There are so many advantages of Northern Minnesota vacation rentals that can do for you. Even the smallest ones tend to feel like a palatial home rather than a claustrophobic hotel room, and you also get many vacation-simplifying additions such as a kitchen, grill and even a washer/dryer. However, not all vacation rentals are perfect. They can never be perfect because each renter brings their own quirks and preferences. The good thing that most items missing from a typical vacation rental are quite easy to pack. Here are the top essential items to have so you can transform your cabin rental into a true home away from home.
Pack A Set of Knives At Vacation Rentals
If you are a frequent visitor to vacation rentals you know that most of them are not known for the high quality of their kitchen knives. Sure, the owner said the kitchen is fully furnished but 9 times out of 10 the ones in there are second-rate cast-offs that grow duller with each passing guest. The solution is to simply bring your own. You can have your own travel set with just a couple of knives: a chef’s knife and a pairing knife. Try Victorinox if you want more value for your buck.
Bring Along A Comfortable Pillow At Vacation Rentals
Any traveler looks forward to the moment when they finally get to settle into bed for a good night’s sleep. However, any chance of a good night’s rest is ruined when the vacation rentals provided pillow feels like a burlap sack stuffed with cannon balls. If you are particular about pillows, sacrifice some storage space in your car to bring along the pillow you prefer. If you are not too excited about bringing your favorite pillow with you, buy a travel pillow that folds neatly with your suitcases rather than keep it in a linen closet that may expose it to cross-contamination.
No vacation is complete without the mandatory barbecue. In any kitchen, the tongs always gets the job done. They are perfect for the grill and the pan and they make serving anything from pancakes, to pasta to salad an easy task. They are also quite light and portable so they are easy to bring when you head down to any vacation rentals in Northern Minnesota.
Bring Your Favorite Cast Iron Pan At Vacation Rentals
These are perfect for browning, even cooking and no sticking. Vacation rentals are quite notorious for warped aluminum pans waiting to ruin even the quickest vacation meal. If you plan on having guests during your stay and want to cook, bring your own pan to up your culinary mastery.
Don’t Forget Your Spice Kit
Even if the ad says that the rental kitchen is stocked with spices, who really knows how long they have been collecting mold in the dusty cabinet. If cooking is your thing, bringing along a small kit with all your favorite flavors can ensure that each meal you serve to your family will be an excellent one.
Wake Up Every Morning With Fresh Coffee
Kind vacation rental owners sometimes leave enough coffee for you to enjoy through that first morning but from then on you have to have your own stash. Some provide unlimited instant coffee but if you prefer the brewed variety you know what to do. Come prepared and bring your own gourmet coffee to the cabin rental. If you want some freshly ground beans you might want to also bring a manual grinder. Would help if the owner is actually also into coffee so you could request if the cabin rental already has these amenities.
Even if vacation rentals already comes with a dryer, it is always an excellent idea to bring along a clothesline for towels and bathing suits, items that require hand wash or anything that needs a quick airing out. There are travel clotheslines available that can work in a variety of different environments, from bathrooms to balconies.