If you have a short-term rental log cabin, making your property feel like a destination can help you set a higher price point while boosting your status in the local market. Here are some easy updates to make to your listing to help boost your log cabin's appeal to potential short-term renters.
Potential short-term renters will likely scour your listing's for pictures. Standard pictures of the log cabin's rooms and exterior, although informative, may not be selling the experience a stay at your log cabin truly offers.
Drone Video and Stills: hiring a company to take short videos and professional stills of your log cabin can provide a unique perspective that truly captures your property's ambiance. When posting these videos and stills, you will often want to highlight the log cabin's remoteness. You can accentuate these aspects by having your video trail off into the surrounding wilderness or local lake.
Eye-Level Photos: what will your guests see when they stay in your log cabin? Move from room to room capturing this eye-level perspective. For instance, you might take a picture from the log cabin's shower window out into the surrounding wilderness. You might also snap a photo from the porch swing next to your log cabin's front door.
When guests book a room at a log cabin, they often want to believe they are booking a unique adventure. Sourcing your pictures from your guests is the easiest way to sell these potential adventures.
Excursions: posting photos of hiking, fishing, boating, or any other outdoor activities your guest might experience while renting your log cabin is a must. You can also build relationships with local guides to put your short term renters in contact with local professionals that can provide them with the gear and local know-how. These guides are often savvy at capturing photos to build their clientele, which you can use (with their permission) on your listing.
Social Media: doing a little bit of social media snooping after your guests stay at your log cabin can often give you the pictures you're looking for. Although you may want to ask them for permission before posting their pictures with your log cabin's listing, the pictures are in the public domain (if you can access them on social media). If you can obscure their identities by not showing their faces and/or the children, most guests likely will not have a problem with their photos being used.