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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Bedrooms 1
Space 247 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Tipi Lakota - one unit (1 double bed)

On the property there are genuine American Indian tipis made by Nomadics Tipi in North America that made tipis for Kevin Costner's movie "Dances With Wolves". Being inside a tipi is living a step closer to nature.

During the day, a tipi has a mellow, even illumination that has never been equaled in a house. 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.

Tipi bathroom facilities

Guests staying in tipis have their own detached private bathrooms conveniently located within meters from their tipi. Bathrooms are fully equipped with hot-water showers, toilets, bathrobes and toiletries.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016

About Owner/Manager

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch was founded by Yerkovich family. It all started with Bruce Yerkovich who had a vision for a new sustainable wilderness retreat. His dream was to gently hew it out of the untamed landscape, with thoughtfulness and honor for the land, people and croatia wildlife, a vision that he continues to develop to this day. The result is an authentic 'old west' ranch that is in complete harmony with the surroundings. Today with his wife Megi and partners he shares wonders of it all with like-minded people from all around the world.

Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Owner/Manager chose Lika-Senj County

Amidst the foothills of the Velebit mountain lies a hidden valley full of natural beauty, history, culture and endless adventures. The name of the valley “Velika Plana” means the “Great Plain”, referring to the open plain of the valley, which despite being cradled by Velebit Mountain on all four sides, offers expansive views.

The original settlers, Illyrian tribe Japods, homesteaded Velika Plana around 8,000 B.C., and some ruins still remain in the valley. Up until 1960s population was on a steady rise and the valley was home to about 700 inhabitants, all small ranchers and farmers who carved this paradise out of the wilderness by modest tools and hard labor. Currently only 20 inhabitants remain in the valley, mainly elderly people.

People from all over the world venture here in search of peace, empty moments and unhindered contact with nature. Unique and authentic vacation in the magical landscape of the program offered by our ranch, leaves our guests breathless, and their reviews are composed only of praise, which makes us extremely happy. In this land of golden dreams and rolling pastures where horses graze freely and where meadows are filled with wildflowers, people, often unsuspected, encounter one thing they did not plan on meeting: themselves.

What makes this cottage unique

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is, we dare to say, the best destination in Croatian for horse riding holiday. Velika Plana valley is known as the natural haven characterized by its beautiful green landscapes and unique vegetation whose combination proved to be ideal for the creation of our ranch with the main activity being horse riding.

Natural resources and wildlife of Velebit mountain provide the opportunity for an unforgettable adventure holiday in Croatia. Although Croatia is best known as a summer holiday destination, more and more people are seeking escape from the crowds and traffic and searching for different active form of relaxation in nature.

Horseback riding skill has marked every civilization in the world in the past, making it a natural choice to become a main activity at our ranch. Our entire Linden team is made of true lovers of horses and all types of horse riding, which has directed us to the decision to offer our guests the possibility to experience an unforgettable connection with nature through mastering different riding skills. On our ranch there are no limits, only the freedom of choice.

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.

Thanks to our various offers of different horseback riding programs from our typical 2-hour trail ride to our all-day rides, you are bound to never tire from the stunning beauty of the Velebit Nature Park landscapes.

If trail riding is not the ideal type of Croatia holiday for you, don’t worry, we have something different planned for you. On our ranch we maintain various lectures and workshops for the gradual introduction to horseback riding from colt starting to horsemanship workshops, and for those eager for overcoming additional and different skills, we


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lika-Senj County in Croatia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 247 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom is detached from the Tipi
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
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.


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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Zadar- Zemunik
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Prizna- Žigljen
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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 prefer cash but do accept Visa or Master Card.
Cancellation - Policy & Date Change:
If you want to move your reservation to a later date, inside one calendar year from the original arrival date, and do so more than 30 days from your original arrival date, 100 € fee per person will apply. Remaining amount will be held on the account as a deposit. The annual rate increases apply.
If unable to rebook, want to cancel, or want to change your arrival date and do so 30 days or less from your original arrival date, total deposit is forfeited. Your reservation can not be prorated for an early departure. Upon receipt of your deposit, our cancellation policy will be in effect. A short operating season and a small number of accommodation units prevent us from making exceptions to this policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.