Tips for Enjoying a Cabin-Style Thanksgiving

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One of the best aspects of cabin living is that it allows you to disconnect from the chaos of your daily life and connect with what really nourishes you, like nature and time spent with friends and family. And that’s why cabin homes lend themselves perfectly to Thanksgiving, a holiday that, for many of us, offers a great excuse to put our everyday worries (and phones) aside and spend some time catching up with loved ones over a hot meal. 

If you like the idea of hunkering down in your cabin for the holiday, then check out these ideas for how to make the most of Thanksgiving in your cabin home. 

Take a Thanksgiving Hike (or Walk!) 

father son nature walk

This time of year is perfect for taking a walk through nature, absorbing the beautiful fall colors and reflecting on what we’re thankful for. Plus, it’s a fun way to burn off some of those calories that come with noshing on a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. 

Play Neighborhood Bingo

While you’re on your Thanksgiving hike, you can bring this downloadable Bingo card with you to make a game of it. Not only does it add some more fun for the kids in your family, but it’s a nice way to get them in the practice of using their observational skills. 

Sit Around the Fire

wilderness campfire gathering

There’s something so comforting about sitting around a fire at dusk with loved ones. Instead of (or in addition to!) pumpkin pie, consider getting a great fire going outside, making some Thanksgiving s’mores, and discussing what you’re grateful for. 

Get a Cozy Game Night Going

Game nights are a no-fail way to forget our troubles, connect with family, and get some good laughs. And all you need to make it happen is a good table and a stack of classic games.

Play Outdoor Games

cornhole outdoor family games

Speaking of games, the great outdoors lend themselves perfectly to ‘em. Games like touch football, cornhole, croquet, and bocce are easy to set up and fun for the whole family to play and bond over. 

Interview Your Grandparents

A lot of us don’t actually know what our grandparents were like in their younger days. Take this time to get to know them better by asking some thoughtful questions and learning just how cool they are. You’re likely to create some memories and learn things that you’ll take with you for the rest of your life. 

Create a Pumpkin Hunt

assortment of pumpkins in basket

If you have little ones in your family, a pumpkin hunt is a fun way to keep them occupied. All you need to do is buy a bunch of tiny pumpkins, hide them around the property, and watch the kids delight in finding them.

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