By Jack | March 13, 2013
Sorry to those of you who spend every two weeks on the edge of your seat, holding your breath and anxiously awaiting my posts every other Monday. I swear that I didn’t mean to offend you guys by not posting this past Monday; I was simply in the middle of a four day cabin trip with some of my high school friends for spring break.
And for those of you who are looking for an alternative to the beach during spring break (which realistically, if I hadn’t had some other conflicting plans, would’ve been where I spent my break), I would suggest Douglas Lake in Tennessee.
Myself and four friends rented a small cabin on the water for four nights for one hundred bucks a person, total. That’s pretty reasonable for spring break lodgings. We drove the six-and-some hours from our hometown without any trouble and arrived to a beautiful lake with steep slopes dotted with trees and cabins.
There’s plenty to do at Douglas Lake as well. For those who fish, this place is wonderful: you can take your small boat around the lake into its many small, secluded coves, or you can simply fish off the personal dock that most cabins have on their piece of shoreline. Boats and jet skis are available for rental, and swimming is an option (when it’s a bit warmer).
Also, Douglas Lake happens to be a rather short drive from two major tourist towns, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Both towns have the standard tourist attractions: putt-putt, go-karts, novelty stores, etc. There are plenty of delicious restaurant choices as well, and it’s all in the shadow of the great Smokey Mountains.
I know I had a lot of fun and would definitely stay there again. Just one bit of advice: if it’s 2 AM on a Monday night and you’re wondering if it’s a good idea to have a firework war in the backyard of the cabin you rented, don’t. Apparently people in Tennessee still file noise complaints.
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