I need to remind myself that not everyone cares for the beach.
Some of you prefer the forest air, baiting a hook, hearing and actually listening to the rain. When you get away, you disappear. Bird, not people, watching is more your thing.
I’m all for that, but I heart my creature comforts, too. This Georgia log cabin rental marries modern conveniences with a location right in the heart of the woods. It sits on two acres of land near a Bavarian-inspired village.
Because of its size (two bedrooms, two baths), the house probably couldn’t accommodate any more than six guests, but I’m seeing it more as a couple’s getaway, heck, even a honeymoon spot. Couldn’t afford Germany? The dollar is weak anyway.
Besides, it’s doubtful you’d find a weeklong rental there for $600, which is the price of this wooden retreat. And look at what that gets you: a GE Profile stainless steel kitchen, leather furniture, full entertainment center, loft and master bedrooms, a woodburning stove, rocking chairs on the porch and an outdoor hot tub.
Outdoorsy types and and history buffs will love the nearby activities, from horseback riding to state parks to super quaint Alpine Helen, which has Cherokee and lumber mill ties and puts on a big Oktoberfest celebration every year.
So you see … who needed Germany anyway? You have Georgia.
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.