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8 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler Slideshow

8 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler Slideshow

Australia

With the friendliest of countrymen and a culture of adventure, Australia is a great destination for solo travelers. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, take in a concert at Sydney Opera House, relax on the beach, or explore the ‘food capital’ of Melbourne (munching on the likes of prawns, Bluefin tuna, and lobster). It is one of the top 20 safest countries in the world and, with no language barrier, is among the easiest to navigate. No traveler to Australia can exhaust the enormous list of activities, so boredom and loneliness prove near impossible here. Don’t forget to try toast with Vegemite for breakfast — a national treasure.

Norway

Scandinavians love Scandinavia — particularly when they’re showing you around and lauding the delicious food and fascinating cultural scene. Ranked ninth on the Global Peace Index, Norway is a must on any solo traveler’s to-do list. The country boasts 21 national parks, legendary fjords, and the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, and food-loving travelers should be sure to taste their distinctive cuisine from pinnekjøtt to Norwegian salmon and from rømmegrøt to reker.

Canada

The butt of jokes for years on end, our northern neighbor is a friendly, safe, scenic, and delicious one. No long-haul flights needed, solo travelers from the U.S. could use Canada as even just a weekend away. Vancouver’s outdoor markets and fresh seafood is but one part of the culinary landscape with Quebec’s poutine (pictured) rounding out more easterly offerings. It is the eighth safest country in the world and boasts a calendar chock-full of food, wine, and art festivals (not to mention an extensive list of outdoor activities) like the British Columbia Shellfish Festival, Mondial de la Bierre in August, the Niagara Ice Wine Festival, maple festivals, and a wild blueberry festival on Prince Edward Island.

Iceland

Iceland is known well for a few things, particularly as of late — you fly over it to get to continental Europe, they eat shark, and apparently they have very active volcanoes. What makes it so ideal for the solo adventurer, though, is their cool and welcoming culture, their unparalleled safety (ranked #1 on the GPI), raw and wild natural elements, unique activities (from thermal baths to the glaciers) and their outstanding cuisine. Dine on smoked lamb, one of over 80 cheeses made locally, tuck into one of a range of sausages, or sip on Icelandic akvavit.

Fiji

It’s easy to assume that an island of spectacular beauty like Fiji would be expensive, lonely for solo travelers, or both. Not so. Fiji is great for backpackers and travelers on their own for its inexpensive lodgings, welcoming locals, peaceful beaches, and mouth-watering tropical food. Great for diving, horseback riding on the beach, surfing, and learning to fire walk, Fiji has no lack of exploratory adventures. Island hopping also affords the opportunity to taste spicy island-style Indian food, fresh grilled seafood, and Fiji-style barbecue.

Singapore

With so many cultures and cuisines represented in Singapore, no solo traveler would be bored. Dinner in the Malaysian district one night could be followed by a sampling of food in the Chinese or Indian districts. Ranked the 24th safest country in the world, Singapore is an English-speaking country off the southern tip of Malaysia that has a wealth of food and culture to discover. The Singapore Food Festival is equaled only by the Singapore Sun Festival, and both celebrate food, wine, wellness, and culture of the nation. It’s also home to the Fountain of Wealth — a 216-foot wide fountain — named the largest fountain in the world.

Costa Rica

Adventurers of all kinds should experience Costa Rica, even if (or especially if) they’re on their own. The outdoor and water activities on offer in Costa Rica are too many to name (think zip lining, hot springs, hiking, white-water rafting) and its lush landscape is filled with beaches, rain forests, and volcanoes. Dining on simple Costa Rican cuisine of rice, beans, plantains, cheese, ceviche, and fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies will make you never want to come home. Animal lovers will particularly love this destination with opportunities everywhere to interact and support their natural environments.

Ireland

Ranked the 11th safest country, Ireland offers something for every kind of traveler from charming inns and castles to rugged mountains and from delicious fare to strong drinks. From Dublin to Limerick, there’s not only plenty to see, but plenty to eat and Irish locals are quick to dispel any preconceived stereotypes about shamrocks and such. Catch a rugby or football game with a pint in hand, snap photos of Kilkenny, or kiss the stone of Blarney Castle before tucking into some hearty cuisine like Irish stew, seafood pie, black pudding, or the classic soda bread.


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip


28 Off-the-Grid Destinations That Will Let You Get Away From it All

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.

A totally disconnected adventure into the middle of the woods is just about as liberating as it gets. Want to wake up at noon, and spend the entire day knitting scarves? Sure. How about pushing your boundaries by climbing boulders in the desert? You betcha. Whatever your cup of detox tea, these remote destinations allow you to unplug and revel in the wide-open country. Read on, and get ready to log off and reconnect with yourself this year.

