US: Book-direct cabin and vacation rental listing network, It’s Cabin Time, is expanding its collection of regional listing sites into ten US states, as it aims to bring the direct booking experience to independent vacation rental owners and property managers of all sizes across the country.
The Wisconsin-based company recently launched regional book-direct listing sites in Texas [RentTexasCabins.com], Oklahoma [RentOklahomaCabins.com] and Colorado [RentColoradoCabins.com] to reach out to independent managers with low introductory rates to build a “robust” selection of cabins, cottages, lodges and homes in new areas. At the same time, it ensures that travellers will return to rent with small business owners who do not charge commissions or hidden fees.
Having launched in May this year, RentTexasCabins.com has welcomed its first resorts into its membership, including Barons CreekSide Swiss Village in Fredericksburg, Country Woods Inn in Glen Rose, and Crystal River Inn in San Marcos, as well as Cool Water Acres in Bandera and River Road Escapes in New Braunfels.
RentColoradoCabins.com was established at the same time, and has added early-adopter resort members in the shape of Loveland Heights Cottages in Estes Park [at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park] and Hideout Cabins in Allenspark and Lyons.
More recently, RentOklahomaCabins.com launched this summer, and has welcomed Log Cabin Escape in Caddo and Persimmon Creek Cottages in Sharon into its membership.
It’s Cabin Time already has existing regional listing sites in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Montana and Kentucky.
The cabin rental company is now planning imminent expansion into Georgia [RentCabinsInGeorgia.com] and North Carolina [RentNorthCarolinaCabins.com], having started out as a simple cabin rental listing website in 2009
It’s Cabin Time has also onboarded vacation rental management companies, including Vacasa [which is due to go public via a SPAC merger at a $4.5 billion valuation] and VTrips [which is set to spend $250 million to accelerate vacation rental M&A activity], that list hundreds of their managed properties on the business’ regional websites.
This week, Jon Staff, founder and CEO of cabin rental startup Getaway, joined the STRz podcast to discuss the shift in demographics of travellers staying in cabins, Getaway’s $41.7 million Series C funding round in February, the growing focus on wellness retreats in outdoor hospitality, and more.