Easy Cabin Cooking Ideas

It's no secret that people tend to congregate around food. Some of the best conversations happen in the kitchen! When you’re on vacation, it can become another story.

Many people find it more convenient to just eat out but the cost of eating out while on vacation adds up quickly. Cooking can be time consuming while eating out can get expensive and push your wallet beyond your budget.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. One of the best things about renting a cabin at Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat is that your food can be budget friendly. Many of our guests are surprised at how well equipped our cabin kitchens really are.

Don’t break the bank eating out every meal. Instead, enjoy more time in the great outdoors using these easy cabin cooking ideas:

homemade casserole dish


Break out the casserole dish because who wants to dirty a bunch of pots and pans while on vacation!? Even if you do use all the dishes in the house, most of our cabins offer dishwashers so clean up is super easy!

Crock-Pot slow cooker


Most of our cabins include a Crock-Pot for your favorite easy-to-prep slow cooker meals. Fix it, forget it, and devour it after a long day of exploring the Big South Fork National Park!


Cooking on vacation shouldn't have to be stressful or expensive. You deserve a warm, cozy cabin where you can relax and take in your hard-earned vacation time.

Check Availability and feel the stress melt away!

baking cookies in the oven


No vacation is complete without homemade chocolate chip cookies, right?! Gather the family together in front of the fireplace and enjoy your homemade cookies or favorite baked treat!

grilling meat on a barbecue


There is nothing quite like the taste of cooking your food over an open flame. All of our cabins come equipped with gas grills and outdoor dining options. Enjoy a steak dinner and take a dip in the hot tub afterwards!

Camp Fire


For those of you who want to go all out, you can prepare an entire meal over the hot embers of a campfire! Many of our family-friendly cabins include a fire pit for a true outdoor experience! Whether you cook the whole meal or simply roast marshmallows and make s'mores while listening to your favorite campfire songs, you'll enjoy going back to the basics!