Sure, some of the best things about being up at the cabin are that you can go out to fish, hike, sit around the campfire, or just spend time enjoying the great outdoors. But sometimes, storm clouds encroach, or the wind and cold pick up, making it far too nasty to go outside to play. But that doesn't have to stop you from having some good ol' cabin fun. Often, the best thing about being up at the cabin, is being in the cabin. So when the weather's stopping you from going out, or you just want an indoor day, here are some ways to still have great fun at the cabin!
One great thing to do on a rainy day in the cabin is to cook! Cooking is great when you're on your on your own, but it's even more fun when you can get the kids in the kitchen with you! Bring them in and teach them some basics about preparing a meal, grocery shopping, and eating healthily. You can even set up a herb windowsill garden to teach them about growing your own things from nature to eat. Or, just have them pull out some rustic dinnerware and set the table. Cooking is not only an activity that the whole family can become involved in, it's also practical.
Take this time to make and freeze whole meals and casseroles and when the sun comes back, you can go out and enjoy rather than sit in the cabin and cook! Of course, lodge quilts are a must for any rainy day up at the cabin. Lodge quilts are great for snuggling up under when watching a movie, a great rainy day time-passer, or for building forts! When the kids get a little bored, have them pull out all the Western bedding that they can find and then drape them over couches, cardboard boxes, or anything else that will hold them up. Make the fort extra-fun by serving lunches and dinners in there, just like a real saloon! Pour apple juice into Mason jars for a really authentic feel, and give the kids chips and hot dogs in baskets lined with paper towels. They'll have so much fun living in the West that they won't even realize they aren't able to go outside!