Vacations on the Lake
Some prefer the more rustic feel of what’s available at a lake like Moosehead Lake in northern Maine. NV is even more appealing because it is away from so much, yet at the same time, so close to so much of the world. Colorado has it’s pick of quite a few all along the front range and into the mountains. Then there’s the lands of 1000”s of lakes in the Minnesota/Wisconsin areas. We can go on and on and all states have their beautiful lakes to enjoy.
There is more than one kind of lake vacation. One of which the traditional roughing it approach, another is the lake house approach, and finally there’s the resort lodge on the lake. The biggest advantage to some locations, such as Topaz Lake Reno, NV is that they have interesting resorts. For some trips and some people it doesn’t matter. Some prefer the more rustic feel of what’s available at a lake like Moosehead Lake in northern Maine.
Location matters, Topaz Lake is near Reno, NV and in a warmer part of the country. Moosehead Lake, which is bigger, is located in northern Maine near the Canadian border. It doesn’t have the population around to support a large amount of amenities like Topaz Lake. Moosehead has a few small resorts, but no nearby cities or sources of creature comfort. Basically, if you want to go to Moosehead you are going to have a rustic vacation. The locations with the resort lodge (in this definition a resort lodge is one that offers more than just a place to sleep and maybe a breakfast) and nearby cities you can choose how rustic you want to be.
The advantage of being on an isolated lake is sitting out on a boat, or out on the dock, seeing the night sky in all its glory, and being able to listen to the sound of silence. The thing that makes Topaz Lake great as a location is that it offers that natural beauty and seclusion without having to give up the ability to go to a restaurant, or have fun once the light goes down. The lake house option works well, but you are then beholden to cook most of your meals (might not be anything around) and that you have to have the money to own or rent one. Since a lake house is out of the question for so many people, and only worth owning if you can spend extended periods at it, the debate often comes down to what sort of place you want to rent time at. Renting a room or more at a rustic lodge, or from one that’s more hotel like.
Vacation is one of those decision making processes that ultimately comes down to personal preference more than almost any other sort of decision making. Vacation is about fun, compromise has to happen within a family, but the best vacations are ones that let people get what they want. If part of your family loves the benefits of a rustic lodge, the isolation, the peace and quiet of being away from it all, and part of the family wants modern convenience, there aren’t many options. This ability to provide the family satisfying combination is what makes the resort lodges so appealing, and Topaz Lake, near Reno, NV is even more appealing because it is away from so much, yet at the same time, so close to so much of the world. Like we said earlier, there are so many beautiful lakes, rustic and other wise all over this beautiful country of ours. Take your time and google them all and make your choices, but remember you may not have to go too far when you look and see what your entire state has to offer you right there at home!