Holiday travel can seem overwhelming. All the special considerations on top of regular travel logistics can make you just want to stay home for the holidays. We think travel should be fun, relaxing, and memorable. What better way to spend the holidays than at an awesome cabin? If you’re planning on a trip for your holidays, a cabin is the best way to make the most of your cold weather adventure. Read on for some tips on having the best holiday cabin trip!

Plan Ahead

A bit of preparation can translate into a significant reduction in travel stress during the holidays. Decide where you want to go and make reservations early so you can get your favorite pick during this popular travel time. Will you be driving? Take a look at typical weather conditions and get prepared with snow tires if need be.

The More The Merrier

One of the best reasons to get a cabin for your holiday trip is how great it can be for larger groups. See how many family members you can rally for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stand out years from now. It can seem like a big task getting everyone interested, but if you can get your regular holiday group together it will be remembered fondly. It’s also a great opportunity to reach out to family and friends who live far away; get everyone excited about not only the holidays, but a vacation as well. A cabin is the ideal setting for a holiday because of the individualized experience and welcoming accommodations. Cabins range in size and are a more secluded choice for family vacationing, so your holiday can be as peaceful and cozy as possible. You’ll have more control over a cabin rental than say a hotel room, and have all the comforts of home in an amazing location.

Explore Your Surroundings

One thing not to overlook when staying at a cabin this holiday season is all the exploring you can do! This is your chance to turn your holiday into a memorable experience. Save the “A Christmas Story” marathon for another year, and go make some memories with the whole family. Hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling are just some of the ways you can explore the winter wonderland around your cabin. This is the year that will put photos in the album, to be cherished for many to come.

Unplug

Though cabins come equipped with all the modern conveniences of home, it can be a good time to take a technology break. The vast majority of us check our phone first thing each morning. A trip to a cabin can be a reset button that will have a positive impact on daily habits. Leave the responsibilities behind, and truly embrace cabin culture: simplicity, nature, togetherness. Even photos shouldn’t be distracting from the moment, so remember to let your hair down and enjoy yourself, Instagram can wait.

Save the Gifts For Later (and what to bring instead)

While traveling to a cabin gives you more flexibility on packing because of being able to drive, there’s no need to pack a ton of gifts and holiday items. A destination holiday is a gift in and of itself, and can reignite the true spirit of the occasion. Holidays have become increasingly bogged down by over-gifting and many agree that it should be more about family, friends, and gratitude. Let your group know that gifts are optional, set a gift amount max, or have everyone pitch in on the experience. Make your cabin holiday awesome by bringing a few things for a home cooked meal, a party game, and gear for exploring. Gifts can always be mailed out before or after.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips for a cabin holiday trip! The best “tip” is to just get out there and enjoy the fun of an amazing cabin getaway. The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with your friends and family, and there’s no better way than by bringing everyone together in a magical setting.