Premier Cowboy Trail Horseback Riding in Croatia Gospic, Croatia
The Ranch is an intimate sanctuary within Velebit Mountain, UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. Our activities are carefully chosen to facilitate your inner processes, liven your spirit and engage your body.

Surrounding Area

A horseback riding vacation at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch will, without a doubt, be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Our wranglers at the Ranch are well versed in Natural Horsemanship and love sharing their passion for horseback riding with guests of all different experience levels. From our typical 2-hour trail ride to our all-day rides, you are bound to never tire from the stunning Velebit Nature Park, UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve, which totals over 250 000 hectares. If trail riding is not quite your calling, we have the answer for that as well. We proudly offer a multitude of lessons, workshops and clinics back at the ranch, from colt starting to horsemanship workshops.
No matter how much or how little experience you may have, all riders go through a brief orientation before getting on their horse. This helps bring horses back into our minds, and allows us to begin our journey to becoming better riders. One of the most important aspects of horseback riding at Linden Tree is woven throughout our entire horse program: Natural Horsemanship. Although the term itself is often overused and misunderstood, we relate this closely with what we consider our own variation, Linden Tree Horsemanship. What this means to the guest is that the experience is bound to go far beyond that of a typical head-to-tail ride. Your understanding of communication between yourself and your horse is what will be not only discovered, but also advanced and understood. It is again one way that we are able to take your horseback riding experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

Accommodations

ACCOMODATION FACILITIES

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is an ideal place for adventurous people 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. The Ranch is completely immersed in the wilderness, with the steady hum of nature all around. Our secluded hideaway is set on 25 hectares of private pastures and forests nestled inside 250 000 hectares of UNESCO Biosphere reserve.

Accommodations are in harmony with the best of ranch living and feature amenities where guests can relax after experiencing a day of horse riding in Croatia and adventures in wilderness. Our diverse selection of accommodation facilities offers the fulfillment of all types desires and preferences in terms of the ideal and harmonic holiday in nature.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCOMODATION FACILITIES OFFERED ON OUR RANCH:

Distinctive accommodations include rooms, suites, chalet and cowboy tipis. They all feature beds dressed with soft linens, private baths (tipi bathrooms are detached), porches and mountain views. With Studio, Saloon, Secret Garden and pool, there's plenty of indoor and outdoor space for guests to spread out comfortably.

Map & Directions

Velika Plana 5, Gospic, Croatia 53213
Points of Interest
Cowboy Trail Horseback Riding in Croatia
Velika Plana 5, Gospic, Croatia

Nearby Attractions and Services

DistanceDescription
20 kmNikola Tesla birth place
50 kmKuterevo bear orphanage
53 kmJablanac beach and fishing town
125 kmHistorical city of Zadar
78 kmPlitvice Lakes National Park
22 kmSjeverni Velebit National Park
115 kmPaklenica National Park

Rates & Availability

Date
LowHighNotes
Bear Cave


160€
Wrangler


90€
Dancing Moon


360€
Ponderosa


100€
Stella


300€
Luna


280€
The Loft


240€
Lakota


220€
Buffalo Lodge


400€
Sweet Grass


200€

Standard Rate

In our standard rate we included so many extras to give you and your family a straightforward plan, where you have bed & breakfast and all of our self-guided activities and amenities of the Ranch available to you at no extra cost. This way you can focus on enjoying your time at the Ranch rather than occupying your mind with add-on costs. This plan is most popular with families and individuals who make the Ranch their home for a duration of their visit to Croatia, since it allows them a freedom to explore all but most distant corners of the country, while returning for a relaxed evening at the ranch. If you want to enjoy Adriatic coast but want to avoid bugs, humidity and crowds, this plan is a perfect fit for you.

Included in our Standard Rate:

Unique lodging accommodation with the finest amenities and daily housekeeping, including keeping the woodstoves burning on cold days.
Sumptuous breakfast in the Saloon.
Children 3 years and younger stay completely free at the ranch. Free scheduled pony rides for children 9 and under.
Unlimited assorted beverages and snacks available in the Saloon throughout the day.
Access to hot tub, private movie theatre, book, DVD and CD library, board games, archery range, trampoline, cricket, badminton and volleyball fields, mountain bikes, cross-country skis, children’s sleds, riding helmets, cowboy hats, rain coats, wellington boots, hiking poles, peace pipe ceremony, camp fire nights and live entertainment.
Free satellite Wi-Fi, valet parking, downloadable GPS maps for trail hiking, mountain biking and geocaching.
Additional cost items include lunch and dinners, bar drinks, premium wines and spirits, guided and private activities, park admission fees, transfers from Gospic bus and train terminals, travel insurance, occupancy tax, nature conservation fee (6%), community development fee (6%) and Linden Tree educational fund (4%).

