These Rural Retreats Are Perfect Places to Escape Economic Gloom

 - Feb 14, 2009
Between a dismal economy, fatalistic news headlines and the stress of everyday life, it’s natural to crave a visit to one of these amazing rural retreats. These hideaways are perfect to escape the "real world" in favor of a bit of R & R.

From eco-friendly luxury retreats in far-flung locales to quaint bed and breakfast inns a few hours outside the city, these rural retreats are ideal places for you to get away and rejuvenate, whether your stay is for a week, a month or just virtual.