Sri Lankan wood cabins for your next vacation

Fancy going on a quiet, romantic getaway away from the bustling city life? Thinking about escaping to the forest or the countryside and spend a few days in a wood cabin?

Wood Cabins are relatively a new trend in Sri Lankan tourism with many hoteliers have started building cozy and comfortable wood cabins targeted towards families and couples. Surrounded by woods, lakes, streams and green rolling hills, Wood Huts offer a sentimental gateway and a chance to experience a simple, rural lifestyle close to nature.

Different types of Mud Huts are built to accommodate families and couples and even very large groups. Clean, cozy and primitive, Even though Wood Huts seem simple from the outside, the interiors are designed with minimalist and classical charm.

1. Queens Wood Cottage – Nuwara Eliya

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If a cooler climate is your choice, there is no place better than Queens Wood Cottage. The cottage has free Wi-Fi and 24 hour room service. Surrounded by breathtaking landscape, the cottage is perfect for honeymooning couples.

2. Tree Tops Jungle Lodge – Buttala

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Described as elephant country, the surrounding countryside of Buttala is populated by elephants and other exotic creatures. This camping site is also surrounded by thick forests. The cabins are built high up from the ground to keep with an observation deck to observe the jungle.

3. Kumbuk River Eco-Lodges – Yala

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Kumbuk River Eco-Lodges has many types of holiday huts including wood huts, mud huts, and wood chalets. Their most famous and impressive hut is the Elephant Villa which is made in the shape of a giant elephant. Luxuries are limited but the atmosphere is quite breathtaking. Kumbuk serves traditional food cooked on fire stoves that give it a unique taste.

4. Polwaththa Eco-Lodges – Kandy

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Situated in the middle of a large coconut estate, Polwaththa Ego-Lodges provides all the facilities of a luxury hotel with a unique setting. Visitors can choose from wood cabins and mud cabins at very affordable rates.

5. Back of Beyond – Sigiriya

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Built within sight of the great fortress-rock of Sigiriya, Back of Beyond offers both traditional and modern wood huts for visitors hoping to spend a quiet weekend surrounded by nature. Visitors staying here can enjoy the countryside of Sigiriya with many activities including cycling and trekking.

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