Our concentrations are east of the Mississippi River, with each micro village designed and developed with different schemes, as no two will be alike. Below are the locations we reviewed last year as ideal locations for our growth. Illusion Homes Micro-Villages will offer unique one-of-a-kind getaways minutes from these quaint small-town resort hideaways with all the amenities you will ever need. Let’s travel again without the hassels.
Perched on top of Lookout Mountain, Mentone is tourist destination because of its picturesque views and charming shops. Visiting is like stepping back in time. Stay at the Mentone Inn, a bed and breakfast with a big front porch for relaxing, and check out the oldest building in town, a log cabin built in 1870 that is part of St. Joseph’s on the Mountain Church. The real gem of the town, however, is DeSoto Falls, the 104-foot waterfall that’s at its roaring-best after a rainstorm
Mystic is a charming coastal town that will make your dreams of New England quaintness come to life. Explore the Mystic Seaport, a recreation of a 19th century fishing village, complete with classic vessels like the world’s only remaining wooden whaling ship. Then head to the shops in quaint Old Mystic. And of course, no visit to the town is complete without a visit to Mystic Pizza, the pizza shop made famous by the film of the same name.
Blue Ridge Georgia
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, Blue Ridge is the perfect vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly in the fall when the air starts to cool and the colors of the leaves begin to change. Over 250,000 tourists come here every year and is voted best small town to retire in. The area has 300 miles of hiking trails, including the famed Appalachian Trail, and 100 miles of trout streams – the town is officially designated the Trout Capital of Georgia.
Named after the mineral galena, this eponym city was the site of the first major mineral rush in the United States. Galena has been recognized for its Main Street, attracting shoppers with its historic red brick buildings, independent shops and epicurean dining. Want to stay right in town? Make sure you read these six ways to save on an Airbnb before you book a place to stay.
Do rolling hills, charming towns and sandy dunes entice you? Then Williamsport is a must. Wander downtown for views of the Wabash River and visit Williamsport Falls — the highest falls in the state. Don’t forget to take a visit to the fairgrounds for live auctions, food and rides — and admission is free.
An official Kentucky Trail Town, Morehead is located within the Daniel Boone National Forest and home to Cave Run Lake, a 8,270-acre reservoir and fisherman’s paradise. More than 150 species of fish live in eastern Kentucky’s largest lake. And, if you’re not an angler, you can enjoy the town’s scenic trails, art galleries and railroad museum.
A coastal resort town located at the very edge of Cape Cod; Provincetown has become a favorite summer hotspot for the LGBTQ community. Having long celebrated individuality and freedom of expression, P-town is home to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Atlantic House, the oldest gay bar in the U.S.
Frankenmuth might have a small-town feel, but it’s big on the world beer stage. Every May, the tiny village is host to the World Expo of Beer, featuring more than 300 different beers. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an Oktoberfest celebration every October.
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Banner Elk is considered the ski capital of the South. It’s located between Sugar Mountain Resort and Beech Mountain Resort, two of the biggest ski resorts in the region. But the town is a year-round destination for shopping and dining. The warmer months bring opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking and rafting.
Townsend has a lot of natural beauty to offer, like the Tuckaleechee Caverns. They’re beautiful and there’s even an underground waterfall. Not a fan of the idea of going underground? There are plenty of other waterfalls to see around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or, if you’re looking for simple relaxation, float down the Townsend Wye in a raft.
No, not that Woodstock. Think postcard-perfect farmhouses and a charming Main Street. So charming, in fact, that Budweiser once filmed a Christmas commercial in the town. If you visit, the must-see destination is the Billings Farm and Museum, complete with a farmhouse and operating dairy farm.
This charming town is known for the wild ponies, aptly named Chincoteague ponies. They roam the beaches of the neighboring Assateague Island, where only animals live, and are brought to town by the local fire department each year. In addition to seeing the ponies, you’ll want to hop a ride on the island trolley and explore the beaches.
New Glarus, Wisconsin
When you visit New Glarus, also known as Swiss Town and America’s Little Switzerland, it’s like you ventured across the pond. The festivities here include Polkafest, Beer, Bacon and Cheese Fest, Blues, Brews and Food Truck Festival, and Swiss Volksfest (Swiss Independence Day), just to name a few. And if you like beer, you’ll want to stop at New Glarus Brewing Company, named one of the best breweries in the world.