Standard Rate

In our standard rate we included so many extras to give you and your family a straightforward plan, where you have bed & breakfast and all of our self-guided activities and amenities of the Ranch available to you at no extra cost. This way you can focus on enjoying your time at the Ranch rather than occupying your mind with add-on costs. This plan is most popular with families and individuals who make the Ranch their home for a duration of their visit to Croatia, since it allows them a freedom to explore all but most distant corners of the country, while returning for a relaxed evening at the ranch. If you want to enjoy Adriatic coast but want to avoid bugs, humidity and crowds, this plan is a perfect fit for you.

Included in our Standard Rate:

Unique lodging accommodation with the finest amenities and daily housekeeping, including keeping the woodstoves burning on cold days.
Sumptuous breakfast in the Saloon.
Children 3 years and younger stay completely free at the ranch. Free scheduled pony rides for children 9 and under.
Unlimited assorted beverages and snacks available in the Saloon throughout the day.
Access to hot tub, private movie theatre, book, DVD and CD library, board games, archery range, trampoline, cricket, badminton and volleyball fields, mountain bikes, cross-country skis, children’s sleds, riding helmets, cowboy hats, rain coats, wellington boots, hiking poles, peace pipe ceremony, camp fire nights and live entertainment.
Free satellite Wi-Fi, valet parking, downloadable GPS maps for trail hiking, mountain biking and geocaching.
Additional cost items include lunch and dinners, bar drinks, premium wines and spirits, guided and private activities, park admission fees, transfers from Gospic bus and train terminals, travel insurance, occupancy tax, nature conservation fee (6%), community development fee (6%) and Linden Tree educational fund (4%).

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

Amenities

Linden Menu - our Food

Every morning as a wisp of smoke escapes through the chimney, aroma of freshly brewed oriental coffee greets guests to our dining room. Inside country charm meets eco-friendly chic where locally made wooden tables and hand-hewn beams add to the ambience. We believe your vacation at our ranch is more than just a vacation, it is a culinary getaway of the high order.

Our food has been called "soul food" and designated as "cooked with love." It is best described as a Croatian mosaic of world flavours - a sensational fusion of Mediterranean dishes plated with international flare. Everything we serve is prepared fresh from scratch the same day in our open country kitchen, using the very best ingredients. We have a daily set menu in keeping with what's seasonal from our suppliers and available at the ranch or locally.

Special guest needs

It is helpful for us to know in advance of any restrictions, allergies, or special medical conditions, so that we can best serve you. Our modern natural cuisine favors reduction sauces over cream-based, vegetable-based broths over meat stock, organic ingredients over conventional, and a light healthy (and incredibly delicious) style of cooking.

UNDER THE STARS

Dining in one of our accommodation facilities, in-suite and alfresco dining in the meadow or on a private balcony is a special treat for couples taking romantic holidays, for anniversary celebrations and for honeymoon vacations.

We enrich your dining experience with edible flowers, herbs and wild berries harvested from the woods.

Business Facilities
  • Internet Access

General
  • Reservations Required

Hotel Amenities & Service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast - Available
  • Children's Area
  • Laundry Available
  • Parking - Available
  • Parking - Free
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service - Available
  • Shuttle Service - Available

Leisure Amenities
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool

Room Amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe

Rooms/Suites

Buffalo Lodge is Built in 1924, this mountain cabin offer 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. The Buffalo Lodge features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and a kitchen. It can accommodate up to 6 people. Self-catering or personal chef service are possible in the lodge.

Dancing Moon is an apartment with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room with a terrace. It can accommodate up to 6 people. With cast iron wood stove for cozying up in front with a good book on a chilly evening, Dancing Moon is a perfect winter getaway. Because it sits very close to our tack room and riding area, the terrace offers front-row seats to horse action. Self-catering or personal chef service are possible in the apartment.

The Loft is a deluxe suite that consists of a large bedroom with sitting area, bathroom and terrace. It can accommodate up to 3 people. Wood for building the Loft, as well as all our units, 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 this charming dwelling.

Stella, named after one of our young mares, consists of a master bedroom and full bathroom. In building our casitas we took great care and consideration for the people with special physical needs. Therefore, both exterior and interior are designed on a single level which enables unobstructed movement for persons that have problems with staircases.

Luna is named after one of our two young mares. It consists of a master bedroom and full bathroom. In building our casitas we took great care and consideration for the people with special physical needs. Therefore, both exterior and interior are designed on a single level which enables unobstructed movement for persons that have problems with staircases.

Lakota: Being inside a tipi is living a step closer to nature. During the day, a tipi has a mellow, even illumination. 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.
Guests staying in the tipi have their own detached private bathroom conveniently located within meters from the tipi. Bathroom is fully equipped with hot-water shower, toilet, bathrobes and toiletries.

Ponderosa: Our single en-suite room Ponderosa will cradle you with its carefully appointed furniture, feather bed, massage shower, 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. The room has its own private bathroom, as well as a private porch with view over the valley where you can wash down trail dust with a cold beer, while watching evening settle down.

