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Whether you crave crystal-clear fresh waters, paddling a canoe, fishing, or want to enjoy fall foliage with water views, a lake trip makes it easy to savor the great outdoors.
We rounded up the best lakefront getaways in the US, from rustic lodges to family-friendly resorts, and romantic B&Bs, which all provide direct access to top lakes.
Prices range from $119 to $299 to start for hotels that are well-rated and boast amenities like porches, fireplaces, dining, and access to water sports and outdoor activities.
We also included up-to-date COVID policies for each property.
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As domestic travel picks back up following shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many Americans are looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors without going too far from home.
Rather than far-flung bucket-list trips that require long flights and airports that risk exposure to the virus, many travelers are considering renting RVs for scenic road trips, outdoor camping or glamping adventures, hotels in or near national parks, mountain resorts, or other regional and domestic travel that’s easily accessible from major hubs.
These nature-filled trips all trade crowded cities for wide-open outdoor spaces that make it easier to practice social distancing and travel as safely as can be guaranteed right now. Of course, without a vaccine, it’s impossible to guarantee safety. Also, consider whether you’re leaving or traveling to a hotspot, so as not to contribute to infection spikes. And follow guidelines from the CDC and WHO such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, and social distancing, no matter where you go.
However, there’s something especially idyllic about a lake vacation. Like the best memories from summer camp, lake getaways conjure images of paddling in calm, crystal-clear waters surrounded by forests and wildlife, and plenty of fresh, crisp air. A lake trip can be a relaxing romantic retreat or an outdoorsy family adventure.
We rounded up some of the best lakefront stays spanning the US including charming inns with cozy fireplaces and wide porches, as well as mountain resorts with all sorts of activities including biking, hiking, fishing, golf, and more.
We carefully selected properties based on the following criteria:
All hotels are, of course, lakefront. But every property also offers proximity to nature and access to outdoor activities.
We looked for affordable properties and rates range from $119 to $299 to start in the fall season to suit a variety of needs and budgets.
All hotels have high ratings on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor and Booking.com.
Every property is a well-appointed stay with excellent amenities from private porches and in-room fireplaces to delectable farm-to-table restaurants on-site.
Keep reading to discover our favorite lakefront getaways, including their current COVID policies, as well as everything else you should know about booking safe vacations during COVID-19.
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Source:: Business Insider