If you dream of renting or owning a cabin, there are a few helpful resources that can jumpstart your search.
We’ll cover some of the best (and creative!) places to look to find available cabins. This post focuses on renting or buying your dream cabin, rather than building one.
If you’re interested in building a cabin, check out How Much Does It Cost to Build a Log Cabin. This breaks down different building options & costs.
Are you renting or buying?
Determining if you’re going to be renting or buying a cabin will help you to narrow down your resources.
Depending on your state of residence, you might be able to hire a realtor to help with both rentals and purchases. This can be a helpful option if you’d like a little bit of guidance throughout the search process.
Another helpful place to start is to choose a rental or sales website in order to begin your search. Once you get a feel for what’s available, you can contact a realtor to take next steps.
Harness the Power of the Internet
If you’d rather take matters into your own hands, you can use a website like Zillow to help you find your dream cabin. Zillow gives you filter options that allow you to sift through both rentals and potential purchases. But you can also use the “keyword option” to search for cabins, specifically.
Facebook Marketplace is another great place to look for cabin rentals. You can use the search window and the filters to search in a designated region for a specific type of rental property.
Scour Vacation Properties
A lot of cabin communities have year-round pricing for those of us who dream of full-time cabin living. But the terms of the rental might be different than on a conventional rental property. And you usually have to start your rental in the Fall months when the tourism season is dying down.
Many Airbnb hosts are also open to long-term renters, as well. While the listings, themselves, probably won’t include this information, you can always ask the property manager whether they’d be open to an extended stay. Chances are that you’ll receive a discounted rate in exchange for a lease.
Use Cabin-Specific Resources
Luckily, there are also some resources that are specifically designed for cabin lovers. United Country Real Estate, for example, is a resource that allows you to buy cabins across the Nation.
This means that instead of sifting through a bunch of normal houses to find a handful of cabins, you can cut straight to the chase. Another terrific resource is Cabins, which allows you to find both short and long-term cabin rentals in your state.
Get a Little Creative
Many post offices have a bulletin board that’s covered in local ads. It could be worth taking a trip
to check and see if your dream property is pinned to that bulletin board. Even if you don’t find your dream cabin on that bulletin board, they can often connect you to other helpful resources.
Additionally, newspapers can still be a source of good opportunities as the classified ads still have current information for locals.
Your dream cabin is out there, waiting for your arrival! And you might have to take some time to navigate your way towards it. But — never fret — these resources will lead you home!