Trips without the kids

Published On: Sep 04 2013 10:42:27 AM CDT

It's time to consider a grown-up getaway. Now is an ideal time for adults to take advantage of sought-after destinations, since tour operators, airlines and even high-end resorts often run specials to encourage travel during the shoulder season between summer vacation and the winter holiday travel rush.

Primland tree house
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Courtesy Primland

Take your perch nearly 2,700 feet above the Dan River in a luxurious Primland tree house, where the natural wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains meld with high-end creature comforts, such as a soaking tub and 400-thread count Frette sheets. At the main lodge, the resort's observatory dome houses a massive telescope that takes stargazing to a new level. Other activities include golf, fishing, sporting clay shooting, ATV tours and sustainable wild game hunting. Tree house rates start at $550 a night.

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