Staying somewhere ordinary can really take the fizzle out of a long-awaited vacation. Garden variety hotels offer basic lodging in mostly uncomfortable beds that keep you up at night wondering who stayed there before you. Then in the morning you find out that “Free Continental Breakfast” means boxed cereals, burnt coffee and stale donuts from the place across the street. Where you hang your hat on your vacation should be just as memorable as the destination, and sometimes they’re one in the same. So, get ready to visit the most fascinating places to spend the night in all 50 states!
In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of northwest Alabama is the 20,000 plus acre, Seven Springs Lodge. This lodge offers a wide variety of activities including horseback riding. Bring your own camper, rent horses there or bring your own. They offer lodging for your horses as well. For the more adventurous outdoors person, Seven Springs Lodge offers miles of hiking trails for beginners as well as experienced hikers. Staff can guide you to many of the Native American areas and historical sites. Then, there is always the option to just kick back, relax and enjoy the many amenities Seven Springs Lodge has to offer. At night there are plenty of places to have a private fire and enjoy Alabama under the blanket of stars.