Tent or Cabin Camping: Which is For You?

Camping can be a fun and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Packing up sleeping bags, gathering firewood, and roasting marshmallows are great ways to spend time together bonding. Or, if you’re just looking for some solitary time, camping can be a great solo activity, as well.

One of the biggest questions potential campers ask themselves is whether they should camp outdoors using a tent and sleeping bags or rent a cabin that has a few of the comforts of home. So, if you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you should break out that old tent or rent one of the many cabins in Hochatown, here are a few things to consider. 


Campgrounds very often offer campsites for a low nightly fee or free of charge. In addition, if you enjoy backpacking, camping on the trail is free. 

On the other hand, cabins often have the same business model as hotels, in which you pay a nightly rate. That said, in exchange for that rate, you generally get a working kitchen and bathroom, not to mention electricity.


Camping at a campground can be exciting, but it can also be a lot of work. In order to be successful, you need to be able to set up your tent to keep water and insects out, gather firewood, and keep your food stored properly to avoid curious animals from getting into your supply. That said, if you have these skills down, a campsite can be the perfect option.

Cabins are generally easier to use because you don’t have to set up a tent or keep your food in coolers. All you need to do is make up the beds, stock your refrigerator, and you’ll be all set. 

Length of Your Stay

The length of your stay is also a factor when choosing your accommodations. A tent can be enjoyable and provide an authentic outdoor experience. Still, you may not be comfortable sleeping in a tent for more than a few nights. If that’s the case, a cabin will be the better choice.  

The best part about camping is that you can tailor it to your needs. So whether you choose to rent a cabin, pitch a tent at a campground, or hang a hammock on the hiking trail is up to you. Whichever option you decide on, you’ll be able to make the experience one that is not only your own, but also unforgettable.