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Get Out of Town: 10 Holiday Getaways Outside of PA

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Let's face facts: There are only so many times you can enjoy the Poconos as a vacation getaway. Same with the so-called Swiss village of Jim Thorpe, the knick-knack-filled New Hope—even beautiful Bucks County on a snowy weekend loses its luster after a while. Sometimes you just have to get away from Pennsylvania altogether.

So here's the plan. Tell everyone you're going to the islands for the holidays. Tell them you're going anywhere sufficiently far away that you can't afford to bring your cell phone for fear of international data and minutes accruing. Then hit one of these rentals—all within a few hours of Philadelphia—and soak in the solitude.—Shannon Rooney

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Retro Airstream Retreat

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This Airstream is far enough from home to be appealing, but close enough to New York City to still feel civilized. With enough room for you, a plus-one and a pet, this is the perfect quiet getaway.

Ski and Spa in the Finger Lakes

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Sometimes it is necessary to retire to a spa to collect ones wits. This rental features full access to the Hope Lake Lodge, which includes skiing, a waterpark and a spa in addition to its proximity to the Finger Lakes wine trail.

Napa Wine Tour in Ithaca

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This rental is really a series of cabins on the site of a former train station in a very secluded area in Ithaca, situated along the famous wine trail. With the right group of friends, this could be a very fun (and wine-sodden) holiday retreat.

USA 101 Hot Spots

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You could rent this apartment for its proximity to D.C.'s tourist attractions. Or for its apparent nearby restaurant scene. But clearly the draw here is the amazing dining room chairs.

Green Getaway

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If you've ever wanted to stay in a tropical tree house but lamented the long flight, try one in the Berkshires. Enjoy what the owner describes as "floor-to-ceiling windows in total privacy."

Little Robin Lake

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The owner of this home calls Little Robin Lake a "magical spot." One look at the photos explains why. Reviewers raved about the glass sunroom, which seems designed to make you feel like you're napping in the trees.

DuPont Circle

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If museums and galleries are more your speed, this beautifully appointed studio apartment in DuPont Circle is a steal. Buy a MetroCard and take advantage of free admission to museums along the mall.

Tilghman Island Luxury Inn

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Though many tourists who go to this area stay in the trendier St. Michael's, we like Tilghman Island. It's quieter but plenty close to the action. The Black Walnut Point Inn has Yew-tree and red cedar cabins on the Choptank River.

Cape Ann's Seacrest Manor

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Cape Ann is ridiculously beautiful, and the small town Rockport, once an arts colony, makes you feel like you've just emerged from a time machine. The rooms in this seaside inn—Yankee Magazine's "Best Of New England" in 2011—have quirky artwork and an ocean view.

TV Beachside Throwback

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The Bewitched bed and breakfast pays tribute to the TV show with rooms decorated as though the characters lived there. Surprisingly, the accommodations are are really quite lovely—and it's close to the beach and extremely pet-friendly.

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Retro Airstream Retreat

This Airstream is far enough from home to be appealing, but close enough to New York City to still feel civilized. With enough room for you, a plus-one and a pet, this is the perfect quiet getaway.

Ski and Spa in the Finger Lakes

Sometimes it is necessary to retire to a spa to collect ones wits. This rental features full access to the Hope Lake Lodge, which includes skiing, a waterpark and a spa in addition to its proximity to the Finger Lakes wine trail.

Napa Wine Tour in Ithaca

This rental is really a series of cabins on the site of a former train station in a very secluded area in Ithaca, situated along the famous wine trail. With the right group of friends, this could be a very fun (and wine-sodden) holiday retreat.

USA 101 Hot Spots

You could rent this apartment for its proximity to D.C.'s tourist attractions. Or for its apparent nearby restaurant scene. But clearly the draw here is the amazing dining room chairs.

Green Getaway

If you've ever wanted to stay in a tropical tree house but lamented the long flight, try one in the Berkshires. Enjoy what the owner describes as "floor-to-ceiling windows in total privacy."

Little Robin Lake

The owner of this home calls Little Robin Lake a "magical spot." One look at the photos explains why. Reviewers raved about the glass sunroom, which seems designed to make you feel like you're napping in the trees.

DuPont Circle

If museums and galleries are more your speed, this beautifully appointed studio apartment in DuPont Circle is a steal. Buy a MetroCard and take advantage of free admission to museums along the mall.

Tilghman Island Luxury Inn

Though many tourists who go to this area stay in the trendier St. Michael's, we like Tilghman Island. It's quieter but plenty close to the action. The Black Walnut Point Inn has Yew-tree and red cedar cabins on the Choptank River.

Cape Ann's Seacrest Manor

Cape Ann is ridiculously beautiful, and the small town Rockport, once an arts colony, makes you feel like you've just emerged from a time machine. The rooms in this seaside inn—Yankee Magazine's "Best Of New England" in 2011—have quirky artwork and an ocean view.

TV Beachside Throwback

The Bewitched bed and breakfast pays tribute to the TV show with rooms decorated as though the characters lived there. Surprisingly, the accommodations are are really quite lovely—and it's close to the beach and extremely pet-friendly.