Getting away seems like it is becoming increasingly more difficult. With current regulations and general anxiety about venturing too far from your home, feeling like you get to have a vacation can seem impossible.
Located just 30 minutes outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee the folks at Hales Bar Marina and Resort are offering a unique opportunity for families and couples alike. For perspective, Hales Bar Marina is right on the boarder of both Alabama and Georgia and approximately 4 1/2 hours from Louisville, KY. In other words, close enough to be a one tank of gas trip but far enough away that you feel like you are really getting away.
What so special about this marina and resort in Southern Tennessee, you ask?
While they might not be the tropical overwater bungalow setting that you’ve dreamed of, our guess is that it won’t matter!
From the deck of your floating cabin you can see the boats coming in and out of the marina. The marina and therefore the cabins are situated on Nickajack Lake.
Nickajack Lake is home to and endangered species of bat, the grey bat, so if you watch closely at dusk you may see them emerging from their resting spot.
Hales Bar Marina sits where Hales Bar Dam used to be. Sadly, there were a large number of deaths during the construction of the dam. Fun fact, if you are into paranormal activity, the spot of the dam is thought to be one of the most haunted spots in Tennessee.
The Floating Cabins at Hales Bar Marina:
There are three options of floating to cabins to choose from. 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms or 3 bedroom cabins all come equipped with everything you need to make your floating cabin your home away from home.
Linens and towels come with your cabin, but as you are packing, be sure to throw in towels for your time at the lake and the pool.
Each cabin also has a complementary set up that will get you through your first cup of coffee and comes with 1 roll of toilet paper. Similar to the standard set up for a rental house or condo.
Around Hales Bar Marina and Resort:
In addition to the activities that come along with being on a lake, you will also find a mini golf course and a pool on site.
How much does it cost to stay in a floating cabin?
Surprisingly a stay at this unique resort, won’t totally break the bank.
In the peak season, you can expect nightly prices to start at $149 for a 1 bedroom, $199 for a 2 bedroom and $275 for the 3 bedroom cabin.
In the off season ( November 1 – March 31) a nightly stays are: $99 for a 1 bedroom, $149 for a 2 bedroom and $199 for a 3 bedroom cabin.
Floating cabins not your thing?
Don’t worry, if you just want a lake vacation with out being on the lake, the fine folks at Hales Bar also offer cabins on land as well as RV slips for rental.
So what do you think? Does a floating cabin adventure sound like something that you and your family would enjoy?