A rustic vacation can mean a variety of things in the numerous backcountry vacation spots throughout the U.S., but what they have in common is an opportunity to get back in touch with Mother Nature. Whether it's an extreme down-to-earth retreat in a yurt in Minerva, N.Y., or a stay at a luxurious treehouse in Virginia's Primland resort, the sight of majestic mountains and trees can help relieve oneself of emotional baggage to better savor the simple things in life.

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