August 22, 2019
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
See all of our regional websites at ItsCabinTime.com
3510 Parmenter St. #400 • Middleton, WI 53562 • 608-850-4242
June 1, 2019
Coming soon! JM Creative Group, LLC is launching the seventh book direct regional website under the It’ Cabin Time brand.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
Bottom line: For the best homes and the best experiences, #BookDirect.
Visit our newer websites too:
RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com | RentKentuckyCabins.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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Nothing compares to the vacation experience found at Tennessee cabins, cottages, lodges, or homes. With passion and an entrepreneurial spirit, my JM Creative Group has taken advantage of a growing online opportunity in the vacation rentals niche – booking direct. Allowing travelers to easily book vacation rentals directly with owners or local managers is becoming a big competitive advantage. Middleman OTA (Online Travel Agency) booking websites are slowly removing their annual subscription (book direct) option making travelers book through their online system. However, vacation rental owners and local property managers have always relied on personal interaction which leads to repeat bookings.
JM Creative Group launched RentTennesseeCabins.com in March 2016. With just one introductory email we received our first 28 property listings. We now have 63. Book direct service is alive and well.
RentTennesseeCabins.com is not the first vacation rental website launched by our JM Creative Group. In 2009 we launched our recently trademarked RentWisconsinCabins.com. Since 2014, we’ve launched five more websites: RentMinnesotaCabins.com; RentMichiganCabins.com; RentNewYorkCabins.com; RentMontanaCabins.com and the newest; RentTennesseeCabins.com. We own dozens of rental-industry smart domains for many states, so watch for more websites coming soon.
A membercentric philosophy – We have a strong membercentric philosophy. Instead of being guided by shareholders, our business decision makers include rental owners/managers and travelers.
Membership report – As of 11/3/16, our JM Creative Group has grown rental owner/manager membership to 325 listing 1,500+ vacation rentals across 6 states.
Website organic traffic report – Our six websites recently surpassed 3 million page views.
No booking fees. No traveler fees – All JM Creative Group websites are free for traveler, and owners/managers pay a low annual fee based on the number of rentals they list. Our book direct model also eliminates booking website scams and double bookings.
2009 seems so long ago, but that’s when we launched our first state-specific, vacation rental website: RentWisconsinCabins.com, from a home office in Waunakee, WI. Now we have 6 Live websites with plans for 21 sites by the middle of 2017. We now have ‘legit’ office space in Middleton, WI.
It didn’t take long for rental owners & property managers around the country to tell us that there is a big demand for a listing website that embraces the “Book Direct” philosophy. We speak to vacation rental owners & managers often, and the conversations are similar; “large OTA’s are out of control! They control our inventory, rates and are now charging our renters an extra traveler fee.” Our consistent growth has confirmed that large OTA’s are not the only advertising choice.
RentWisconsinCabins.com: Nearly 700 rentals
RentMinnesotaCabins.com: Nearly 400 rentals
RentMichiganCabins.com: Over 200 rentals
Plus our newer states RentNewYorkCabins.com, RentMontanaCabins.com and RentTennesseeCabins.com: Over 200 rentals
…We are just getting warmed up!
Our renter traffic grows an average of 48% every year. Over the last year, our websites attracted over 1 million page views.
Why take on the time & expense to roll out unique websites for so many states? It’s never been done before! By 2012, our Wisconsin website proved that (even from a home office) we can compete long term with large OTA’s in Google Search by targeting regional organic long tail keywords & topics. Search for yourself – go to Google and type in popular terms like Wisconsin vacation rentals; wisconsin cabins; wisconsin cabin rentals, etc. Then try michigan vacation rentals; michigan cabin rentals; mn cabin rentals, etc. There we are!! From these first page results, how many “book direct” websites do you see?
We also discovered the immediate need for “traveler fee” education. We recently added a question about traveler fees to our survey and were shocked to learn that nearly every respondent had no idea that booking websites charge a traveler fee. What we’ve know for years though is that renters prefer to book vacation rentals with the owners and local managers 25-1.
What do you think of booking vacation rentals directly with owners/managers?
Joe and Team
JM Creative Group
It won’t be long now! We are new to Kentucky, but not new to promoting vacation rentals in the United States. The JM Creative Group has been rolling out state-specific, vacation rental websites since 2009. Kentucky; you’re next! Finally, a website that simply connects travelers to Kentucky vacation rental owners and local managers …no booking fees – no traveler fees. Welcome back to BOOK DIRECT.
We’ve already launched in WI, MN, MI, NY, MT and TN. Did you know, travelers prefer to book directly with rental owners or managers instead of through third-party booking websites – 30:1.