Q:

Where Are the Best Cabin Getaways?

I want to escape to a cabin in the woods. I'm looking for someplace that's really isolated, but close to lots of recreation and a small town where I can grab a decent bite to eat. What do you recommend?

May 23, 2012
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Lake cabin

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A:

That's a long list of requirements. Essentially, you want a cabin where you can escape from the trappings of civilization without being completely cut off from them. A small handful of places come to mind. As for finding a cabin, I use Vacation Rental by Owner. When using this site, do your homework to make sure you get what’s advertised. Ask the owner for the contact info of other people who have rented it before, and request a rental agreement or contract. If you can’t get either, then choose another cabin.

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