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Green hotels

#96-99: Green hotels hit the mainstream

City hotels have been jumping on the green thing for years, but it’s bigger than that now. With eco-friendly inns popping up all over the place, this is no longer an urban thing—it’s, well, just the way it is out here.

96 | Park Hotel, South Lake Tahoe, CA: Comfy reclaimed-wood furniture and recycled Doug fir walls, covered in craft newspaper, are a warm welcome back from the slopes. From $189;

97 | The Oxford Hotel, Bend, OR: Silver tree stumps and cork floors merge rustic with cool. Explore on cruiser bikes, then snuggle under duvets made of recycled plastic. From $189;  

98 | Gaia Shasta, Anderson, CA: Watch swans and koi swim in the lake surrounded by leafy native plants. Inside, tubular skylights bring the sunshine in. From $89;

99 | Hotel Terra, Jackson hole, WY: A chic mountain resort (pictured) with eco tours of Grand Teton National Park, and plush organic mattresses. From $319;  


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