Affordable family vacations for summer break

By Eric Wright

With summer well on its way and temperatures heating up, it's time to plan that well-deserved summer getaway with the family. Whether you're looking for your next camping trip in New York or heading to the West Coast for some Californian sunshine, these unique getaways are sure to inspire you to stay somewhere out of the ordinary this year. At less than $160 dollars a night, these rentals are sure to keep the kids—and your wallet!—happy.

1. Coastal Cabin on Herron Island, Washington

From $148.17 a night, this stunning retreat offers up to six guests a vacation full of peace and quiet on a secluded island—and the opportunity for some quality family time spent out on the calm waters with a canoe or kayak. With a beautifully-decorated interior, elegant bedrooms, and a sprawling deck with gorgeous views that overlook Puget Sound, a vacation here will leave the whole gang feeling relaxed, rested, and rejuvenated.

2. Cabin Rental in the Mojave Desert, California

From $154.48 a night, this charming cabin rests on two private acres in Joshua Tree National Park and is ideal for four glampers to enjoy a summer getaway full of awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets. The location also offers some of the best conditions to stargaze, warm cup of cocoa in hand. After days spent getting to know the local wildlife in nearby Eureka Peak and Quail Mountain, what could be better than slipping into your very own clawfoot bathtub?

3. Charming Cabin near Woodstock, New York

From $134.82 a night, this classic cabin rental near Woodstock, New York, is the epitome of a tranquil vacation surrounded by nature. With space for just two glampers, the pet-friendly retreat is the perfect place for a bonding opportunity while exploring the lake on the provided canoe, toasting s'mores around the fire pit, and grilling up some tasty snacks on the barbecue.

4. Luxury Cottage in Texas

From $138.42 a night, this adorable cottage sleeps up to six guests, making it the perfect choice for a Texan-style vacation with a twist. Located just outside of Bandera, glampers can spend the day exploring the cowboy capital of the world before retiring to their home-away-from-home for a few colds drinks out on the lovely deck and a soothing dip in the private hot tub.

5. Rustic Cabin near Mount Hood, Oregon

From $97.11 a night, this fairytale cabin, built all the way back in 1927, is an ideal choice for four glampers looking to discover the Oregon wilderness. Guests will love waking up to the sunlight streaming in, the peaceful sounds of the forest all around, and the charming decor found throughout the cabin. Discover all that Mt. Hood National Forest has to offer during the day before heading back to the cabin for some well-earned chill-out time in the private hot tub. With pets allowed, your trusty pooch will be thanking you for this vacation, too!

6. Camping Tent near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

From $122.35 a night, this cozy tent rental in the woodlands of Tennessee makes for a great mother-daughter retreat. In the morning, the sounds of the forest make the deck a peaceful place to sit back and reflect with a coffee before another great day of hiking, cycling, or whitewater rafting. This rental really is the perfect choice for those looking for an off-the-grid vacation in a beautiful setting.

7. Log Cabin near Zion National Park, Utah

From $75.05 a night, this is the classic log cabin getaway. Soaring ceilings, expansive windows, plush seating, and a roaring fireplace make the living area a fabulous spot to kick back after a day out in one of the several national parks that dot the landscape. With enough space to sleep six guests, the whole family will be talking about this Utah summer vacation for years to come.

8. Vacation Rental near East Vail, Colorado

From $132.14 a night, this vacation rental can sleep up to eight guests—ideal for larger families to enjoy a holiday surrounded by the majestic mountains of Colorado. The kids will love the loft area, where they can have their own space while parents enjoy an evening around the fireplace, cold drink in hand. The balcony just off the living room is also a peaceful spot to relax in the evening while listening to the sounds of Mother Nature.

9. Dome Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia

From $154.77 a night, this luxury dome offers a one-of-a-kind retreat in Georgia. Sleeping up to five guests, the interior of this unique structure boasts some fantastic touches, such as charming wooden furniture, rustic decor, and luxurious bedding. After spending some quality time as a family up in the Appalachian Mountains, you can return to your stunning accommodation and rustle up some burgers on the barbecue before having a relaxing soak in the outdoor tub.

10. Tipi and Vintage Camper near Lake Michigan

From $129.20 a night, this rental consists of both a tipi and a vintage camper, accommodating three guests comfortably. The luxury tipi comes with a queen-size bed and gorgeous Indian rugs, while the vintage camper, located just a few steps away is ideal for the kids. An outdoor shower, comfy seating, a fire pit, and a barbecue complete the exterior set up—ensuring nights are spent together around the fire, chatting late into the evening about each day's adventures on and around Lake Michigan.


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