Do you go to the lake every summer for your family vacation? If so, you are probably already pros. On the other hand, this is your family's first time to go take a lake vacation. If that's the case, here are some ideas that might help you.
Arrange For A Cabin Getaway Rental - When you first heard of friends or family members who stayed in a lake cabin, maybe you envisioned a quaint little house. Then you saw pictures of the cabin getaway they rented and you were totally amazed. That wasn't a cabin, it was a full-fledged mini-mansion! Or, at least, it was a very nice house with ample accommodations.
That might be when you decided to arrange for your own cabin getaway rental. While your cabin might fit right into a rustic setting, and while the decor might feature things like beautiful rustic furniture and cute little decorative bears, you'll have all of the things you'll need except food and personal items. Besides beds, there will probably be sleeper sofas or futons so that everybody will have a place to sleep.
When you make the arrangements for the cabin rental, be sure to tell the rental agent how many people will be staying in the house. Find out, too, if pets are allowed. If you have a dog, for instance, there might be an extra pet deposit required.
Plan Your Getaway Activities - Besides swimming in the lake, think of arranging for fishing trips. A fishing guide will be happy to take you to the best fishing areas and will even provide fishing gear if you didn't bring your own. Is there a town near your cabin? If so, think of going into town to experience a bit of the local culture. There will probably be great shopping and fun restaurants. Ask if there are historic sights and other local attractions, too.
But, since your vacation is a getaway, you'll probably enjoy the cabin more than anything. Look for board games and puzzles in a hall closet. See if there are binoculars or a telescope you can use. Have fun cooking as a family. Another idea is to use this family vacation to get to know each other better. There's something about being away from home and away from friends that brings families closer together.
For more information or to plan your getaway, contact a company like Cabin Fever Resort.