Getaways- Unique Places to Stay in the 9 Lakes Region
In the 9 Lakes, part of the adventure is where to stay. Do you prefer to be close to shopping and restaurants, or do you want to find a bit of space to relax in. Hotels, RVing, camping, and cabins are popular choices for many visitors to the region, but there are other types of lodging choices for vacationers who want to get “off the beaten path.”
Houseboats and Floating Homes: For those who prefer to be right on the water, then a houseboat– the RV of water, is a great way to enjoy a getaway lake vacation. Houseboats are drivable and can be secured in any of the multiple secluded coves or beached on an island where you can put your toes in the sand. Houseboats are fully equipped, so simply bring your friends, family, and food for a fun lake experience. Floating houses are another choice for the adventurous vacationer who wants a 365 degree water view. Each floating home is situated either on a dock or on a buoy line, so be prepared to ferry your groceries to these platform style homes. At night, enjoy fishing or relaxing on your waterfront patio.
Secluded Cabins– Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, or Forests- Vacationers who love the idea of being in a secluded cabin setting will find options throughout the 9 Lakes. Trout fishermen, kayakers, and dreamers seeking solitude can find idyllic cabins along rushing creeks, in forested hideaways, on panoramic mountain ridges, or along secluded stretches of lake shoreline. Cabins range from large western style lodges to luxury retreats to rustic “tiny” homes.
Dude Ranches– You don’t need to cross the Mississippi River to channel your inner cowboy. Take a trail ride or try your skills on a cattle drive. At the end of the day of ranching fun, the promise of a hearty family meal and a comfortable bed is waiting for you. French Broad Outpost Ranch is a popular destination in the region for visitors seeking an authentic ranch adventure.
Bed and Breakfasts– For the ultimate experience in timeless hospitality, the B&Bs in the 9 Lakes offer a wide variety of amenities. Historic or contemporary, guests are treated to accommodations in unique settings and wonderful home cooked breakfasts. Some establishments also include dinner or an evening dessert in the package. Your hosts are ambassadors of their communities and can provide local information about events and other attractions that are “must see” when you are visiting in the area.
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