150 Lake Dr. Rhinebeck, NY 845-266-4444
For a true Zen getaway that will transport you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you may want to consider Omega Institute in Rhinebeck. The more than 200-acre campus, formerly a Yiddish summer camp, has plenty of space for quiet contemplation and relaxation. Guests can take part in "open classes," like yoga, meditation, dance/movement and tai chi for no extra fee. The on-premise Wellness Center offers facials, henna, massage, acupuncture and nutritional counseling for an added cost.
There is a wide range of accommodations that cater to a variety of budgets and needs. There are campsites ($186 per person for a two-night stay); private rooms with private bathrooms ($622 per person for a two-night stay); private rooms with shared baths ($538 per person for a two-night stay); and deluxe green rooms (up to $524 per person for a two-night stay). -Lucy Cohen Blatter