I recently went on a three-night cabin/tiny house getaway and packing for it proved quite the adventure in itself!
So I wanted to share what I crammed into my bag, plus the things I forgot or can recommend, all in the hope it might help you out if you’re planning a cabin getaway soon.
Here is what to bring on a cabin trip for a short staycation when travelling by train:
Where: just outside Pulborough
Weather in Pulborough: Sun, rain and wind. The usual suspects.
A skirt, t-shirt, jacket, sneakers and a raincoat… four seasons-in-a-day proof!
What you actually packed for a weekend away:
In My Backpack:
I packed my clothes in a packing tube – I used the Muji ones and managed to fit in 2 dresses, one pair of Saltwaters, 3 tops, 2 bottoms, underwear, socks and the usual toiletries.
I also had a bag with some food essentials: I prepared a garlic pasta and s’mores kit, fruit for breakfast and instant soup packs for lunch.
In My Totebag:
Here I stored a notebook, a few pens, one pair of sunglasses, two books, an external charger, a camera and my water bottle.
Did you wear everything?
No, I didn’t wear one of the tops and one of the shorts.
Anything you wished you had brought along on this cabin getaway?
A blanket! Or even a scarf or sarong. Though there were chairs outside the cabin, I just wanted to lay down on a blanket.
Anything you wished you had left?
Nope, everything was packed as per the unpredictable weather and if I had left it I’m sure I would have needed it.
Did you buy anything while travelling?
Does fruit and corn at a local farm shop count? There weren’t any other shopping opportunities on this cabin trip.
Anything else I should pack for my next cabin getaway trip?
Portable radio – depending on where you’re going, I highly recommend a portable radio for unplugged-inspired entertainment. If you can find a good quality wind-up radio you won’t have to worry about the battery either.
A book – There are a few books in the cabin, but it’s always nice to bring one you’ve been meaning to finish.
(Paper) Kitchen towels – While some accommodations might have kitchen towels, having your own paper kitchen towels is much more practical.
Do you have any top-tips or suggestions for packing for a cabin getaway?