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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

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Velika Plana 3 Donje Pazarište, Velika Plana 53212 Croatia
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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is the luxury adventure and glamping destination, piece of heaven on 50 acres within the Velebit mountain in Croatia, UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. Our custom designed nature adventures can be enjoyed by the whole family, groups or individuals. The ranch is Croatia's premier horseback riding retreat destination that will appeal to those seeking eco-friendly holiday resort. Aside from horse activities suitable both for everyone, we offer canoe trips, hiking, trekking, mountain biking, caving and more. For hungry ones. our restaurant serves seasonal food, sourced either from the nature or grown as part of our community-based projects. Unforgettable experience and royal feeling you'll get by connecting with nature on completely new level will leave you permanent souvenir - the change inside of you. We are the million stars retreat ranch - experience the nature, mountain, luxury of being free from the world under the light of all the stars. Welcome!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Picnic area
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Velika Plana 3 Donje Pazarište, Velika Plana 53212 Croatia
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Zadar Airport39 miSee all flights
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OnAir732535 wrote a review Jul 2022
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At the beginning of June, we stayed at this beautiful place as part of the team building. The hosts were extremely kind. Everything was wonderful right from the arrival. We were accommodated in the Buffalo lodge. The accommodation there was above all our expectations. Food was a special story, the dishes were specially designed according to the imagination of our chef Megi. The part of the team building that we all looked forward to the most was horse riding through the forest. Out of 6 of us, 3 were riding a horse for the first time. Thanks to the expertise and patience of our cowboy and guide Bruce, everything passed without any problems at all, and it remained in the most beautiful memory for all of us. We had the opportunity to participate in the preparation of a real cowboy's breakfast, we grinded the coffee, prepared scrambled eggs and baked pancakes. This was a wonderful memory for all of us and we are grateful to our hosts Bruce and Megi for allowing us to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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AJain753 wrote a review May 2022
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We went there in mid May and had the perfect vacation. Despite having not ridden before I was able to go on an hour's trail ride on the safest horse who knew what she was doing. The place and rooms were very peaceful which allowed me to have a wonderful sleep and the food was especially prepared for us by a wonderful chef. Bruce is very hands-on in every aspect of the stay and makes sure we have the perfect time. Definitely coming back again and I strongly recommend this holiday for those who have never ridden before.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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SJSLondon wrote a review May 2022
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It’s not West Virginia but it’s almost heaven nevertheless! It’s hard to describe how special this place is. The calm warmth of the hosts, the magnificent surroundings, the delicious food come to mind. Ranch dogs Lenny and Wonder add magic to the whole experience as do the amazing horses who clearly know their job better than can be imagined. Bruce is the heart and soul of the place - somehow as comforting and welcoming as the place itself. Highly recommend repeat trips. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robert B wrote a review Oct 2021
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We booked a one week stay on the ranch to experience western-style riding. The experience was great in every way. One of us was an experienced English-style rider, one of us a relative novice. Bruce and Claudia crafted a custom and very much personalized experience. We had fabulous days in the saddle and within a few days we were on all day adventures tackling steep descents and loping through forest clearings. We also learned some aspects of horse care and psychology. The horses were wonderful and well trained. The landscape and trails were magical. We chatted and discussed the meaning of life, the universe and everything. We also had a couple of hiking days as alternatives to riding, with a trip to see the amazing waterfalls at Plitvička Jezera. Amazing fall colors were our added bonus. Evenings were spent relaxing in the hot tub to ease the muscles and enjoying the intimate and delicious dining experience in the saloon. The accommodations in the casitas were wonderfully quiet, restful and private. In many ways this was a transformative experience and possibly the start of a wonderful journey into western riding. Thank you to the whole team but especially Bruce and Claudia. From SpongeBob and Squarepants
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Katy P wrote a review Oct 2021
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I spent with an amazing four nights at Linden Tree Resort and Ranch. My only regret is that I could not spend longer- but I will be back for sure!! One can rave about the most fluffiest slippers they have in the room, the absolutely snuggly bathrobes and the amazing underdowned beds and snuggly quilts, then there is the incredible food, not to mention drinks and nibbles being served in the Japanese hot tub. It really is an amazing resort. Of course- its also a ranch and one cant fault the horses, the riding trails, nor the lessons. However, the place is actually far more than the “package” that is offered for your time there. It truly is a transformational place. The way the owner Bruce weaves his magic to guide all guests to a state of higher energy and consciousness about one’s presence in the beautiful Croatian surroundings, and more importantly, one’s state within that, is…well..miraculous. Reminds me of one of my favourite sayings by Maya Angelou “‎The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.” They have done it at Linden Tree. Go experience it yourself
