This list is for brand New Rentals that have to buy all new inventory to get started renting. If you have an existing cabin we can use what you already have in place and as things need to be replaced over time we can switch out to the preferred items below.
Welcome sign and mat for guests entering the cabin. First impressions mean a lot!
Purchase or make a nice Guest Book.
To get more bookings….When buying or replacing beds try to stick with queen beds whenever possible. Double beds are not preferred with guests at all, bunk beds are ok when queens will not fit in the area and you need to sleep more people but are a real pain to make up, especially for our older cleaning staff.
Two sets of sheets per bed. Preferably white so they can be bleached. Extra 12 pack of white pillow cases. You can get these at Sam’s Club along with a lot of other things listed below for saving money.
Decent mattress pads for each bed is a major requirement for hotels and nightly rentals. Nice comforter, preferably woodsy prints or neutral colors, and 1 or 2 blankets per bed.
Towels, hand towels, wash cloths and bath mats (like a towel) preferably white so they can be bleached for a much cleaner look and feel in the cabin. Minimum 2-towels per guest.
Try to stay away from throw rugs if possible. When they get dirty and have back to back cleanings there is not enough time to wash them. Keep it simple…..
Bathrooms – Two cases of paper towels and two-cases of toilet paper, pump soaps for sinks (also large refill bottle).
Kitchen – 6-dish soap, 6-liquid dishwasher soap, 2-3 buckets laundry soap. 6-Windex plus 1 refill, 6 pump soft soap and large refill, scotch bright sink sponges, kitchen garbage bags, small trash can garbage bags, 40-50 gal garbage bags to line the big outside garbage can to eliminate a lot of mess in the can. Kitchen towels and dish cloths, pot holder for setting hot pans on counter and hot pads.
Replacement light bulbs for every type of light fixture through out inside and outside of cabin.
Matching plates, cups, bowls, small plastic cups for kids & a small highchair.
Wine glasses, coffee mugs, salt & pepper shakers, silverware about 3-4 per guest of each, paper towel holder, spatulas, potato peelers, two heavy duty can openers, cork screw, stirring & serving spoons plastic or wood or both, ladles for soups, serving tongs-spoons-forks-, butcher block with good knives-preferable plastic handles for dishwasher use, several cutting boards (PLASTIC DISHWASHER SAFE PREFERRED) this way guests can help take part in preparing meals. Measuring cups/spoons, mixing bowls, heavy duty pots and pans, 2-med to extra large stock pots for soups etc. cake pans, muffin tins, pizza pan, heavy duty cookie sheets, 2- pitchers, ice cube trays, crock pot, griddle, mixer, blender, toaster, coffee pot, tea pot, kitchen garbage can and small garbage cans for each of the bathrooms and bedrooms.
Also a large garbage can for deck so guests have a place to store kitchen trash before they transport it to the dump during and at the end of their stay.
Lamps for each bedroom and or loft for guests to be able to read and work on computers. Hangers for all closets.
Vacuum (prefer an inexpensive Bissell bag-less vacuum at Walmart (least expensive) because it is light weight and easier to haul up and down the stairs. (the one that has a stair rotating attachment is so nice for the stairs that have carpet. One vacuum for each level would be ideal but not mandatory. The bag-less also eliminates the expense of having to buy replacement bags all the time.
Sponge mop and replacement heads, dust pan and broom, small duster for cob webs also one that can extend out for high to reach places.
Radio or home C.D. Player for music when guests do not want to watch t.v. (do not buy anything expensive. Dvd players for t.v‘s.
Iron and Ironing board.
A closet or area in the cabin for keeping additional supplies for cabin that guests will not have access to. Dead bolt lock preferred for this closet.
Hot Tub, Satellite TV and High Speed or Wireless Internet access will help rent your cabin.
Gas grill with propane for deck, grill brush-spatula and fork-grill brush for BBQ. Heavy duty shovel (metal will put marks in wood) and salt for decks and stairs in winter. Lawn furniture and or picnic table for decks in summer. Fans or air conditioning for summer use.
*NO NEED TO PURCHASE BAR SOAP OR BODY SHAMPOO, SHAMPOO OR CONDITIONER. GUESTS ARE TOLD THEY HAVE TO BRING THEIR OWN PRIVATE TOILETRIES BECAUSE WE DO NOT PROVIDE THEM AT OUR CABINS. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THEY ARE REQUIRED TO BRING WITH THEM OTHER THAN FOOD AND THEY ARE HAPPY TO DO SO. MOST GUESTS PREFER USING THEIR OWN ANYWAY AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY IN THE LONG RUN.
ELECTRIC AND PROPANE:
FALL RIVER ELECTRIC—208-652-7431
PHONE LINES AND INTERNET SERVICES:
FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS—-208-624-7733 TECH SUPPORT -208-624-4004
SNOW REMOVAL BUSINESSES/Depends on which subdivision your cabin is in. Call us for names. 208-558-9675