"Peace of mind" and "Oregon" go hand-in-hand, but beyond hiking at Crater Lake and cruising along Portland's famous biking trails, Oregon is also home to some of the world's best camping. Leave your phone charger at home and cozy up at this Thousand Trails and Encore campground that's open year-round. No RV required pick your sanctuary: cabins, cottages, yurts, or a 170-square-foot tiny home, and immerse yourself in the best nature has to offer. Hike one of the 700 groomed trails, bird watch, rock climb, or simply meditate. P.S. You can also restore weary limbs at the club house's hot tub!

You may not think the Garden State has much to offer in the way of quiet, country retreats, but you'd be surprised. Less than two hours from both NYC and Philly, this bed and breakfast is perched upon 300 acres of farmland with four adorable, wooly sheep on hand to welcome you to your home away from home. Spend your days relaxing on the bucolic premises, take a class at Tullamore Farm Cooking School, or get lost in the stunning Wildflower Preserve at Bowman's Hill. Come evening, wind down with a stroll along the river or enjoy a relaxing Whirlpool bath as your in-room fireplace crackles.

Tell your friends and family members to forget about texting you for a few days: You can't get more off-the-grid than an island in a state park hideaway on Washington state's San Juan Islands. First up: disconnect from Facebook and reconnect with the wilderness, with five freshwater lakes and 30 miles of hiking trails right outside Leanto's glamping sites. Don't skip the sunrise yoga classes at the peak of the island's highest point, Mt. Constitution, or a sea kayaking experience. Feeling sluggish? Rosario Resort and Spa is less than a half-hour away, with therapeutic body wraps, healing stones, and an indoor saltwater pool you'll want to bring home as a souvenir.

There's nothing quite like desert magic to revive your outlook on life. And who said you had to leave Fido at home? This pet-friendly hotel lets you bring man's best friend along for some bountiful R&R, smack in the middle of Arizona's desert countryside. Bathe in the privacy of your patio or balcony, or venture around the beautifully manicured grounds (if you can pry yourself away from your room's airy cashmere blanket, that is). With only 12 rooms, the emphasis here is on you, so soak up every moment of independent bliss, especially the ones that involve lemon buttermilk pancakes, smothered with apples, bananas and cream.

When you're distracted by TV, ringing phones, work deadlines (and perhaps the pressing urgency of hungry kids), it's hard to be present. When you're climbing at West Virginia's celebrated Seneca Rocks in Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to be anything but. After a good climb, you'll be grateful for the comfort of The Graceland Inn (about 35 miles west from Seneca Rocks). But back to those rocks: The reward for experienced climbers who make it to the top is a sidewalk-wide peak, with drops 300-feet down on both sides. Not a climber? Try the 1.3 mile trail behind the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for views from the top of the rocks without actually, you know, climbing there, or head to nearby Mountain Rail Adventures for a train ride through the state's stunning landscapes.

We're calling it now: 2017 will be the Year of the RV (though really, isn't every year?). So it should come as no surprise that ever-hip Oregon has a one-of-a-kind resort setup in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country that consists of&mdashyou guessed it&mdashrefurbished vintage trailers, 31 to be exact. Laze in your truck's swanky terrycloth robe, de-stress in a hot tub (parked right outside your temporary home), or hop on your cruiser bike (again, conveniently parked right outside your home).

We'd be remiss if Alaska didn't make the cut on a list of the best off-the-grid vacations. We guarantee you'll be in awe of the Alaskan wildness and this magnificent bush camp for years to come. The "Alaska: A Bear Viewing and Wilderness Odyssey" safari takes you bear and whale watching, aboard a glacier and wildlife cruise, on a raft trip along the Kenai River, and more. Pro-tip: Put that camera down for a few seconds, or you may miss the sea lions and puffins.

If you're looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush when you disappear from it all for a few days, this is your spot. Rural enough that the website notes "don't trust only your GPS," this unique getaway is situated on the rim of the New River Gorge. Push your boundaries with whitewater rafting (all levels welcome), kayaking, rock climbing, and more. And don't leave without taking the wild cave tour, which inspires the most unexpected of zen moments &mdash crawling 120-feet underground amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. Extend your rugged adventure into the twilight hours with the property's on-site camping site or spring for a cabin or luxury vacation rental.

If you're struggling to decide between a guided backcountry adventure or dog sledding in the Granite State, rest assured that you can't go wrong either way. Just be sure to stay at this elegantly restored historic inn. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, take a calming stroll through the perennial gardens and then plop yourself down at the inn's distinctive Cave bar, a Prohibition-era speakeasy where stone and brick line the walls (and where stiff drinks line your stomach).

