5 Things to Know Before Staying in a Cabin

Living in Florida, I long for the weather to start cooling off when the rest of the country is.  One thing I’m not a fan of, is not having much FALL foliage here. We have it, but it doesn’t come until January and February. Like right now, the leaves are beautiful!

We try to take a Fall trip every year and last November we stayed in the Leiper’s Fork/Franklin area. I had such a wonderful time.  Our family rented a cabin and I wanted to share with you my top 5 tips on what to know prior to your arrival.

  1. Use a trusted site like www.airbnb.com or www.vrbo.com to book your cabin. The owners always communicate with you and you can be assured that you are actually going to have the cabin that’s pictured on their website LOL.
  2. Don’t be afraid to message the owner prior to your arrival. Ask them about all the local things to do as well as restaurants. Remember, they usually live there and know the ins and outs.
  3. Prior to booking, check to see if it has those “creature comforts” that we all need like WiFi or even cell phone signal.
  4. Make sure you know everything you need to bring. Some cabins only supply one roll of toilet paper or just a few trash bags. Being prepared prior to your arrival makes it so much easier.
  5. Leave the cabin just as you found it. Usually there are check-out rules that the owner leaves so it makes it pretty easy.


So, on to my review. Let me just say, if you are ever in the area close to Nashville, Franklin and Leiper’s Fork is the best place to stay. Unless you are wanting the hustle and bustle of a big city, then downtown Nashville is where it’s at.

Our family always likes going to unplug when we go on vacation because we are always so busy in our normal every day life.

The cabin we stayed at was on VRBO and it was called Creek Ridge Farm. It was everything the listing said. You can see all about it HERE.

It was the sweetest place! All of the beds had quilts on them. The actual stove was an old-fashioned kind which was right up my alley. We had a fire in the buck stove every night. Not to mention all the beauty that sits on the 100 acres. Oh my!

One thing that you might want to know though…..there’s no WiFi and the cell signal is a little spotty; however, there is a land line. Our family was actually ok with not being able to communicate with the rest of the world for just a few days. Oh, how nice it was!!

Let me know if you ever go up to that area. My cousin lives in Nashville, so I kinda know some places to go and things to do but I can always ask her if you’re looking to do something in particular.

Have fun looking through these pics. I tell you, this place was pretty amazing!!! Do you and your family stay in cabins? What’s your favorite part of the country to go to?

  Franklin, TN, Leiper's Fork, VRBO, Travel Blog Post

All images are © Wendy Walker Photography and Little House Simple Living.

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2 thoughts on “5 Things to Know Before Staying in a Cabin

  1. Looks like it was a lovely get away

  2. arrowhillcottage at Reply

    What a great cabin!

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