Teddy Roosevelt was so fond of log cabins that he had one built in the Oval Office, emerging only for meals, state dinners, and wrestling matches with visiting diplomats. Channel the natural know-how of America's favorite rough rider with today's Groupon: for $120, you get a two-night studio-cottage stay at Chevy Chase Beach Cabins in Port Townsend (a $242 value). The homey hoteliers of Chevy Chase Beach Cabins offer cozy accommodations for wayfarers roving among the shores and sweeping vistas of the Olympic Peninsula. In between exploring the Port Townsend area's four state parks, nature junkies can take shelter from the elements during two nights in a studio cabin. Situated amid garden views and featuring queen beds, kitchenettes, wireless Internet access, and other amenities, the comfortable cottages are well-suited for romantic weekends, restful nature retreats, or post-game drinks after a pick-up round of pinecone softball.
- If romance is fueled by candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, and evenings by the fire, then Chevy Chase has the formula nailed. Dig clams out your front door and cook 'em up inside, or hit Uptown for dinner at the intimate Wild Coho. – Jim McCausland, Sunset
- Looking for a great family retreat spot? We spent a long weekend at Chevy Chase and highly recommend it (though we are tempted to keep it our little secret!) Terrific place for all ages – Elysian45, TripAdvisor