I don’t always travel over Spring Break. Sometimes, as a teacher, it is more relaxing to just stay home. This year, however, following the quarantine times of 2020, my family was itching to go somewhere–anywhere!
We chose a cabin in the mountains of Tennessee as our destination and began scouring Airbnb and VRBO for potential rentals. What began as a retreat for my husband and myself and my youngest daughter and her roommate, became a full-fledged family getaway with my oldest daughter and her five-year-old daughter, my youngest son, his wife and dog. From 4 to 8 plus dog.
We ended up finding a lovely place atop Lookout Mountain in Rising Fawn, Georgia that was pet friendly and fairly isolated yet within driving distance of the numerous attractions of Chattanooga. Chattanooga Vacation Rentals were excellent partners on our short adventure. I can’t praise them enough for their welcome and personal care. Check-in was easy and everything was accurately represented on the website. No surprises when we arrived.
As the trip approached, students began speaking of their Spring Break travel plans. I was amazed at the number of families headed to Tennessee. Generally, everyone goes to Florida, flocking to the mouse and the beaches. Some still did, but even more took the closer option and staying in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Chattanooga.
We did a lot of relaxing, but managed to visit Rock City, the Chickamauga Battlefield and Cloudland Canyon State Park. We ate some killer BBQ, authentic Italian pizza, and cooked our own sausage balls and cinnamon roll waffles for breakfast. We played games of both the board and video variety and hiked around our cabin. It was a fantastic getaway we all needed, and, despite the rain, we returned relaxed and reenergized.
Do you travel over Spring Break? If so, what’s your favorite destination? I ‘m always hunting for the next lovely spot, and I answer every comment.
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