Sweet Grass: Our double en-suite room Sweet Grass will cradle you with its carefully appointed furniture, feather bed, massage shower, 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. The room has its own private bathroom, as well as a private porch with view over the valley where you can wash down trail dust with a cold beer, while watching evening settle down.

Wrangler: Our single en-suite room Wrangler will cradle you with its carefully appointed furniture, feather bed, massage shower, 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. The room has its own private bathroom, as well as a private porch where you can wash down trail dust with a cold beer, while watching evening settle down over the valley.

Bear Cave: Our double en-suite room Bear Cave will cradle you with its carefully appointed furniture, feather bed, massage shower, 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. The room has its own private bathroom, as well as a private porch where you can wash down trail dust with a cold beer while watching evening settle down over the valley.

Services Offered

Adventure activites on our Ranch:

At Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, we've become famous for horse riding in Croatia but that isn’t the only activity in which you can enjoy during your stay at our ranch, there is still room for a variety of outdoor activities. Our activities are carefully chosen to facilitate your inner processes, but also to liven your spirit and engage your body. Therefore, helping you reach that much needed balance and serenity, often forgotten valuables in our busy everyday life

Gold Panning
Archery
Shooting Sports
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Swimming
Road Trips
Cinema
Dance Night
Storytelling Night

Policies & Restrictions

Is deposit needed to secure my reservation?
A 35% deposit of the base cost is required to confirm your reservation. Your reservation is confirmed upon receiving your deposit. If a reservation is made within 60 days of your stay, a 75% deposit is required. For final payment, while present at the ranch, we accept cash, Visa, Amex, Diners or Master Card. We also offer 12-month payment program for American Express and Diners car holders, should it be more practical for you to pay for your vacation over a period of time.

What is your sales policy?
Prepayment of 35,00% required for booking, balance due on departure
Check-in time is after 15:00 on arrival day
Check-out time is before 11:00 on departure day
Late check-out may result in extra charge
The final accounts settlement is due at check-out
Note that children aged 4 and older are charged the adult rate. Please include them in the number of adults
The prices stated are an approximation only
Should you wish to cancel or modify an existing reservation, please contact our reservation office
The Ranch reserves the right to reject, cancel or modify reservation where it appears that the above contain or have resulted from a mistake or error

What is your cancelation policy?
Cancellation notification must occur at least 61 days prior to your arrival date to receive refunded payment. A 10% fee of your total reservation amount will be non-refundable. Cancellation notifications occurring less than 60 days prior to arrival are not eligible for a refund. Reservation reductions such as party size or duration will not receive rate adjustments prior to 60 days of arrival. A 10% service charge of the total reservation will be charged for any date change made within 60 days of arrival. The reservation will be held by 24:00, on arrival date. In case of no show, we will apply a cancellation fee of 100,00 % of reservation value.

Does the Ranch allow pets?
Yes, Linden Tree is a pet-friendly. Well-mannered, people-friendly dogs will enjoy the endless trails, dips in the river and fresh mountain air. The pet rate is €20 per pet, per night. We will ensure accommodations are equipped with pet bowls, plastic bags for clean-up and a comfortable place to rest sleepy heads. Leashes may be encouraged in outdoor common areas. Please be aware of wildlife when bringing pets to the Ranch. Pet care services are available. Hourly rate applies. Pets cannot participate in some of the activities. Most notably, for safety reasons, dogs cannot be taken on horseback rides.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is located inside Velebit Mountain, specifically inside Velebit Nature Park which, in 1978, was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The spirit of the Biosphere Reserve governs Retreat & Ranch operations and forms the backbone of all policies and sustainable development. Linden Tree is committed to exist in Velebit Mountain in an entirely sensitive and environmentally sustainable manner. To that extend we are developing a concept that puts human in a center of attention in order to create a balanced and integrated living systems for all creatures. We call this concept CIDER, which is an acronym for Community, Integrity, Development, Evolution and Responsibility

Other Information

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is situated in a valley at the base of Velebit Mountain, inside Velebit Nature Park, UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve. Driving distances from major cities and tourist sights are approximately:
1 hour from Zadar and Plitice lakes
2 hours from Zagreb and Split
3 hours from Rijeka
5 hours from Dubrovnik and Istria
7 hours from Vienna and Venice

Advertiser

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch  (View Profile)
Welcome to Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch. The Ranch is an intimate, luxurious private sanctuary of 50 acres nestled within the Velebit Mountains, UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. The ranch is Croatia's premier horseback riding destination that will appeal to those seeking eco-holiday retreat. Our Buffalo Dining Room serves seasonal, organic and sustainable foods. Our custom designed 1st Class nature adventures can be enjoyed by the whole family. Wood burning fireplaces, thick feather beds and flannel linens keep our mountain lodges cozy making the Ranch suitable for winter snow-filled getaways. Nikola Tesla's birthplace and museum is an easy bike ride from the ranch while Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, the Adriatic Coast and other Mediterranean attractions are within an hour or two drive of Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch.


Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch


Listing # RA-1284991
Starting at:
USD $99.00 per night

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