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

Searching for a #NewYork #Vacation Rental? Read these 8 #tips before you book it.

New York Vacation Rentals are the trend for 2016! The advantages of staying at a NY vacation rental are numerous. There are lots of pet friendly options, homes with fireplaces and fire pits, chalets and cottages right next to the lake. You have private parking and sometimes piers for your boat. Vacation rentals give families room to spread out and enjoy each other. Something a hotel just can’t offer.

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The time to book our summer 2016 vacation rental is here! What do you need to do before you book your vacation rental? Here are some tips:

  1. Inquire about your vacation rental with the actual owner or manager before you book. They know the property (and the area) best and will have you living like a local on Day 1.
  2. If you are looking to bring your pet, be sure you know the Pet Policy. Some will not allow certain breeds or sizes of dogs. It might also be good to check out if there is a kennel or fenced in area for your pet while you’re out at the lake. Compare vacation rentals with a pet policy versus kenneling them near your home if your on tighter budget.
  3. Know the cleaning policy. Some rental owners or managers charge a cleaning fee and don’t expect much cleaning. There others who expect to have the place ready for the next renters. Whatever the case may be, it’s always wise to take pictures or note any possible previous damage. Be very thorough.
  4. Picking up the keys. Some rentals may have a lock box on the door. Some owners might meet you at the property or have them hidden somewhere. Property Managers might have you stop at their office and pick up the keys. Know before you go!
  5. Ask about mobile phone reception. Vacation rentals in New York can be remote. If you need use your cell phone for directions, or to check in, make sure you will have cell coverage. We recommend you have a physical map in the vehicle just in case. If you have to stay connected, ask about Wi-Fi availability.
  6. Always ask about supplies and what you should bring. Some supply bed sheets but not towels, or vice versa. Some supply both. Always ask about a medical kit or if you need to bring certain kitchen items that you can’t live without (like a bottle opener) or a muffin pan. You get the idea. Some cabins and cottages offer canoes, kayaks or bikes on site.
  7. Check out a calendar of events or a town’s Facebook page to research area events. Keep in mind that rental prices are often higher during summer, holiday’s, and big events.
  8. Ask who you need to contact if you have any emergencies. If there is a leaky faucet or a light goes out, you will know whom to contact.

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Catskills, Adirondack Park, Finger Lakes, Upstate …wherever you end up, your vacation will be better in a cabin, cottage, lodge or home. We are just getting underway in New York, but stop by and see our selection New York vacation rentals. Skip the booking website commissions and book directly with the owners and save. If you’re looking for a resort, cabin, vacation rental or lodge elsewhere, check out our other websites:

www.RentWisconsinCabins.com      www.RentMontanaCabins.com     www.RentMichiganCabins.com   

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We make it easy to find romantic getaways in NY

We make it easy to find romantic getaways in NY

Are you looking to rekindle that romance? How about a New York Cabin in the woods for the long weekend? The last thing you want to do when planning a vacation is stress over the planning. We make it easy for you. Just click here to view romantic getaways in NY and select your cabin. We have options in the Finger Lakes area as well as Saratoga Springs/Lake George and Livingston Manor area. Top things to plan for your romantic getaway? Try a wine tour, hot air balloon ride, parasailing, massages, or waterfall tour. New York has so much to see!

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Seclusion in the #Catskills

Seclusion in the #Catskills

Need a vacation set up in the mountains where the only sounds you will hear are the wildlife and the wind? Imagine 8 acres all to yourself? Hard to imagine right? This pet friendly cabin can hold up to 15 guests, making this a perfect family vacation or a vacation for girl’s getaway or a man’s hunting retreat. Either way you look at it, your truly in paradise away from the city lights and action. Enjoy distilleries, breweries and mountain views in Livingston Manor. Livingston Manor is a gateway to the Catskills with lots of artistic points of interest, restaurants, outdoor recreation and restuarants. Check out more information here at our website here: Catskill Paradise

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A no fail trip to the #Catskills is more than just possible

Sullivan County is not just any ordinary county in New York. It is a diverse landscape with loads of activities for the family. This is a great destination for a vacation for those that want to reconnect with nature. Sullivan county is 75 miles away from New York City. Perfect for people that just need a quick getaway to the famous Catskill Mountains to renew the spirit or refresh the mind.

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Sullivan County has been a popular spot for a wide variety of recreational opportunities and home to the famous Woodstock festival.  Boating and Mountain climbing are very popular in this region. Callicoon Center is considered the Trout Capital of the World by Field and Stream magazine.  Wet your line for great Rainbow and Brown Trout in the Delaware River.

Not into fishing? Take a ride down the Delaware River in a canoe, tube, kayak and even zipline! Enjoy multiple bodies of water for great fishing and swimming. A great family vacation off the Delaware river can be had at this vacation rental: Country Barn House 

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Between the fantastic mountain vistas, sparkling water, diverse culture and rugged trails, there is plenty to explore without ever being bored in the Catskills. Jump on the trails for mountain biking, hiking, or horseback riding.

