Camping Cabins Etiquette for a Wonderful Bluegrass Experience

Camping Cabins Etiquette for a Wonderful Bluegrass Experience

Camping Cabins Etiquette for a Wonderful Bluegrass Experience

You don’t have to suffer the usual bad luck of first-timers if you’ve yet to experience a bluegrass festival. The prospect of going camping and attending a multi-day festival may feel daunting but it doesn’t have to be so if you consider the tips below.

Make Early Reservations

Most parks offer a portion of their campsites on a reservation basis while the rest is offered on a first-come, first-served arrangement. If you’d like to have the pick of the crop then you should reserve as early as you can. With popular bluegrass festivals, reserved camping cabins – and even slots for RVs – tend to be snapped up months before the festival date while festival tickets could sell out weeks prior to the event.

If you want the best camping cabins then make your reservations as early as possible!

Pack Wisely

Even if weather forecasts predict a low probability of rain, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Include essential rain gear – rain coats, boots, and umbrellas. These will ensure that you’ll be able to survive cold or flu-free throughout the festival. Just as importantly, having complete rain gear will ensure that you don’t miss out on any bluegrass act!

Be sure that the rest of the clothes you pack are comfortable to wear and same goes for the shoes. Festival grounds tend to be huge and require a lot of walking. It’s going to be a pain if you don’t get to enjoy the festival to the fullest just because your feet hurt after wearing five-inch heels.

Cabin Cleanups

Camping sites rarely – if ever – offer housekeeping services for camping cabin guests so be sure to bring with you cleaning supplies to keep your temporary home squeaky clean for the rest of your stay. Doormats are essential and especially during rainy season; having them will save you from sweeping a constantly muddy floor.

Also, don’t forget to bring dishwashing supplies if you plan to eat in.

Noise Level

Arrangement or location for camping cabins tends to be same with all parks in the sense that they’re built quite close to each other. As such, do be courtesy in respect to your current neighbors and avoid making too much noise during late hours. Yes, it’s a festival, but there are appropriate places to enjoy late night parties or jamming sessions. Your camping cabin is definitely not the place to do that. Remember: don’t do unto others what you don’t want them to do unto you!

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Guiann Conover September 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I am trying to see what I need to bring…. coffee pot etc?

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