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Natural Retreats is your guide to life’s most amazing experiences. We stop at nothing to deliver the great outdoors in the way it's meant to be experienced, shared, and remembered—whether it’s uncovering breathtaking destinations, creating custom travel adventures, or offering on-location support that allows our guests to maximize every minute of their stay.

The power behind what we do is our Xplore team of travel experts. These individuals (yes, they’re real humans), are just a call, click, or chat conversation away from offering custom, insider knowledge during each step of your journey. They’ve spent time at our destinations, stayed at our retreats, eaten at local restaurants, and scouted out the best experiences and things to do. They can make your getaway easier by arranging local transportation, stocking the refrigerator to fit your needs, and booking local services, like Ski Butlers. They’re stationed on the ground at each of our destinations to greet you when you arrive, help you make your getaway more memorable, and smooth any snags along the way.

Explore

Source the most stunning locations

Dream

Create memories that will last a lifetime

Discover

Forge connections to the world's wonders

Our Story

When Matthew Spence founded Natural Retreats, he wanted people to create memories in nature like the ones he had as a child visiting Yellowstone National Park.

What started as a few luxury lodges in the Yorkshire Dales coupled with a desire to provide guests with memorable experiences, is now a unique travel and leisure company that spans over 30 destinations in the United States and Europe. We give people the chance to discover some of the world’s most beautiful natural settings in homes and resorts worthy of your vacation time. With a team that is passionate about our mission, we are constantly searching for new locations and opportunities for exploration, to curate truly unforgettable experiences.

Our Xplore team members are here to make your stay unforgettable

Jess

US Xplore Team

“I get so excited for our guests when they book their vacations because I’ve been there and I know just how much fun is in store.”

Jess has 3 years of experience in the travel and outfitting industries and has traveled extensively in the US and Europe. She loves kayaking, hiking, and exploring as much of the world as she can. She vows to never stop exploring!

Stephen

South Fork Lodge US Xplore Team

"My happy place is South Fork Lodge. The fishing is top notch and the atmosphere at the lodge in the evenings can't be beat."

Stephen spent the past summer at the South Fork Lodge with his dog and best friend Bert –he truly cherishes this unique fishing haven. Stephen prides himself in living a life of adventure, and some of his passions are the outdoors, fellowship, and fly-fishing. He is excited to help you 'Live the Dream'!

Nicole

US Xplore Team

"From the adventurer to the romantic, with such a diverse portfolio of gorgeous destinations, Natural Retreats has something for everyone."

Nicole has always loved to travel, spending time oversees for 2 summers in high school. She holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a concentration in Tourism and Recreation Management. She has worked in Bellagio, Italy, for a summer where she became a certified Sommelier, and took her skills to Napa, California, where she worked at wineries for 3 years. Naturally she loves wine, but also has an affinity for animals, national parks, hiking, and trips to exotic places.

Rebecca R

Europe Xplore Team

I love getting out & about sampling local produce & finding the unknown treasures in a location - our properties in Rock and North Cornwall are perfect for that.

Becca has been at Natural Retreats since 2015 and really enjoys curling up in front of the log burning fire with amazing sea views at Natural Retreats John O’Groats.

Drew

Xplore Team

Growing up in Nashville, the Great Smoky Mountains have been a longtime getaway for me. I love the breathtaking views and fun of Dollywood. The Smokies are definitely my 'go to' place for tranquility and adventure.

Having worked sales and hospitality for 9+ years, Drew loves to travel and visit new places with his son and favorite travel companion, Dallas.

Blair

US Xplore Team

"Customizing dream vacations and sharing my love of the outdoors each and every day brings an indelible smile to my face."

Blair spent 2 years in the educational travel market working with universities on their short term study abroad before joining Natural Retreats. She enjoys traveling to new destinations, skiing, and college basketball.

Greg N

Xplore Team Member

"One of my favourite things is our pet-friendly policy. It's wonderful that the whole family is invited on our getaway."