Re­mote Re­treats

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» ES­CAPE THE WIN­TER DOL­DRUMS AT THESE EN­VYIN­DUC­ING HIDE­AWAYS. THEY MIGHT BE A LIT­TLE OUT OF THE WAY, BUT ONCE YOU AR­RIVE, YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.

AMAN­GIRI

Canyon Point, Utah

Dis­tance from civ­i­liza­tion:

290 miles from Phoenix, Ari­zona Ris­ing out of the bar­ren Utah desert like a geo­met­ric oa­sis, this ul­tra-lux­ury re­sort is em­braced by the rocky face of Canyon Point. Dun-col­ored panora­mas stretch on for miles, and the sharp-edged walls of the struc­ture frame the vis­tas, form­ing a peace­ful har­mony with the land­scape. At night, con­tem­plate the stars from one of the sky-view ter­races. From $2,050 per night, aman.com /re­sorts/aman­giri

CAN­DLE­WOOD CAB­INS

Rich­land Cen­ter, Wis­con­sin

Dis­tance from civ­i­liza­tion: 143 miles from Milwaukee, Wis­con­sin

Nes­tled within 80 acres of gently rolling hills in south­ern Wis­con­sin, each of these four pri­vate cab­ins of­fers its own unique ex­pe­ri­ence. The Meadow House, for ex­am­ple, has panoramic views and a Scan­di­na­vian wood stove that makes for a cozy at­mos­phere. The sur­round­ing re­gion of­fers plenty of things to do, in­clud­ing kayak­ing, hik­ing or for­get­ting about the emails pil­ing up back home. From $130 per night, can­dle­wood­cab­ins.com

FOGO IS­LAND INN

Fogo Is­land, New­found­land

Dis­tance from civ­i­liza­tion: 285 miles from St. John’s, New­found­land

Some de­clare Fogo Is­land one of the four cor­ners of the Earth, and with views like this, you’ll see why. The 43,000-square-foot inn is erected on stilts on the edge of Canada’s rocky North At­lantic shore, and all of the build­ings’ ma­te­ri­als were sourced from sus­tain­able, eco­log­i­cal sources. You aren’t quite alone on this is­land (the 12 tiny nearby com­mu­ni­ties are worth a look), but you’ll cer­tainly feel like it. From $2,192 per night, fo­go­is­landinn.ca

ROLLING HUTS

Winthrop, Wash­ing­ton

Dis­tance from civ­i­liza­tion: 180 miles from Seattle, Wash­ing­ton

A cross be­tween a mo­bile home and con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture, these rust-col­ored huts are lo­cated in central Wash­ing­ton’s quiet Methow Val­ley. The un­usual ap­pear­ance of the 200-square-foot huts ac­tu­ally comes from a zon­ing re­stric­tion that pro­hib­ited per­ma­nent struc­tures in the val­ley (wheels were the el­e­gant so­lu­tion). In win­ter, it’s the per­fect home base to ex­plore the snowy land­scape. From $145 per night, rollinghuts.com

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT: EX­PLOR­ING FOGO IS­LAND; IN­SIDE CAN­DLE­WOOD CAB­INS’ MEADOW HOUSE; OUT­SIDE A ROLLING HUT; AMAN­GIRI AT DUSK

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