Hiding Away at a Barn in Pescadero, California
I hate to give away the secret, but this farming town on the San Mateo Coast has a kick-ass romantic retreat called the Pescadero Creekside Barn. There’s only one room, a giant loft on the second floor of an old whitewashed barn, filled with a sweet collection of homey, unfussy country-antique furnishings, including a claw-foot tub in the kitchenette. Throw open the barn-style windows, and stand naked while watching the townsfolk make their morning rounds. Privacy is the order of the day: the owners program the lock in advance, and you’ll never see them unless you want to. I can’t wait to come back—if I can even get a reservation, now that I’ve told the world about it. Book far in advance for weekend visits.