Catskill Loft, Palenville, New York
Urbanites can reap the best of both worlds at this modern yet secluded retreat. Two and a half hours north of New York City, this 2,000-square-foot house sits on two private acres enclosed by 200 acres of woodland. Chefs will feel at home with a restaurant-grade stove, stainless-steel appliances, Wüsthof knives and an outdoor grill. Entertainment junkies can geek out with the Apple TV/Netflix connection, high-resolution flat-screen TV, Xbox and DVD collection. Enjoy the outdoors with complimentary croquet and badminton gear; swimming holes are a five-minute walk from the house. The living space includes two bedrooms, a deep soaking tub, an upstairs den and a rooftop deck with a fireplace. From $400 a night (three-night minimum); homeaway.com.