Sometimes you need a getaway that combines the wild beauty of the wilderness with plenty of indoor comforts. While there are many rustic camping accommodations to be found in state parks, you can also find luxury accommodations for singles, couples, families or larger groups.
For larger get togethers, such as retreats, corporate outings or family reunions, a lodge may be just he perfect setting. Smaller families, couples or individuals looking for a unique retreat will likely enjoy cottages and cabins the most.
Many resorts combine a larger lodge with smaller cabin rentals. A good example is The Lodge at Glendorn in northwestern Pennsylvania. Located near the Allegheny National Forest, Glendorn offers a wonderful to chance to to enjoy beautiful flora and fauna, not to mention excellent trout-fishing. The main lodge, made from redwood, has suites that can work for larger groups, but there are also a dozen cabins in the woodlands surrounding the lodge.
Another example of this kind of resort is Broken Bow Lake Cabins located near Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma. Their Beavers Bend Log Cabins include a variety of differently sized cabins, each with various luxurious amenities such as fireplaces, comfortable beds, central air conditioning and heat, fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, flat screen televisions, DVD players, outdoor fire pits, grills and more. Some of the cabins provide access to private or shared fish ponds, ideal for a sportsman’s dream vacation. Others offer wooded seclusion that make them perfect for a romantic vacation for a couple celebrating a honeymoon or an anniversary.
These are just two examples of rustic resorts that offer the opportunity to celebrate both the beauties of the American outdoors and the kinds of comforts one would expect in a fine hotel. The combination of those elements can make a vacation or group gathering truly unique. You may find that this combination is especially appealing if you love the great outdoors and want to wear yourself out hiking, fishing, boating, birding, nature walking, swimming or skiing, but then want to end the day relaxing and resting. While this kind of resort can be great for a weekend get-away, it may also suit a vacationing family’s budget since having access to a well-equipped kitchen can save money on meals during a longer stay.