The Top 5 Romantic Appalachian Mountain Cabin Getaways

February 7, 2012 in U.S by TravelReflex Team

Appalachian TrailAuthor Bio: Cindy G. is a travel review writer and travel insurance agent. She lives in Maryland with her husband where they enjoy hiking together. She recommends finding the best auto insurance rates online.

When it comes to finding a romantic cabin getaway, the Appalachian Mountains are the perfect place for couples to find privacy and scenic beauty in one affordable location. As the mountain range stretches from Alabama all the way into the Canadian border, most East Coast residents can access the area quickly by car, saving even more on your travel expenses. These are some trips that are possible with some simple travel insurance, a two-seat convertible, and an adventurous spirit.

If you are able to getaway with your loved one for a quick vacation, be sure to choose one of the following five romantic Appalachian Mountain cabin getaways. Each location is home to beautiful scenery, friendly residents and exclusive areas that are guaranteed to give you privacy.

1. Hot Springs, North Carolina

This beautiful destination is situated conveniently just a 45 minutes drive from the city of Asheville, North Carolina and less then 90 minutes from Nashville, Tennessee. This incredible mountain town is actually located right on the Appalachian Trail, making it the perfect place to visit if you are interested in hiking.

By choosing a cabin within walking distance from the trail itself, you can set off on day trips in either direction and still be home each night to cuddle in front of the fire with your partner. There are several water sources that only add to the scenic mountain beauty, including the Spring Creek and the French Broad River. Choose a cabin situated within the Pisgah National Forest to ensure the ultimate private getaway.

2. Dahlonega, Georgia

This mountain town is known for its beauty, but there is also a small town charm present here that is a great way to enjoy a romantic getaway. Visitors who are renting a private cabin might want to venture out to enjoy the delicious, rustic meals in the town, or perhaps one of the many vineyards and wineries. Half a dozen wineries offer tours and tastings, which is a wonderful day to spend a romantic afternoon with your loved one. Dahlonega is located in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, just a short drive from the start of the Appalachian Trail. There are also countless historical landmarks worth a visit within the town itself.

3. White Sulphur Spring, West Virginia

This town is famed both for being a popular resort getaway in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and having a rich heritage and several interesting historical landmarks. Although some of the resorts in the area are larger, there also exist several romantic cabins just on the outskirts of the city.

Couples should choose to stay in one of these locations, enjoying the rural scenery and only driving into the city to enjoy the fine dining, varied cultural scene and exciting nightlife. Enjoy plenty of outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking or even canoeing together with your partner in this breathtakingly beautiful area of Appalachia.

4. Greenville, Maine

Although many people think of the best Appalachian mountain getaways as being in the South, in reality the range stretches all the way up into Canada. The Appalachian Trail ends in Maine, close to the quaint town of Greenville, Maine.

In the winter months only 2,000 people live in the area, but the summer brings twice as many visitors each month. Thankfully, the cooler weather means lower prices for cabin rentals and plenty of privacy for visitors. Spend your days hiking in the nearby wilderness, fishing or dining at the upscale eateries in town.

5. Daniel Boone Country, Kentucky

As the name might imply, this area of Kentucky is an outdoor lovers paradise. The incredible natural beauty will take your breath away, whether you are mountain biking through the Big South Fork National Recreation Area or hiking through the Red River Gorge.

There is little in the way of tourism out here in the wilderness, although you will find a handful of friendly shopkeepers and family run restaurants in the area. For the most part, visitors stay in quaint cabins situated in the heart of Appalachia, spending their time outdoors enjoy the natural beauty or indoors cuddled up in front of a fire.

Each of these five Appalachian Mountain cabin getaways is the perfect place to relax, enjoy natural scenic beauty and spend some time with your loved one. Nothing is more romantic than a private cabin destination, just ask Prince William. Each destination is surprisingly affordable during the colder winter months, so you and your loved one can make a great getaway.

Thanks to nc_hiker for the photo from Flickr!