Stay Responsibly, Sleep Locally

Stay Responsibly, Sleep Locally

Many Shades of Local Eco-Stay Experiences

For eco-conscious travelers, there is a wide-range of local options - from small, to smaller, to very very small, from boutique hotels to wellness retreats - each offering a unique local experience. By staying at a locally owned ecolodge you can not only support the local economy and avoid the economic "leakage" of your travel dollars, but also enjoy a more authentic flavor of the destination you're visiting.


Use TIES Member Search to explore eco-stay options, find ecolodge examples and tips on our blog, and check out our Pinterest collection of amazing ecolodges from around the world!


As with all other aspects of your eco-travel planning, we encourage you to do your homework, learn as much as possible about the places you are staying at, and be sure to ask questions and share your comments!


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#TravelChoice Stories: Unique Local Hotels & Green Lodges

Travel Choice

The Yangshuo Farmhouse: From Mud and Brick to Comfort and Sustainability


An Ecolodge in Dominica Uses Homestays to Further Benefit Its Community


Peru community-based ecotourism experience at Casa Matsiguenka Lodge, Manu National Park



Featured Member: Borneo Eco Tours & Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Eco Tours & Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Ecotourism Specialist in Malaysia: Borneo Eco Tours, Sukau Rainforest Lodge


Green Stays & Responsible Travel: River Cruises, Wildlife Tours and More


Giving Back: Borneo Ecotourism, Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society



Overheard on Twitter


Lapa Rios Ecolodge set out to protect some of the last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica (@zeitzfoundation)


Meet the founder of Hostal Familiar Las Granadillas - an ecolodge in Ecuador that caters for tourists w/ disabilities (@RnfrstAlliance)


Joy's Camp in Kenya is helping travelers "pack for a purpose" for Kachuru Primary School! (@PackforaPurpose)

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