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[Jun. 2nd, 2009|11:18 pm]
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Brandon aka Gumby aka The-Guy-I'm-Involved-With-in-Arkansas is coming up to visit in July, and we were thinking of taking off somewhere local-ish for a few days as part of that visit, to just "get away." Berkshires, The Vinyard, Maine, you know, something like that. Anyways, I've not done that sort of vacationing before. I'll be honest, we'll probably be spending a lot of time in our room, so there doesn't have to be a lot to do, though I'd like some nummy food options, and it should be somewhere pretty. I don't hike or anything like that, but being able to wonder into nature a little bit, be it beach or forest or a lake or something would be nice. Anyone have suggestions? B&B or Hotel? Thoughts? Specific places you LOVE?

We'd be looking probably doing Wed, Thur, Friday nights, middle/end of July. Back to the city Sat 'cause he'll be going home Sunday. He'll be in the city with me for a few days before then.

I look forward to your suggestions!


[User Picture]From: ithych
2009-06-03 04:19 am (UTC)
The Berkshires are pretty awesome. I also have a special place in my heart reserved for the Monadnock region in NH; there's this wonderful little summer theater in Peterborough that we used to go to all the time.

The Vinyard, I expect, will be crowded like woah and expensive at this time of year, but I could be wrong.
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[User Picture]From: lucky_otter
2009-06-03 05:09 am (UTC)
No question, B&B over a hotel. B&Bs are cozy - hotels are not.

I'm sure there are exceptions in both categories, but I'd definitely go with a B&B.
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[User Picture]From: sunstealer
2009-06-03 05:51 am (UTC)
Try Rockport or someplace on Cape Ann. It's not too far to drive and for someone coming from Arkansas, the chance to be on the ocean is pretty awesome. Plus, there's tons of B&Bs there, all along the coast road that loops around the Cape. Rockport itself can be crowded on the weekends but the seafood is excellent and the views are gorgeous.
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[User Picture]From: liamstliam
2009-06-03 11:31 am (UTC)
Sunstealer has an excellent idea. That's an overlooked area and very pretty.

The Vineyard and the Cape will be jammed and expensive.

The Berkshires would be nice, and if you do want to get out of bed, Northampton's a hip little city.


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[User Picture]From: zarhooie
2009-06-07 09:15 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest somewhere in Northamapton. Good food and string! Can't ask for anything more. :)

The Bennington, VT area is also really nice.
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[User Picture]From: marphod
2009-06-03 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ditto what everyone said.

Summer is 'The Season' for the Cape, and The Vineyard; getting to the vineyard will be expensive (less and issue with the cape), you'll have neighbors in the next room no matter where you go, and room rates and food rates go up. The seafood will be killer, but that's about it.

The North-east MA coast, NH coast or Maine coasts would be lower population, although still popular if you go touristy. You could head up to the Maratime provinces, but that's a bit of a hike.

I'd go with the rest and say the Berkshires sounds good. You'll run into some snowbirds, and other vacationers, but it should be less.

Another option would be renting a cabin in the woods in NH or Vermont, often on a lake side, which is a common retreat my parent's did when I was young.
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[User Picture]From: ahf
2009-06-03 08:26 pm (UTC)
I can point you to a couple of B&Bs that I have gone to in Maine, at least one is non coastal non touristy.
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