A Welcome to Our Vacation Rental Owners in Montana

Here at RentMontanaCabins.com we have worked really hard to prove to vacation rental owners that the service that we provide is in the better interest for them, not us. We aren’t interested in stealing your hard earned dollars in booking commission fees. Instead, we promote EVERYTHING about you: Your cabin rental website (if you have one), your social media channels, and your brand. We get it – big booking websites have lost their focus. Have a look at what we can do for you:


On the left of the screen, the vacation rental search begins by selecting a specific town, or needs such as bedrooms, rates, pet friendly, etc. On the right side of the screen, vacationers can use the map and zoom in to compare Montana Cabin rentals. Both can be combined in the search too.


Users can also search for their cabin or lodge rental through the list of towns in Montana by scrolling down. This also gives them a chance to read about what there is to do in town, events, or major cities close by. On the right, there is a list of rentals that are in the area. Renters can see what the price range and how many it sleeps from the main screen. LISTINGS ALWAYS SHUFFLE, GIVING EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO BE AT THE TOP- FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST.


Once vacationers select a cabin, ranch or lodge for rent, they can read all about it on a details page. How many it sleeps, how many bedrooms, the fun things to do in the area, photos and videos all show what makes that cabin and area Unique. Users can inquire directly with you while we get out of the way so you can be in charge of all of your rental bookings.

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Then, while users are filling out the inquiry form and reading all about it, they can watch videos about your property, testimonials, or popular attractions in the area.

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In addition to having plenty of space to explain your cabin, there is also ample room to explain rates, discounts, holiday packages, taxes and cleaning fees. Furthermore, it is followed by reviews and more detailed information of your website, complete with links to your social media.

Could it get any easier to make this decision to list with us? We don’t think so. WE ARE NEW TO MONTANA, BUT NOT NEW TO PROMOTING VACATION RENTALS. View our other successful listing websites in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and New York. To list your Montana vacation rental(s), please click here: List your rental

Relax. Enjoy Your Search. You’re on Cabin Time.

RentMontanaCabins.com rolls out 6/3/15


Our journey to help promote Montana cabins, cottages, ranch lodges and homes has begun. On June 3, 2015 we launched our 5th state-specific, vacation rental website: RentMontanaCabins.com.

We are the JM Creative Group and we have rolled out websites for Wisconsin (2009), Minnesota (2013), Michigan (2013), New York (2014) and last week Montana. We are not associated with any other listing website. In fact, we are the opposite of those big booking websites. Helping rental owners/managers build THEIR online brand and clearing a path for renters to book direct is our foundation.

Rental owners/managers invest in their property website; they spend hours keeping vacationers engaged on social media; they might even have YouTube videos. So, why do those big listing websites hide that great information from renters? They need renters to stay on their website and click that “book it” button so they can grab your booking dollars! We link to all your brand-building efforts.

We read rental-industry blogs and LinkedIn community conversations daily. It’s crazy, either big booking websites are acquiring each other, or they are forcing “book it” buttons down the throat of their members. Their search engines have been reported to not work as promised for premier-paying members, plus they refuse to listen to renters –they prefer to book directly with rental owners and property managers 30 to 1.

Our honest and unselfish website service is a breath of fresh air for rental owners/managers that are looking to become less-reliant on big booking websites. We are a small group of internet marketers in Wisconsin whose passion for promoting the vacation rental industry stems from our founder Joe Mogensen who grew up at a lodge/cabin resort his family owned in northern Wisconsin.

This is a cabin at the Alta Ranch. Our first member! See what their listing looks like.

Rates start at $95/YEAR for one rental listing (see our rates page). The more rentals you list, the lower each listing is AND the higher your return. No booking commissions, no book it buttons, no platinum fees that don’t deliver on their promise, no double booking. YES, we initially set up your listing(s) for you for no extra fee (it’s how we roll).

