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One of the first things you will need to ask is how easy it will be to use your electronics or connect to the internet. Not having enough electrical outlets is something you can always work around by managing your usage and using power strips.

Renting a log cabin is a great way to reconnect with nature and spend quality time with your family. It can also be as rustic or as modern as you want. Some people may want to feel completely detached from the outside world while others may want more of a resort experience. This is only one of the things you will need to pay special attention to before renting one. Let’s take a look at what you should look for when renting a log cabin.

Outlets and Wi-Fi connection
One of the first things you will need to ask is how easy it will be to use your electronics or connect to the internet. Not having enough electrical outlets is something you can always work around by managing your usage and using power strips. However, many people will not be able to live without a reliable internet connection.

If you intend to do a lot of work while there, you have to know what type of internet will be available. This is also the case if you intend to play video games or online pokies, like those you find on sites like spincasino.com/nz/. These require a solid connection as being dropped could literally mean you losing thousands of dollars. So, that’s not something you should take lightly.

How close to the water is it?
Being close to the water comes with so many advantages. There are so many activities you could engage in. You could spend a tranquil afternoon on a pontoon, or rent jet skis if you want more action. You could also decide to do some canoeing or fishing if you want to.

Some cabins will be advertised as being close to water, but you have to know how close it is. Is it only 100 meters or a few kilometers? This alone could make a major difference, so know what to expect and prepare accordingly. 

Access to roads
You may want to go for a remote cabin without realising how remote some of them can be. Don’t assume that there will be paved roads near it, or any kind of road for that matter. Some will only be accessible through a dirt or gravel road and your vehicle may not be able to handle it. Other cabins are on islands, which means that you get no road access at all. So, this isn’t a detail you can overlook.

Water access
Most cabins will either have well or lake water. You might think that it’s a minor difference, but it isn’t. Most people will prefer to be served by well water as it will be naturally filtered by the earth. Lake water, on the other hand, can contain grit and traces of chemicals. If that isn’t something you want to expose yourself or your family to, go with well water.

These are some of the things you should look at when renting a log cabin. There are many more, however, so don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you can before committing to anything.


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