Affordable Summer Travel: Stay Close To Home

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  • Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2008 - With gas prices nearing the $4 a gallon mark and airline prices increasing, many families are searching for unique ways to experience an affordable summer vacation or a weekend getaway. Even honeymooners are looking for alternatives to expensive trips. One solution—stay closer to home and explore North Carolina. And one beautiful option is Fall Creek Cabins, nestled in the mountains near Boone and Blowing Rock.

    “There are so many activities in our area that are free or reasonably priced,” said Tim Thompson, who with his wife, Beverly, owns Fall Creek Cabins. Located off U.S. 421, the private log cabins are true vacation homes with hot tubs, fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens, and covered porches with rocking chairs and a gas grill.
    “Most of our guests enjoy hiking, viewing the many spectacular waterfalls nearby and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway from Linville Falls & Gorge to Doughton Park,” Mrs. Thompson said. “Others choose to try tubing, kayaking, canoeing or biking.”

    Many who stay at Fall Creek Cabins return year-after-year because of its seclusion, its family-friendly feel and the personal and high-quality service provided by the Thompsons. The 54-acre property features eight cabins, some with creekside settings, others with mountain views. A state-stocked trout stream runs through the property. Hiking trails have been marked off and lead through the woods and to a waterfall. Campfire rings, complete with seating, offer a place for the whole family to gather.

    One look at the Fall Creek Cabins online guest book reveals the many happy memories of guests. “We absolutely loved everything about the place,” one woman wrote. “As you probably saw in my thank-you note to you, we will recommend the place to all of our friends.” Another woman said, “The cabin and grounds were more beautiful than we could have imagined.” A honeymooner praised the Thompsons for meeting a special request — a bed of pink rose petals to greet them upon arrival.

    The Thompsons have expanded their business by adding a vacation rental property management division, Fall Creek Vacation Rentals. Through the rental division, vacationers can find cabins at other sites in the Boone area. They vary in size and location, some offering panoramic views of the mountains, others overlooking the New River. Amenities also vary, from hot tubs and game tables to gas grills and covered porches.

    To help make the vacation experience more affordable, the Thompsons offer specials throughout the year. Information on those and about the cabins is available online at and They also offer discount tickets to some attractions during certain times of year.

    “We have already teamed up with Tweetsie Railroad as part of their Lodging Partner’s Program and also offer discount tickets/coupons to both Grandfather Mountain and Mystery Hill,” Mrs. Thompson said. “For our customer’s convenience, the discount tickets and/or coupons are in the cabin upon arrival.” Because the cabins are located centrally, it’s easy to get to the different attractions. There are golf courses, antique shops, and places to go horseback riding or rafting not far away as well.

    And being close is what it’s all about in today’s economy. By staying in North Carolina, you’ll not only save on gas and transportation, you may just find some hidden gems you’ve never experienced before.

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