3 Reasons to Choose a Cabin or Cottage Rental Over a Hotel

Taking a vacation is important. Whether you like nature weekend getaways or romantic cabin rentals to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, taking time to get away is always a good thing. Studies have shown that vacations reduce stress, are heart healthy, and improve your mental health. It has also been found that a vacation can improve personal relationships. 

Somewhere around 53% of the employed adults in the U.S. feel refreshed after coming back from a vacation, so it’s crucial to hit that reset button. Statistically, many Americans don’t even take all of their vacation time. One study found, each additional ten hours of vacation resulted in an eight percent higher performance rating. So what are you waiting for? 


It’s important for your mental health to take a break. You don’t necessarily have to rent one of the many luxury cabins that are out there, but it’s definitely not a bad idea. In fact, cabin getaways can top a hotel vacation in many ways, and here’s why:

The Space

Hotel rooms can get confining after a few days, especially when you’re used to living in a larger home. It can feel like you’re living in a shoe box and the environment is often stark and sterile. Cabins are often decorated to be homey or rustic, giving it a warmer atmosphere. A cabin will most likely have a separate bedroom area, to enjoy as a quiet place to read and relax, or sleep in if you want to because there is no one running or walking up and down the hall outside your door like in a hotel.  With fewer distractions couples often experience a romantic re connection, during a private cabin getaway. 

The Cost

A cabin rental will often have a similar cost to a hotel room, in a lot of cases, they’re more affordable because they’re booked at a weekly rate. Plus, you can rent a larger cabin with friends or family, and thus can split the costs to have an even more affordable stay.

You can also cook in the cabins kitchen, unlike a hotel that requires you to get room service, order take out, or go out to a restaurant. Cooking inside the cabin can save you money on food and is therefore a major benefit. The costs of eating out for every meal adds up quickly.

The Scenery

They’re called “nature weekend getaways” for a reason, after all. Cabins are located outside of the city, often in forests and near lakes.  The cabin might even have waterfront access, allowing you to boat, fish, or swim right there.

You can enjoy a campfire, cook on the grill, and you can actually see the stars at night if you far enough away from the city lights. It’s all perfectly romantic, natural and serene, compared to staying at a hotel in a big city or large suburb. Cabins are often set in a private location, off the beaten path, giving you the peace and quiet not found elsewhere. 

Those are just some of the benefits to escaping the city and the hotels and choosing to have a getaway at a private cabin instead. You could save a lot of money, really enjoy your vacation, along with all the other benefits of your home away from home for a couple of days or even a few weeks.

If you have any questions about  planning your cabin getaway, or how a cabin can be the right choice for you, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help!

22 thoughts on “3 Reasons to Choose a Cabin or Cottage Rental Over a Hotel”

  1. Thanks for explaining why a cottage rental could be better than a hotel. It was interesting to read that cabins are actually booked at a weekly rate. Definitely sounds like this could be a good investment if you are planning on staying at a place for a long while.

  2. I am especially fond of the point you brought up about the scenery from a cabin vs. a hotel, including your ideas about cooking over a fire and looking at the stars. My wife and I love kayaking, hiking, and basically anything outdoors. We’re both very busy but we enjoy a nature getaway now and again. I think anyone that wants to enjoy nature, but maybe in a little more luxury than camping, should consider renting a cabin.

  3. I totally agree with the Taylor Bishop. Going to a hotel and spending so much money is a waste and nothing new to see. Then booking a cottage for rent it will fit in the budget and also get a new experience in staying and spending time in the cottage. Thank you for the information.

  4. My husband and I are planning on going away on a long weekend for our anniversary this year and we’ve been thinking that it might be fun to change up our lodging choice. So I really appreciate you talking about how a cabin gives you a lot more space to relax together and there is no one else around. I’ll definitely have to talk to my husband about possibly getting a cabin for the weekend so that we won’t have to worry about hearing anyone else running around and we can just have the time to ourselves.

    1. Malcolm & Loraine

      Thanks Ashley for taking the time to comment and we are happy we provided you with a new idea for a weekend getaway. Hope your first cabin stay is better than you expect.

