Sportsman Cabin

6 Reasons Why a Cabin is a Better Investment Than a Timeshare

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There are lots of options when it comes to vacations and many people find themselves considering a timeshare at some point.  While timeshares can offer predictability when it comes to a vacation destination, we believe that a Cabin is a much better investment.  

 

Here are 7 reasons we believe a Cabin is a better investment than a timeshare:

 

  1. Cabins Appreciate – Timeshares depreciate quickly.  Your cabin is a real-estate investment that will gain value over time.  Timeshares are lifestyle purchases that can be very difficult to get out of.
  2. Rental Income – When you purchase a Cabin, you have the option to rent it out during times that you are not using it, as an extra income stream.  This is a great way to create residual income.
  3. Flexibility – When you purchase a timeshare, it can be very difficult to schedule your time. You may be limited to a very specific time frame to use your share thus making it impossible to use every year.  Owning a Cabin offers flexibility to choose when and how often you get away, you can kick back and relax without any time restrictions.
  4. No Flat Maintenance Fees – Timeshares can charge upwards of $400 a year in maintenance fees. Cabins expenses are controlled by the owner and upkeep on the property can be expensed during tax time.
  5. More Personal – A Cabin is an investment that you can customize to your tastes.  You can customize this investment and choose decor that you love.  You get to create your own personal respite.
  6. Leave a Legacy – A Cabin purchase is more than a lifestyle purchase or real-estate investment, it is a legacy investment.  The memories you create in your cabin will be treasured by those you love long after you are gone.  A Cabin is a place where families can come to connect, unwind and create moments that live on in their hearts forever.

 

What are you waiting for?  A Cabin in a solid investment that benefits you more than just financially.  A Cabin is a place where you can create a lifetime of memories and leave a legacy for generations to come.

29x52 Riverwood Cabin - Pre Built Cabins by Riverwood

Take a Look Inside Our Most Popular Cabin!

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The 29×52 Riverwood

Below is our new Riverwood Display Cabin at our Sales Center in Himrod, NY! It has 1,508 square feet with 3 BR and 2 Baths. Let’s take a look around…

3 Reasons It’s So Popular

What makes The Riverwood so popular you might ask? There are a number of features that could make this the modular, pre-built cabin of choice for so many Riverwood Cabin customers, but three things really stand out:

1. Style

The Riverwood is a ranch style cabin, which means it can fit into most building settings with ease. The reverse gable porch that extends out the front of the cabin adds style, and exterior living space. A lot of people like that the porch doesn’t cut into the floor plan, but instead adds a covered outdoor space they can enjoy with their families.

2. Price

The pricing for the Riverwood falls right in the middle of our range. It’s the Goldilocks cabin if you will . Not too big and costly, not too small or cheap… It’s just right! Pricing is attractive, and competitive with other styles of homes in this size.

3. Flexibility

There are several different floor plan options for the 29 x 52 Riverwood, so you can choose a floor plan that meets your needs exactly. A big spacious kitchen and dining area anchor the center of the cabin, and the bedrooms are at both ends, making for a perfect setting for entertaining guests or hosting your family.

Watch How We Install this Cabin!

This 29×52 Riverwood Cabin is built with LP Lap Siding, which makes it feel more like a traditional home!

Pricing and More Details

To learn more about The Riverwood or to find pricing, check out this page. To view pricing, scroll down the page to the pricing calculator. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you Make Memories!

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What Do You Want Most for Father’s Day?

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Ask any Dad what they want most for Father’s Day, and you’ll get a broad variety of answers.

Hint: not too many are going to say “a new necktie”.

It’s likely that the answer will vary according to the stage of life he is in. Fathers of younger children may say that what they most want is to have a nice family dinner together where no mashed potatoes get thrown at anyone. Middle-aged dads may tell you they would want to spend time with the family and not have their teenage kids’ noses buried in their smartphones. Perhaps they wish for a day together with the whole family where they’re all engaged in an activity that is fun for everyone, and no one whines about being bored. Older dads will likely tell you that what they want most is to simply gather their whole family. Kids, grandkids, everyone together having fun.

Turn Your Wish Into Reality

Father’s Day is important, because it’s really a microcosm of what dads want for their family 365 days a year. We want our kids to enjoy being together, to do things that they’re passionate about, and to excel in them. We want them to be be smart, hard working, humble, and patient. We want them to be fun to be around, and have fun being around us. We don’t often stop to think about actually wanting those things, but on Father’s Day our routine is interrupted, and we reflect on what we really want for our family.

Modern life doesn’t make it easy to realize any of these Father’s Day goals and desires. There are so many things that can get in the way of the whole family getting together and spending time enjoying each other’s company. Smartphones, TV’s, video games, sibling rivalry, broken relationships, girlfriends, boyfriends, failed marriages, and stress all stack the deck against making really sweet memories together.

As a Dad, what are things we can do to create the kind of environment where are kids will truly enjoy being together in the way we desire? I’d like to suggest that living the cabin life is one of the best ways to do this.

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The Cabin Life Effect

Living the cabin life is a ‘pattern interrupt’ that can help overcome some of the distractions and baggage that we deal with as a family. When we get out of the rat race for a few days, a few weeks, or perhaps permanently, something begins to shift inside us.

