Up on a ridge at 3,100 feet, we rediscover the joys of simple life. Without TVs, cell phones, or other beeping distractions, our pace and pulse slows down. We gather for games and songs in a room that feels like a tree house fort. Each day begins and ends with a glorious pause as we all stop to salute the sun trading places with the moon and stars.
Len Foote Hike Inn: www.hike-inn.com or 1-800-581-8032.
Volunteer and Stay for Free
Join the Friends of the Hike Inn volunteer program ($15 per year) to trade service for a free stay. Tasks include kitchen prep and cleanup, garden work, and housekeeping. An overnight stay for two adults, including breakfast and dinner, usually costs $140.