  5. My fiance and I are looking into getting a cabin rental for an upcoming trip. We like some of the benefits we have found to using this rental but want to read more. Being a part of nature is important to us so having the scenery like mentioned in this article will be part of making our decision.

    1. Malcolm & Loraine

      Thanks Alexandria for taking the time read our blog and we are happy it was helpful. Enjoy your trip!

  6. I like that you mentioned all the things you can get from a cabin that you don’t from a hotel such as a campfire. There is something cozy about cabins that just make them so attractive. My wife and I would love to getaway for a weekend and experience this.

  7. I like that this explained that cabin and cottage rentals were usually paid for at a weekly rate, which can save you money for long trips. My friend and I want to go on vacation this summer, so I think a cabin would be fun. I also think that being out in nature could help her with her depression and get her plenty of vitamin D.

  8. My family hasn’t decided yet what to do or where to go for our vacation. Personally, I want to try new things. So it is interesting for me to try living in a cabin. Like you said, staying in a cabin gives us the chance to experience campfire, cooking on the frill and stargazing at night. I can’t wait to share this idea with my family. Hopefully, they’ll say yes. Thanks!

  9. I am all about relaxing when I go on vacation. I agree with the article that the scenery makes the difference. I want to be in a cabin by a lake or a forest and take in the scenery. When lodging venice la, it is important to make sure you have enough space for you and your family and that it has all of the accommodations.

  10. I like how you point out that cabins will cost similar to a hotel room, but you can fit in more people and can cook your own meals. My husband and I want to take our kids to the great outdoors this summer, but we don’t want to sleep in a tent or forgo some modern conveniences. It seems like we should find a family cabin we can rent.

  11. I like that you mentioned how important it is to find a cabin that is decorated and homey. Some hotels can be restricting when it comes to space. My sister and I love to travel and we want to find a place where we can stay. We’ll definitely consider renting cabins over a hotel.

  12. I love the idea of lodging in a cabin or condo of some sort for a vacation. I agree that hotel rooms can get confining after a few days, and I like to feel like I have space. Having a separate bedroom area I think would help out a lot.

  13. It got me when you said that there are times when a cabin is a lot larger than a hotel room but still be booked for a more affordable price than the latter. With that said, I do think that it is best for me to rent a cabin for the family vacation since there are a lot of us. Aside from that, it will save us money since it is a lot cheaper. We can use that money for more exciting things than just the room pay.

  14. My sister and her family are planning to go on a weekend getaway to spend quality time together. It was explained here that when looking for a place to rent, they should consider the space and cost of the place. Furthermore, it’s recommended to talk to professionals when looking for lodge rental services.

  15. We might rent out a cabin for about three months so if they’re affordable as you say, then we can simply rent out a cabin for a long term period. I do agree that the scenery of the cabin is something spectacular so I might opt to rent out a whole cabin instead. Since you pointed out that the space in cabins is much roomier, my classmates will definitely appreciate it if we go to one for the class reunion vacation.

  16. SHAQUENTA Daniels

    Thank you for letting me know the difference from cabin and hotel rooms because I was really trying to decide on which on and me and husband does a lot out doors fishing grilling and love of nature and we are going to kartchern cavern in Arizona for a trail walk in May. So I have decided the cabin will be best fit for us. So thank you.

  17. I never considered that cabin lodging has a bigger space than a hotel room. If I were to choose, I would book at a cabin because it has a more affordable cost in many ways. Since I want beautiful scenery for my vacation, I’ll look for some cabin lodging for my vacation so I can experience some fresh air while I’m there.

  18. Thanks for pointing out that a cabin will most likely have a separate bedroom area, to enjoy as a quiet place to read and relax. My husband and I are thinking about reserving a vacation rental for our next vacation this summer. I like that there would be a little bit more space and that it would be a little bit more private too because part of the point of our vacation is to get away from people for a little bit.

  19. I like the idea that you said that renting a cabin for my vacation lets me have more space. Personally, I think I will rent one because the cost is less than having to book a room in a hotel. It also has great scenery, so I know that I’ll have a good time there.

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