Whether you own a log cabin and enjoy spending summers there or you prefer to visit a cabin rental for a quiet, calm getaway, there is just something about spending time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that can’t be found any other way. Log cabins provide the perfect vacation spot to enjoy some quiet time and to disconnect from the world for a bit.
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss some fun activities that you can enjoy while you are visiting your log cabin this summer. None of these activities require cell phones, televisions, or any technology that you may not have access to while on vacation. These are all fun things to do with your family, friends, or on your own.
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Go on a Hike
Since log cabins are usually in wooded areas, going on a hike is an ideal activity for your summer getaway. You can explore the area and enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer and then retreat to your log cabin to refuel and rest up before your next fun activity. Hiking is a great way to get outside, get some exercise, and it’s something that the whole family can do together.
Spend Some Time on the Water
Many log cabins are located near ponds or lakes, and if this is the case with your cabin, you can spend some time out on the water in a paddleboat, canoe, or kayak. If you don’t own your own boat, there are often small shops where you can rent everything you need including some life vests. You can spend time just paddling around the lake, enjoying the quiet, or bring fishing gear and try to catch the night’s dinner.
Cook Over the Campfire
Whether your cabin is equipped with a fire pit or a bbq grill, there is nothing quite like cooking outdoors over an open flame. There’s something about the taste of food when it is freshly grilled that satisfies in a way that nothing else can. If you happen to catch some fish during your boating trip, you can even enjoy some fresh fish cooked over the campfire.
Have a Smores Night
A log cabin vacation isn’t complete without a smores night. No matter what age you are, there is just something about marshmallows toasted over a campfire that brings out the kid in all of us. You can bring the basic graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows or get creative with chocolate-covered graham cracker cookies and flavored marshmallows, but regardless of whether you choose to go traditional or put a new twist on your smores, one thing is for sure — a smores cookout is a perfect way to end any night at a log cabin.
Fly a Kite
While flying a kite might seem like a children’s activity, and it’s definitely one that they will enjoy, it’s not just for kids, but it is a great way to spend a day as a family. Bring a few kites, choose a slightly windy day, and find an area where everyone can run around a bit. You’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ll have with this one.
Watch the Sunset or Sunrise
Most of our days are filled with work, taking care of the kids, and other responsibilities. With all the running around and obligations, when was the last time that you had time to sit down and enjoy a sunset or sunrise? Take advantage of the quiet, calm, relaxing atmosphere and embrace the natural beauty of your surroundings.
Invite Some Friends
On your log cabin summer vacation, while you may want some time on your own or to spend time with your family, inviting friends over can make for a great night. Whether you invite a few people for dinner, out for a boat ride, or to have a couple of drinks, everyone will enjoy a little time away from home at your log cabin retreat.
Make Any Cabin a Log Cabin With TruLog®
If you love the idea of owning a log cabin or home but loathe the thought of the extensive maintenance required of wood siding, our steel log siding may be the answer. The steel log siding from TruLog® is completely maintenance-free and can last for decades. You’ll never have to repaint or re-chink, and you won’t have to worry about insect infestations, rot, or water damage. Our steel siding is extremely durable and strong and if it gets a bit dirty, all it requires is a quick spray with the hose to make it look like new again.
If you are ready to own your very own log cabin, contact the team at TruLog® to learn more about our steel log siding. Also, don’t forget to check out our gallery, read about our 30-year paint warranty, and download our catalog while you are here.