Attractions are plentiful in this particular county. The original home of the Woodstock concert is the Bethel Woods Center of the Arts. Nowadays, it is home to huge name concerts, theater productions, and family fun with a museum shrine of the sixties. Who doesn’t love the 60s? Bethel Woods provides entertainment to all walks of life and different cultures. This is a must see in Sullivan County and is even worth the drive for a quick weekend away from the city.

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The Monticello Raceway is another great place for adult fun at the track. Watch the horses compete around the track or play a hand of blackjack at the casino.

Golfing in the Catskills is some of the finest and you have a large selection of courses to choose from. The scenery cannot be unmatched. We suggest the Lochmore for the experienced golfer or the Villa Roma Country club for great views with a course in always fantastic condition.

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Sullivan County is home to plenty of places to explore and appreciate art. To further explore the art galleries and the artists themselves, check out this art tour map for Sullivan County.

A family friendly activity to enjoy together is visiting the Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Center. Listen to an educational program or try goat milking, or learn how they use vegetable oil to fuel their vehicles. To view their rental listing and get more information, click here.

Enjoy a quick getaway or a week out of the city and enjoy America’s first frontier. Climb to the top or ski all the way down the mountains. Zip or paddle down river and through vistas. Catch a show or be part of the show. Whatever your passion is, you can find it here. So go out there and do what you really want to do. Let go.

The #Catskills Region and Area Vacation Rentals:

Whoever said the road was long and the journey was the destination seemed to have had it right. The Catskills vacation rentals at RentNewYorkCabins.com seem to be the perfect retreat for the soul. This area is densely populated with cabins & cottages in forests, near lakes, rivers & mountains. There are 35 mountain peaks to be exact and all under a three hour drive from Manhattan, New York. Whether you’re an adventurer or simply just like breathtaking views, this region has it all.

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If excitement is your thing try mountain biking over the rolling and sometimes quite brisk landscape. Don’t own a bike? That won’t be a problem, there are many bike rental companies in the area that can help you. There is also zip lining, but not for the faint of heart. Try the 2nd largest zip line in the world at Hunter Mountain! Water rafting, kayaking, tubing, and canoeing is also very popular in the region.

What might be more popular than all those exciting adventure options is Fly fishing. The Catskills region is dubbed the “Fly Fishing capital of the world” by many. Beaverkill and Trout heavily populate the streams and rivers. Sullivan county is known for its popular fly fishing sport.

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If none of that floats your boat, try the Shawangunk wine trail that shows off its 14 family owned wineries. Each wineries represents wine and food pairings from a different country. They host a variety of events throughout the year and even heavily discount tickets to designated drivers. All well thought out and beautifully orchestrated.

The Catskills offers a vintage train that rides along its 12 mile track allowing visitors and residents take in the scenery, You might even be able to see a Bald Eagle!

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Another cool thing visitors could do is hike up to Kaaterskill fall in the town of Hunter on the eastern side of the Catskills. Kaaterskill is the largest two drop waterfall that cascades down over 260 feet in all of New York.

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Don’t let the cool weather slow you down either. There are four major mountains where you can ski and snowboard your heart out.

Come and check out our Catskills area vacation rentals and discover what “Cabin Time” is all about at RentNewYorkCabins.com.

Get your New York vacation on!

Get ready to garage the snowblowers and shovels and get ready for a great summer vacation in the Adirondacks, Catskills, or Finger Lakes Regions of New York. The RentNewYorkCabins.com selection of vacation rentals is pretty light right now, but we just launched. The rental owners who have signed up with us have some pretty amazing properties. Stop by and tour of some unique New York rentals. Nothing beats the vacation experience found in New York Cottages, Cabins, lodges and Chalets. We will be uploading more listings in the weeks ahead, so look for a new listing updates.

Have you always stayed at hotels? Are you new to renting cottages and cabins? You are in for a treat. Most property rental rates are similar to hotels, but you get lots of extra amenities when renting cabins and cottages. Many factors drive price: where and how long you want to rent, the number of bedrooms and capacity, lakefront VS off water, and whether you bring a dog. If you are fortunate to experience a lakefront vacation, expect the dock, rowboat (or) canoe, firepit, deck and outdoor grill to be included. Rental owners do a great job to make you vacation memorable. So memorable in fact, that you’ll make the cottage-getaway an annual event.

Get your Search on now though. Summer availability is dwindling. RentNewYorkCabins.com map of vacation rentals is handy tool. Just zoom in to your favorite location(s) and check out the area rentals. Our selection will grow!

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RELAX. ENJOY YOUR SEARCH. YOU’RE ON CABIN TIME NOW.