Four affordable rental retreats
Bring a crowd to share the costs (and the cooking) at these relaxing vacation spots.
Tue May 10 2011
Photograph: courtesy of homeaway.com
Four-bedroom house in Woodstock, NY
It may look rustic, but this wooden, barnlike structure is equipped with an up-to-date kitchen, flatscreen TVs, an iPod dock and Wi-Fi. But forget your e-mails for once: After practicing your asanas in the airy, double-height living-room-cum-yoga-studio (stocked with mats and instructional DVDs), cozy up by the stone fireplace or grill your dinner on the outdoor deck. The house is set in five wooded acres with views of the Catskill Mountains, and there's even more room to roam in the nearby Kenneth L. Wilson State Park (open May 19--Jan 28), which offers hiking and horseback riding. (505-577-1369, homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p323560). Starts at $300 per night.