For many of us, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the season, if not the year. After months of working hard and adapting to the bitter cold, Thanksgiving is a welcome and much-needed break from our day-to-day. When it comes to the food, football, and subsequent naps, those few days off leave no room for regret. So, why not go all out and bring the family to one of our most peaceful, quaint, and cozy rentals? Get away from the noise and the crowded grocery stores. Buy your turkey early and enjoy true relaxation in the country, mountains, or even by the beach...
1. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
This beautiful lake cottage sleeps 7 (enough room for the kids and then some) and is close enough to town for those last minute grocery stops while remaining in quiet country.
2. Shaver Lake, California
This New England style home is beautifully maintained by its owners. With an open floor plan, the cooks aren't stuck in just one room. The property sleeps 8 comfortably and has a perfect dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner.
3. Charlemont, Massachusetts
For families with pets, this country cottage is a perfect choice. The property even includes access to Netflix and DirectTV. Football anyone?
4. Rockport, Massachusetts
This stylish home by the sea comes with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen as well as satellite TV.
5. Chester, Connecticut
Situated on 10 wooded acres and surrounded by 1000 acres of forest. Chester is A perfect location for absolute serenity and privacy.
6. Trenton, Maine
If you want to walk off the food, just take a 15 minute drive and Acadia National Park awaits.
7. Dolores, Colorado
A perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts - this property is close to several hiking trails and archaeological sites. Or, you could always sit and soak in the hot tub...
8. Ashburnham, Massachusetts
Located on 100 acres of rolling farm, a vacation here would be a true country getaway. Filled with orchards, blueberries, and plenty of wildlife, this rental is match made in heaven for that Thanksgiving dinner.
9. Ivanhoe, California
Nestled among orange and mandarin groves, all guests are provided with a well-stocked kitchen. The cottage even includes a continental breakfast made from scratch.
10. Santa Barbara, California
Centrally located, this rental is perfect for a Thanksgiving by the beach. Amenities included? Try a 42" flat-screen TV, a private 2-car driveway, and even a Nintendo Wii console.
11. Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
A charming property between the beach and Disney World. Why not knock down two vacations in one?
12. Alden, Michigan
A romantic lakefront cabin perfect for couples or families. During the fall season the area is filled with activities like skiing and snowmobiling in case you decide to venture outside.