What are Fishing Cabins?

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Near any large lake, river, or beachfront, fishing is a beloved sport and pastime. Fishing cabins are a more convenient alternative to traditional tent camping, allowing you more time to do what you want to do most - get your line into the water. Fishing cabins range from rustic, one-room structures in the middle of nowhere, to luxurious family-size dwellings with all of the comforts of modern life. They can also extend the fishing season, providing sturdy shelter to wait out bad weather or warm up in the wintertime. There are many different types that can fit your needs and budget.

If you enjoy fishing alone and want the privacy of an isolated cabin that's off the beaten path, you may be able to locate a cabin for rent by checking the classified section of the local paper. Local stores and bait shops may have a public bulletin board, where you will find ads for fishing cabins to rent, as well as boats and other equipment. Don't forget word-of-mouth advertising; asking your friends and local shopkeepers may put you in touch with people who are renting out their lake property when they're not using it. Another option is to buy a place of your own on the lake or beach, if you anticipate that you will be visiting the same spot several times a year. This also gives you a little additional income, if you choose to rent it to other fishermen when you're not using it.


You may choose instead to rent a cabin from a property management company that maintains clusters of cabins on a campground. These are usually advertised heavily via billboards and signs along the main roads leading to most popular fishing spots. They are also fairly easy to locate in the local yellow pages. They are often run much like a hotel or a bed-and-breakfast, with an on-site manager and the option to rent your cabin by the day or the week.

Campsite-type cabins have the added benefit of social interaction. They sometimes feature a common area where you can eat a meal and talk with other campers. It's a great way to find out where the best fishing spots are, and if it's a bad day for fishing, you can find out where the best local restaurants are. This type of fishing cabin may be booked well ahead of time during the busy season and closed during the off season. You may need to do a little advance planning if you want to stay in one of these fishing cabins.



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Post 3

Where can I find listings for fishing cabins? I see a lot of rural lake front property but a lot of this is newer construction and bigger and fancier than what I am looking for.

I want a little, beat up rustic fishing cabin. It doesn't need to be nice or be on a lot of land, it just needs to have a solid roof and easy access to the water. How do I find something like that?

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About an hour outside of the city there are rental cabins around a big recreational lake. We usually go out there one or twice a year to fish and rent a boat. The kids love it and my wife gets a lot of reading done.

They are relatively cheap compared to a hotel or some kind of resort and they have a lot of charm. They are at least 50 years old but still in great shape. It feels a lot different there than living in the city which is most of why we go.

Post 1

My dad used to have a fishing cabin next to a lake up in Minnesota. He would go a couple of times a year but I would usually only come with him in the summer time.

It was small and not very nice but it was really just a place to cook fish and sleep. My dad was not a fancy guy and he did not need a fancy place.

The cabin ended up burning down when no one was there and my family sold off the land because my dad was too old to go out there much anymore. But it was a cool place while it was there.

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