20 eco-friendly holiday homes in the wild

Source: Marleen Valdmaa

20 eco-friendly holiday homes in the wild

Green accommodation establishments in Estonia protect the environment by efficiently using water and energy, recycling, and offering a range of locally sourced goods and services. Some of the accommodations in this list are marked with the sustainable tourism Green Key label. Others are included on the Green Traveler list of recommended accommodations. All of them are located in the depths of Estonia's untouched nature, where you can disconnect, unwind, and recharge.

Maidla Nature Villa

A unique Nature Villa, located just 50 min drive away from Tallinn, awaits guests to have a private accommodation where they will experience stunning views in a cozy yet luxurious atmosphere like nowhere else. Through the historical park of Maidla manor, we guide you to our boutique Nature Villa that's surrounded by untouched nature. This modern glasshouse is specially made to merge into the wetlands and help you admire the surroundings in the best way possible. A night in Nature Villa includes delicious breakfast and a tour at Maidla Manor complex.

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Vihula Manor Holiday Village

We are located in the picturesque Lahemaa National Park in North Estonia, only an hour's drive from Tallinn. Vihula Manor Holiday Village has sports grounds, a watermill, a mini golf course, a windmill, a concert stage and several eateries. All, children and adults alike, can meet the wonderful animals living in Vihula Manor Eco-Farm. There is a children's playground in the courtyard of the farm with fun wooden animal-shaped swings, and exciting climbing and play structures. Kaval-Ants Forest has other adventurous options for children for playing and relaxing. The buildings are open to the guests of Vihula manor, as well as others.

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Päikese Holiday Home

Situated in the privacy of a forest on the Kuusnõmme peninsula, this cosy log home is the ideal place for a break in the middle of nature! The holiday home is open and full of light and comes with everything you need for a carefree holiday such as bed linens, towels, a dishwasher, a hairdryer, an iron, wood for the fire and more. The diverse natural environment, the stunning coast, the birdlife and seals, the hiking trails, and the fishing all make it a fascinating area, steeped in history. We are 6.5 km from the village of Kihelkonna and 40 km from the island's capital, Kuressaare. The holiday home is a great place to get away from your everyday concerns and really recharge your batteries.

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Haanjamehe Farm

Old Estonian-style farm is primarily designed for having a rest, celebrating festive occasions and spending leisure time in an interesting and sporty way. The farm complex consists of nine original farm buildings, which have been freshly and stylishly renovated. If you are looking for a quiet place to rest, far from the noise of the city, or wish to go for a hike in beautiful southern Estonian, then Haanjamehe Farm is perfect for you.

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Hekso treehouse

There is a special treehouse in Matsalu National Park. It's a nature observation hut located at the top of a tree. However Hekso is nothing like a traditional treehouse because it has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a modern kitchenette, a toilet, a bathroom, and views of nature. There is also a unique sauna. Spending the night in the modern treehouse is an unforgettable experience. Here you will feel as close to nature as possible while simply being, enjoying, and observing the environment around you.

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Kubija Hotel-Nature Spa

A wonderful little hotel in the middle of southern Estonia's pine forests is perfect to escape the noise of the city, take a rest from everyday hustle and bustle, take some time for yourself and enjoy the soothing diversity of nature. Kubija comes with a spa offering various treatments as well as indoor and outdoor saunas.

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ÖÖD Hötels Laheranna

ÖÖD Hötels Laheranna is an ideal holiday destination away from the capital. The mirror houses are located in the nature on the coast of Ihasalu Bay, surrounded by a beautiful pine forest, along with hiking trails, sandy beaches and sights – such as Jägala waterfall, which can be enjoyed within a cycling distance. You can enjoy beach views and wonderful sunsets.The ÖÖD house has everything you need for a holiday – a large and comfortable bed, a kitchenette with everything you need, a spacious terrace with a barbecue, a toilet and a shower room, a cosy interior and a wonderful panoramic view of nature. This is a place to spend a memorable night alone or in the company of someone dear to you!

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ÖÖD Hötels Rooslepa

ÖÖD Hötels Rooslepa is located in the wild forest of Western Estonia, where people can escape in search of privacy, quiet beaches, and lush nature. Rooslepa is known for the most beautiful beaches in Estonia and its location offers unforgettable sunsets. Rooslepa is one of the most popular places for surfing in Estonia. In addition, the dense forest is full of beautiful hiking trails. You have a small kitchenette, a large bed, a cosy interior, a terrace, a barbecue, and free parking. Here, worries disappear, you can get away from city noise, and spend a memorable night alone or with your loved one.

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ÖÖD Hötels Rannamõisa

ÖÖD Hötels Rannamõisa is an ideal holiday destination to get away from the capital. The mirror house is surrounded by a dense pine forest, where privacy is guaranteed. It is possible to go for a swim in the sea or lose track of time while enjoying the sunset. It has a small kitchenette, a large bed, a cosy interior, a terrace, a barbecue, and free parking. Forget about your worries and spend a memorable night alone or with a loved one. Nearby are Tilgu Harbour and Suurupi and Vääna-Jõesuu beaches which are known for their sandy beach and beautiful hiking trails.

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An ancient night at Preeriakoda

A night in an Indian tepee, keeping an eye on the crackling fire, looking at the starry sky through the smoke flaps, and hearing the sounds of the night through the tepee cover – forest sounds, the early-morning cheers of migratory birds, murmur of the river, and the frosty morning silence. It is a night like in ancient times – for couples, families, friends, and collectives.

