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1. Love to ski? Head to The Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Plenty of nearby cities have cabin retreats, including Glenwood Springs, Estes Park, Florissant and Aspen.
2. There are few places more peaceful than Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County. Shop at Amish markets, wander over covered bridges and stay at a cabin in Mifflintown, Gettysburg, Elizabethtown or Columbia.
3. Stay on the shore in Lake Michigan – there’s plenty of space to choose from, with more than 200 miles of shoreline. Cabins rentals are available in Manistee, Silver Lake, Grand Haven and Frankfort.
4. You can’t read a list of great lake cabins without hearing about Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. Visit this lake any time of the year, but if water activities are your favorite pastime, head there during the summer.
5. The Ozark Mountains in Missouri (simply dubbed “the Ozarks” by area residents) have the best of both worlds: peaceful nature and a happening nightlife. Branson is the most popular place for a cabin rental, but you’ll also find accommodations in the Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake.
6. Hike, spot wildlife, fish and head to the waterfalls when you stay at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Book a cabin in Gatlinburg.
7. Asheville, NC, is considered one of the best places to live, but it’s also an ideal area for a vacation. Between the outdoor activities and the stunning, picturesque views, you’ll have plenty to do day in and day out.
8. Love the city but dream of a rustic retreat? Head to Mount Rainier in Washington, which is close enough to Seattle to enjoy the city life for an evening.