We’ve all had at least one bad vacation experience where things just weren’t right, where our expectations weren’t met and the guest experience dampened. The vacation rental industry saw sudden growth and with an increase in online booking platforms there were many fly-by-nights looking to rent out their spare rooms in their homes and cabins that did not meet industry standards by any means.
Covid shook us all up in many ways but it’s taken us back to basics and the important things in life, spending time with friends and family, appreciating the freedom of the great outdoors and realizing that travel is a luxury so many of us took for granted. As travel restrictions lifted and the pent up demand for travel was released, a retreat to a safe and sanitized home-away-from-home in a rural destination became the preferred option for travelers and bookings to mountain destinations surged.
A Rising Demand in Cabin Rentals
According to recent market research, 90% of online searches in 2020 were for rural destinations with 33% of these searches including ‘cabin rentals’. Travel trends for 2021 show a 25% increase in the demand for cabin rentals. It’s good news for cabin rentals!
Is Your Cabin Suitable to Rent Out?
Cabin rentals can range from a tiny treehouse in the forests to luxurious lodges in the mountains and with natural isolation and easy seclusion, it’s no wonder cabin rentals are a favorite! Whether you’re looking to book a Bear Lake vacation or considering turning your cabin into a profitable rental, it’s important to know what makes a good cabin rental!
Location, Location, Location!
These recent market trends show that location is key! Travelers are looking to isolate and get away from the crowds and are drawn to cabin rentals that allow easy social distancing yet are close to attractions such as lakes, ski resorts and outdoor spaces. The demand for Bear Lake cabin rentals is high and Bear Lake Premier Cabin rentals see many repeat guests that return for the beauty of the location, the abundance of outdoor activities and a memorable and safe vacation in Bear Lake, a prime vacation destination in Utah.
Inviting Curb Appeal & Interiors
No vacationer wants to sit curbside and be disappointed, especially if the listing does not reflect the reality. First impressions count! A cabin rental should be well-maintained and welcoming from arrival with curb appeal, an inviting entry and simple but stylish interiors for any guest to enjoy. A good cabin rental should have personality and offer a warm home-away-from-home with neutral interiors, durable finishes, minimal clutter, an inviting sleeping environment and space for guests to gather, play board games, share meals and enjoy a hassle-free vacation.
Amenities & Extras
A good cabin rental should offer all the comforts of home, and more! The most important feature of a good cabin rental is a well-stocked kitchen with modern appliances and a full inventory of kitchen amenities and basic essentials. A comfy sleeping environment is as important so a comfortable bed, quality linens, good lighting, storage space and basic bathroom essentials add the appeal of a cabin rental. Family friendly rentals should offer kids amenities or a bonus family room with games, movies, space to play or even a spacious home theatre. With working and homeschooling on the rise, it’s a bonus if families can stay connected during their stay with reliable WiFi. Bear Lake is all about the great outdoors so amenities such as a large wooden deck for alfresco dining, BBQ grill, outdoor hot tub or access to a communal pool add even further appeal.
Space for the whole crew
Bear Lake is a popular destination for family reunions with endless activities for all ages to enjoy. Once the location is picked, it’s time to find the perfect cabin rental for your reunion. Having space for the whole crew to gather, spread out, relax and create lifelong traditions and memories all under one roof is priceless.Hosting an unforgettable Utah family reunion is easy when there is space for the whole crew.
Local Area & Home Guide
There’s nothing more frustrating than spending precious vacation time trying to figure out the basics. A good cabin rental offers detailed instructions for guests on how everything works and where everything can be found. A Local Area Guide (digital or printed) with a restaurant and shopping guide, information on local activities, attractions and your favorite local tips (guests like a personal touch!) makes it easy for guests to settle into their home-away-from-home with ease.
Guest Safety & Cleanliness
Cleanliness takes the lead when it comes to negative property reviews and in the midst of a pandemic is now a top priority for travelers when selecting their next cabin rental. Since the onset of the pandemic, travelers have higher expectations when it comes to cleaning standards and levels of cleanliness and this is not something to let slide. Covid-19 regulations require enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure the safety of guests when staying in a cabin rental.
Leave the rest to the professionals …
Perhaps you’re considering turning your cabin into a profitable rental, if so, the business aspects of running a cabin rental business are not straight-forward. It’s a competitive industry and can be time-consuming if left to manual processes. A reputable cabin rental management company will have the resources and strategies in place to market your home successfully, manage it professionally and achieve profitable revenue results.
Bear Lake Premier Cabins understand your Bear Lake cabin is designed uniquely to meet your family’s needs and we respect that each of our homeowners have unique requests and requirements when it comes to the management of their home. We understand too that finding a property management team you can trust with your investment is imperative!
Contact us today to find out how we can partner with you to ensure your home is in safe hands or view our selection of premier Bear Lake cabin rentals to book your next family vacation or reunion today.