Why put some much time and expense into creating separate sites? We learned from our Wisconsin website that building state-specific, vacation rental industry brands results in a better search experience for renters, and a high-return advertising opportunity for members. Search engines like Google and Bing are quick to reward industry-focused websites that have quality content. There is no better way to show search engines your seriousness then by creating unique websites for each state.

What phrases are Montana vacationers using to find your rentals? We’re glad to share some keyword studies, because that is what a marketing partner does. #1 Montana cabin rentals; #2. Montana cabins; #3. Cabin rentals in Montana; #4. Montana vacation rentals; #5. Montana ranch vacation. When you focus on a niche, amazing things happen.

Thanks for learning a little more about our new RentMontanaCabins.com website – and our JM Creative Group. If you are a rental owner in Montana, take a minute to look at our first member’s listings.  To diversify your online advertising, go to our signup page.


Joe and Team
JM Creative Group, LLC
An A+BBB Company
Memeber RentMontanaCabins.com

RentMontanaCabins.com website coming soon!

New to Montana, but not new to promoting vacation rentals. See how our “BOOK DIRECT” websites are helping rental owners/manager increase revenue in Wisconsin (since 2009); Minnesota (since 2013); Michigan (since 2013); and recently New York (2014). We’re just getting started.
No booking commissions. No $1299 premium rate -where you still end up being 157th on the page.
We provide renters with a clear path to rental owners/managers, because that is what a marketing partner is supposed to do. We’ve earned the reputation as a value super star because the return on investment we provide owners/managers cannot be matched. Listings start at $95/YEAR. Learn more on our “List your Rental(s)” page.
Joe Mogensen
Founder of the JM Creative Group
Member RentMontanaCabins.com
Now with 5 state-specific, vacation rental websites

Affordable FamilyVacation? Yes! It Can Be Done

We are introducing quite a few new cabins around here and were pretty giddy about showing them off! One that we are excited to announce is Deerfoot Lodge in Hayward, Wisconsin. This lodge is the summer vacation with sandy beaches and a winter fairyland in the winter. Good news! It’s open all year round! Have you planned your next Hayward vacation yet?

Deerfoot Lodge: Lodge Room I

Located in Hayward, one of the most highly anticipated destinations in Wisconsin, this area is home to the most amount of trails, hundreds of lakes, and an array of recreational possibilities that you will create lots of new memories here!

This lodge is unique in several different ways. When you are planning your budget friendly family vacation, this could be your answer! This lodge is part of a multi-cabin resort that has many amenities that are perfect for a family vacation. Check out the WiFi, on site bar and game room, Satellite TV, and air conditioning. This features make it easy to prepare for a great vacation or extended stay. Deerfoot lodge and motel are one of the only resorts that have no minimum number of nights.

Besides those great incentives,  the rest of this lodge has much more to brag about. Deerfoot is centrally located in the middle of the popular Chippewa Flowage, making it a fisherman’s paradise. This lodge even provides live bait, electricity to charge your boat at the private pier, boat ramps, pontoon rentals, and more amenities that make this vacation a breeze!

For the family members that like to stay close to the beach, you’re in luck here! The beach is the hot spot to be at here! There is plenty of room to bring your towels and toys and make sandcastles and let the little ones play. Even better, it is a level sand beach so there are no surprise drop offs! There is even a nearby playground for the little ones.

Looking for organized activities, things to do and events in the Hayward area and at your lodge? This vacation is complete with dart tournaments, fishing tournaments, the Birkebeiner, snowmobiling (Deerfoot is located on trail #18), swimming, biking, hiking, golfing and shopping. You truly can have it all, no matter the weather here in Hayward!

Read these 8 tips before booking your Michigan vacation rental

Vacation Rentals are the trend for 2015. Why? It’s no surprise to us; we’ve known about the advantages of a MI vacation rental for years. There are lots of pet friendly options, homes with fireplaces and fire pits, cottages near the water and hunting cabins in the sticks. You have private parking and sometimes piers for your boat. Vacation rentals give families room to spread out and enjoy each others company.

