The Philadelphian’s Guide to the Outdoors: 8 Great Fall Escapes
At some point or another, even the most die-hard urbanite craves peace, quiet, tranquility and, well, trees. But getting back to nature doesn’t have to mean buggy nights in a sleeping bag. There is a vast (and gorgeous) middle ground between survivalist-status roughing it and the Ritz — and that’s precisely where you’ll find the getaways below. From lakeside lodges to the fanciest yurt ever, these trips (all just a few hours from Philly) let you enjoy nature without getting your hands too dirty.
Ease into the great outdoors at this ritzy-meets-rustic resort. Read more »
Choose your own adventure — or do nothing at all — at these posh lakeside cabins. Read more »
Get back to nature the easy way: with glamping. Tent-side champagne included. Read more »
Break out of your comfort zone at this decidedly cosmopolitan campground. Read more »
With radiant-heat floors and in-room massages, the yurt at Savage River Lodge is probably nicer than your apartment. Read more »
Explore caves, watch waterfalls and sleep in the trees at Iris Inn. Read more »
Visit this kid-friendly resort with luxe amenities for the discerning (and semi-adventurous) adult. Read more »
Book this trip for chic tents, farm-to-table meals, and just-rough-enough outdoorsy appeal. Read more »
This package first appeared as “The Great Escape” in Philadelphia magazine’s September 2016 issue.