There’s no experience quite like camping in the great outdoors, but it’s not always for everyone. While approximately 40.1 million Americans, or 14% of the U.S. population, over the age of six went camping back in 2013, not all of them decided to lay out a sleeping bag underneath the stars. Whether they chose a tent, an RV, a cabin, a bivy, or a yurt, American campers spent an average of 14.9 days camping. The accommodations they choose, though, can make all the difference.
Camping in a tent may appeal to some, whereas others just can’t fathom the idea of sleeping outside. For those who don’t want to be too far away from civilization, cabin rentals and RV parks are an ideal option. Cabins have all the benefits of a hotel and the comforts of home: beds, showers, and a kitchen or kitchenette, especially.
However, cabins can also cater to the outdoor feel of being located in the mountains or the woods, giving campers the feeling of seclusion and serenity that only Mother Nature can offer. Thinking of renting a cabin? Here’s why you might want to consider it for your next camping trip:
- Lower Costs
If you’re going to be travelling with a group, cabin rentals can be very cost effective. The more people who go, the more ways the cost can be split. Cabin rentals are usually significantly cheaper than staying in a hotel, and if you don’t already own an RV, cabins are cheaper than buying one.
- Easy Entertainment Venues
Cabins are usually located in very peaceful and quiet areas, which are perfect for smaller events and family gatherings. Others, however, are located on campgrounds with entertainment options for the whole family. In the U.S., there are more than 400 amusement parks and attractions — and many are located on your favorite campgrounds. Splash parks and other family-friendly options are a great way to combine outdoor time with America’s favorite summer activities.
- Family Bonding Time
Many families go on vacation in order to have ample opportunity to bond and spend time together away from the day to day stress of life. If your family stays in a hotel, chances are there will be in separate rooms and have fewer opportunities to be together. Cabins are usually fairly open floor plan setups, and they contain common areas where everyone can eat together, play games, and socialize.
- Secluded Locations
Because cabins are usually located either up in the mountains or in another secluded area, you won’t have to worry about traffic noise or even having to sit in traffic, for the most part. Unless you plan to go into the city then there are probably plenty of side roads and scenic routes that you can take to avoid the hustle and bustle of metro areas.
- Enough Room for Everyone
While cabins are small enough to encourage spending time together, it’s nothing like staying in a tent. Everyone has enough space to avoid feeling cramped or claustrophobic during the vacation. No one wants to feel enclosed during vacation and when you are out in nature, and there is no reason to feel like that.
- Other Great Amenities
If the cabin you choose to stay in is located in a community, chances are there will be some great amenities like hot tubs, swimming pools, barbecue areas, WiFi access, and more depending on your accommodations. Many campgrounds are also located near water parks and natural bodies of water, which allow for plenty of water activities, including canoeing and kayaking.
There are several benefits to staying in cabin rentals when compared with other accommodations. This is especially true if you still want the outdoorsy feel of camping getaway without having to sleep on the ground. Curious about the cabins on our campgrounds? Be sure to give us a call today to find out more about your next favorite camping spot.