Accommodation & Facilities

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is an ideal place for adventurous travellers looking for something completely different— laid back environment with an authentic, intimate ambiance, truly your home away from home. In this gorgeous wilderness setting, we welcome only a select few guests at a time.

Accommodations feature the best of ranch living with finely appointed amenities to help guests relax after a day of horse riding and other activities.

Different types of accommodation facilities offered at the Ranch include rooms, suites, chalet, lodges, river tents and Native American tipis. They all feature beds dressed with soft linens, private baths (river tents have detached bathrooms), porches and mountain views. With Studio hall, Saloon, the Square, hot tub, swimming pool, archery range, horse riding arena, tack room, two creeks and a river, there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor space for guests to spread out comfortably. We design our facilities for fun and relaxation in order to create peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and allow you to have an unforgettable vacation.

Unique accommodation

If you want to be as close to nature as you can and still have full comfort of a room? Choose between Lakota tipi or River tents.

Appointed luxury

We may be in the wilderness but we still pamper you. Full range of amenities is available to you.

Spirit of the Adventure

Being one with the horse, breathing scented mountain air and enjoying incredible vistas are guaranteed. Getting addicted to it – most likely.

Buffalo lodge

Built in 1924, this mountain cabin offers laid back country style luxury, old-fashioned charm and the rustic flavor of frontier living, all superbly blended with casual elegance. Restoration followed traditional construction techniques.

On the first floor sits bedroom, rustic bathroom with a two meter long soaking tub, living room, balcony overlooking the Square, private terrace with mountain views and kitchen. On the second floor, the Lodge is appointed with a luxury suite that includes a sitting area and separate bathroom. Designed to be reminiscent of Scandinavian wooden houses, its minimalistic clean lines with appeal to those seeking finer things in life. The Lodge can accommodate up to 8 people. Self-catering and personal chef service are available in the lodge. Read more…

Casitas

Casita Stella and Luna represent finest in the luxury outback living. In shape they are reminiscent of African mud huts to evoke the times of great expeditions. Inside finely appointed with handwoven middle-eastern wool rugs, handmade furniture, extra large duvets (to ensure you stay snug and warm at night), fine linens, embroidered ultra-fluffy towels and plush robes, slippers, hair dryer and natural amenities (shampoo, lotion, conditioner, cotton balls, q-tips). Each of them consists of master bedroom, working and reading area with cast iron wood stove for cozying up in front with a good book on chilly evening.

In building Stella and Luna we took great care and consideration for the people with special physical needs. Therefore, both exterior and interior Read more…

Casitas

Casita Stella and Luna represent finest in the luxury outback living. In shape they are reminiscent of African mud huts to evoke the times of great expeditions. Inside finely appointed with handwoven middle-eastern wool rugs, handmade furniture, extra large duvets (to ensure you stay snug and warm at night), fine linens, embroidered ultra-fluffy towels and plush robes, slippers, hair dryer and natural amenities (shampoo, lotion, conditioner, cotton balls, q-tips). Each of them consists of master bedroom, working and reading area with cast iron wood stove for cozying up in front with a good book on chilly evening.

In building Stella and Luna we took great care and consideration for the people with special physical needs. Therefore, both exterior and interior Read more…

En-suite rooms

Four en-suite rooms will give you maximum comfort with its carefully arranged interior in which every piece of furniture tells its own story. Two double rooms (Bear Cave, Sweet Grass) and two single rooms (Ponderosa, Wrangler) will cradle you with their carefully appointed furniture, feather beds, massage showers, uncluttered simplicity and above all nurturing silence as a result of natural, sheep’s wool insulation that is sourced from sheep herders in the valley. Wood for building doors, windows and furniture was sourced at the ranch as part of sustainable forestry program and it was built in collaboration with local carpenter. This way local people benefit from your stay in these small but beautiful dwellings. They come with private porches where you can wash down trail dust with a cold beer, while watching evening settle over the valley. Read more…

Lakota tipis

On the property there are genuine American Indian tipis made by Nomadics Tipi in United States that made tipis for Kevin Costner’s movie “Dances With Wolves”. Being inside a tipi is living a step closer to nature.

