August 31, 2021

Summer Vacation Checklist: Taking Your Family to a Cabin Rental

Enjoying the summer vacation with your family in a perfect cabin up in the mountains sounds like an excellent idea. Luckily, in Big Bear, you can easily choose a family vacation rental that suits you best since there are a lot of lovely cabins. 

However, if you want to really enjoy your stay, with as few inconveniences as possible, having a good plan is key. This plan should include important points to handle both before and during the vacation. This way, you will make sure there are no unpleasant surprises along the way. Here’s how to plan for your trip efficiently. 

When should you start planning a summer vacation?

It’s never too early to start planning your summer vacation, especially if your family is travelling on a budget. In fact, when it comes to booking, the perfect time to do it is in January because you can find great deals and discounts for early booking and you’ll have more options since a lot of people actually book later. 

However, if you’re taking a plane to your destination, the right time to book the flight is not January. Research from the past years has shown that the last week of April is usually the cheapest. 

How to plan your summer vacation?

How to plan your summer vacationKnowing the best time to book your trip, you should focus on the other aspects of it and devise a plan for the perfect vacation. Here is a checklist of the things you should include:


Deciding where exactly you want to go is the initial step. This will depend on a lot of things including the current pandemic. Make sure to consider the distance and the means of transport you’ll need to use to get there. Also, talk about it with all the family members so you can settle on the destination you’re all happy with. 


Once you’ve chosen the destination, do research on the things you can do there. Every spot has its attractions and activities, so you can see which of those fit your and your family’s interests. This way, you can plan one or two activities for every day of your vacation and have everyone satisfied and amused


In order to avoid forgetting something, you can make a list of all the items you’ll need during the vacation. Start with documents like IDs, passports and vaccination certificates and then move on to clothing, toiletries, sunscreen, travel medications, devices, and books or games. Finally, don’t forget your camera so you can capture those family moments and make some great memories. 


Staying in a cabin with a fully equipped kitchen allows you to save a lot of money by cooking your own food. However, if you don’t want to spend too much time cooking, you can make a meal plan for every day of your stay, and bring some groceries with you. Light meals take less time to prepare and they are a much better option for an active vacation.  

Is there a cabin in Big Bear offering a perfect family vacation rental?

Is there a cabin in Big Bear offering a perfect family vacation rentalWhether you’re looking for a perfect spot for your family vacation or planning a romantic getaway, Evergreen Lodge offers the perfect blend of cozy and high-end. With all the amenities included, both you and your children are bound to fully enjoy the stay. The game room, fully equipped kitchen, and the private outdoor deck will make you feel at home while being surrounded by some of the most popular attractions. 

Marvel at the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains, where you can find trails suitable for all ages and admire the amazing scenery. Book now!

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