Unplugging in the Hudson Valley
It takes approximately five seconds for Kinderhook, a 1200-acre working farm and animal sanctuary, to make up for all the crazy in your life. There’s no Wi-Fi (#latergram), no TV, and the closest thing to a bar is a donkey named Ginny. This is the real deal. You’ll embrace the unplugged world by collecting eggs, napping in the hammock, hiking through woods and mooing pastures, playing croquet, swimming in secluded streams, and cooking fresh food from the well-stocked fridge in your cozy barn. After the best kind of long day, you’ll toast marshmallows around the fire pit, stargaze, and forget that there're such things as emails, until you come back and have to answer approx. 20,000 of them.
Get there: A 2.5-hour drive or 2.5-hour Amtrak trip up to Hudson station, then a 15-minute taxi ride to the farm.