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Affordable family vacations in IL, VA and TX – Learn about President Lincoln, enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains or Texas Hill Country. Hotel or resorts for about $100 – $150 a night for a family of four. 

$89 Illinois: Springfield Hotel w/Lincoln Library Tickets

Learn in the “Land of Lincoln” with half off a package at the State House Inn, including museum tickets, drinks, parking and Wi-Fi.

Why we love it

  • Includes tickets to the Lincoln Presidential Library, which houses the Gettysburg Address
  • Suites feature a separate bedroom and living area with a futon, microwave and fridge
  • Visit the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln announced, “A house divided against itself cannot stand” in the days leading up to the Civil War 
  • Use the included credit at local eatery Boones Saloon to nosh on specialty burgers

Where

State House Inn
101 East Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
Tel: 217-528-5100

http://www.thestatehouseinn.com

What’s included & when

  • June 18, 2014 – Oct. 31, 2014
  • $89 per night in a standard room
  • $99 per night in a deluxe suite
  • Two tickets to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • $25 credit for Boones Saloon
  • Four drink tickets per stay, two per person (note: No Name Bar is closed on Sundays)
  • Full breakfast for two
  • Parking and Wi-Fi
  • Room price is based on two guests

 

$99 Blue Ridge Mountains Lodge incl. $50 in Credits*

Surrounded by 2,600 acres of nature preserve, outdoor activities abound at this rustic mountaintop resort, with savings topping 40% for a summertime trip.

Why we love it

  • The original setting for the film “Dirty Dancing,” the resort recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation
  • Hikers rejoice, with nearly 22 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking
  • Use the $50 activity credit toward the aerial adventure course, yoga classes, fishing or guided rafting trips
  • The property is less than half an hour to Blacksburg and Virginia Tech

Where

Mountain Lake Lodge
115 Hotel Circle
Pembroke, VA 24136 Tel: 540-626-7121
http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/

What’s included & when

  • Travel through Aug. 31, 2014
  • $99 per night in a Stone Lodge Room or $149 in a Suite, Sunday-Thursday arrivals
  • $249 for two nights in a Stone Lodge Room or $349 in a Suite, Friday arrivals
  • $50 activity credit
  • Room price based on up to four adults
  • Family vacation option: Book a five-night ($1250) or seven-night ($1595) all-inclusive family vacation package for up to two adults and two kids, with all meals included and four passes to Treetop Adventures aerial course

Texas Hill Country 4-Star Resort through October, 50% Off

Unwind in the heart of Texas Hill Country at the 

AAA 4-Diamond La Cantera Hill Country Resort with an exclusive overnight package,  saving more than 50% on regular rates. 

What’s included & when

  • Travel through October

  • $149 per night … Sundays-Thursdays
  • $179 per night … Fridays-Saturdays 
  • Upgraded Deluxe Room accommodations boasting views of the golf course, countryside or pool
  • Waived resort fee ($29 daily value), which covers self-parking, fitness center access, shuttle service, Internet and in-room coffee
  • Room price is based on two guests 

This deal is not available on: June 20-21; July 4-5. 

This expansive resort is located one mile from Six Flags Fiesta Texas and sits atop one of the highest points in San Antonio Hill Country, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. Guests can indulge in treatments at the on-site spa or pull up a lounge chair and relax at one of the five on-site swimming pools. 

Book by July 11. source: TravelZoo.com

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