Alabama: a beachside condo along the Gulf Shore
Sure, you could spend the day hitting up the area’s many restaurants and shopping sites, but considering the condo is literally steps away from the glistening Gulf Shore waters, we wouldn’t blame you if you had a different plan in mind. The property’s on-site pool is perfect for a dip after dark, and when it’s time for bed, the condo comfortably accommodates six guests. Rates start at $84 a night. Also check out these surprisingly affordable beach vacations.
Alaska: a cozy log cabin in Fairbanks
Centered around wildlife and hiking trails in Fairbanks, it’s easy to see why this cozy cabin is already heavily booked through the first quarter of 2018. And though visitors can view the Northern Lights from its front porch, the pros don’t come without sacrifice. The property is listed as a “dry-cabin” (aka it doesn’t come equipped with indoor bathrooms), but a detached outhouse is available for use. Starting at $85 a night, the property can accommodate up to four guests.