RentKentuckyCabins.com is a Safe Way to Book Direct. Here’s why.

November 19, 2019

Vacations aren’t supposed to be stressful, and with RentKentuckyCabins.com, they never are.

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OUR KENTUCKY WEBSITE HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!

It’s Cabin Time® has 6 other regional book direct websites. Our Wisconsin site was launched in 2009 — we’ve been pushing the book direct message for over 10 years! We have cabin rental sites for MI, MN, TN, NY, MT.

Show our KY early adopter listing members some love by visiting their listings:) If you like it, send an inquiry!

Have you ever thought about booking direct to save money, but just couldn’t get over your safety concerns? RentKentuckyCabins.com could be your solution.

We offer the safest way to book direct because we build every listing. Unlike middleman booking sites, we know our rental listings are legit because WE research each property in order to build the listings on our site. Additionally, our guests have the added option of speaking to the owners or property managers before booking for extra convenience and security. This means that our guests can can trust that their booking will be handled professionally and that there will be no issues or surprises.

We do the homework so you don’t have to, protecting your trip before it even begins.

JM Creative Group, LLC
Member RentKentuckyCabins.com
***See all of our regional websites at ItsCabinTime.com

3510 Parmenter St. #400 • Middleton, WI 53562 • 608-850-4242

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RentKentuckyCabins.com has its first 21 listings!

August 22, 2019

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Our public launch is coming soon! A special thanks to our Early Adopter members: Wildcat Cabin Rentals, Lost Lodge Resort, Stay at Lake Cumberland and Cabin on Cumberland who’ve listed 21 Kentucky vacation rentals. We treat Early Adopters like royalty forever – If you are interested in listing your Kentucky cabins, cottages, lodges or homes (at 50% off for the first two years) visit our sign up page: https://www.rentkentuckycabins.com/list-your-rental

Getting started is easy because we do all the work! We initially set up your listing(s) for you. You have access to a login Property Dashboard to make any listing updates. Unlike third-party booking sites that initially screen and hide inquiry details, our inquiries go directly to you and include the renters name, email, phone number, travel dates, number of adults and kids, a personalized message. This is great for building your renter database!

JM Creative Group, LLC
Member RentKentuckyCabins.com
See all of our regional websites at ItsCabinTime.com

3510 Parmenter St. #400 • Middleton, WI 53562 • 608-850-4242

The launch of RentKentuckyCabins.com draws near

The launch of RentKentuckyCabins.com draws near

June 1, 2019

Coming soon! JM Creative Group, LLC is launching the seventh book direct regional website under the It’ Cabin Time brand.

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New to Kentucky, but not new to the vacation rental industry. In fact, we’ve been a pioneer in the #BookDirect movement by helping vacation rental owners and local property managers get more DIRECT bookings since 2009. What is a DIRECT booking? Renters book directly with our listing members, not through us. This allows renters to skip the traveler fees found on every middleman booking site.

Our mission is to give vacationers a clear path to inquire, plan and book directly with rental owners and property managers who are also the best local tour guides.

Five Reasons US Travelers Book Vacation Rentals Direct

When booking vacation rentals in Wisconsin or anywhere in the US, they have two options. They can book directly with homeowners and local property management companies, or they 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 and savvy travelers are likely to avoid it.

Here are five reasons travelers ditch the big online travel agencies and book direct using the websites listed at ItsCabinTime.com

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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 weekly stay is 300 bucks; money that is better spent on a nice meal and a local adventure like ziplining, or shopping in the town you’re staying in. Why pay more for the exact same vacation rental found on book direct websites like RentTennesseeCabins.com.

  1. 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.)

  1. 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 at RentWisconsinCabins.com offer tailored pre- and post-stay communication to ensure you still have a great vacation and return next year.

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  1. 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 Michigan cabin and cottage hidden gems! 

  1. 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 local experts. Interested in a remote vacation in Ely, MN? Connect with the rental owners at RentMinnesotaCabins.com

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

Visit our newer websites too:

RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.comRentKentuckyCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing family of state-specific, vacation rental websites where you can easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with rental owners or local managers. Tell your family and friends you found a website without traveler fees!

