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The Mrs wanted a traditional rural American experience, a cottage on the water, with peace and quiet. We found award tickets to Nashville, TN, and with the increasingly poor China internet I searched for water around Nashville and a cottage. (Try searching for Nashville, TN on Bing Maps in China, since Google is intermittently blocked, and you get a ‘location cannot be found’ with an arrow on Beijing, and the same result for New York, NY.)
Lighthouse Landing has a friendly staff and good off-season rates. We got a 2-level, 2-bedroom cottage (N7) with a secluded location and, along with N8, the best view.
The kitchen was fully-equipped and the furnishing comfortable, with excellent internet that did not cut out over a week stay. Only downside for us is that the upstairs bedroom’s bed is quite small, I think a full, and required head-to-toe to sleeping to fit two adults. The site includes lots of RVs and loads of boats, so in the summer it is likely humming. In winter it is a peaceful retreat.
Grand Rivers’ center is a short walk away with the basics and a few restaurants. The city of Paducah is a half-hour away and has all the requisite shopping, cineplex, etc.
It fit the bill for a restive week, and the surprise snow was a treat.