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1. Posted by dannyh91 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hey,

Travelling around U.S and was wondering if anyone could recommend any small towns to relax in. Somewhere rural though not too fussed about what type of rural (the coast is good but so are the mountains). Ideally needs to have cheap accommodation (less the $50 a night if possible) and be accessible by train or greyhound. Just somewhere to get a break form the big cities really.

Thanks for any advice,
Danny

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

The first place that springs to mind is Ashland, Oregon though I'm not sure if it would be rural enough for you. It's a gorgeous area. I believe that nearby Klamath Falls is accessible by Amtrak, and while I'm sure the area is still amazing, I'm not sure about the size of the town. Some other thoughts:
Keene, NH
Lebanon, NH
Taos, NM
Cooperstown, NY
Amana Colonies, IA
Whitewater, WI
Spring Green, WI
Winona, MN
Hope this is a little bit of help

3. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

The first place that springs to mind is Ashland, Oregon though I'm not sure if it would be rural enough for you. It's a gorgeous area. I believe that nearby Klamath Falls is accessible by Amtrak, and while I'm sure the area is still amazing, I'm not sure about the size of the town. Some other thoughts:
Keene, NH
Lebanon, NH
Taos, NM
Hope this is a little bit of help


If you can find a place in Taos, NM for $50 a night or less (the poster's preferred price range) please tell me and I'll book the place.

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Well, you could check this out: http://www.abominablesnowmansion.com/ (bunks for $22 during peak season.) Just fyi Danny, I was putting out suggestions that I thought might be feasible and leaving some of the legwork to yourself (probably should have mentioned that - sorry) Some of these will be more expensive at different times of the year depending on when tourist season for that area is. If you have questions about any of them please feel free to send me a PM. Cheers!

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 8, 2008, at 11:20 PM by Wonkerer ]

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

Consider the Crescent City/Klamath area of California.

It's a beautiful spot in northern california with both coast and redwoods on both the north and south sides of the bay area.