Camping isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an outdoor vacation. A cabin rental gives families a chance to relax and connect without the hassles of loud neighbors, highway traffic, or any of the other stresses associated with staying in a hotel and without the work and discomfort of traditional tent camping. You can walk out straight out your front door into the beauty and serenity of nature and save money doing so!
No one ever said that a person going on vacation had to stay in a fancy hotel. There are plenty of other options out there, but one of the best ones is a cabin rental. There’s room for the whole family (at less than the cost of multiple hotel rooms) plus you can pack and cook most of your meals, saving loads over eating out every night. Most cabins are situated near a lake or river, where the sounds of nature can enter through the windows and most people find themselves relaxed within hours of their arrival.
Here are 9 of the best places to rent a cabin in the US:
1 Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake is two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and there are quite a few cabin options available. People can rent a cabin in this area at any time of the year, which is perfect for those who are adventurous all year long. During the summer months, guests can spend all their time out on the lake, while the winter months bring skiing and snowboarding to the area.
2 North Georgia Mountains
Georgia is a state full of mountains and other quaint areas that are perfect for cabin retreats. A couple of the best areas in the state include Helen, which is a Bavarian themed town, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Any cabin in these areas are going to be surrounded by trees, water, and the sound of silence. Whitewater rafting, ziplining, and even boutique shopping are located close by. Like fishing? Many cabins are located on trout streams or lakes.
3 The Ozark Mountains
The Ozark Mountains are in Southwestern Missouri and while many people flock to the big city of Branson for the music and nightlife, others will retreat to the quietness that the outskirts of town offer. There are multiple cabins that are close enough to all the action and people will find that there is plenty to do, both in and out of the big city. Anyone who wants to be far away from the music in Branson will want to check out either Lake of the Ozarks or Table Rock Lake, because they are a little more low-key destinations.
4 Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is on the border of Nevada and California, which makes it the perfect destination for people who want to visit more than one state during their time away from home. This is another area where people can stay at any time of the year and while they will play in the water during the summer, they will find themselves participating in snow sports during the winter. Of course, anyone who doesn’t love the cold weather can still stay at one of the cabins in the area during the winter, because there is nothing better than getting all cozy next to a fire and relaxing until it is time to return home.
5 Lake Michigan
There are over two hundred miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan in Southwestern Michigan and people will find hundreds of cabins there. The summer is the popular rental time in the area and many people go there to enjoy the sun while sitting in the sand or swimming in the lake.
6 Rocky Mountain National Park
There are numerous cabins throughout the Rocky Mountain National Park, but two of the favorite destinations among many people include Estes Park and Grand Lake. These cabins are nestled in the woods and surrounded by hiking trails and other recreational activities that can keep everyone busy and entertained for hours.
7 Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Pennsylvania is a large state and while there are cabins throughout, many people find themselves searching for one in Lancaster County. This may be because they want to see how the Amish people live as well as visit Amish markets and the covered bridges that still exist there. Gettysburg, Mifflintown, and Elizabethtown are other parts of the state that have wonderful cabins as well.
8 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
There is nothing better than renting a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hiking trails, wildlife, and cascading waterfalls surround each cabin and people will want to have their cameras ready so that they can capture a once in a lifetime photograph. Everyone will also want to grab a fishing pole and head to one of the numerous lakes and streams inside the park to do a little fishing.
9 Mount Rainier
It may seem strange to rent a cabin near an active composite volcano, yet that is what many people do in Mount Rainier. It is located just over fifty miles from Seattle and people find that it is the best way to experience both nature and the big city at the same time.
Renting a cabin for your next getaway is a great option, especially if you’re traveling with a group or on a family vacation. Being surrounded by nature without having to sleep on the ground gives you the best of both worlds. Every season has its charms at these best places in America to rent a holiday cabin.
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