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Just a 10 minute easy drive out of Arusha town in lies a mysterious yet spiritual and very scenic crater lake named ‘Duluti’ by the local Meru people. On its shores stands another stunning reason to visit Arusha, Lake Duluti Lodge. Named after the crater Lake it straddles, Lake Duluti lodge is the finest countryside retreat that has perfectly incorporated the authentic African rural life setting with the amenities and service rivalling the best lodges in Africa.
Boasting idyllic scenery, mild climate, stunning architecture and design, Lake Duluti lodge offers both a retreat in one of Tanzania’s most famous landscapes and a cultural education in a region that is home to a strong cultural heritage. The activities offered, cuisine served and the excellent service delivered at the lodge will make your stay an unforgettable one. Discover Tanzania’s world famous warm hospitality and luxury at Lake Duluti Lodge.
Frances’ Lodge is a country guest home set on a hill across from Siena. Its unbelievable view looks out over the old walled city. The area called Santa Regina takes its name from a little church that was built as a small convent in the year 1200. This has always been one of the most beautiful parts of the countryside outlying Siena. It is here that, since the start of the 18th century, noble families of Siena kept their “villa”—the country house where they summered from May to November, to get away from the heat of the city and to watch over the harvests from their farm holdings: vegetables in late spring, fruit in early summer, grain in July, grapes picked in September, and olives in November. The villa, or at least its oldest part, was built in 1729 and has belonged to the same family for nearly three centuries.
Closely tied to nature, the rhythm of life back then was different from that of today’s world. It was this natural rhythm that first charmed Franco and Frances, the taste for savoring the “slow” life in a place that seemed too beautiful to be true. In the mid-1990s, they decided to restore the rooms of the country villa along with its enormous Limonaia—or Lemon House—facing a wondrous garden. They live in one portion of the house; the rest is open to their guests.
The commanding position of the house with its 360-degree panoramic views, the closeness to the city (only 1.8 km.—little more than a mile—as the crow flies), the silence and peace of being in the open countryside just outside the city walls… all of these features await you as soon as you pass through the gates, enter the lovely driveway, and behold the incredible view of Siena’s skyline amid vineyards, fruit orchards, and olive groves. You’ll be revived by sounds that busier parts of the world have forgotten: birds chirping, cicadas singing in summer, the wind blowing through the trees.
Upon your arrival, you’ll find the house’s owners awaiting you at the top of the hill, welcoming you with a smile. They’ll show you around this great house with its views towards the city of Siena or toward the Crete, the green Sienese countryside. You’ll see the peace of the garden and you’ll find yourself breathing easy, especially if you’ve arrived here from the bustle of some crowded metropolis.
Eolo is a country lodge, comfortable and spacious like the ancient Patagonian "estancias", but with modern comforts. Accommodation at the Eolo Lodge consists of 17 suites with different views of the Lago Argentino, La Anita valley, the Torres del Paine or Rico branch.
Featured at the lodge is a main living room, restaurant, bar, library room, TV room, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. At the Eolo Lodge is a team of knowledgeable staff available to accompany guests on excursions and activities to explore the area. Guests can go horseback riding on Mount Frias, trekking through La Anita Valley, mountain biking, sightseeing and bird watching.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa, is a symphony of natural wellness. This lodge is a perfect luxury retreat for travelers who seek respite from the stress of daily life by providing a seamless natural immersion experience which showcases the beautiful elements of Costa Rica’s traditional rural farms and countryside homes and offering views of the Gorrion River and a dramatic fire pit. It houses the Las Ventanas Restaurant, a coffee lounge, a conference and media room.