MI vacation rental sunset

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 one.
  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 gone.
  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 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. Ask about Wi-Fi availability too.
  6. Always ask about general 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, muffin pan, crock pot) …you get the idea.
  7. Check out the 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.

MI cabins with beaches

Wherever you GO in Michigan, you’ll have a better vacation experience in a cabin, cottage, lodge or home. See our growing selection at RentMichiganCabins.com. Avoid booking website commissions and book directly with the rental owner and save!

5 advantages of booking directly with vacation rental owners and property managers

RentMichiganCabins.com invites you to book your Michigan vacation rental DIRECTLY with rental owners and property managers! It’s the best way to avoid ugly booking pitfalls. There are many advantages – here are our top 5.

  1. The commission fees vacation rental owners pay to 3rd party booking websites (typically about 18%) inflates costs, which renters end up paying.
  2. After making your reservation, you can make any changes necessary directly with the rental owners or property managers.
  3. Avoid the double booking jungle and the follow-up attempt to cobble together a discount for alternative travel dates. 3rd party booking websites can be frustrating and full of unpleasant surprises. The owners, or property managers are the best source for current availabilities.
  4. Early check in and late checkout options are best addressed with the owners and managers. Booking indirect means you have to talk to the 3rd party website you booked through who in turn needs to talk to the owners/property manager.
  5. Many of the “middlemen” booking websites have inadequate and poor customer service, plus the booking process can be misleading and confusing. Also, those sites won’t help you with suggestions about “what to do” once you’ve arrived at your vacation rental. Owners and property managers are your best tour guides.

When you send an inquiry, or call about any listing on RentMichiganCabins.com, you’re communicating directly with the vacation rental owner or property manager — the expert who will help you create a memorable vacation experience and give you some tips on how to ‘live like a local’.

Relax. Enjoy your search. You’re on cabin time now!


Why a vacation in Oscoda, MI is really what you need

…And we can give it to you!

Oscoda, Michigan really is a great place to visit, so great that it was voted Best Beach Town in Michigan. Originally this North Eastern Michigan community was into logging and is home the Lumberman’s Monument, a 14’ bronze statue. Now this town is known for its great fishing on the Au Sable River and Lake Huron, the world class golfing, and hiking in the Huron National Forest to the Wine and Hops trail showcasing all the breweries and wineries along the shoreline. Check out our growing selection of Oscoda cabins for rent by owner and enjoy all the Oscoda has to offer! At RentMichiganCabins.com you always BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE OWNERS OR PROPERTY MANAGERS TO GUARANTEE THE BEST RENTAL RATE.


Oscoda’s beaches are nothing short of spectacular. The perfect beaches’ gently call your name, inviting you to lay on its’ sand or walk the shoreline in hope of finding all of you answers for you can be just the reason to stay. Pack a picnic basket and your favorite book and head out the beach for an afternoon of sun and relaxation from your Lake Huron vacation rental.

The AuSable river flows with magnitude as you canoe or fish its waters. There is plenty to do on this river as you can tube and kayak too. According to sources, this river has been designated a blue ribbon trout stream award. It is best known for brown trout. If seeing this river is enough, be sure to check out the hiking trails along the river.


If going to hit some balls on the golf course is more up your ally, there is nothing short of the best here. Oscoda offers many opportunities for the sport. Courses can range from Scottish styles to Parkland styles giving every type of golfer a different type of game and view.

Hiking is very popular among the 35,000 acres of diverse trails. These trails can lead from national forests to coastal sandy trails and overlooking the AuSable River.

The Last week in July is a great time to visit Oscoda as the world’s toughest and richest canoe marathon hits the AuSable River starting a 9pm and going through the night. The week is full of excitement and festivities around the Annual #AuSable River Canoe Marathon. This race starts in Grayling Michigan and ends in Oscoda, be sure not to miss it!