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Once you’ve stayed at Ian Anderson’s you’ll get an email from them once a month….for the rest of your life. That’s the downside to booking here. But there are many upsides, not the least of which are the proprietary tours that are offered only by this resort on land they own (including an extraordinary spelunking adventure during which participants climb several waterfalls). Originally a rustic camp for hard-core adventure travelers, Ian Anderson’s has become an upscale destination hotel, and one that’s beloved by families: most of the rooms have bunk beds, along with luxe king- and queen-sized beds. Set on the banks of the Caves Branch River amid dense forest, the resort offers 5 categories of lodgings, the most luxurious of which are the jungle suites and bungalows. Set on a hill looking out into the tree canopy they’re plushly woodsy with large, screened-in verandas, and a beautiful shower with a large (screened) window opening up to the forest. A 3-night minimum stay is required, and most book a package that includes activities and meals. The resort sits in the middle of a massive private nature reserve; it’s actively involved in local conservation programs.