September means work. And work? Well, work is a four-letter word. So here are three nearby escapes to run off to when you need to hit the Reset. Each offers moonlit solitude, ample stargazing and stunning views — the sort of places that soothe the soul without forsaking comfort.
Nestled above Topanga Canyon, the stone and glass walls of this four-bedroom pad blend into the hills surrounding its perch atop Saddle Peak. It can sleep eight, boasts an infinity pool and abuts the Saddle Peak hiking trails. For dinner, head due north to Pedaler’s Fork.
This cliffhanger in Big Sur has unobstructed views, a jacuzzi and the option to have masseuses swing by your room. During the day, take in the local galleries and do some zen mountain hopping.
Sometimes after a week of long hours and longer after-hours, a man needs to dry out. No better place to do that than in the cradle of the Mojave. These modish eco-pods sleep four. It’s close to Pappy and Harriet’s Roadhouse, and rowdy acts hit the stage every weekend. We recommend getting a move on for the last weekend of September to hit the Desert Stars Festival.