Searching for the perfect cabin for your vacation can be frustrating. There are so many available and they all look perfect, so how do you choose? The company you choose to book with makes as much as a difference as the cabin you pick out.
Here are a few things to think about before you make your reservation for a mountain getaway!
ON SITE STAFF!
Many cabin rental companies are property managers, not owners. Some may not even have an office! You never come face to face with anybody; it is by phone or email. You are given directions and a key code and that’s it!
What happens if you have a problem? What happens if you get lost? What happens if you can’t figure out how to work the TV? Nothing. Most of these companies are open 9-5, Monday through Friday; unless your vacation is keeping banker hours, find somewhere that has on site staff available for you.
Make sure that you ask plenty of questions before booking your cabin. Many cabins are located in residential areas. That’s not a getaway, that’s a house swap! You want privacy and seclusion (do you really want to hop in the hot tub with neighbors ten feet away?) and you deserve it!
Going along with seclusion is security. Who are those neighbors anyway? They could be anyone, and by renting a cabin for a week next door to them, anything could happen! Know where your cabin is before you book it!
NO HIDDEN FEES!
We all hate hidden fees, yet many rental companies have them and don’t tell you until after you book. Processing fees and reservation fees are the top two hidden fees. Usually it is a set amount ($25) but sometimes it can be a percentage (5%) and that can add up quick! 99% of cabin rental companies will have a cleaning fee, that is expected; but there should not ever be any other fee at booking time!
Ask plenty of questions and know where your cabin is and who you are dealing with. If they are a large management company, consider looking elsewhere. They don’t care about you as a guest; they care about renting the cabin for the owner.
For a true mountain getaway experience that is focused on YOU as OUR guest, come stay with us where we treat you as a guest, not a number!