Top 10 Classic Summer Lodges

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In these modern times where family communication is done more by cell phone or via Face Book than in person, more and more families are opting to take their vacations in family orientated lodges where they can have face to face talks and where the family makes their own entertainment.  Here are 10 summer resorts that may fit that bill:

01: Alpine Resort

Alpine Resort

Alpine Resort

Located in the north of Wisconsin on the banks of a pristine lake, these Log Cabins with Pine interiors are set among some tall white pines. Organized entertainment consists of angling lessons from a dock and stargazing around a campfire.

02: Fair Hills Resort

Fair Hills Resort

Fair Hills Resort

 

Located in northern Minnesota, this resort offers sandcastle competitions, volleyball, tennis and sailing during the day and bingo at night, plus a weekly talent show. This resort prides itself on its number of return visitors.

03: Gray Eagle Lodge

 Gray Eagle Lodge

Gray Eagle Lodge

Located in Lakes Basin, California off a two lane road, most visitors have little need for their car once here. Apart from perhaps toasting marshmallows on a campfire, no activities are provided. Cabins do though come complete with day packs as most visitors spend their days hiking around the nearby lakes although a 15ft waterfall feeds a watering hole at the resort.

04: The Hedges

The Hedges

The Hedges

This is located at Blue Mountain Lake, New York since 1880 and has recently found a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. This resort has had many returning guests but few owners, the latest of who, renovated it to return it to its original beauty.

05: Highland Lodge

Highland Lodge

Highland Lodge

Located in Greensboro, Vermont most of these 11 cottages overlook Caspian Lake where they have a private beach for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. The menus at the lodge reflect its locale and features Vermont Beefalo Burgers with Cabot Cheddar.

06: The Inn at Watervale

The Inn at Watervale

The Inn at Watervale

Located in Arcadia, Michigan these 17 cottages started off as lodgings for loggers. Nestled among the sand dunes along the lake shoreline, most guests spend the time climbing the 300ft Old Baldy sand dune and combing the beach for fossils.

07: Migis Lodge

Migis Lodge

Migis Lodge

Located in South Casco, Maine these 35 stone and wood cottages were founded in 1916. The cottages are scattered over a 125 acre Pine Forest on the banks of Sebago Lake. Entertainment consists of breakfasting on Blueberry pancakes with other guests lakeside and a weekly Lobster bake.

08: Milford House

Milford House

Milford House

This property that is located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia comprises of 27 cottages and two lakes. Entertainment consists of swimming, picking berries and attending workshops with local artists organized by the lodge.

09: Pow-Wow Point Lodge

Pow-Wow Point Lodge

Pow-Wow Point Lodge

Located in the lake country north of Toronto, this lodge is on a sandy lakeshore and apart from swimming the lodge have canoes, paddle boats and kayaks available for guests.

10: Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island

Located at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire  these 47 cabins are really for those that want to go back to basics, they are woken by reveille and spend the days hiking, canoeing or kayaking.

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