Does it seem to anyone else that your alone time has been hijacked?

Between work, family obligations, and phones constantly buzzing with new push notifications, it’s almost impossible to get a second to yourself. Often, to get a bit of peace and quiet, you have to go off the grid entirely—not an easy feat in a world of relentless digital feedback coming in every few seconds.

In my industry—the world of vacation rentals—WiFi is a must-have. Guests expect it, and at Vacasa, we strongly recommend the owners of our vacation homes provide it. But sometimes, it’s nice when home can remain a true escape. And those are the exact places I am craving for a weekend getaway to escape the noise.

Need an armchair escape right now? Tour my own personal bucket list of WiFi-free homes, ideal for a weekend retreat!

Cabin in the Woods – Easton, WA

Easton, WA cabin

Tour Cabin in the Woods.

This intimate A-frame is just east of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state, and it tops my list for a couples getaway—or better yet, a solo writing retreat.

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Shasta’s Moon – Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Lake cabin

Tour Shasta’s Moon.

Unplugging shouldn’t have to mean roughing it! I love that this cozy little cabin just half a mile from the ski slopes at Big Bear also comes with a killer kitchen.

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Twin Tree Cottage – Idyllwild, CA

Twin Tree Cottage

Tour Twin Tree Cottage.

Did you know that there’s a rugged little mountain town tucked between LA and Palm Springs, complete with a vibrant year-round theater scene, hiking and mountain biking, and snowshoeing? Me neither, until my colleague Rachael introduced me to Idyllwild. Now, I can’t wait to visit, and I have my eye on our Twin Tree Cottage. No Internet and no cell service—just what the doctor ordered!

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Riverglen on the Columbia – Stevenson, WA

Gorgeous bathtub with tree views

Tour Riverglen on the Columbia.

Stevenson is just about an hour away from my hometown of Portland, so when my colleague Becca shared this home as one of her favorites, I bookmarked it right away. It’s hard to decide what I love more: the custom-made bridge over the railroad tracks or the soaking tub in the master bathroom. This is also one of the only waterfront homes in this section of the Columbia Gorge, which puts this one high on my list.

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Everwell Bay Retreat – Coeur d’Alene, ID

Cabin in Coeur d'Alene

Tour Everwell Bay Retreat.

This retro cabin just speaks to me. Those views, that decor, and the utter peace and quiet of Lake Coeur d’Alene. For peaceful reflection, nothing beats a wraparound deck on the lake if you ask me.

View more Lake Coeur d’Alene vacation rentals.

Contemplation Haven—Westport, CA

remote getaway on Northern California Coast

Tour Contemplation Haven.

Epic views, an amazing location on the quiet Northern California Coast, and absolutely no Internet or cable TV. Does it get any better than this?

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Author: Sara Gates

Sara has been managing Vacasa’s content team since 2012, but has been an avid travel writer for well over a decade. She loves to share dog-friendly travel tips and is a firm believer in the power of road trips—her most epic adventure was a ten-month, 10k-mile journey with her golden retriever Oscar across the United States.