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No TV, no air-conditioning, no video games. You call this a vacation!!

Jul 16th, 2004, 04:56 PM
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No TV, no air-conditioning, no video games. You call this a vacation!!

We just got back from our favorite vacation spot, Mountain Lake Hotel in SW VA. As the title says, it lacks a few things, but more than makes up for it with fresh air and a beautiful setting. Our favorite entertainment was watching a family of little girls cheer when their dad caught a fish in the lake. There must be other places like this. What are some other favorite, away-from-it-all places?
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Jul 16th, 2004, 05:02 PM
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Anywhere in the Grand Teton!
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Jul 16th, 2004, 05:35 PM
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I've been to places where a roof over your head is a luxury. But I truly enjoy (an occasional) wilderness experience. Amongst the places we've been:

1) Isle Royale
2) Boundary Waters Canoe Area
3) Just off the Dalton Hiway
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Jul 16th, 2004, 05:39 PM
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Check out Mohonk Mountain House in the Catskills! Fab.........

http://www.mohonk.com/

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Jul 16th, 2004, 06:02 PM
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Baker Creek Chalets in in the Canadian Rockies. Also Twin Lakes Resort in Central Oregon. Both are so well loved that reservations can be very tough to get. Our favorite vacation to truly get away from it all is to backpack...far from other people, lol!
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Jul 16th, 2004, 06:50 PM
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Backcountry camping on Lake Yellowstone

No electricity
No toilet
No water
No lights
No people

Lots of quiet, beauty, seclusion, stars.
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Jul 16th, 2004, 07:27 PM
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A canoe trip on the Shenandoah River from Luray to Bentonville, about 24 miles, and camping overnight on the river bank.
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Jul 16th, 2004, 07:54 PM
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Beautiful Yosemite! In addition to no t.v. and no telephone, NO GAMEBOY, COMPUTER OR VIDEO GAMES! Imagine, just good conversation, board games, books and the great outdoors!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 03:30 PM
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Grand Canyon North Rim: none of that stuff available, needed, or missed!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 03:34 PM
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Grand lake Lodge in Grand Lake Colorado!!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 06:51 PM
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Vancouver Island, BC. Specifically Ucluelet on the Pacific Rim. Not a cell phone in sight!

We had a tv, but didn't use it.
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Jul 17th, 2004, 06:54 PM
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Another vote for Pacific Rim (National Park). Only time I haven't minded rain while camping - it is so beautiful!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 07:41 PM
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I so agree Jackie!

We had the rain pants and jackets with hoods plus umbrella (which we didn't bother with). I've never had so much fun in the rain! It actually cleared up beautifully the 2nd day.

We were only there 2 out of the 10 days, next time it will be 8 out of 10!
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Jul 17th, 2004, 09:57 PM
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Bear Spring Camps up in Maine.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 04:28 AM
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Good post, carla. We love the national park inns for that very reason, especially Crater Lake's, Glacier's Paradise Inn, GC's El Tovar and the grandest of them all, the Old Faithful Inn. Much better than the cabins, etc of other parks (altho we stay in those, also), because they have huge lobbies. After the crowds leave for the day, they truly entice and 'invite' you to relax, play scrabble or cards, write postcards and travel journals and just people watch. But then we seldom watch tv on our trips anyway; our days are too action packed so hotels are used for crashing only
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Jul 18th, 2004, 07:33 AM
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I went on my cell-phone free vacation back in June. I went hiking (well, walking)and horse-back riding in the mountains, never turned on a television, but did see a newspaper every few days. There was no need for AC and I'm not a gamer. I stayed in hotels/lodges because I'm not a camper.

Yes, it had fresh air and a beautiful setting but it was a plane ride away. I'll keep in mind your place in VA because I can drive there.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 03:58 PM
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Camping in the sandhills of Nebraska along the river with miles and miles of clear blue sky above--pretty much close to heaven.

Sitting on our cruiseship balcony in the middle of the ocean a few weeks ago was a lovely feeling. My family was on the ship so I knew the people I loved were safe--it was wonderful not worrying about ringing phones, going to work or chauffering children. Bliss.
 
Jul 18th, 2004, 04:36 PM
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The $75 no-tell motel I stayed at last weekend. It was billed as a nice place near a lake. The first thing I saw on the desk were ear plugs in a wrapper. Hum, What are these for? They didn't exactly tell me there was a major east coast to west coast railroad behind the hotel which had trains about every 15 minutes!
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Jul 18th, 2004, 05:36 PM
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Small lake, big mountains, small cottage. No tv , no radio, no problems.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 06:48 PM
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We stayed in a 100+ year old cabin on Trout Lake, in the mountains about 10 miles from Telluride. Electricity, but no TV, radio, phone. The water never got really that warm either. One of the best vacations I ever had. Fishing, reading, hiking, drinking, eating...
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