The Bradford Camps, Maine

At Maine's Bradford Camps luxury is something you carry with you. The two outposts on inland lakes are reachable only by float plane or foot, which means that you not only have the place to yourself, but the entire surrounding area. Gas lights, gas stoves, full kitchens, canoes, and lots of blankets make the whole affair civilized, but if you want to eat well you'll have to bring steak with you or – and this works way better – catch some fresh trout of char. The pilots who bring visitors out are experienced and taciturn (as one would imagine and hope for), but the relief of isolation is the major selling point. [From $60 per person per night with a $95 float plane fee; bradfordcamps.com]