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Old 05-14-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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We are looking to get away for some long weekends over the summer and would like to rent a cabin. I have searched online and found some places that look good but was wondering if anyone here has any places that they could recommend? We don't really want to have to drive any more than five hours if possible. We only moved here in September and don't really know where would be good places to explore.

Preferably somewhere that is secluded and that has hiking, horse riding etc. An outside hot tub would be nice too

Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Possum Kingdom lake is a very nice getaway place. They have cabins and boats for rent. It's west of Fort Worth. I think it's less than 2 hours.

Naima
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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The most scenic areas within your driving range is the Ozarks in Arkansas. Plenty of cabins online to rent there.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth TX
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Default Beavers Bend

Oklahoma's Beavers Bend State Park is supposed to be good and it's about 4 hours away. Here's a link Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park & Lodge - Oklahoma Parks, Resorts & Golf (http://www.touroklahoma.com/detail.asp?id=1+5U+5005 - broken link) I haven't been there yet, but hope to try it out this summer.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth TX
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Default Lake Murray State Park

Also there's Lake Murray State Park and Lodge in Ardmore OK, which is only 2 hours away. Lake Murray State Park & Lodge - Oklahoma Parks, Resorts & Golf (http://www.touroklahoma.com/detail.asp?id=1+5U+6446 - broken link)
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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I would also check out Tyler (Lake Palestine) area east of Dallas. Beautiful forests, hiking trails, etc. Personally, I would not do Possum Kingdom because it's a bit too desert like; I prefer trees, forest, pines. So...I would head north to OK, or to Arkansas or east to Tyler.
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