Finally we found a cabin we both liked! It is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, off of the south end of the Appalachian Mountain Range.
There are hiking trails bordering the property, and some of the larges rivers in the area are within a few minutes walking distance.
3 stories, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all the modern amenities one could want, from game room and big flat screen TVs to wireless Internet and a huge hot tub outside.
Just check out this view:
Even if there is a 9 hour car drive up into the mountains (of so FUN with 2 dogs in the car... not), it is mainly the same road straight up, and we will leave early so we can stop along the way and relax. Should be a great Thanksgiving Holiday!