Five Reasons New York Travelers Book Direct

When booking New York vacation rentals, you have two options. You can book directly with homeowners and local management companies, or you can go through a third-party site like Airbnb, TripAdviser.com and Booking.com and pay more. While the latter is certainly a common route, experienced travelers are likely to avoid it.

Here are five reasons travelers ditch the big online travel agencies and book direct instead.

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1. Best Price Guaranteed
Third-party booking sites add a high percentage of service fees to the reservation total. A service fee of 20 percent on a $1500 week stay is 300 bucks; money that is better spent on a nice meal a fun activity like horseback riding, or shopping in the town you’re staying in. These Lake George cabin rental offer such experiences.

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2. No Surprises
When you book direct, there are no surprises—hidden fees or otherwise. (You can rest easy knowing your personal information will not be sucked up into the wide world of data mining and aggressive targeted marketing.)

3. More Flexibility
We’ve all experienced minor bumps in our travel plans that forced us to modify our trips. Unfortunately, most booking sites are not understanding. The real people interacting with you when you book direct offer tailored pre- and post-stay communication to ensure you still have a great vacation no matter where you visit in the US – some of the best Michigan vacation rentals can easily be booked direct.

4. Exclusive Options
Did you know that many of the best vacation rentals are not listed on the major sites? Listing on a major site costs money that many homeowners do not want or need to spend. Don’t miss out on these hidden Tennessee Smoky mountain cabin gems!

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5. Better Customer Service
Do you have any questions about the property or the area that aren’t already addressed on the website? When you book direct, you get personalized answers and genuine human interaction. No one can give you better trip advice than a local. Connect with the owners of these cabins in Voyageur National Park.

Bottom line: For the best homes and the best experiences, #BookDirect.

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JM Creative Group, LLC
Follow along as we roll out several regional, book direct vacation rental websites on ItsCabinTime.com.
US Office location: 3510 Parmenter St. #400  Middleton, WI 53562 • 608-850-4242 • jmogensen@jmcreativegroup.com

A Unique Adirondacks Vacation Experience at Otter Creek Lodge

The Adirondacks in upstate New York are one of America’s oldest vacation destinations. Otter Creek Lodge, built under the pines on 100 private acres overlooking a small lake, carries on that tradition with a truly unique retreat experience abundant in natural beauty and quiet reflection.

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The lodge was crafted in 1990 in an old-fashioned style that pays homage to the original Adirondacks “great camps.” The location is nothing short of idyllic, with designated parklands that segue into a web of state trails accessible by foot as well as by bike, ski, horseback or snowmobile — hundreds of miles of scenic pathways that lead into and through the heart of the Adirondacks.

Otter Creek Lodge itself is a generous 8,000-square-foot vacation home with 12 bedrooms and 10 baths, providing comfortable accommodations for up to 24 guests. This location is ideal for large-group getaways such as class or family reunions, corporate retreats, club trips or wedding parties, offering plenty to do and see onsite and conveniently sheltered from distant neighbors and towns. The lodge is open during all seasons for private functions and overlooks 800 feat of lake frontage with a wide, sandy beach.

The interior of the lodge is decorated in the traditional Adirondack style with a light-colored wood paneling and simple furniture. Guests can relax in the open great room, settling into the leather sofas and armchairs gathered around the oversized stone hearth for a drink and a hearty conversation. The spacious social areas are complete with a wet bar, entertainment center and pool room, allowing large groups to spread out and mingle. The ground-level floor plan also includes two additional sitting rooms and a large screened-in porch with a stunning view of the private lake, an open-air deck, a commercial kitchen (there is a caterer on staff) and a dining room with elbow room for 24.

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Sleeping quarters at Otter Creek Lodge are designed to make the most of the bedrooms views and provide maximum privacy for guests. The upper-level guest rooms include two king suites, four queen suites, and a pair of rooms with a full bed in one side and two singles in the other adjoined by a shared bath. The main floor is home to adjoined rooms with two single beds in each and a shared bathroom; and the lower level has two queen bedrooms and a final full bath.

While the lodge itself is perfectly lovely, it’s really the location and grounds that draw visitors from all over to relax at the lake’s edge beneath the still trees and enjoy the fresh air of the famous Adirondacks. This unique 24-person lodge enjoys exclusive access to a 100-acre wood with a 20-acre lake and a clean, sandy swimming shore — the lodge even provides two complimentary canoes and a raft.

