Delta offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Zagreb, Croatia, with early September fares currently starting at $1,117 round-trip. Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is a two-hour drive from Zagreb. Linden can arrange for a pickup in Zagreb for about $148 per person. Or you can take a bus to the nearest town, Gospic, where someone from Linden will pick you up for $25.
WHERE TO STAY
Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch
Velika Plan 3, Velika Plan
Ranch retreat in the Croatian wilderness, with three four-person teepees for $110 (90 euros) per night, and two six-person lodges from about $185. Activities include horseback riding, hikes, mountain biking and mountain climbing. A two-hour horseback ride is $55; an entire day on a horse costs $160.
Meals are also extra, ranging from $6.20 to $18.50 per dish.