12/20/2012 08:55 am ET Updated Dec 22, 2012

D.C., Maryland And Virginia Real Estate: Retreats, Escapes And Other Peaceful Properties (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON -- You'd probably feel a lot more relaxed right now if you could get away from it all.

Really, really far away from it all, like all the way to a seven-bedroom lodge right on a Maryland ski slope. Or a five-bedroom house built in the 1700s that sits on 180 acres in rural Virginia. Or a two-bedroom log cabin on a creek in West Virginia.

We've got plenty of properties in this week's real estate slideshow for those who like their seclusion a little closer to the nation's capital, as well. Be sure to check out the enormous condo on the Potomac with an indoor/outdoor fireplace -- it goes from the living room to the patio -- and the striking contemporary with its own private boat dock on Lake Barcroft, where your only concerns will be enjoying your surroundings and avoiding rabid beavers.

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This week's listings come via Trulia and Realtor.com.

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