Have you ever stayed at a vacation rental ? Last summer we stayed at one near Murphy, NC to visit my aunt and her family. We took a boat ride on the lake, my husband did rafting down the river through the National Forest, and we split the cost of the cabin with my parents, as most of these cabins have more than one bedroom, and often have a pull out bed in the living room. The one we stayed in had a full kitchen, games to ease boredom at night, a pond and stream, and was as reasonably priced as a hotel room but with a lot more amenities. Next time you travel, check one out. It will be worth it.