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Excursion820482 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Fabulous amazing place. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Was the highlight of our time in Croatia and would have Spent longer if the islands hadn’t already been booked. Amazing horses to ride and learnt lots. But even if you’re not a keen rider - the nature is amazing to see. Couldn’t fault the food, service and accommodation. Never wanted for anything and any request was always met with a smile and a yes. It’s like spending time with a new family - everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to make you feel part of the linden tree family. Never got bored, ate too Much, day trip to ghost town by horse was highly memorable. Bruce has created something truly magical and unique in this glorious area of Croatia.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Little over 2 hours by bus from Zagreb …3-4 hours by bus from split
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Maria Sintschnig wrote a review Aug 2021
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We love internation teams and so we felt at home immediately! The food from Megi and her heart-touching team nourished our body and soul and made us ready for the horse riding and horsemenship. The work of Bruce with the horses and us was impressing and we learned in short time soemthing new about ourselves. Nina and Lucky Luke are great horses and hopefully we will ride on them again! Alex & Ben supported our stay in many ways and we had good laughs with them! Loving dog Wonder keeps together the whole herd and we enjoyed her visists in our cosy Casita. Sitting together on one table with the other guests, sharing horse riding day trip and hot tub was a fun and interesting experience. Big respect to Bruce and Megi that they built and keep this place!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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George D wrote a review Aug 2021
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We booked the whole ranch with 10 friends in August 2021. As we brought our own wine we were told there was a cork fee which is normal. Every time we opened a bottle we were asked to sign a paper - but the price was never mentioned. When we checked out, the cork fee charged for each bottle was 150 USD ! We tried to talk to the owner to bring him to reason ... 150 USD is more expensive than any bottle of wine he has ! He wouldn’t change his mind and became agressive. Also one of our friend wanted to bring another friend for a night and despite that we had rented the whole ranch, the owner asked for 2000 USD. Our friend had to sleep in Split and join us the day when we left the ranch. But very careful and avoid this place !
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rachel N wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our brief stay at Linden Tree was heaven. Everything about this place is special, from the ethereal grounds to the staff who feel like old friends. Bruce, Ben and the team were the penultimate hosts, anticipating our needs before we even knew we had them! Highlights included the amazingly fresh homemade food and delicious wine; the very relaxing hot tub; Wonder, the most energetic dog in the world; and a karaoke stage set up outside for us one evening. The real cherry on top was the morning horse ride that culminated in a champagne brunch with the most stunning view imaginable, high up in the mountains. The positive and deeply thoughtful energy Bruce and his colleagues bring really permeates every aspect of Linden Tree, making it an unforgettable and very special experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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M.C. wrote a review Aug 2021
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We recently stayed at Linden Tree Ranch and it was simply an amazing holiday. We were warmly welcome by our hosts and instantly fell in love with the place, staff and animals (Wonder, Lenny and horses of course). The food was fantastic too. We were all spoiled and our children always felt special. Our super energy driven family always had something exciting to do and a great place to decompress too. We stayed a full week and we can actually say we were all a bit sad to leave. Megi is such a warm person and a great chef of course. She tailors the menu to her audience and we enjoyed every single bite. Alex you were amazing too, the ultimate girl scout in all of us! You have energy to keep everyone happy! Ben our children love your activities too and it was lovely chatting with you as well, thanks for taking care of our lovely stay too. Sammy, thanks for all the great care and fantastic lunch at our lake and canoe day! Last but not least, Bruce you are the soul and heart of this magical place. Thank you for making our stay just perfect and for sharing some of your amazing stories with us. We always felt we wanted to keep you at the table just a bit longer to ask you just one more question. Thank you for creating such a fantastic place to enjoy and relax. And also for surrounding yourself by incredible people to keep your philosophy all throughout your ranch. We hope to be back as soon as possible!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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CroatiaLika-Senj CountyVelika Plana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch have airport transportation?
Yes, Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla (9.6 miles) and Memorial House - Dr. Ante Starcevic (9.8 miles).
Does Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.