Why does the cabin life cause this shift? It will help you:

  • Improve Your Health
  • Develop Positive Behavior in Your Kids
  • Create Better Memories

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Improve Your Health

Living the cabin life often involves being outside more. Being outdoors has been linked with massively improved psychological health.

According to a study published by the NIH, being outdoors causes increased brain activity in the parts of the brain responsible for empathy, emotional stability, and love. In contrast, being in an urban environment causes increased brain activity in the areas responsible for fear and anxiety.

Spending time outside also boosts serotonin, which is a ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, and it has been linked to improved short term and long term attention spans!

Sounds like spending time in an outdoor setting could lead to a better family environment – not just on Father’s Day!

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Develop Positive Behavior in Your Kids

The National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse has shown that children and adolescents who spend more time with their parents are less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana.

An overwhelmingly positive indicator for a child’s future well being is how many meals they share with their family. Kids who are in families that eat dinner together are less likely to experiment with dangerous substances or harm themselves in other ways.

When you’re living the cabin life, every meal is a family meal. When everyone is a happier and more relaxed, conversations flow freely. These conversations are not only strong positive memories for children, they help equip them to deal with the challenges and temptations they face day to day.

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Create Better Memories

No dad wants his kids to grow up and have memories of him being glued to his desk, or his smartphone, or stuck in his reclining chair. We all want our kids to remember us as our best selves, and we want to serve as an inspiration to them to explore and pursue their passions. Spending time together at the cabin is one of the most powerful ways to disrupt your bad habits and engage in activities with your family that will stick with them for years.

It can be as simple and silly as playing Wiffle Ball in the yard, or as involved as a week long canoe trip down your favorite river. What the activity is matters less to your kids than the fact that you’re engaged in it with them, and are excited to spend time with them.

What’s Your Passion?

Here are some activities that you may decide to engage in as you live the cabin life and set out to make better memories:

Boating

  • Pontooning
  • Skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Tubing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing

Fishing

  • Fly fishing
  • Trout fishing
  • Bass fishing

Hunting

  • Deer hunting
  • Bear hunting
  • Elk hunting
  • Small game hunting
  • Turkey hunting
  • Archery

Shooting Sports

  • Clay pigeons
  • Target practice
  • Plinking
  • Long distance shooting

Exercise

  • Jogging
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Kickball / Whiffle ball
  • Creek rambling

Cooking

  • Outdoor grilling
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • BBQ
  • Campfire cooking

Relaxing

  • Front porch sitting
  • S’mores
  • Hammock
  • Bird watching
  • Laying in the grass looking up at the sky.

There are hundreds of possibilities, and I won’t be able to list them all here. I hope this inspires you to not only have a wonderful Father’s Day, but to think about how you can build a life for your family that truly does build great memories, and great relationships.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, live the #CabinLife and make great memories with those you love.

Leave a Long-Lasting Legacy

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leave-legacy-featured-imageTurning 40 a few months ago made me think about getting older. I know – 40 isn’t old by any stretch, but it’s a solid step towards middle age. It made me pause and reflect on my life – how I’m living now, and how I want to be remembered.

Perhaps another four or five decades await me here on this earth, so it might be a little early to be thinking about how I will be remembered, but it does my soul some good. It pulls me out of the hubbub of the here and now, and helps me take the long view.

Here at Riverwood Cabins, we’re really lucky to get to hear from folks like you who care so deeply about their families and friends and the memories they make together.

How do we leave a long-lasting legacy? Here are a few ways we can serve others and enjoy our lives while building a legacy we will be remembered by someday.

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1) Pursue your passions

You’re at your best when you’re operating at the intersection of your natural talents and your passions. Don’t sell yourself short by shoving your passions to the back burner for too long. It’s easy to keep your head down in the daily grind and all of a sudden you look up and another decade has passed.

When you pursue your passions, it’s an invitation to those around you to join you. The energy is infectious!

You want your family and friends to know you as someone who lives abundantly.

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2) Give generously

Find causes you love and support them generously. It’s a wonderful feeling to see others do great work in areas you’re passionate about and know that you helped enable that.

When you give generously of your time and your resources, it keeps your life from revolving around you, and blesses those around you.

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3) Build an Integrated Life

If you’re just surviving until the weekend, you’re going to miss the joys of an integrated life. Part of leaving a great legacy is living a life of joy. With some planning and intention, you can live a life that you don’t need a vacation from.

Our customers inspire all of us when they tell me about how they sold their house in the suburbs, and finally put a cabin on a plot of land that lets them pursue their passions while putting a roof over their heads and meeting their obligations at work. They can live in their cabin, continue to work, and yet pursue their hobbies and passions simply by walking out the front door.

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4) Live for Others

Living a life that others will remember fondly takes sacrifice and service. If we’re all wrapped up in reaching our own goals, and making ourselves happy, we’re not going to like the legacy we leave.

Making sacrifices now lets us help our kids and grandkids make memories and live passionately. We get to show them by example how to check a trapline, shoot a rifle, and gut a fish.

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5) Don’t Ever Stop

Many times people make changes late in life that dramatically alter their legacy. At 65, 70 or 75, it’s not too late to change, and become more like the person you want to be remembered as.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, there is always time to put these principles into action. Be relentless in your pursuit of living a life that enriches others, and make sacrifices to spend time with those you love.

In the end, I suppose, there is no magic elixir to what creates a great legacy. It’s built one day at a time, living life the right way.