A lot of hotels are making a push for sustainable practices to attract eco-minded clients and to take care of the environment. In fact, some hotels are even taking it to the next level by having their own produce-rich gardens and farms on their establishments. Here are five examples of hotels that will definitely give you that authentic farm-to-table experience.
The Lodge At Woodloch. Located in Hawley, Pennsylvania, this eco-friendly hotel boasts of its three lush green gardens so guests can be assured that fresh dishes are always served. Not to mention, the hotel also has a Healing Garden where various types of herbs are blended into natural oils and used for the hotel's spa treatments.
Blackberry Farm. This secluded and exclusive place in Walland, Tennesse, offers a countryside ambiance for guests most especially with its traditional agricultural practices. According to CNN, aside from growing its own fruits and vegetables on site, the resort also makes its own cheese. It's no wonder why its restaurant's menu won a James Beard Award.
Crosby Street Hotel. Found in the heart of the vibrant city of New York, this gorgeous hotel would surprise you with its leafy garden that's located on the 12th floor. According to Firmdale Hotels, its rooftop garden supplies the hotel with fresh vegetable and fruit produce like tomatoes, squash, herbs, watermelons and blueberries.
Congress Hall Hotel. At Congress Hall, guests don't only eat fresh dishes but they also get to visit the farm itself which is just a mile away from the establishment. Located in Cape May, New Jersey, this hotel is in charge of the 62-acre Beach Plum Farm where can guests can also assist the staff harvest the local produce during seasonal festivals.
Chablé Resort and Spa. Get a glimpse of the Mayan culture here at Chablé Resort and Spa which is located in Chochola, Mexico. Native crops are being grown in the resort like squash and maize. It also practices traditional Mayan agriculture where guests can take part in blessing the harvest every morning.
Now that you know a few of these hotels, you might want to consider visiting them. It's really nice to stay at hotels that grown their own food because not only do you get to eat fresh dishes but you also help the local community thrive.