Possibly the biggest draw for visitors to Otter Creek Lodge is the property’s unique equestrian accommodations and vast trail system. The grounds are equipped with a stable that can house up to 18 visiting horses. Guests can stall their own mounts and enjoy access to 65 miles of scenic pathways on the adjacent Otter Creek Horse Trails system. These beautiful nature trails skirt the edge of the lake and lead past several other ponds and lakes for a truly unique and relaxing journey. Amateur botanists and wildflower enthusiasts will especially appreciate the unique ecosystem that thrives at the property’s Little Plunky Pond and the surrounding bog.

During your visit, make the most of the landscape by engaging in the local hunting and fishing scene — the Otter Creek Horse Trail System offers access to Cleveland Lake, Payne Lake, Little Otter Lake and Pitcher Pond — all of which are stocked each year with rainbow and brown trout by the state of New York. These fishing holes and the bass-filled nearby Parson’s Pond are low-traffic hotspots for landing the catch of the day. The lodge grounds also serve as seasonal private hunting grounds for whitetail deer, coyote, fox, pheasant and bear. Contact the lodge owners for information about licenses and guide services.

Other unique day trips in the area include the historic Almanzo Wilder House featured in the Little House on the Prairie book series; the Adirondack Museum of park history; and of course downtown Croghan, with its old-world nostalgia and unique shopping and dining experiences.

Everyone — and their horse — is having a great time this season at Otter Creek Lodge.

Contact the owners and start planning your stay!

Enjoy a Unique Vacation Experience in a New York Cabin Rental

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It’s true! New York vacation cottages, cabins, lodges and homes offer a unique vacation experience. An experience that cannot be matched by hotels. Just as unique is our website RentNewYorkCabins.com. What makes us different is “how you book” your rental. You book directly with New York vacation rental owners or local managers. Wait …Isn’t that how vacationers used to book their rentals before commission-style websites took over? Indeed. In fact, you should be cautious when booking through 3rd party websites – you are likely paying more for the same rental to cover the booking commission.

Browse through our growing selection of New York Vacation Rentals. We have rentals in the popular areas of NY such as Lake George, Tupper Lake, Fishkill, and more!

When it’s time to plan your New York adventure with family or friends; connect and book direct at RentNewYorkCabins.com. It’s Cabin Time™

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Visit our other state-specific website too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com|RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentMichiganCabins.com | RentTennesseeCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECT.

Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

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Searching for New York resorts? Now you can see all resort cabins on one page

RentNewYorkCabins.com has rolled out resort pages. Now, every New York resort has their own “resort page” that displays an interactive map with pins to show the location of each NY rental, a description of the resort, the property website link, phone number, videos, and a display of each cabin details page at the bottom. We decided to create these New York resort pages because it allows renters to see the exact location of each cabin plus learn more about the resort.

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Check out an example of a resort page – The Gold Eagle Resort. This is a huge step in differentiating ourselves from the competition. Not only is it a great feature for renters, but it also adds extra exposure for multi-cabin resorts in New York.

How do Potential Renters Find the New York Resort Pages?

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The first way is through the Google map found on the homepage of our website. When renters click on a pin, a small window will display with an option to select that specific cabin details page or they can select “View more cabins at (Resort Name)”. Once the potential renter clicks on the “View more cabins at (Resort Name)” they will see the resort page. The image above with the blue circle shows where to find the resort pages.

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The second way to find the resort page is through the cabin rental details page. If a vacationer is looking at the details page and wants to see more cabin rentals at the resort, they can select “View all (Resort Name) Cabins”. The blue circle above indicates how to find the resort page from a cottage details page.

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Visit our other state-specific website too:
RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentMichiganCabins.com | RentTennesseeCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and RentWisconsinCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECT.

Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

 

Pet friendly New York Cabin Rentals

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Looking to bring your four legged friend on your next vacation? At RentNewYorkCabins.com, we have 40 properties that are pet friendly. Many vacationers travel with their pets, so we provide a growing selection of pet friendly options for New York vacation rentals.

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How to find pet friendly vacation rentals on our website? It’s simple! We have a narrow your search tool on the left hand side of the website. At the bottom of the search tool is where you’ll have the option to select pet friendly.

We have three cabins in Fort Ann, NY we list three charming vacation rentals that are pet friendly! The following properties are managed by Northern Living Resort and can be found right on Hadlock Lake.

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The Lakefront Lookout holds 12 guests. This cottage was remodeled in 2016 and filled with contemporary furnishings. The open concept living, dining, and kitchen area lead out to the deck where you can enjoy the lake view. Extra features include a bar area, pool table, five flat screen TV’s, an outside patio and more. Only a short drive away from Lake George!

