Ultimate Spring Escapes
There is no shortage of waterfront rentals or snug mountain cabins. Nestled on the northern shores of the lake, Rumbling Bald Resort rents vacation homes for any size family. For smaller families or couples looking for a romantic hideaway, the Gaestehaus Salzburg Bed & Breakfast rents affordable lodge rooms and charmingly rustic cabins.
High season on Siesta Key continues through April, but relatively inexpensive accommodations are available at Turtle Beach Resort, located on the quietest of the three beaches, and Siesta Beach Resort & Suites, a good place if you’re interested in saving money and don’t plan on spending a lot of time indoors.
The Trust Bed & Breakfast, located within walking distance of the beach, rents rooms that are reminiscent of the comforts of home. The house itself is worth a look for the many antiques that furnish the rooms. Find a little more glitz and glamour at the Hollywood Casino, where you can place bets, play a round of golf, or sleep in―all in a day’s work at this 600-acre resort overlooking the marina.
Lay your head in luxury at the beachfront King and Prince Resort, where Southern hospitality and deluxe amenities are at their best. Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals* offers condos and villas for couples or families on any budget, including daily and weekly rentals.
*Book March 1-15 for $100 off stays of 5+ nights. Valid for stays in March and April, 2012. Cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts and does not apply to existing reservations. Some properties excluded. Other restrictions may apply. Use online coupon code SLESCAPE or call 855-452-1847 to speak to a Hodnett Cooper vacation specialist today.
Peak season hits during winter, which means lower rates during the spring. The Wisp Resort provides easy access to scenic chairlift rides and mountain biking trails. Bed and breakfasts and cozy lodges provide authentic mountain getaways. The Savage River Lodge rents 18 cabins and delivers fresh muffins to your doorstep every morning.
Find fully furnished one- to five-bedroom cabins or cottages through Smoky Mountain Lake Rentals, which offers some rentals where you can go from lake to hot tub in mere minutes.
To be close to the city action, stay downtown at the bayfront Omni Corpus Christi, which is near the must-see USS Lexington Museum and is walking distance from restaurants and nightlife. To get maximum Gulf Coast views, opt for a condo on the beach. El Constante has two-bedroom rentals and considers April 1 to be the start of the off-season, which means lower rates.