It’s safe to say that after 2020, everyone is looking forward to their summer vacations. If you’re looking to get out of the house but not go camping, one of your best options is cabin rentals. Renting a cabin can seem like a daunting task. With a higher price point than old fashion camping, you want to ensure the cabin you rent, has everything you need. Follow the below guidelines to help your cabin rental process go smoothly, and to ensure your vacation is everything you imagined and more. 



The best place to start is to ask yourself if you’re looking to be out in the wilderness or on a campground. There are pros to both choices, but deciding which option will help you narrow down where and what cabins are available for your trip. Cabin rentals that are located on campgrounds are usually more family-friendly and easier to navigate. They also have better amenities and provide a more comfortable vacation experience. Cabin rentals in remote locations require more preparation and work, but can be another viable option. Make sure if you’re choosing the campground option, you choose one that is located by lots of attractions and provides activities so you can have the full experience! 



The amenities of a cabin rental are really important depending on what type of vacation you are looking for. If you’re looking to be off the grid, you may not want the free wifi but you’ll want a kitchen. On the flip side if you’re looking for just an easy place to get away, you might not need a full kitchen but want the free wifi. 

 The most important amenities to look for before you book are as follows:

  • Indoor bathroom/shower: Some cabins only have a toilet and others have full bathrooms, be sure to check before you book!
  • Kitchen: Check to see if they provide pots/pans/cooking utensils otherwise you’ll need to bring them
  • Heating and Cooling: Depending on where you’re staying and what season you’re vacationing in, this is vital to having a comfortable experience.
  • Parking: Ensure there is space for your vehicle, RV or trailer.


When to Book:

While it might not feel like summer now, it will be before you know it! Cabin rentals book quickly, but especially this year with everyone looking to plan their trips early. The best deals for summer cabin rentals are typically found six to nine months in advance. If you’re looking to take a trip in August, then February is the latest you should be looking. It’s also important to keep in mind that many cabins have additional nightly fees that can add up quickly. Also, many cabins have a two- or three-night minimum stay requirements. Most cabin rental companies or campgrounds will be more flexible with any minimum night requirements if they have gaps in bookings, try calling offices directly to ask about any discounted rates.


Website/Booking Experience:

When you find a campground that has your perfect cabin rental, make sure the website is legitimate. Can you easily find the booking page? Can you successfully search for your dates? Is their phone number easy to find? A good website is one that is user friendly and can make your cabin rental search run smoothly. 



Picking a cabin rental for your vacation shouldn’t cause a headache, and it can be made easy by following the above few tips. Make sure you know what is provided in the cabin for you and what you may need to bring, you do not want any surprises when you arrive! If you’re looking for a cabin rental in New Hampshire this season, Ames Brook Campground has deluxe cabin rentals waiting for you, book now!