Thursday, May 31, 2012

Frugal Summer Lodging Options

Do you enjoy spending time in nature, but are not quite up for full force bonding with nature via camping?  If so, you are like my little family.  We love the idea of spending our days and evenings on hiking travels, but want something more than a tent and sleeping bag to return "home" to when our exploration ends.  And recently I read through a book that combines great nature with rustic like accommodations.

The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges by David L. Scott and Kay W. Scott is an easy to read resource, full of information and photos on the various lodges nestled in our National Parks.  From Alaska to the US Virgin Islands, they have descriptions as well as prices.  Sure, it is more than camping, but far less than a traditional hotel.   Prices range, but you can find rustic cabins for less than $100 a night.

National Parks are not on the agenda for our summer travel this year, but when they are, this book will be one I turn to for trip planning.

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