If you’re an avid fisherman, you no doubt know how much of a bummer it can be trying to fish close to home all the time. Part of the magic of fishing is being able to get away from all those familiar places — home, the office — and just be one with nature and bond with your friends. That’s why fishing cabin rentals have become so popular. By renting a cabin on a lake or near a river, you can wake up every morning with only a few feet between you and some big fish.
If you’ve never rented luxury log cabins before, there are some things you should consider beforehand to prepare for cabin life. That way you can focus on fishing and having a good time, not worrying about where to get dish soap and other essentials.
How to Better Prepare Yourself for Fishing Cabin Rentals
- Find Out What’s Included in Your Rental
- Bring Something to Pass the Time
- Make It Easier to Clean the Cabin
For the popular practical living guide Real Life at Home, one of the best things you can do to prepare for fishing cabin rentals is call ahead and ask the rental service what exactly is included with your cabin. Will there be toiletries? Will there even be a toilet? What about pots and pans and dish soap? This is the single best way to pack everything you need, while leaving what you don’t at home.
As Active writes, one of the worst things you can do when renting a cabin for fishing is forget to bring something to pass your down time. Keep in mind, whether you’re heading to Alaska or New York to fish, weather could be an issue. Heavy snow or rainfall isn’t going to make for a very pleasant fishing experience, so be sure you bring cards, a book, or a guitar — anything that will keep you from going insane with boredom will do.
Most cabin rental services expect that you’ll leave the lodge and cabin decor, floors, cooking appliances, and other things as clean as you found them. Many will charge you if you leave a dirty cabin behind. That’s why North Dakota Parks recommends you make it easier for yourself to keep the cabin clean. Bringing a floor mat, a sponge, and some soap will go a long way in helping you avoid a hefty cleaning charge.
Are you an avid fisherman who regularly gets a lodge rental for fishing? What tips would you give others looking to prepare for upcoming trips? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. For more about this, go here.