Secrets in the World of Cabin RentalsApril 18, 2011
If you’re thinking about getting away this spring, there are lots of options for you here in Southern WV including some great cabin rentals. Some are rustic, some more modern.
Some include a full list of amenities, and some amenities can be added …if you know to ask for them.
Here are some secrets (ahem..tips) for knowing what to ask for when booking your trip:
Modern vs. rustic. To some of us, a cabin is a cabin is a cabin. But there are actually lots of different types depending on the experience you’re looking for. Be sure and ask about things like electricity, televisions, phones, etc. Some have them, and some are happy to offer you cabins without modern technology disruptions.
Must Haves. Must haves vary from person to person. Some people will only rent cabins with fireplaces, some have to have an outdoor hot tub, others just want their rental to be tucked away in the woods (that’s an easy order here in southern WV). Knowing what you ‘must have’ will help you make a decision when it comes to choosing your vacation cabin.
Late arrival. We’re fortunate in WV to have a warm hospitable spirit. So much so, that if you are running late to your cabin, many owners will hide a key for you so that you don’t have to do the official check-in that night.
Views. If you want to look out at an incredible view in the morning or sit in the hot tub with only trees surrounding you – just ask for it. Many reservationists are used to travelers asking for rooms and cabins with the best view and are happy to oblige if it’s available.
Want extras upon arrival? If you’re planning a romantic getaway or a trip with your children, ask the owners or reservationists to help you out by placing a bottle of wine, flowers or teddy bear in the cabin as a surprise. Many places are used to this type of request and can easily add it on to your bill.
Discounts. WV State Parks offer some great discounts if you do your homework. These include discounts for Active Military and spring specials. Other area cabins offer off-peak and multi-day rental rates.
Hope to see you soon!