Especially when your home away from home is the Otisfield vacation rental in the photo. We can’t envision a more perfect seasonal escape, from the gleaming wood everything (Check out the log construction) to amazing theater room with seating for 12 guests.
Secluded on 160 acres, the lakefront six-bedroom property offers an excuse for a family reunion or one helluva football-viewing weekend. With several size TVs, multiple gaming options, plus bathrooms for all six bedrooms, the group won’t be able to complain about a lack of space or comfort.
The house, within 30 minutes of Shawnee Peak, serves another purpose during winter: It’s built to host your next ski, snowmobiling, sledding or ice-skating trip.
But August–without a doubt–is way too early to be thinking, let alone talking, about snow.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.