In this age of COVID-19, the best cure for cabin fever this fall is to seek out an actual cabin in the woods and rediscover the unhurried serenity of the great outdoors.
Research conducted this summer by AAA indicated that many Americans who are concerned about the coronavirus steered away from plane trips and hit the road instead. In fact, the summer forecast indicated 683 million car trips would be taken over the summer.
“Vacations are going to look a little different for a while. The first choice for many people will be a nearby destination where they can get outside and enjoy fresh air and natural wonders,” said Carol Hoffman, executive director of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau. “There’s no better place to escape the never-ending news stories and stresses of this crisis than in a cabin in the woods. This is the best kind of isolation.”
Across the Midwest and South, there’s a treasure trove of cabins and cottages where people can step away from their everyday routines and worries for a while this fall. Most have kitchens so you can bring your own food, and all are employing stringent cleaning practices to help keep guests safe.