Set high in the Swiss Alps, the Whitepod Hotel is a series of geodesic domes that offers tons of privacy and stunning mountain views. The property offers three tiers of pods — cozy, family, and deluxe — with differing levels of amenities, such as king-size beds, breakfast, and Apple TVs. No matter which you choose, you'll enjoy the warmth of a wood burning stove, a large terrace, access to the sauna, daily tea, pastries, fruits, and coffees, and, depending on the season, either miles of signposted hiking trails or skiing with private lifts.
Set back from the coast less than 2 hours northeast of Los Angeles, the Ojai Rancho Inn is an ideal getaway from the city. It occupies a structure that dates back to the '50s, carefully updated to satisfy modern guests while retaining its charm. The guest rooms are lined with wood paneling and finished with mid-century furniture, while offering amenities like mini-fridges, microwaves, semi-private patios, and jacuzzi tubs. Each has a king-sized bed, and comes with access to free Wi-Fi, the sauna, the pool (an original feature that's now lined with period-correct chairs and loungers), and bicycles for pedalling the short distance to downtown.
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Finally, a chance to sleep in church without getting in trouble. Set in the rolling hills of Northern England close to Middleton-in-Teesdale, The Chapel is a 19th century house of worship that's been converted into a modern four bedroom cottage. Two of the four bedrooms offer en suites while the other two share a family bath, and the structure also houses a roomy, fully-equipped kitchen that's open to the cozy living area with wood-burning fireplace. In an ideal location for walking, cycling, or just relaxing, with several shops, restaurants, and pubs just a short drive away.