A cozy cabin may be the perfect spot to interact with your clan. Listed below are five scenic spots to take into account:
1.Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colo. “Bulls-eye!” It started on the archery range. The youngsters tackled the climbing wall then, hiked on scenic trails, paddled canoes and careened over the zip line. As of this high-octane, YMCA camp, family of most ages can strut their stuff and share stories round the campfire come nightfall then. Sleep in cozy cabins or browse the yurt village where six members of the family can snooze in the round, platform tent on a queen bed plus two bunks. Lodge rooms and campsites can be found also. Contact: www.SnowMountainRanch.org
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2. Historic Harding Cabin, Mount Sterling, Ohio. History buffs, take notice! You can examine into that which was the private hideaway of President Warren G once. Harding in Ohio’s Deer Creek State Park. The restored, rustic yet, multilevel cabin reportedly served as a getaway for Harding and his close circle of friends referred to as the “Ohio Gang”. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cabin was constructed on the banks of Deer Creek by U.S. Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty at the close of World War I. With a full-length screened porch overlooking the 1,277-acre lake, you can imagine why Harding may have retreated to the picturesque spot to get just a little perspective. Other unique cabins through the entire Ohio State Park system provide affordable opportunities for families to take pleasure from a soothing getaway in an all natural environment. Contact: deercreekstateparklodge.com
3. 320 Guest Ranch. Big Sky, Mont. For each day of hiking wake to the wide Montana sky and prepare, horse riding and fly-fishing on the ranch’s private stretch of the Gallatin River, made famous in the iconic film “A River Runs Through It.” Don’t skip the weekly pig roast or think about the wagon or horseback ride, culminating in a riverside barbecue. Once the snow falls, cozy up before your riverfront cabin’s fireplace, snuggle on a sleigh slap or ride on the skis for a scenic adventure. The 320’s proximity to nearby Yellowstone National Park provides excursion options or a perfect extension to your ranch experience. Contact: www.320Ranch.com.
4. Brooks Lake Lodge, Dubois, Wyo. Follow in the footsteps of adventure seekers with a trip to the historic lodge and you will have the vast Wyoming wilderness right outside your door. High mountain lakes, miles of hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and horseback trails amid a sensational landscape surrounded provide a lot of choices for outdoor fun. One and two bedroom rustic but restored cabins are nestled on the list of Spruce and Pine trees of the Pinnacle Mountains. Benefit from the sweet smell of the forest from under your goose down comforters. www.BrooksLake.com;
5. Oglebay Resort. Wheeling, W.Va. Look into a fireplace warmed cabin tucked in the trees yet a stone’s throw from the comfortable lodge popular because of its proximity to the indoor pool and restaurant dining. Walking and bike paths weave through 1,700s acres of rolling hills, where guests are enthralled by the expanse of seasonal color. Drop by the tiny lakes so children can feed the ducks or visit with the animals at the petting zoo. Make time for golf, horse riding or perhaps a tour of through the extraordinary light show underway through the holidays. Contact: www.oglebay.com
(Lynn O’Rourke Hayes (www.LOHayes.com) can be an author, family travel expert and enthusiastic explorer. Gather more travel intel on Twitter @lohayes, Facebook, or via FamilyTravel.com)