Press Release | June 12, 2019 | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Eagle Cottages at Gulf State Park is the newest member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World Program. Eagle Cottages becomes the 7th in the U.S. with only 55 lodges in the program worldwide.
The National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of Lodges that invite guests to discover some of the most treasured places on the planet while helping to protect those places for future generations. Each property is hand selected and must share a strong commitment to sustainable practices and to protecting natural and cultural heritage. The guest experience at each lodge must be intimate and exceptional while inspiring guests to connect with the destination in a meaningful way and also to play a part in safeguarding it for future generations.
Eagle Cottages at Gulf State Park is a collection of 11 cottages contributing to ADCNR’s commitment to define Gulf State Park as an international benchmark of environmental and economic sustainability demonstrating best practices for outdoor education, recreation and hospitable accommodations.
“I could not be more excited about Eagle Cottages becoming part of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection. This is an affirmation of Gulf State Park, the Department of Conservation and the State of Alabama. Teaming with National Geographic will help highlight the natural resources, culture and heritage of our state and it will benefit the people of South Alabama. National Geographic is a way to further expose all that we have to offer in Alabama including the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, the Red Hills Salamander habitat, the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge and many other unique treasures. Sustainable tourism is the fastest growing segment of tourism and will be a game changer for our state,” says ADCNR Commissioner Chris Blankenship.