To truly enjoy a vacation, it's important to unplug. Or not, depending on whether you're staying in an iron lung. Either way, check out Cloud House Farm, a once-abandoned 17-acre patch tucked in the foothills outside Malaga that's been transformed into a seasonal off-the-grid retreat where you can "get away from it all", and by "all", they really mean all, because...
Accommodations: You'll be staying acres away from the main house, preferably in the brand-new yurt situated amidst an orange grove where you're free to pick your own snack, and boasting a double bed resting beneath large roof windows, furnishings made by local artisans steeped in Spanish traditions, a hammock, and a secluded pergola terrace, in case hanging in that hammock gets arborous.
Activities: Grab a provided mountain bike to explore nearby wooded trails, take a day trip to the Mediterranean beaches of Estepona, or go cliff-jumping "in total privacy" into a number of deep river pools, as there's nothing inherently dangerous about cliff-jumping alone.
Eats: Hit up a nearby village to pick up local ingredients for an "indulgent feast" cooked in your solar-oven-equipped outdoor kitchen, accented with fresh herbs plucked from the farm, or nab a bite out in town to experience their "exceptional and friendly service", an important element if you're going to ventilate any lingering negative pressures.
Published: May 2, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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