New York has an infectious energy that uplifts and propels you on some days, smothers and overwhelms you on others. During those phases when the “GO-GO-GO” pace starts to feel unmanageable, it’s comforting to know you can leave the concrete behind in just a couple of hours; the city is surrounded by acres of forestland and pretty coastline. A weekend of nature sounds, fresh air, yoga, and good food at one of these rural retreats will help you rediscover your equilibrium as well as your appreciation for NYC living.
The plum colored exterior of Heathen Hill stands out against the green patchwork of meadows that surround it. This countryside retreat is a hit with yogis-in-the-know and attracts nationally-beloved teachers like Rodney Yee for intimate retreats. The house is also available to rent, so assemble a group of friends and host your own upstate wellness weekend.