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The rustic state park cottage has gone upscale―just in time for deal-seeking travelers.

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State Park Cabin Rental
Courtesy of Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

The southern tip of the Eastern Shore has always had scenery aplenty. Now it has five family lodges, each sleeping as many as 16.

A summer weekly rental runs $2,337 for out-of-state visitors (less for Virginians). Fill it up for a family reunion, and it comes out to less than $25 per person per day; 800/933-7277 or dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks.

Published August 2009; Updated December 2013

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