Outdoor Getaways Can Grow Your Business
A desirable vacation rental doesn’t have to be a vacation rental, per se.
Outdoor getaways are in right now. And if you’re in a position to become or already are the host of an outdoor vacation rental, now’s the time to grow your business.
The following types of vacation rentals experienced a significant increase in bookings in the first quarter of this year compared to 2019:
● Barns: Over 65 percent
● Cabins: Over 50 percent
● Campsites: Over 120 percent
● Treehouses: Over 60 percent
Hosts of these vacation rentals earned a total of approximately $9,525,000 between July 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021 (kudos to you if you’re one of them). These numbers Airbnb reported show guests want to experience outdoor getaways. Here are some tips that will help you deliver the guest experience they’re looking for.
Make Amenities Accessible
Guests who want to vacation outdoors still may want the perks they’d have indoors, like quality bathroom amenities. Guest Amenity Kits are suitable for an outdoor vacation rental because they provide guests the essentials (toothbrushes, body wash and more) and don’t take up a lot of space. The size of this kit is convenient because there may not be much bathroom space in outdoor vacation rentals. Guest Amenity Kits’ packaging makes them easy to take to remote destinations too, which is where many vacation rentals are.
Help Guests Embrace the Outdoors
Hosts of outdoor vacation rentals can help guests embrace the great outdoors while simultaneously enhancing the guest experience.
A good start is providing guests the equipment they’ll need to enjoy the great outdoors. Another way to help them get the most out of their stay is to find them a local guide who can show them around. With the right equipment and a knowledgeable guide, your guests could have the trip of a lifetime.
Keep Them Comfortable
Even though your guests will want to experience the great outdoors, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good at being in the great outdoors. Some may not think of things like what they’ll need when spending nights outside or how much sun they’ll get every day. Make sure they have outdoor blankets to keep them comfortable and amenities like sunscreen so they can take care of themselves.
Create a Homey Atmosphere
Sort of like how some guests may need help getting comfortable, some guests may need you to make your outdoor vacation rental homey. These guests could be ones who want to experience the great outdoors while still enjoying what it feels like to stay at a vacation rental.
A good way to accomplish this is to furnish yours with outdoor furniture so guests are comfortable while they enjoy the great outdoors. You can also make your outdoor vacation rental feel more homey by providing them as many amenities as possible. If they feel like their best selves out there, they’ll be more likely to enjoy their stay.
The numbers show guests enjoy outdoor getaways. Being the host of an outdoor vacation rental can help you grow your business. Just remember to deliver a one-of-a-kind guest experience for guests who love the great outdoors, and maybe some of the increased revenue outdoor vacation rentals are experiencing will end up in your pocket.