Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virgina, features rustic but comfortable...

Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virgina, features rustic but comfortable cabins in a 1,700-acre wonderland of rolling hills and outdoor activities. Credit: Oglebay Resorts

A cozy cabin is the perfect place to connect. Here are five scenic spots to consider for your family getaway.

1. KOHLER, WISCONSIN Each year, a pair of sandhill cranes returns to a pristine, 350-acre setting not far from the luxurious five-star American Club Resort. The Kohler company opened the 2,000-square-foot cabin made of reclaimed wood and outfitted with the finest amenities. Sandhill is close enough to the Wisconsin resort that families can balance relaxing on the cabin’s wraparound porch and hiking on local trails with a round on the championship golf course and a few hours at the spa. Sandhill is open year-round and sleeps six.

INFO americanclubresort.com

2. RODANTHE, NORTH CAROLINA Kampgrounds of America has added new cabin concepts to its offerings, providing an affordable way to enjoy prime ocean views on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Kids can enjoy pirate-themed activities while learning about the legendary Blackbeard, who once caused a ruckus on nearby Ocracoke Island.

INFO ocracokevillage.com

3. WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA Oglebay Resort’s rustic but comfortable cabins are the perfect home base from which to enjoy a 1,700-acre wonderland. Sit by the fire or head out for a hike in the rolling hills. Enjoy golf, fishing, kayaking, aqua cycling, a petting zoo, a playground and horseback riding. During the holiday season, a character-filled festival of lights will delight the whole family.

INFO oglebay-resort.com

4. UNION, WASHINGTON Each cottage at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa is equipped with a complimentary sketchbook and pencils. Doodle, draw or record your observations from the front porch. Enjoy badminton, volleyball or Frisbee in the common area. Kid-friendly hiking loops provide the perfect preamble to a hot cocoa cruise on the resort’s private yacht.

INFO alderbrookresort.com

5. ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA The 144-acre Ranch at Bandy Canyon in the San Pasqual Valley allows families to disconnect from their hectic lives and relax near the surrounding mountains. Get comfortable in your digs, but be sure to stop by the 1930s rustic cabin, fortified with handmade adobe bricks and beams from the original San Diego pier. You’ll appreciate the multiple fireplaces, antique stoves and enchanting terraces.

INFO bandycanyon.com


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