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5 Perfect Places for an Escape This Fall

Temps are dropping and the leaves are primed to change.


The time for summer evening barbecues and sunny road trips has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time this fall for one more weekend away. It’s the perfect cure for the listlessness inevitably brought on by thoughts of hunkering down for the next few months, and the good news is there’s plenty of amazing destinations to choose from around the US and abroad. We worked with Villas.com, Booking.com‘s dedicated online renting resource for villas, apartments and vacation homes, to select five impressive accommodations from their database of over 360,000 properties that will not disappoint.

Bulldog Camps & Lodge in Jackman, Maine

Accommodation Style: Waterfront Bungalow
Number of Guests: Up to 9
Nearby: Quebec City (2 hours), Baxter State Park
Best For: An escape from the city for your own Walden Pond moment

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To help encourage the wanderlust in everyone, Villas.com is also offering a grand prize of €10,000 or one of two runner-up prizes of €1,000 in Villas.com vacation rental stays to vacation home travelers willing to share their good times and why they love vacation rentals. Just snap and share a photo of a favorite moment at a recent vacation rental with a caption explaining why you love vacation rentals and include the hashtag #InstantParadise as well as @wwwvillascom on Twitter or @villascom on Instagram to enter. Got more than one favorite moment? Share as many as you’d like between September 1st and 30th for additional chances to win. Final winners will be announced in October.

The Village Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, California

Accommodation Style: One- or Two-Bedroom Apartment
Number of Guests: Up to 5
Nearby: Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, Yosemite National Park
Best For: A getaway for the outdoor enthusiast

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Sunset Key Cottages in Key West, Florida

Accommodation Style: Three-Bedroom Cottage
Number of Guests: Up to 6
Nearby: Key West Aquarium, Mallory Dock
Best For: Endless white-sand beaches and fruity tropical drinks

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Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Accommodation Style: Three-Bedroom House
Number of Guests: Up to 7
Nearby: Grand Teton National Park, Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Best For: Inspiring mountain views and dreams of fresh powder

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La Bastide Des Senteurs in Provence, France

Accommodation Style: One-Bedroom House
Number of Guests: 1
Nearby: Pointe de l’aiguille Beach, Cannes
Best For: Finally taking a weekend to finish your novel over a few glasses of Côtes de Provence

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