The Eco-Nest


Forest Knolls, California, United States


The Eco-Nest offers a variety of green attributes as detailed below. In order to appear on our site, a hotel must possess at least 10 green attributes, so this puts The Eco-Nest in good company. The more green features a hotel has, the higher the green leaf rating up to a maximum of seven green leaves. To get more information on The Eco-Nest and to book a room at the best Internet prices, just click on the orange Website button above! Why book direct?

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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


Environmentally friendly materials were used to build this hotel. And great care is taken to keep the indoor air quality high -- no scented products, no shoes that bring outdoor pollutants and dirt in, and all natural decor.

This hotel is adjacent to open space, forest, a state park, and a national park. The valley they are in is an organic farming center.


Wonderful stay at an organic/sustainable small BnB with organic mattress, organic bedding, organic towels. They even have silk curtains and bedspread dyed without chemical dyes. Floors were bamboo with a few 100% organic wool and cotton area rugs. Bedding comforters are organic wool and organic cotton covers. Bathroom and shower are tiled. All environmental fragrance-free cleaning products. Organic food and snacks. HEPA/carbon all metal air purifier. HEPA/miele vacuum. Safe for guests who have chemical sensitivities. Very little plastic - even the trash cans and recycle bins are metal. Organic coffee and tea with all kinds of things like hemp, soy, almond, rice and organic grassfed milks, organic grassfed local cheese, organic fruit, bulk Dr. Bronner's soaps in the shower, low flush toilet, reminders about water usage, great views, walk out the door to hiking trails, in nature, nice artwork from local artists, library of books on sustainability and eco-living, recycle bin in the room, reminders to keep lights off when not in use, etc. Fabulous small place big enough for one couple, with a room to use for conferences. No wifi, but Internet with cable. No smart meter - so pretty safe from electro-magnetic fields too. Love this place. Did hiking, bicycling, organic cheese tasting, wine tasting, national forest hiking. Will come back. Highly recommended.

January 2012

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