Celebrate National Parks Week with Natural Retreats
Our love of the National Parks is at the core of who we are at Natural Retreats. We carefully select our destinations within close proximity to some of the country's most stunning locations to provide our guests with one-of-a-kind experiences. The love and respect we have for our parks is always top-of-mind to ensure we are creating an opportunity for travelers to connect with one another and the beautiful outdoors.
Natural Retreats has evolved since its inception, but the company-wide love for the National Parks has remained consistent. Each year, the National Park Service holds a weeklong celebration of events, programs, and activities in parks across the country, and we are excited for what is to come this year. Be sure to mark your calendar for April 16 through the 24 and choose your favorite park to join the festivities.
Unsure of which park to explore? Our team weighed in on their favorite National Parks to help spark some inspiration:
Grand Teton National Park, Idaho
"I was lucky enough to spend a summer working at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and quickly fell in love. I love how diverse the park is—you can hike up a mountain, through a meadow, or take a boat ride on one of the lakes, all in the same day. Animals truly roam free and the views are stunning. It’s one of my bucket list goals to hike to the top of Grand Teton!"
Nicole, Systems and Channel Manager
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
"Rocky Mountain National Park is my favorite way to experience the mountains of Colorado. With countless trails, fresh mountain air, and Bear Lake, there's no better way to spend the weekend in the Rockies!"
Zach, Business Development Marketing Manager
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
"Capitol Reef National Park is a place I come back to time and time again. The Park is the second largest in Utah and has so many diverse landscapes and activity options. Between slot canyons, arches, unique rock formations, and stunning vistas it's by far one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. I find that this park gets passed over in favor of Arches or Zion quite a bit, but I think it has even more to offer than both of the above; plus, it's often not as crowded. If you're planning on making a trip to Utah make sure Capitol Reef is one of your stops."
Libby, Senior Digital Asset Manager
Mammoth Caves National Park, Kentucky
"Growing up in Indiana, I was always surprised by how many caves systems were in the Midwest. Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky was a must-see experience for me—especially because I love bats. Journeying into the cave on a tour was one of the most exhilarating and terrifying things I've experienced."
Sam, Senior Content Specialist
Yosemite National Park, California
"Yosemite is such a magical place! My best friend and I took a trip to Mammoth Lakes and ventured out to Yosemite to hike Glacier Point. It was my first trip to the West Coast and I remember that I couldn't stop commenting on how impressively large the mountains and trees were. I still stand by my thought that photos just don't do it justice; it's a place you definitely need to see in person!"
Kaci, Senior Regional Marketing Manager
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
"One of the most peaceful National Parks I have visited, is Canyonlands. The way Canyonlands is organized, you feel like you have the place all to yourself. It's a vast red rock jungle gym that feels like a completely different world. The terrain has gentle slopes and offers surprises as you turn corners, descend from peaks, and pass through arch passageways."
Jessie, Creative Director
Grand Tetons National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Yosemite National Park
Canyonlands National Park