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!

Cabin Rental Website RentTennesseeCabins.com Joins the #BookDirect Movement

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Why pay hundreds more for the same Tennessee cabin on a third-party booking website when you can find it for free on regional websites like RentTennesseeCabins.com?

Did you know when you book through one of the major travel and accommodation suppliers, you are basically paying extra for browsing their fancy website? The price listed for their accommodations isn’t always made up of the accommodation cost alone. There are many benefits to booking directly rather than through third-party websites. Here are 5 great reasons to #BookDirect:

  1. Booking direct saves money – Popular sites add a high percentage of booking fees to the reservation total. Booking directly cuts out any middle-man commission.
  2. Some of the best properties aren’t listed on the major sites – Due to the high costs associated with using big sites, some of the best homes with highest demand aren’t even listed. Guests shouldn’t limit their search to third-party websites – they could be missing out on some of the best vacation rentals.
  3. Managers and owners have the most knowledge of the destination – When booking direct, local managers and owners can become sort of a free destination guide. They know the best activities, restaurants and service providers in the area.
  4. Owners and managers will have more special offers during non-peak travel times – When you book direct and directly communicate with the property owner/manager, you will be the first to find out about special offers or exclusive deals.
  5. If you need special accommodations/requirements a manager or owner can help – If you need an accessible vacation rental or pet-friendly option, a manager or owner will work with the guest directly to meet all their needs before they commit to a booking.

Since its recent launch, RentTennesseeCabins.com has facilitated over 7,000 communications between cabin bookers and cabin owners. Founder Joe Mogensen of JM Creative Group can’t stress the cost savings of direct booking enough: “If you find a vacation rental for $1,000 a week, the owner receives $1,000 and the vacationer pays $1,000. However, on middleman booking websites, the owner/manager might raise their rates to cover the commission, plus most middleman booking websites charges a traveler fee. The vacationer could end up paying $1,450 or more.”

Mogensen is also behind five other direct booking websites in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Montana, respectively. They are in the process of introducing dozens of regional websites.

Visit ItsCabinTime.com today to find a list of websites that offer a book-direct platform where renters can find the perfect getaway cabin for the guaranteed lowest rate.

IT’S CABIN TIME ™

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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 directly with owners or local managers.

#BookDirect. The only way to get the guaranteed lowest rate and best local advice.

Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

Gatlinburg Cabins in the Mountains for the Holidays

Gatlinburg, TN cabins are the best destination for Christmas in the mountains.

Gatlinburg, TN is full of family winter fun and entertainment in the Smoky Mountains with a ski resort, amusement parks, an aquarium, museums, art galleries, shopping, restaurants, and of course – Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge. Finding that perfect Gatlinburg cabin rental for the Christmas/New Year holidays just got easier with RentTennesseeCabins.com. Our website has 160 vacation home rentals in the Gatlinburg area. Many of the rentals are seasonally decorated for the holidays. All you have to bring is your family and favorite celebrations. Create an exciting destination family holiday experience with all the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding you.

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Check out some of our larger vacation homes rentals available through Jackson Mountain HomesThe Pine Tree Lodge is a stunning 8- bedroom/8-bath, 3-story luxury log vacation home that sleeps up to 36 guests. Plan your next Christmas family reunion in the Smoky Mountains at this lovely retreat. The home theater, fireplaces, three covered decks, two hot tubs, and lower level game room with pool table and arcade games provide abundant entertainment options.

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The huge kitchen has double refrigerators, stoves/ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers to whip up crowd-pleasing meals. No need to try and book reservations at a restaurant. Bring your own favorite Christmas DVDs to watch together on Christmas day along with your favorite breakfast makings. You’ll have one grand Christmas morning together in this vacation rental with amazing amenities!

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If you want to get out and about on the town, the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts 8-mile Loop offers unique stores displaying 100 artisan-created gifts for last minute Christmas shopping. The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park has a variety of winter sports suitable for all members of the family. Choose from downhill skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, ice skating, and ice bumper cars for a thrilling winter outdoor adventure at this ski area with aerial tramway. Young children can explore the cubbies snow zone and pick out a favorite pony to ride on the classic indoor carousel.

