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10 great one-night escapes

These 24-hour getaways will leave you feeling like you’ve been gone a week

Yoga retreat from Denver, CO
Photo by Andrea M. Gómez

2 hours from Denver: Seek out silence

3PM: To reach Shambhala Mountain Center, you have to drive through the Rockies―a peaceful journey in itself. But you’ll find true bliss hiking the trails that weave through these 600 acres of pine forests and meadows.

6:30PM: A buffet of soups and organic salads leaves you satisfied, but not stuffed. (You know, as it should be.)

8PM: With nothing to do but read by the fire, it’s early to bed in the lodge.

7AM: And early to rise. For tea on the patio, then yoga.

2PM: Tour the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, three floors of original Buddhist artwork and architecture. Then sit in silence inside, which is said to promote harmony and health―before it’s back to your daily grind. From $90 per person, including meals and tour; 888/788-7221.

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