Lyman, New Hampshire
Travel time: 5 hours.
Size: Sleeps 6.
Dates: A few weeks in June; most of July and August.
Price: $65 a night (two-night minimum) or $390 a week.
Have the forest to yourself in this 24-foot-tall teepee nestled within a private patch of woods near the base of the White Mountains. Firewood and a cooking grate are provided, as are several long-handled retractable forks for roasting marshmallows in the firepit. But pretty much everything else, including sleeping bags, is BYO. There’s no electricity, so bring a flashlight; you’ll be glad you have one when you start hearing owls hooting and coyotes howling. Come daytime, you’ll have the run of the 31 acres owned by the landlord. Those seeking a proper trek can hike the four miles of trails in the nearby preserve. Relax by the pond, located on the property, and watch the beavers perform what feels like a private show as they glide through the water. Note: There’s no bathroom or outhouse—this is nature as nature intended.