Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is a private and exclusive retreat and guest ranch in the Velebit mountain. It is the only genuine working guest ranch in Croatia, surrounded by 2 million acres of UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. Intimate and very private, the guest ranch offers a wide range of first class eco-adventures, superbly blended with casual elegance and quaint amenities.
Owned by the incredibly welcoming Yerkovich family, their mission has been to create an authentic ‘old west’ ranch that is in complete harmony with its surroundings. The ranch was born from a vision to build a sustainable wilderness retreat that demonstrates and respects the land, people and wildlife of Velebit. The Yerkovich family now live in, own and manage the ranch from where they primarily operate horseback riding and nature tourism activities.
This private and intimate sanctuary is packed with everything you would expect from an eco-adventure retreat including wood burning fireplaces, thick feather beds and flannel linen to keep the mountain lodges cosy at night. Guests can choose to sleep in either a wood-frame apartment or a beam-supported tepee. The 50-acre ranch is best known for its horse-riding, but there’s also lots of opportunity for walking, hiking, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, bear-spotting safaris and even informal dance nights. The Yerkovich family will custom design nature adventures to suit each guests' needs.
The restaurant serves seasonal organic food, sourced either from the nature or grown as part of their community-based projects.