February 25, 2022

Ultimate Packing List for a Winter Cabin

Choosing a cabin as your holiday accommodation allows you to explore nature while having the comfort and coziness of home whenever you decide to go back to your lodging. But, you should make sure that you are well prepared for such a retreat. 

If your holiday this year is in Big Bear Lake, and you’re staying at some of the amazing luxury cabin rentals, you’ll want to ensure nothing spoils your adventure. Have a look at the list of the essential things you should bring for this stay. Read on.

What to pack to stay in a cabin?

Packing is a stressful part of traveling. You’ve probably experienced the unpleasant feeling of realizing you forgot an item (or a couple of them) that you’re going to need on your trip. An efficient method to prevent this is making a thorough list of everything you might possibly need. Have a look at the following items you should bring on your trip to a cabin.


What should I pack for a week in a cabin

If you plan to cook your own meals, think about the ingredients you’re going to need, and if your cabin has an equipped kitchen, you can bring only specific tools for your individual needs. Here’s what to pack:

  • Pepper, salt, sugar, spices, vinegar, oil
  • Cocoa, tea, coffee
  • Specific cooking equipment (if any)
  • A couple of dish cloths, kitchen towels, dishwashing detergent


Once you’re in the cabin, you’ll definitely want to explore the nature surrounding it. To do this, you need to be properly equipped, especially during winter time. Make sure you pack:

  • Waterproofs, hats, walking boots
  • Cycling protective gear, including a helmet
  • Hiking sticks, rucksack
  • Warm clothes (always bring spare clothes in case of wet weather)
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Emergency toolkit


To make every moment of your holiday fulfilled and engaging, you’ll want to pack a couple of things to keep you entertained during the evening or in spare time. The list includes:

  • Playing cards, board games, frisbee, badminton, ball
  • Magazines, books
  • Camera
  • Binoculars


For various daily activities during your trip, consider the following items that are usually forgotten, but not less important:

  • Lighter, matches
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pocket knife  
  • Phone charger, computer charger
  • Toiletries
  • Documents

What should I pack for a week in a cabin?

Where in Big Bear Lake can I book luxury cabin rentals

The list of necessary items remains the same even if you’re staying for a whole week. However, when it comes to food and clothing supplies, you should increase the amount accordingly. 

When it comes to food, the easiest way to do this is to calculate how much you would need for one day and then multiply it by the number of days you’re going to stay. This is useful for breakfast and dinner supplies, but you probably don’t want to have one and the same lunch throughout the week. Instead, you can plan exactly what kind of meal you’ll have each day. 

The same goes for clothing. Bring a set of clean and comfy clothes for each day and add a couple of spare ones. If you’re planning a romantic dinner at a restaurant, make sure you pack an appropriate outfit for that occasion. Finally, don’t forget your comfortable pajamas. 

Where in Big Bear Lake can I book luxury cabin rentals?

Whether you want to have fun with friends or you’re a senior looking for the perfect accommodation, Evergreen Lodge is the place for you. With a completely equipped kitchen, game room, and a private deck, our cabin is a place where you can rest and relax, but also have a lot of fun. Surrounded by outstanding nature, you’ll be close to the Snow Summit and other famous landmarks and attractions. Give us a call today and book your stay with us!

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