South Dakota is a place that feels like home, even if you've never been. You'll love the hinterland allure of State Game Lodge, set amidst the roaming bison and buffalo. It's hard not to call the lodge's open-air Jeep "Buffalo Safari" a bucket-list experience, but if you feel you need to up the ante, pair it with an authentic western Chuck Wagon Cookout, which comes with a heaping cowboy-worthy dinner, stellar views, and an old-fashioned hayride. Badlands National Park is just an hour away, so you can slip a second majestic park into your solo detox , too.

Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, and the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laid-back local activities. It's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).

Ah, the handsome grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take it all in while experiencing superb horseback riding, clay shooting, and Segway tour fun on this idyllic southern estate. Find inner peace on a self-guided tour of the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed gardens and grounds before attending a complimentary tasting (or two) at the Biltmore Winery (oenophiles may consider signing up for the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour). Perhaps our favorite way to explore this bucolic destination? A River Float trip, where the self-guided kayak ride proves a powerful antidote to. just about anything.

If you're primarily interested in sitting around, doing nothing but taking in views of glistening lakes, vibrant foothills, and awe-inspiring waterfalls with no plans to speak of, this is the spot for you. And if you decide to reserve a few more days to explore local caves or tour the historic Foreman Prairie House, that works, too. Just make sure to leave enough time to take a stroll among the wildflowers of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, before lazing around at Chickasaw Retreat's sauna and steamroom.

We promise: As soon as you enter Cross Ranch State Park, all your troubles will melt away. Make like Lewis and Clark (whose famed expedition once took them to this spot of untouched land by the Missouri River) and immerse yourself in nature's bounty by canoeing, kayaking, and hiking through river-studded forests. New to the park is Pretty Point Yurt, where you can reserve yourself a spacious yurt, complete with a riverside patio, for your go-ahead-and-do-nada enjoyment. And if you're a classic country music fan take note that every June the park also hosts a renowned bluegrass music festival on the premises.

This all-inclusive fitness and health retreat is the stuff wifi-free dreams are made of. Ease into your morning with a sunrise yoga class (the snow-capped peaks in the background will make you want to keep your eyes open during resting poses) before wandering the winding valley trails and lakeside paths. Want to bring your newfound clearheadedness home? Enjoy a variety of seminars (the guest limit is 16) that offer the tools you'll need to detox and destress even when your morning wakeup call isn't chirping mountain birdsongs.

Those stress management apps you downloaded? Pffft. They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of watching an orange-streaked sunset over Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park. In this oft-overlooked region of Virginia, crafternoon fantasies come to life: At Zekiah's Stained Glass, a workshop-meets-bed-and-breakfast, you get a two-day intensive in stained glass-making, along with breakfast, lunch and a room with a (creek or garden) view. Bookend your stained glass program with a day to enjoy Westmoreland State Park where you can stay in 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps-era cabins and beachcomb for sharks' teeth. Finally, experience the local wildlife (birds! butterflies! turtles!) by treating yourself to a day on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You'll hardly believe you're only 50 minutes southeast of Columbus when visiting this Henry-David-Thoreau-woulda-freaked Ohio wilderness getaway. Enjoy a traditional six- or seven-course feast for dinner on Saturdays (bagpiper included) at the handsome Glenlaurel property. The next day, wake up to a leisurely day of wandering private hiking trails, teeing off on the Scottish Links golf course, and finally, don't miss the nightly social hour at the downstairs pub, where you're bound to make new pals. Though, if the goal of this trip is to log some serious me-time, may we suggest sweeping yourself away for some stargazing, instead. Head to Hocking Hills State Park, where the sky scenery is so fabulous that plans are in the works to build the John Glenn Astronomy Park here.

If a rural hideout is what you're after, coastal Cape Cod may not be the first spot that comes to mind. But with warm fires crackling inside and towering trees dotting the property outside, you'll feel like you're in a secluded, sparsely inhabited paradise, even though you're within walking distance of the area's famous shoreline. Make the most of your solo time0out with The Captain Manor's Inn's Solo Stress Relief package, which will spoil you with a reflexology or massage treatment, a silk eye mask infused with French lavender, and best of all, wine.

If you haven't heard of it already, snowga is the act of practicing yoga in the snow, and what better place to try it out than in the sprawling wilderness of Montana? The Lark's snowga extravaganza includes a two-night stay and kicks off with a snowshoe excursion or trail hike surrounded by some of the most beautiful views America has to offer. Thanks to those stellar views, trust that you won't be wondering "are we there yet?" along the way, but when you are, you'll be pretty glad you get to roll through a vinyasa flow in such a majestic winter wonderland. Want more? You can take your middle-of-the-woods recess to the next level by playing in Custer Gallatin National Forest, which practically sits on the The Lark's front steps. The forest has enough climbing, bicycling and fishing options to keep you entertained until your stay (sadly) comes to an end.

