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Comforts of home part of Plain wilderness getaway
By CARY ORDWAY
The nice thing about vacation rentals is that, if you choose carefully, you can find well-designed lodgings that have all the advantages of owning your own vacation home, but without the monthly mortgage. It's fun to pretend this is your cabin, house or condo to enjoy whenever you like.

Okay, you do have to go home eventually, but the vacation home experience will be memorable and is likely to become a regular family getaway. If you don´t return to this particular place, there are many more to choose from -- all without a mortgage.

We've discovered several such vacation homes in North Central Washington, our favorite part of the state because of the forests and lakes and trails, and sunny year-round weather. The latest is a cabin near Plain, a small town tucked between Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee.

The Plain Red Cabin is what they call it. While not a cabin in the traditional sense -- i.e. log cabin -- the Plain Red Cabin has a great layout for a small family or maybe two couples (as we experienced it), with separate upstairs and downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. The living room and kitchen are located together in a kind of great room with a high ceiling and loft upstairs. It's a great gathering place for you and your guests, especially with the gas fireplace.

Out on the deck is a hot tub with views of the Wenatchee National Forest. This is not a wilderness kind of lodging because it is located in a residential area where other vacation homes have been built on large lots. But the Plain Red Cabin is hidden away behind the trees and, for all intents and purposes, feels like it's the only place around. It actually was even a little difficult to find when we first arrived.
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