THE SOUTH

Make sure you've got a belt because the South is going to charm your pants off if you don't. Full of porches and fireflies and perfectly strung lights, there's nothing quite as magic as those long summer nights. You know the ones, your skin's still warm and everything tastes as sweet as honey and you can't quite tell if it's the stars or the friends that make it magic. Drop by the state fair, stop at that farm stand down that old country road, and take the long way home. You don't have to worry about tomorrow, you'll find cricks and hollers, bluegrass and mountain tunes, and more meadows than you can count. Don't forget your suit because you've got rope swings and picnics and ponds waiting.

 
 
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Image via @tifforelie on Instagram

Tennessee + Kentucky

Built for community and coming together, Nashville Nice is a real thing. With music in its blood, farmland in spades, and four real seasons (yeah, that means cozy socks and wood-fired stoves as much as it means swimming holes and eating out back) -- well, cabins just fit in the mix here. Grab some pals, pick a good one, and drive all the old country roads you can to get there. Now, Kentucky, who knew it had so many hollars and the like? From the Red River Gorge to Daniel Boone National Park, there's rock climbing and waterfalls and loads of natural bridges. Basically, the cabins in both these states are exactly what you're looking for. 

 
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Image via Airbnb

Georgia

It might get hotter than anywhere has a right to, but sweet tea, peaches, and southern hospitality will win you over. The state has a lot of country to it and whether you're looking for a getaway just outside the city or hours and hours away, you'll be able to find something to fit the bill. Turns out treehouses are full of whimsy here and, not without reason, you should make a point to find somewhere with a good porch so you can eat some even better food on it. There's a strong mix of rustic and luxury, of childhood dreams come true, and fairly utilitarian so keep the possibilities open.

 
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Image via Jonathan Stout

North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, and the Outer Banks are all worth it in themselves, but add in countless miles of country roads and you won't mind the guarantee of getting lost. In a state where the motto is Esse quam videri (which basically means, "keep it real") that's what it's all about. The mountains are real, the people are real, and that little bit of trouble you'd get into when you were a kid and you had a fort with your friends, that's what going to the cabin is like here. Don't forget to cookout, too. 

 
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Image via Getaway House

Virginia + West Virginia

Shenandoah is worth it in itself. With rolling hills and a neighbor like Maryland, you're going to enjoy discovering this exceptionally green state. Hop on and off the Appalachian Trail as you'd like, hunt, fish, swim, and hike or go find some old mines and...actually, don't do that. Do find a good cabin nestled in the woods, drive up a dirt road to get to it, read a bunch of books, and take plenty of long walks. 

 
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Image via El Cosmico

Texas

It's Texas, what more is there to say? From the Panhandle to Hill Country to Austin, Big Bend, the coast and goodness knows where in-between, Texas has got ya covered.