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Alternative Housing Option for Travelers: Cabins

When you first begin to think about housing options for your travel assignment, things like employer-provided housing, extended stay hotels, Airbnb, and even Craigslist come to mind.  But depending on your personal tastes, there is another attractive opti
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When you first begin to think about housing options for your travel assignment, things like employer-provided housing, extended stay hotels, Airbnb, and even Craigslist come to mind.  But depending on your personal tastes, there is another attractive option to consider, cabins!

If you love the outdoors and are looking to turn your 13-week assignment into a true, working vacation, then don’t blow off consideration of staying in a cabin.  There are several why cabins make sense for those who are inclined.

  1. Location, location, location.  Perhaps the biggest attraction for staying in a cabin is immersing yourself in nature.  Obviously, depending on where your travel assignment is located, finding a campground within reasonable commuting distance may take some digging, but for the majority of the country, there is a state park or private campground nearby.  Spending your off days kayaking on a lazy river or taking photos of your wildlife neighbors can be a relaxing, rejuvenating experience.
  2. Home away from home.  When you rent a cabin, you have many options.  From luxury cabins to bare bones cabins, whatever the level of amenities you need, you can probably find one.  Without worrying about noisy neighbors on the other side of the wall or upstairs or downstairs from where you are staying, a cabin provides you with privacy and the opportunity to make yourself comfortable for the next 13 weeks.  Plus, you can plan ahead and make sure there is room for the family to visit and spend some overnights with you.
  3. Cut the cord, or not!  Most of today’s campgrounds have far more amenities than you might imagine or even remember from the past.  From laundry facilities to free Wi-Fi and even cable TV if you so choose.  Or, if you are really looking to go off the grid, you can cut the cord and go total mountain man or woman.
  4. Pet-Friendly.  When you choose to stay in a cabin, you don’t have to think twice about bringing along your best friend.  No searching for a place that welcomes your dog or other pet, when staying in a cabin your companion will be there to greet you at the door.

For your next assignment, why not check out what type of cabin facilities are available near your travel location.  You don’t have to be a camping aficionado to experience what the great outdoors have to offer.  And finding a cabin doesn’t have to be that difficult.  State governments all have their own websites for finding lodging while visiting the locations, and if you are near a national park, you can visit the National Park Service.  Another site with access to thousands of campsites throughout the country is Kampgrounds of America (KOA).

If you have ever stayed in a cabin on a travel assignment, we want to hear from you.  Please share your advice or experiences with fellow travelers in the comment section below.  You can also drop by our Facebook page and tell us why or why not you would choose a cabin for your housing on a travel assignment.