Getting snowed in when on a cabin vacation is an experience that virtually all winter travelers have at least once. Even though you may be temporarily unable to drive anywhere, your cozy cabin can be a great part of your personal winter wonderland. Below are some tips to help you enjoy this type of experience and look back on it with a smile:
Make Snow Angels or Take a Walk in the Woods
Take advantage of the snow surrounding your cabin and have some good old-fashioned fun with family and friends. If you are traveling with youngsters, introduce them to the simple joys of making snow angels or taking a mesmerizing walk in the woods to make the most of the beautiful winter scenery. Even simple activities such as creating a snowman can be very enjoyable for the entire group.
Share Memories in Front of the Fire
If your cabin rental has a fireplace, try turning off all devices and simply enjoying time with your significant other or children in front of a crackling blaze of warmth. Go around the room and have each person share a special winter memory with the others. Not only does this activity give you a break from electronics, it also brings couples and families closer together. If you like, you can even try roasting marshmallows or hot dogs in the fireplace for an extra treat.
Try a New Recipe
Delicious, homemade meals are always a delight, but there is no better time for a homemade bowl of chili, soup or other savory meals than when you are snowed in on a cabin retreat. Even a simple family dinner of tomato soup and grilled cheese can instantly lift everyone’s spirits and give them energy for the next walk in the snow.
Another great idea is trying out a new recipe. Most cabins have fully equipped kitchens, making it easy to search through your groceries and come up with a different recipe or something you have not tried in a long time. Whether you are on a romantic trip with your significant other, have several youngsters in tow, or are just vacationing with friends, this is an activity in which everyone can get involved, making it an ideal way to pass the time on a snowy afternoon.
Traditional Games and Puzzles
Although video games have unseated many traditional board games and puzzles as the new favorite, numerous cabins come with several family-friendly games that you may like to try. You can also pack a few games of this type when planning your cabin retreat. Puzzles and board games make the time pass very quickly once everyone is involved in the game and intent on becoming the winner. If you have children, you may even find that they enjoy such activities more than they thought they would, thus expanding their horizons a bit and drawing them away from the sole use of electronics for entertainment.
Regardless of which activities you choose when snowed in on your cabin retreat, embracing the pastimes outlined above will almost certainly enhance your vacation experience.