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Packing Tips: What To Bring On A Summer Cabin Retreat

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If you want a summer vacation where you can kick back, relax and enjoy your natural surroundings, consider renting a cabin. Whether you go on a solo trip or bring the entire family, a cabin will provide the ideal place to reconnect and recharge for a night, a week, or more. 

For best results, book the cabin as soon as you decide where you want to vacation, especially if it is in a popular location. Cabins tend to book up quickly during the peak summer vacation months. You can typically reserve cabins either online or by calling the property directly. 

Once you've booked your stay, it's time to start planning your activities in the area, such as hiking, fishing, boating, depending on the natural surroundings. Check out nearby towns for shopping and dining options as well. As you get closer to your departure day, make a packing list so that you don't forget any essentials. Having a plan will also save you last-minute stress and shopping trips.

Here are some packing tips and ideas for your next cabin adventure:

1. Weather-Appropriate Clothing 

During the summer months, you can usually count on warm or even hot days, but plan on some chilly evenings as well. Pack plenty of comfortable, moisture-wicking clothing items, such as tank tops and t-shirts, that are easy to move in. If your vacation includes hiking, include a few pairs of lightweight tops and pants to avoid cuts and scrapes. 

Don't forget swimsuits and cover-ups if the cabin is near a lake, ocean or features an onsite swimming pool. Throw a few sweatshirts into your suitcase for times with the temperature dips a bit and you want to sit around a campfire.

Having the right footwear on hand is important as well. Depending on what you plan on doing during your cabin retreat, pack hiking shoes, sandals, or water shoes.

2. Pack for the Elements 

Another way to ensure a safe, comfortable cabin stay is by packing for the elements. For example, if you know the cabin doesn't feature an air conditioner, consider bringing a small, portable fan. Avoid painful sunburns during any outdoor adventures with sunscreen, visors, and hats. In case you do get sunburned, be sure to have some soothing aloe vera gel on hand. 

Other items to consider packing include warm blankets, bug spray, bandages in assorted sizes and antibacterial cream, and rain gear such as umbrellas, rubber boots, and waterproof ponchos. 

To find out more, contact a company like The Cabins at Broken Bow Lake.