Once in a while, it’s nice to check out without having to check in. For that next group getaway, skip the formality of a hotel and pool your funds for a private house. You may miss out on a chocolate turndown and maid service, but the race for the best bedroom and chance to play chef add to the adventure.
This issue’s Where2B recommendation is Blakely River House, a sprawling 1936 pad on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Texas. Sleeping 12, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a long float, a trashy novel and a moonlit BBQ.