We are so excited to announce two Select Registry properties have made this round of USA TODAY 10Best nominees. Every other week, USA TODAY releases a list of 20 nominees in contests covering the best of food, lodging, destinations, travel, gear, things to do, and so on.
The nominees are hand selected by USA TODAY's travel experts. Once the lists go live, it's up to you to vote on the winner! As of 7/13/2016, there is 18 days left to vote for the current round of nominees.
Please congratulate and vote for the two Select Registry nominees in their USA TODAY 10Best Category.
1. Lake Pointe Inn Bed and Breakfast in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
If you've ever stayed at the Lake Pointe Inn, it won't be surprising that it has been nominated for the Best Waterfront Hotel by USA TODAY. Perched on the expansive shoreline of Deep Creek Lake, this 10 room Maryland inn is the perfect blend of mountains and water.
The inn is only 13 feet away from the water's edge. There's even a hammock awaiting you for an afternoon nap. The Lake Pointe Inn also offers daily pontoon cruises, depending on the weather, and an array of kayaks and canoes for you to get out and explore the lovely scenery of Deep Creek Lake.
2. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island in St. Simons Island, Georgia
Miles of pristine beaches and undeveloped wilderness where you'll find more birds than people is what you'll find at the lovely Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. Its abundance of privacy, wild beauty, and excellent hospitality make it a natural choice for USA TODAY's list of Best Destination Resorts.
If you want to reach this secluded lodge, you must take a ferry. And when we say secluded, we mean it. No more than 32 guests are allowed at the lodge at one time! The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island is a rustic gem with a well-earned reputation for glamping and nature getaways.
Photo credits: Lake Pointe Inn Bed and Breakfast and Lodge on Little St. Simons Island