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America's Coolest Summer Cottages: Primland

Courtesy of Primland

Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA

Rugged outdoorsy types and buttoned-up golfers will feel equally at home here, in one of the three spacious fairway cottages set on a 12,000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you set out to climb a tree (with ropes and a guide) or play the 18-hole golf course, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the animals that run free; there are so many that Virginia Tech published an official Guide to the Nature of Primland, listing every kind of species that has been found on the property. Your neighbors might include black bears, deer, wild turkey, bobcats, and bald eagles, but perhaps even more intriguing are the extraterrestrial possibilities. A stargazing observatory dome opens up nightly.  

Price Tag: From $265 (double occupancy); primland.com.

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