1. Historic hideaway in Hocking Hills, Ohio
With Twitter, Instagram, and work email constantly pinging your phone, it can be hard to unplug. That’s where 80 gorgeous, grassy acres in Ohio come in. You’ll have all the seclusion you need to relax at this family-owned cabin for two on historic land in Hocking Hills. Turn off your alarm and let the morning sunshine wake you, then explore the surrounding farmland at your leisure. At night relax in the hot tub, in front of the glowing fireplace, or outside by the fire pit—where the crickets and stars will remind you how far away from work you are.
2. Rustic retreat in the Smoky Mountains
Tree-covered valleys and dramatic peaks await you at this luxurious one-bedroom cabin in the Hidden Springs Resort of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. During the day, take advantage of your close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and hike, zipline, horseback ride, or ski your way across the rugged landscape. Come back to the cabin to grill some steaks and play a friendly game of pool, or enjoy breathtaking views from the comfort of the heated pool and hot tub. Then start a roaring fire in the fireplace and relax into a night of deep, uninterrupted sleep.
3. Private cabin in the Poconos pines
Relax in style in the Poconos at this rustic cabin, situated in the middle of your own magical forest. With room for a few friends and charming details both inside and out, you may catch glimpses of native wildlife from the comfort of your own hot tub. For more energetic sightseeing, hit one of the trails at nearby Bald Eagle State Forest. Catch trout for dinner at Penn’s Creek, and for dessert, roast marshmallows for homemade s’mores around the fire pit. Before bedtime, mess up the loft area with a good old-fashioned pillow fight.
4. Stylish seclusion in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
When you’re relaxing at this 1,200-square-foot secluded property on the tallest peak in the area, ask yourself one question: Can I do this in a tub? Because the deep-soaking claw-foot tub is situated perfectly for you to see the sun rise and set over a beautiful forest from both sides of the cabin—and from the hot tub outside, those views are even more glorious. This stylish retreat has double French doors with screened-in balconies and a gourmet kitchen. If you do manage to wrest yourself out of the tub, you’re only 10 minutes away from the great outdoors at Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake.
5. Dog-friendly break at Big Bear Lake
Your days of playing Candy Crush on the commute to work are over. Put down your smartphone, pick up your skis, and head to this San Bernardino mountain cabin fit for up to five friends. Each morning, take the short two-minute walk to the snow summit and spend the day on the slopes. At night explore the area’s many hearty restaurants, or cook your own feast. Spend the later hours warming up by the gorgeous sunken fireplace with a cup of steaming cocoa or a glass of wine. Bonus: You can bring your dog to cuddle with you too!