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Shop in downtown Gatlinburg’s unique venues

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Take a ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway

Need a bit smaller Gatlinburg Family Christmas cabin rental? We have over 60 rentals that have 3+ bedrooms. The Eastwood Cabin available through Pioneer Vacation Rentals is a 4-bedroom/3-bath, three-level home that sleeps up to 10 guests. This Smoky Mountain cabin rental with spectacular mountain views from the covered deck is also pet friendly. Can’t you see your family gathering together in the beautiful pine log living room with a fire in the stacked stone wood-burning fireplace on Christmas morning? A master suite with a Jacuzzi tub and a game room with pool table are some of the cabin’s special amenities. Stretch out in the amazing 4+ person hot tub on the covered deck and take in the views.

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You are just a short drive to Dollywood where you can take the whole family and experience the Dollywood Christmas festival. Stroll along the spacious grounds with its dazzling lights, holiday decorations, and special seasonal music. Your visit will certainly get everyone in the holiday mood.

Thinking about surprising that special someone with a white Christmas in the mountains? Our website has over 50 affordable Gatlinburg area cabin rentals with 1-2 bedrooms for $200/night or less. The sweet Cozy Gatlinburg Cabin available through Hunter’s Vacation Rentals is a romantic 1-bedroom cabin with a see-through fireplace in the bedroom, patio hot tub, and bathroom Jacuzzi tub. Take the $5 Trolley Ride of Lights through downtown Gatlinburg and watch the twinkling of all the beautiful Christmas lights and special displays. Check the Gatlinburg Winter Events Calendar for holiday craft shows, caroling, parades, and other special holiday activities. Your destination Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive, and why not give your loved one a gift of a new experience together?

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Chalet Village has over 69 cabin rentals to choose from that will sleep 1-19 guests, depending on your needs. This resort specializes in a wide range of cabin accommodations. Some cabins are pet-friendly too. You can’t go wrong here with a variety of luxury cabins with hot tubs, game rooms, and decks galore along with those amazing Smoky Mountain views.

The 917 Our Mountain Dream Chalet is a 3-bedroom/3-bath home that sleeps 6. Each bedroom has a walkout to one of the decks with breathtaking views of wooded mountains. Christmas in front of the living room’s gas fireplace with a wall of windows letting in views of the outside winter wonderland will be simply delightful. Chalet Village’s website allows you select a listing of cabins decorated for Christmas and pet-friendly options so you can find that special Christmas cabin to fit your family’s needs.

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A stay at one of Chalet Village’s rentals also includes a free pass to the resort’s many amenities. The Village has three clubhouses with exercise equipment and game rooms. There are rental banquet/meeting rooms in some of the clubhouses where you host your own private meal or gathering. In the summer time you can also enjoy their outdoor pools, tennis courts, and other outside recreation. It’s not too early to start planning that amazing summer vacation in Gatlinburg! You’ll also have great hiking and fishing in the Smoky Mountains to add to your summer entertainment list.

Driving or flying? The McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS) in Alcoa, TN, is located about 12 miles from Knoxville, TN. It is approximately a 70-minute drive from the McGhee-Tyson Airport to Gatlinburg. If you are renting a car, many of the property managers recommend a four-wheel drive vehicle during the winter or cars equipped with chains. You can rent a vehicle from most major car rental agencies at the airport terminal.

So much to do, so much to see, and what great cabin rentals available for your stay packed with amazing views and amenities. And some are already decorated for the holidays! Make unique memories with your family and friends during a Gatlinburg winter or summer destination vacation. Capture that group photo gathered on the deck with the Smoky Mountains as your backdrop. Now there’s a moment to cherish.

By Julia Riley,
Member Services Manager
julia@jmcreativegroup.com

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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 directly with owners or local managers.

It is the only way to get the guaranteed lowest rate and best local advice.

Tell your family and friends about our great websites!