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Pähkli Primeval Hut

If you are looking for something special, primeval and unique, this ancient sauna hut is the perfect place for you to spend a relaxed vacation in Hiiu County. The hut is made from large logs and has a thick sod roof. There is also a sauna. Pähkli Primeval Hut is suitable for families with children, as they can create their own fairy tale and go on adventures. We also have everything necessary for the parents to have a relaxing vacation. The hut has a kitchenette and a bonfire site in the garden. There are three cute alpacas in the courtyard. N.B. There is a clean dry toilet.

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Sambliku forest treehouse

Come and enjoy something extraordinary - a cosy accommodation in the trees, in the heart of a forest. Take a trip back to your childhood when you were climbing treehouses and make it a reality. The Sambliku forest treehouse offers private relaxation for up to two persons. The house has a small kitchenette, bathroom as well as a sleeping and relaxation area with a cosy fireplace. Outside, you can enjoy our terrace with beautiful views. To reach us, you have to walk 200 m of a curvy park road and cross a suspension bridge.The house also has a Finnish sauna for your private use. At a short drive away you will find the Metsanurme hiking trail, Keila river for swimming and several historic manors.

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Maidla nature villa Käbi

The unique hotel nature villa Käbi offers our guests a private specialty accommodation where you can experience amazing views in a cosy, yet luxurious and unique villa designed by architect Mari Hunt. The villa is located in Raplamaa, just a 50-minute drive from Tallinn. Inspiration for Käbi came straight from nature. The house could be considered a big brother of a pinecone thanks to the material of its façade. The outdoor jacuzzi is the thing that makes the experience even more unique. The night in nature includes a delicious breakfast and a tour in the Maidla manor complex.

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Üügumetsa treehouse

The spacious Üügumetsa treehouse with a view of the sea offers privacy, peace, and the authentic nature of Muhu Island.The house is located on the northern coast of the island in a forest of junipers and pines. Just a short walk away is the picturesque Üügu bluff and swimming areas. The house can accommodate a family with two children. The bedroom and the balcony offer a beautiful sea view over the tops of the trees. The living room extends to the terrace under the house, where there is also an outdoor kitchen. There is a newly completed separated washing room with hot water and a composting toilet. Two bicycles can be rented for exploring the whole island.

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Kuusiku Nature Farm

Lääne-Viru maakond, Ama küla

The small, cosy, and homely Kuusiku Nature Farm Guesthouse is located near Lake Viitna Pikkjärv, right on the edge of the beautiful Lahemaa National Park. We offer different kinds of accommodation: there are two rooms in the main building, as well as two superior apartments. All of them have bathrooms. The rooms are also suitable for people with allergies. Depending on the season, we also offer accommodation in the summer house, granary, and the first floor of the sauna. We offer catering to groups of 6–40 people if ordered in advance (50–80% of the food is green and the rest is local). Kuusiku Nature Farm offers traditional bread made with leaven!

Adami Country Guesthouse and Smoke Sauna Stay

Lääne-Viru maakond, Vainupea küla

Close to Vainupea beach in Lahemaa National Park, Adami Country Guesthouse is a welcoming homestead that comes complete with a smoke sauna! A lovely place for people seeking the tranquility of nature to get away from it all, the completely restored smoke sauna is perched on the picturesque banks of the Vainupea River.  Did you know...?: The Farmstead-stay price includes apartment accommodation (or forest studio accommodations in the summer), and the use of the smoke sauna for two people.

Nordicstay Noarootsi holiday houses

Lääne maakond, Paslepa küla / Pasklep

The unique and stylish Nordicstay Noarootsi holiday houses are located in a beautiful space in the middle of a pine forest. The houses are very comfortable and the interior incorporates Scandinavian design and is very bright and spacious. Both houses can accommodate five people. Ultra-comfortable sleeping quarters are built on the 'top' floor of the triangular houses under the roof. The windows offer a view of nature. The houses have a wood-heated sauna. The oven door works as a fireplace in the living room! You can use the hot tubs all year round. The spacious terrace has everything you need to have a barbecue and some relaxation. Resting here is an experience.

Nature Tours Estonia wetland tour and spending the night on a wild island

The hike takes us to the beautiful bog islands of the Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Reserve. We will spend the night on a secluded bog island in the middle of wild nature. We will prepare dinner with as many seasonal forest products as possible on a camping stove. We will then spend the night in tree tents. In the morning, we will have breakfast and hike back to the starting point. Throughout the hike, an experienced local guide will take care of you and introduce you to the surroundings. Included in the price is catering and accommodation in tree tents.Price for 1–4 people – 200 euros, each additional person 50 euros.  

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Peipsi Glamping

Tartu maakond, Metsanurga küla

Peipsi Glamping tents are luxurious, comfortable tents located in the most beautiful place near Lake Peipus – in the picturesque apple-tree garden of Metsanurga village, where you can enjoy a romantic holiday in any season! Everyone who appreciates closeness to nature, but at the same time enjoys comfort, is welcome here. The tent has a wide bed, a fireplace, and blankets and woolly socks. Each tent also has everything you need to prepare meals. Outside, there is a barbecue, table, and benches. There are also some games in the tents for cosy evenings.

Last updated : 07.09.2022

In category: For the green traveler, Nature & Wildlife