We are trying to plan a last minute trip (Aug or Sept) with our 4 month old baby and our dog.
We're from St. Louis, MO. Says it's 8 hours to Asheville. Open to ideas but just looking for somewhere not much farther (10 is probably our max) where we can rent a house/cabin in a beautiful setting and relax as a family away from the hustle and bustle.
We like to hike. Water with a small beach area that the dog could put her toes in not a must but would be a bonus.
Completely unfamiliar with the area and am not sure where to begin.
Gatlinburg is also an option (or any surrounding areas that may be quieter).
Thanks in advance!