14 Stunning Countryside Retreats


The early winter months mark the full-blown, spring-break-planning period; a time when travelers have their sights set on all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, or multi-city trips to Europe. We've certainly been daydreaming about them, too. But we find our wanderlust -- particularly when gazing out the window to the snowy, bustling streets below -- more often transports us from the city not to the beach (or another city), but rather to the countryside, where we can relax, recharge, and resolve to work on our resolutions -- or, at least, reflect on them. So fortunately, our wanderlust has been somewhat productive; we've found 14 countryside retreats around the world with stunning, secluded settings that are helping us disconnect just by looking at them. 

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