largest of the nine Parcs Naturels de Wallonie. In this place, you can find rooms on the Moullin as well as more authentic Cottages. Some of them even assemble the hobbit Cabanes from Lord of the Rings.
Recreation domain Warredal was founded in 2001 by the Schelfhout family and is a stone’s throw from the Hoge Kempen National Park and the Bergerven nature reserve. On the domain, you will find an Adventure Park, a Forest Camp with 29 Cosy Cabins,3 Cosy Houses, and an equestrian center.
Located in forest camp Les Ardennes near Martelange, Belgium, you will find 26 Cosy Cabins; beautiful tiny houses that blend perfectly with the nature that surrounds them. Create light with oil lamps and candles, turn on a wood stove to get warm, or read a book next to the large steel windows overlooking the forest.
4. Slow Cabins
In a Slow Cabin, guests spend several days in hidden, non-vulnerable nature near home. They escape the city’s traffic and learn to live again to the rhythm of nature. Moreover, they actively contribute to the (re)construction of nature. For example, Slow Cabins plants a new tree for every booking placed and invests annually in local nature projects through their Impact Fund.