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The Hadlock Haven holds 10 guests and would make a perfect family vacation in the Adirondack Mountains. This is a tri-level cabin rental that overlooks the scenic Hadlock Lake. Free use of a canoes/kayaks are provided for guests to explore. Nothing is better than a pet friendly cabin rental in Fort Ann, NY!

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Finally, the third rental in Fort Ann, NY managed by Northern Living Resort is the Hadlock Lake Front. Inside you will find three bedrooms, unique decor, fully equipped kitchen and spacious great room. Guests here enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing; And during the winter have access to ice fishing and snowmobiling.

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Northern Living has additional pet friendly vacation rentals in Lake George, NY. Cabin time here means sandy beaches plus spectacular lake and mountain views. The village of Lake George has a great mix of shops and attractions – year around. During Winter, make Lake George your destination for a unique cross-country skiing experience.

At each of these vacation rentals, you get the opportunity to enjoy an Adirondack vacation with your pets!

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Visit our other state-specific website too:
RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentMichiganCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and RentWisconsinCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECT.

Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

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26 Lake George Cabins Make a Splash on RentNewYorkCabins.com

Lake George Cabins and Vacation Rentals in the Adirondacks offer sandy beaches and spectacular lake and mountain views. We make it easy to compare Lake George cabins and vacation rentals. Welcome to the Gateway to the Adirondacks, where there is plenty to do right at the cabin and lots more to do in the area. The village of Lake George has a great mix of shops and attractions – year around. During Winter, make Lake George your destination for fun: For a unique cross-country skiing experience try the network of lighted trails in nearby Glens Falls. We want you to live like a local while you are here.

Our newest member, The Gold Eagle listed all 15 of their Lake George cabins.
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The Gold Eagle Resort has 15 well-spaced and clean cottages, so bring your extended family and friends for a Lake George vacation of a lifetime! Cabin time here comes with a history lesson too: Lake George was the site of multiple battles during the French and Indian War. Make sure you explore the many museums, theaters and historic attractions.

If you want to take your adventure beyond these Lake George vacation rentals, we recommend hiking the Lake George Land Conservancy – over 22 miles of hiking trails. Then it is time to exercise your taste buds too: visit the Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room, the regions premier winery is open Year Round. For a different perspective of the waters of Lake George, hop aboard the 1908 steamer Mohican for lunch or dinner. Want to see what’s under the surface? Scuba diving in Lake George, NY is awesome. Dive to Historic Wrecks, Island Walls, and Reefs.
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Visit our other state-specific website too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMichiganCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying up to 30% more for the same cabins we list! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

Why video is more than necessary in 2015

By 2017, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic, according to Cisco. Videos are nothing new in this day and age and it seems like every day, another video is going viral. Online video users are expected to double to 1.5 billion in 2016, according to Jeff Hazylett. This number will only increase due to more ways to record and easier ways to upload and share content.

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RentNewYorkCabins.com Vacation Rental Listing. Graphic by Joe Mogensen.

That is why companies should be embracing this amazing way to create great content marketing. “We have been encouraging vacation rental owners to upload videos of their property or fun things to do in the area. Videos show vacationers how to live like a local,” Joe Mogensen, creator of state-specific vacation, rental websites said. His first state specific website was www.RentWisconsinCabins.com, a website highlighting vacation rentals all over the state. The addition of videos to property details page let’s renters “watch” what there is to do in the area, like snorkeling the lakefor example. Did you know that Cable has some of the coolest snowmobiling in the world? Videos help share with the user, what a simple description could never put into words. Other vacation rental websites such as RentMinnesotaCabins.com,RentNewYorkcabins.com and RentMichiganCabins.com have gained momentum with video capabilities. “New York has some popular wine trails that are great for those that stay a week in the Finger Lakes area.” Videos promote that vacation experience, which helps rental owners bookings.”

“We are brand ambassadors. We want to be a marketing partner first and a listing website second. It is important for vacationers to trust the property and managers.” Mogensen implies. Simply put, photos and descriptions just don’t work for everybody now. Users want more. Videos are easy to share with others and let’s face it, vacationers want to share their experiences and owners want to share what they can offer. Videos are also great social media material. Just recently Facebook surpassed YouTube in desktop traffic, which just solidifies our reasoning  for vacationers to connect with the owners and managers online via social media. Coupled with video, It is a win-win situation.