Gatherwild Ranch in the Hudson Valley
About two and a half hours from the city is Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple orchard that now contains six unique accommodations and 15 acres of land that guests are invited - and encouraged - to explore. Choose from a tent, a small cabin or a yurt as where you’ll call home during your stay at Gatherwild. While the guest house is the only one with electricity (the others have solar lights for after the sun goes down), you’ll be too busy watching the sunrise from your private porch, cooking under the stars in the outdoor kitchen or catching up with friends around the fire pit at night to want to check your phone anyway. There’s also an indoor yoga studio at Gatherwild where you can book a private yoga session or a holistic facial.
The accommodations are sustainable at Gatherwild, so be prepared to use a composting toilet and an outdoor solar shower. But getting back to nature is one of the reasons you booked this trip, anyway. If you do find yourself needing to pick up something last-minute, it’s a short 3-minute drive into town as well. No car? No problem. Located in Germantown, New York, Gatherwild is also accessible via Amtrak and the ranch’s daily pick up/drop off service.