Don't write off Sun Valley as a skiers-only destination. You can forgo the lift tickets for the exhilarating experience of fat tire snow biking (included with one of Knob Hill Inn's packages) or skip winter altogether to enjoy the Alpine surroundings in the warmer months with Summer Skating School or sport shooting. Whatever time of year you visit, treat yourself to a stag celebration at the Pioneer Saloon, a cowboy-themed steakhouse, and one of the best restaurants in Ketchum (less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel).

Think Florida is just theme parks? Think again. Streamstrong is not your typical Florida vacation. At this central Sunshine State refuge, lagoons, lakes, and a dizzying array of wildlife will cast their spell on you. Opt for the Sportsman Package, which includes bass fishing, archery, and a sporting clays excursion, or squeeze in some time at the grotto-like spa if that's more your speed.

Savor the moment as you watch the briny sea whip against the imposing cliffs at this coastal Maine resort, just an hour south of Portland. Take a soothing moonlit stroll around the property (bring your boots in the winter!) or lose track of time while sipping tea in the impressive lobby space, which brings the outdoors in thanks to massive windows. There's plenty of outdoor adventures to have in nearby Ogunquit, but the five-mile drive to Nubble Lighthouse (one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world) is well-worth a visit, as is taking a sunset kayak tour, if the weather permits.

Any backcountry solitude seeker venturing to Clark would be ill-advised to not start her visit with a homemade meal at Hahn's Peak Cafe. Once you're done feeding your stomach (and spirit), head to the Home Ranch, a charming dude ranch that offers yoga and horseback riding&mdashor the two combined! Cycling, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and tubing are just a few more ways you can spend your time at this welcoming property. And once you're done with all those activities, and you've worked up an appetite again, enjoy the Ranch's "haute mountain cuisine," much of which is sourced locally and from The Farm.

No shirt, no shoes, no cell. no problem. Swap your button-down for a life jacket and your shoes for some oars and get paddling on these adults-only river rafting adventures, where your day will likely include a yoga class, rafting, a natural hot springs visit, and a glass of vintage wine from a traveling wine cellar. For the dirt-averse, note that hot water showers and personalized massages are part of your itinerary, too. The trips will take you through the remote wilderness of Idaho's Middle Fork or the Salmon River, and you'll no doubt be amazed by the power of the towering canyon walls as your problems shrink away. You'll be so amazed in fact, you might just want to bring your friends and family next time. Maybe.

Unreal topography? Check (in fact, the landscape here will make you feel like you're on another planet). Yoga and meditation classes? Check. Never wanting to leave this jewel in southwest Utah? Check. This wellness-focused resort offers guidance on everything from athletic performance to stress relief. With acupuncture treatments, spa treatments, dance classes, biking, and hiking all on the menu, it's hard to decide what to tackle first. Though, given that Zion National Park is only an hour away, don't forget to give yourself time to weave through its jaw-dropping rocks and mountains.

The landscape in north-central North Carolina looks like it's been plucked right out of a quaint, old-timey picture book. And one of the greatest places to experience the scenery is surely this secluded woodland inn. Sitting on a sprawling wilderness preserve, you can forest bathe you way through gorgeous hiking trails, or head to the adjacent Hanging Rock State Park to take in its beautiful waterfalls and lake. Feeling parched? The Green Heron Alehouse, a campy, riverfront craft beer and wine pub, hosts live music acts and doles out excellent drinks and delectable grub.

What do Moab, Utah, Montana's Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone all have in common? Besides being supremely invigorating (hello, fresh air!) and picturesque, they're all home to Under Canvas luxury glamping sites, where outdoor activities range from wildlife viewing and rock climbing to whitewater rafting and kayaking tours. The best part, though? The company's beautifully designed teepees and tents make it just as easy to spend time counting sheep under the starry skies.

Even the name makes it sound like you've stumbled into a Jane Austen novel. With 12,000 acres of flee-from-it-all Shangri-La in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can focus on your mental health with horseback riding, kayaking, a trip to the spa, or the sweet relief of tomahawk throwing (who knew chucking an axe would be like chicken soup for the stressed mind?). Sure, the mountain views dazzle, but perhaps even more lovely is the experience of taking in the starry skies in the still of night at the Observatory Dome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we've got the Appalachian Trail to explore&hellip