Should you choose a hunting lodge for your next trip? While you may automatically assume a hunting trip goes hand-in-hand with tent camping or roughing it, a hunting lodge is an increasingly popular alternative that could change your trip for the better.
A Hunting Lodge Can Have Many Features
The first big question will be just how much you want to “rough it.” Let’s face it, hunting can be some hard work and by the end of the day, your legs may feel like they’re made of rubber or your back may be screaming from the pack you were carrying or even from having a rifle hanging off one shoulder for too long.
While you could be that guy who only needs a blanket on the ground and a rock for a pillow, nothing says this is how you have to spend your nights.
Many hunting lodges have thousands of square feet of comfortable living space with numerous bedrooms, meaning you may not have to share a room with that hunting buddy that snores like a chainsaw. Multiple bathrooms cut down the wait time during that morning rush or at the end of the day when you want to shower.
Amenities and Features
A comfortable bed feels wonderful at the end of a long day and a hot shower will be refreshing and prepare you for a new day in the field, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to selecting a hunting lodge. If the hot shower doesn’t relieve your aches and pains, how about a hot tub instead? For entertainment outside of stalking a trophy, high end lodges may have large flat screen TV’s, satellite TV reception, air hockey, foosball and other amenities to help you relax and unwind. You can enjoy large barbeques, beautiful stone fireplaces or even a pool table. Some lodges even provide an onsite chef to prepare meals for you after a long day of hunting.
A Hunting Lodge is Ideal for a Family Getaway
While you may be planning a hunting trip alone or with a group of buddies, the fact remains that often times the only way you can get away is with your family. They may not have a problem with you being gone hunting during the day, but they may not be open to roughing it.
Lodges not only provide your family with all the comforts of home, but usually other activities as well. When you’re not hunting, many hunting lodge properties also feature fishing ponds or streams that provide a nice way to spend time connecting with your family. Some hunting lodges also arrange horseback riding or ATV riding, although your family might be just as content relaxing by the fire pit or rocking on large porches while catching up on the day’s activities. If the kids have are unhappy about the notion of a week without internet access, you will be pleased by the number of hunting lodges that provide WiFi. Some lodges will even handle your transportation from the airport, saving you from needing to rent a car and fight traffic.
If you’re ready to explore everything a hunting lodge can offer for your next hunting trip, contact The R & K Hunting Company. We have hunting lodges and camps ranging from walled tents to luxurious lodges with all the amenities you could want.