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Old 01-05-2019, 01:00 PM
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My wife and I would like to go somewhere and just spend some time...anywhere from a couple weeks to a month or so...in one spot. We usually either cruise or go on road trip type vacations, so we're inexperienced at this type of trip. As a result, we'll take any advice we can get.

We want it to be in June or July (+/- a little). Something that would be near mountains or a beach would be great. (Both would be ideal...heheh.) But we're definitely not limiting ourselves to that. We'll consider almost anywhere.

So here's where the questions come in. We're used to a hotel/motel for our short stays on driving trips. What would be our options for this sort of stay-in-one-place trip? I won't get too verbose here. My questions could go on forever. So I'll just stop now. Your advice, recommendations, experiences, etc. are more than welcome for any aspect of such a trip you might think up.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-05-2019, 01:14 PM
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You could try airbnb.com for ideas and prices. Also, some suite hotels, like Marriott Residence Inn and Extended Stay offer long term rates and senior discounts.
Obviously, staying at the beach in the summer will be expensive no matter what you do.

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Old 01-05-2019, 01:15 PM
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My wife and I would like to go somewhere and just spend some time...anywhere from a couple weeks to a month or so...in one spot. We usually either cruise or go on road trip type vacations, so we're inexperienced at this type of trip. As a result, we'll take any advice we can get.

We want it to be in June or July (+/- a little). Something that would be near mountains or a beach would be great. (Both would be ideal...heheh.) But we're definitely not limiting ourselves to that. We'll consider almost anywhere.

So here's where the questions come in. We're used to a hotel/motel for our short stays on driving trips. What would be our options for this sort of stay-in-one-place trip? I won't get too verbose here. My questions could go on forever. So I'll just stop now. Your advice, recommendations, experiences, etc. are more than welcome for any aspect of such a trip you might think up.

Thanks in advance.
Here's an idea we came up with 25 years ago when I retired. We lived in Mexico and went back to N.Y. State every year for 2 months (June&July) to visit. We stayed in student housing. This was a privately owned apartment complex that would have been empty anyway as college was out. Became friends with the family that owned it and several other couples who lived in Florida and did the same thing. Did this for several years and always enjoyed seeing the people every year. I think most colleges have a housing office. Pick an area - find some local schools - call. Cost nothing to ask. Good luck.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:21 PM
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We went to the Inn at Westwynd Farm *** Hershey, PA Bed and Breakfast *** #1 Rated Inn at Westwynd Farm one time and it was wonderful. It is right by Hershey which is a very fun experience and also there is a wonderful auto museum AACA Museum | Antique Automobile & Motor Vehicle History There are many other interesting attractions there if you Google a bit.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:45 PM
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I had a brother in PEI in Canada. We used to drive all the way, stopping wherever we felt like it, and into PEI. We stayed in a hotel. Yes, it is expensive, but anywhere "up north" in the summer is going to be expensive, but certainly no more than a good cruise. About PEI | Tourism Prince Edward Island

They have a culinary college The Culinary Institute of Canada Dining Room, Charlottetown - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - TripAdvisor where the food is unbelievable, especially if you like Lobster!

Whatever you decide to do, have a great time.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:57 PM
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Depending on how far you want to drive and whether you like the area, we've enjoyed numerous weeks long vacations...in the Great Smoky Mountains.

While nothing like the "real" mountains of Colorado or Montana, they at least provide some nice views...and usually cooler temp's.

Our preference is in the Cherokee, N.C. area, because it's still pretty close to places like Gatlinburg and Asheville (a little over an hour to each)...but not too close to their daily hordes of tourists.

Here's but one of a plethora of sites that rent mountain cabins...on a nightly/weekly/monthly basis.

Cabins near Cherokee in the Great Smoky Mountains
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:43 PM
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You don’t mention your budget but a long Scandinavian Cruise is very nice.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:18 AM
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Virginia has the mountains. It also has some the best of the best when it comes to waterfront!
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:04 AM
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If you want a place in the mountains that is in a small town area we have gone several times to Blue Ridge GA. It is about 1 and 1/2 hours north of Atlanta by the TN border. Small town atmosphere but fairly close to attractions. If you like train rides they have the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Check out Abovetherestcabins.com Good luck where ever you go and enjoy.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:43 PM
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Most ski areas in New England have plenty of condos which can be rented for a week or month or however long you want to stay in summer. Also NH and ME, you can easily visit Montreal or of course Boston if you choose and the ocean is not that far either. Remember these are small states so you can get anywhere pretty easily.
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