United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://www.supplementoffers.org/bella-serata-cream/
  2. 2 Trip Report http://www.musclehealthfitness.com/alpha-prime-elite/
  3. 3 Trip Report Grand Teton National Park Review
  4. 4 Fight against premature aging of the skin
  5. 5 http://reviverxtry.com/rejuvonus/
  6. 6 7 day Road Trip from Boise, ID
  7. 7 Best place to live in the USA for doctors
  8. 8 Fodor's Travel QA Test_20170123104914
  9. 9 Trip Report State capitol buildings -- a two-thirds through ranking
  10. 10 Colorado Itinerary
  11. 11 Snow for next Christmas within a day's drive from Florida
  12. 12 Any Sanibel experts?
  13. 13 Frederick, MD, with dog and teen daughter
  14. 14 Accomodations in GNP and beyond
  15. 15 Naples/ Fort Myers
  16. 16 10-14 daycar fr. Monterey, CA to Jackson WY. Help - towns / Nat'l Parks
  17. 17 Uber boston
  18. 18 What is there to do on MAUI
  19. 19 Huntington Beach to Yosemite
  20. 20 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  21. 21 New England Road Trip Itinerary
  22. 22 Hawaii Help
  23. 23 Summer in Michigan
  24. 24 Fodor's Travel QA Test_20170123104909
  25. 25 Traveling to CO, worried about altitude sickness!
View next 25 » Back to the top

KY-NC-TN-VA Romantic Long Weekend

Jump to last reply

[I’m tagging this in all four state forums.]

I’d like to surprise my wife with a few days away toward the end of June, like the 25th-28th (though somewhat flexible). We live in Virginia Beach but would like to get to the mountains, but I don’t want to stay in the Smoky Mountains (too little time and too many tourists – we’d rather do that in the off season). I’m looking for inexpensive alternatives “off the beaten path” (not a lot of cha-ching in the bank for this). We don’t require a fancy place to stay; Comfort Inns are perfect, although a reasonably priced B&B would be nice. An acquaintance got me thinking about the Cumberland Gap area, but I see there are other places in striking distance from there, such as Kentucky Ridge State Forest, Big Stone Gap in VA, Cherokee National Forest in TN, and others. I know nothing about that general area, and I don’t see any articles elsewhere on this web site.

We enjoy light hiking or walking – anything outdoorsy – or just driving around exploring small towns.

I thought of heading west on Rte 58 across Virginia, which would be 9 ½ to 10 hours to Cumberland Gap. That’s a little far but okay, because we both enjoy long drives for their own sake. We could always take a faster route back home, too. Or, if there’s anything closer that’s worth doing, I’d like to hear it!

Any recommendations… or recommendations for what to avoid? We’re mostly wanting to just relax, as we are extremely busy with three kids and looking ahead to a very busy summer, and we just want some time to ourselves. Many thanks!

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement