It’s not about the Nightly Rate, it’s about the Total Cost and Vacation Rentals are Cheaper
If you are thinking that a $100 per night hotel is your best bet for an affordable trip to Montana, think again.
Of course if you are traveling alone, it’s hard to compete with the hotel option, but as your group size grows it becomes much more cost effective to stay in a vacation rental cabin in Montana.
Let’s say you are planning your bucket list trip to Montana for a week. And let’s assume there’s just two of you that can share a $100 per night hotel room. That’s $700 for the week if you can find a room for that rate.
Now compare the cost of one of our smaller cabins, like Bear Paw, that rents for $175 per night, but offers a free night for a week long stay. That’s $1,050 for the week.
So far the hotel wins, right? After all you just saved $350 on your lodging compared to the cost of the cabin.
But now you have to factor in the cost of food and drink for the week, and this is where the cabin option always wins.
Assuming you aren’t planning on eating fast food for three meals per day, you’ll be in your share of restaurants during your week long stay at a hotel. We all know what the check looks like for breakfast out, which is going to run at least $20. Lunch can run another $20 for the two of you, and dinner can easily set you back $60, particularly if you plan to add adult beverages or a bottle of wine to the equation.
So we’re up to about $100 per day for food and drink, which is the same as the cost of the hotel.
Now let’s assume you plan to stay in one of our well equipped rental cabins and hit the grocery store for supplies for the week.
How much money can you spend at the store to just break even with the hotel/restaurant option? Well, in this example the answer is somewhere around $350! That’s right, you could head to the store and go on a $350 grocery shopping spree just to break even with the cost of staying in a hotel and eating out for all of your meals.
That’s a lot to spend at a grocery store and you’d likely spend a lot less to stock your cabin for a week. And if you compare the costs for a larger group, the savings really grow.
So why would you want to stay in a hotel, surrounded by other people and the hustle and bustle of town when you can stay in one of our private cabins surrounded by scenery and wildlife for less money?
We’ve heard from countless guests that staying in our cabins is the most affordable option for their Montana adventure. We’d love to hear from you too.