Staying in a cabin by the lake or surrounded by mountains can be an option for your next vacation plan. Having an adventurous travel does not always mean hopping from one spot to another and take photos as many as possible. Sometimes, you need to stay for days or even weeks in one place and try to get the real experience of what it’s like to be there. And renting a cabin can give you exactly that.
But before you book one, read these four tips first so that your whole experience won’t be disappointing.
Check the Furnishing and Appliances
When renting a cabin, people rarely go by themselves. And if you’re like them, the first thing to check on your cabin checklist is the furnishing and appliances. You need to check if the cabin has small living rooms and enough sofas, benches, or chairs. What kind of dining table is there? Does the cabin have standard kitchen appliances so that you can prepare enough meals for you and whoever you bring along with? And are you comfortable with the cabin’s style? Therefore, it is important to get real pictures of how the cabin looks like from both the outside and the inside.
Is the Reservation System Convenient Enough?
Most cabins can be booked online these days. What you need to be careful with are the payment method, customer service, and reschedule/refund policies. You need to find out what’s the latest time to cancel your booking that can still get you some of your down payment. If you are to reschedule, does the reservation allow you to do so? And does the system use a real person to assist you with your booking? Or is it only a chatbot?
Review the Damage Policy
Since you will be operating the kitchen and all the appliances there, you need to think of the worst that can happen. What if you accidentally start a fire, and it causes some damage? What if you or your friends or family members get injured? Are you all covered in insurance?
Check for Promotions and Special Features
Renting a cabin is not always about the cabin itself. Sometimes, there are special events like a BBQ night, band performance, gatherings, hiking, torchlight trip, etc. Some cabins are even built near to a steakhouse with a signature steak for you to try out. Look for these kinds of features so that your stay in the cabin can be a special moment.
Moreover, if you like to have a vacation with discounts, you can schedule your cabin stay during the low season. If the cabin is located in the mountains, the peak season will usually be during the winter months because people go there to ski. And if the cabin is located near a lake, it will be most likely to get crowded during summer because people go there to fish.