This pristine desert oasis is located in a residential neighborhood in South Joshua Tree just 10 minutes from the national park and only a five minute drive to downtown shops and cafes. The Finca-style plaster house offers clean, white-walled interiors, including an open den leading to the pool area that includes a built-in fire place for cold nights, with floor pillows for gathering around it. Outdoors, there’s a private pool and hot tub, along with a cactus garden that ties together the desert ambiance of this place.
The Modern Lakehouse in Oxford, Maine
The winter pursuits at this Maine lakehouse are story-book quality, from ice fishing to ice skating and even local dog sledding. At the house itself, there’s a private dock and lounge chairs for sunning, a smart TV and entertainment system for some noisy entertainment, and even a hot tub overlooking the water that’ll make it a little harder to swallow your check-out date when it finally rolls around.
The Brandy Gap Earthship in Bakersville, North Carolina
What appears as a remote rustic cabin in North Carolina is actually an “earthship” that’s powered entirely by the sun and uses only mountain spring water (the good stuff). Sustainable living is key here, with a permaculture food forest beyond your property for gathering food. You really do feel like you’re smack dab in the middle of nature, thanks to the windows that frame the stunning mountain views, and there are ample spaces to take it all in—from the wide outdoor deck for grilling and doing yoga, to the wood-fired hot tub.