During the day, a tipi has a mellow, even illumination that has never been equaled in a house. When it rains, it is cozy and dry inside while the drumming of the raindrops overhead soothes the soul. At night, especially during the full moon, shadows of surrounding trees are painted on the cover of the wall and with clear skies, stars shine down between the poles. Read more…

Lakota tipis

On the property there are genuine American Indian tipis made by Nomadics Tipi in United States that made tipis for Kevin Costner’s movie “Dances With Wolves”. Being inside a tipi is living a step closer to nature.

During the day, a tipi has a mellow, even illumination that has never been equaled in a house. When it rains, it is cozy and dry inside while the drumming of the raindrops overhead soothes the soul. At night, especially during the full moon, shadows of surrounding trees are painted on the cover of the wall and with clear skies, stars shine down between the poles. Read more…

River tents

Newest addition to the distinctive array of guest ranch accommodations includes River tents—safari tents on the river bank. They all feature top grade cot beds dressed with the finest linens, amenities, private baths, and front porch rocking chairs to relaxe after a day in the saddle. They feature twin bed accommodation and enough room under the beds for your luggage. Read more…

Facilities

Saloon

Whether you want to join our family style dinner around a big table or you are looking for a quiet corner, you are in for a culinary treat. From pre-dawn until long into the night, the Saloon (a former horse barn), together with an adjoining Square is a hub of gentle and cheerful activity. It starts around 6 AM when the breakfast crew comes for their morning shift and sets a pot of cowboy coffee atop antique cast iron stove we affectionately call Dora. It continues throughout the day with the first class breakfast, lunch and dinners staged alfresco in the Square, whenever possible.

Hot Tub

Soak yourself in a traditional Japanese ofuro wooden tub heated by a woodstove, helping the Ranch to adhere to its commitment to a low carbon footprint. This ancient technique of immersion in hot water takes away tensions and stress, soothes muscle pains and stimulates blood circulation. Feel for yourself why soaking tub has been used by the different cultures for centuries to alleviate both physical and spiritual maladies. During evening enjoy stargazing from warm water with a glass of bubbly champagne or single malt scotch from our reserve list.

Swimming Pool

Freshen up after the morning horseback ride or chill out on a lounge chair and read your favorite book in the afternoon. The hangout spot for children and grown-ups alike. Kids love playing pool games like volleyball or water handball. During high season we organize a pool cocktail party once a week.

Riding Arena

Our outdoor riding arena is adjacent to the barn. This is where riding classes, horsemanship lectures and demonstrations are held. We train and exercise our horses on the soft grass of the arena and cowboy games are also organized here.

Equipond

Equipond is a specially designed training ground for horses to help develop their strength, ensure the fastest rehabilitation possible and enable horses to overcome a fear of water. It is great for riders too it shows how the horse will behave near the water and helps you learn how to calm the horse in the water.

Studio Hall

Honey-hued wood paneled walls embrace the great Studio room with rock encased wood stove, library and selection of fine Japanese artifacts. Space serves as yoga studio as well as cinema, workshop space, library and meeting hall.

The Square

The Square is a major meeting point at the Ranch. On one side sits the reception office. Across from it is the Saloon, from where gentle notes of country music keep coming from. On the northern side is the kitchen, where our delicious meals are prepared. Southside offers views of horse pastures. This is where dances are held, where you grab a beer after a horseback ride, or where you come to take a refreshing lunch before another dip in a swimming pool.

The Barn

Favorite hangout spot for wranglers and guests alike. All horse buzz happens here: feeding, grooming, saddling, introductory lessons. This is where our tack room and the activity room are located. You are bound to find a bunch of kids here, helping out our wranglers get horses ready from sun-up to sun-down.

Reception

Linden staff is knowledgeable about the area and always ready to help with whatever your needs are: arranging the transportation, organizing an activity, or sharing Linden stories as well as hearing yours from your latest horseback ride or Jeep drive you took. Your vacation with us is about making memories. Our job is to make sure those moments happen.

Luxury nature resort at the heart of the wilderness.

Experience authentic guest ranch and restorative retreat hidden inside UNESCO Velebit Mountain Biosphere Reserve, Velika Plana, Croatia. Home of a unique horsemanship, bespoke attention to comfort, service, sustenance, and transformative experience.

“Portal to what matters!" - D. Derifaj