Today’s new reality of travel bans and social distancing has had a crushing impact on the hospitality industry. And while many hotels remain shuttered, a handful of properties across the US and around the world are staying open for essential travelers and those displaced on the road in addition to anyone looking to shelter in place or self-isolate in style. From a secluded eco-retreat in North California to an urban oasis in Sydney, Australia, here are five places to stay during the lockdown.
NewTree Ranch near Healdsburg, California
If the Pacific Redwood forests of Northern California are more your speed the secluded and eco-friendly NewTree Ranch is currently accepting long-term shelter-in-place reservations for stays beginning May 3 and four and six-night retreats from July 1. Set on 120 acres near the Wine Country town of Healdsburg, accommodations at the biodynamic ranch sleeps up to eight guests in four luxury suites. Couples can also opt to “glamp’ under the stars in a luxury canvas tent with an outdoor soaking tub and wood-burning stove. Centered on spiritual-ethical-ecological ethics, all meals are plant-based and made with locally sourced ingredients; month-long retreats include a cooking class with resident chef Matteo Silverman and lunch or dinner at the outdoor farm kitchen.