Looking to unplug and unwind? Here are even more off-the-grid vacation spots to check out.
LeConte Lodge Sevierville, Tenn.
This lodge, nestled near the top of Mount LeConte, is the only overnight facility in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Accessible only by a several-mile hike through bear country, the seven cabins and three group sleeping lodges offer minimal amenities, including kerosene lamps, propane heaters and washbasins. www.lecontelodge.com
Big Sandy Lodge Boulder, Wyo.
The 10 one-room cabins, which can accommodate up to 44 guests, are located one mile from the Continental Divide Trail at an elevation of 9,100 feet. The lodge has twin stone fireplaces and serves family-style meals. The site has changed little since it was first established in 1929 as a base camp for adventurers exploring the area — meaning there is no electricity or phone service. www.big-sandy-lodge.com
Skoki Lodge Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
The charming Skoki Lodge was built in 1931 as the first facility built specifically for ski tourists in the picturesque Canadian Rockies. The main lodge and three surrounding sleeper cabins can house 22 guests but offer no electricity or running water. However, wood- and coal-burning stoves provide plenty of warmth. www.skoki.com
Shakti 360° Leti Gurgaon, India
This four-room luxury retreat set high in the eastern Himalayas is open annually from October to May. Getting there is a challenge (the journey requires a plane or train ride, followed by a drive and a one-hour hike at altitude), but the reward is an architecturally spectacular accommodation with stunning mountain views. www.shaktihimalaya.com
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