If you want to rent a cabin in the woods next summer for your yearly family vacation, then it is important you consider the needs of your small children when choosing your rental cabin. To this end, here are some suggestions to get you started:
Suggestion: Rent a Cabin with Lots of Privacy Space Outdoors
When renting a vacation cabin with small children, it is important to consider what downtime at the cabin will look like. For example, will your children have ample safe space to run around and play outdoors where they won't be disturbing other people who are traveling without children?
It will make your life a lot easier if you choose a cabin with ample privacy space surrounding it. This allows your kids the freedom to run and make noise without your constantly having to remind them to quiet down so they don't disturb other vacationers.
Suggestion: Rent a Cabin Big Enough for Your Children to Have a Designated Bedroom
While spending their vacation sleeping on the couch or on a cot in the living room is fun for your kids, it isn't so wonderful when you want to stay up late and enjoy the fireplace or other adult time. To avoid being prematurely relegated to your bedroom by sleepy kids, make sure you rent a cabin that has a designated bedroom for your children where you can put them to bed and close their door.
Suggestion: Take Along a New Game or Toy to Entertain Your Children
Even on vacation in a new place, young children soon become bored and require entertainment. One way to accomplish this and also give yourself some needed downtime is to take a new toy or game along to the cabin.
For example, if your children love to build with legos, take a new set and they can spend an evening creating something new. Alternatively, if they like to play Monopoly, consider buying a novelty Monopoly set depicting their favorite cartoon and they will spend hours playing it.
Suggestion: Rent a Cabin with a Kitchen and Plan Some Down Time Cooking a Meal as a Family
If you choose a cabin with a kitchen, then you can stay in and cooks meals as a family. Since everyone has a different level of energy, spending some down time allows everyone to recharge and better enjoy the next day's adventure. And, as an added bonus, doing some of your own cooking will save you a lot of money.
Suggestion: Check for Hot Tubs and Other Dangers Before Renting with Small Children
Finally, when you call to reserve your family's vacation cabin at a resort like Star Point Resort, ask about hot tubs or other dangers for young children. Since some cabins are set up better for families and some for all-adult parties, it's always best to choose the appropriate rental.