US Honeymoon ideas needed!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Smoky mountains in Tennessee! Brother’s Cove has some beautiful cabins, some are pets welcome! Most have hot tubs on the back porch, porch swings. It’s breathtaking.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

How long is your honeymoon and how far would you be willing to drive? 

For what you would like to do I recommend a cabin up in northern Minnesota (North Shore, BWCA, Ely). Its an area with alot of nature that often gets overlooked. There are also a few towns and museums in the area like Split Rock Lighthouse. I would also advise the UP Michigan or Great Smokey Mountains. 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I also vote for the Smokey Mountains 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Lake Tahoe! It’s hands down one of the most georgeous places in the world! 

The weather is always perfect and you get a beautiful lake and a cabin in the woods!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I second Northern Minnesota. Tons of lakes, cute cozy cabins right on the water, awesome little towns to explore. I grew up as far north as you can get in Minnesota without going thru Canada and it still like a step back in time when I go “home”. The vintage, antique shops are abundant! Duluth also has so much to offer for water, lake front Cabins, exploring waterfalls and trails with dogs, and the shops down by the canal are amazing!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

mrsyoung18 :  I also vote for the Smokies, but your time of the year might need to be considered for any that were mentioned. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

What about Eureka Springs, AR. They are a VERY animal friendly town. A lot of their hotels are even animal friendly. There are always dogs out in the town with their owners. Tons of cute shops, nice restaurants, a few bar atmospheres if you wanted to go out one night, about a 15 min drive to the lake, there’s a river very nearby that you could float if you wanted, and it’s very very beautiful there.  You could easily find a secluded cottage/cabin or stay right in town in a cottage/cabin if that’s what you’d like. Also, it’s only about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Saint Louis, so you wouldn’t waste a lot of time on the drive. 

Check Air BnB and VRBO for cottage rentals in the area. There are a lot of gorgeous options for all different budgets! 

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

 

nwilbur1 :  Also lots of reasonably priced spas to aid in your relaxation! 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d probably suggest Ashville, NC – renting a cabin in the mountains. It’s a super dog friendly area, and there’s a lot to do. It has a big craft brewery scene, lots of restaurants, and plenty of attractions. You can go hiking, visit the Biltmore Estate, go wine tasting, realx at your cabin, visit the spa……

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think Asheville is a great idea. You can go into the city, eat out, walk around. If you love hiking and waterfalls, that is a beautiful place. You could find a rental with plenty of space for the two of you and your dogs.

It’s a little more of a drive, but the coast of North Carolina is also beautiful. You could find a rental at Ocracoke Island, Kill Devil Hills, etc. The NC coast is a beautiful place to rent a house if you want the beach. They have houses that are plenty big. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m a Californian, and I don’t know the area but I just wanted to say Hi from a husky. ❤

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

For something close to you guys, I actually really like Carbondale (not sure if you’ve already been there). I think that’s probably only a few hours depending on where in the St Louis area you’re at, and there’s lots of cabins since the national forest is right there, and Giant City is a pretty cool place to hike around, and from what I remember the town itself is a fairly nice little college town.

For some farther options, also in the midwest, I’d highly recommend Door County. You can get both the beach (Lake MI/Green Bay) and the forest/hiking, plus the whole peninsula is a series of very cute little tourist towns with lots of shopping and nice restaurants. Michigan also has tons of similar areas–Grand Haven, Traverse City, Mackinac Island all are great.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I was going to say Smokey Mountains, but I see several PPs beat me to it! Darling Husband is from that area in Tennessee and we just got back from a trip up there a couple weeks ago (my first time there). It’s beautiful there, quaint little towns with the mountain backdrop. 

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