Best Green Hotels: Algonquin Wilderness Eco-Lodge

Algonquin Wilderness Eco-Lodge  
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Moose viewing in the spring, skiing in the winter, leaf-peeping in the fall, and hiking in the summer are reasons to come to Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. With year 'round access you don't have a reason to not go.

With logging as its history, the establishment of the park in 1893 as a wildlife sanctuary was a bit of a surprise. It's become a much-studied area with lots of biological and environmental research.

Access to the hotel is via a leisurely 2.3 km trail (walk, cycle or ski), taking about 20 minutes; your luggage is transferred for you. This hotel is "off the grid": there is no external source of electricity or phones -- cell phones don't work either.

Note: Due to having no laundry facility, guests have to bring their own towels, sheets, and in the winter a sleeping bag; they qualify for a sheet and towel on the grounds that they don't change sheets and towels daily.

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