10 Great Lakeside Retreats (PHOTOS)

08/16/2012 07:32 am ET | Updated Oct 16, 2012

Whether their waters are glass-like or rippling towards the shore, lakes have a calming effect and make for an ideal vacation base.

So launch your canoe or settle into an Adirondack chair and get ready to take in the glistening views.

From rustic luxury in the woods of Maine to down-low waterside cabins in Washington, these 10 lakeside retreats are sure to mellow you out all summer long.

10 Lakeside Retreats

-- By Anne Banas

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