December 16, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
It’s been a very long and unprecedented year but the festive season is finally upon us and it’s time to celebrate, capture the magic of the holidays and maybe put a twist on the usual traditions in these unusual times. Travelers are still taking close-to-home road trips in their social bubbles. While some are staying home for the holidays, others are taking a safe road trip and exchanging cabin fever for a cabin in the woods or coastal escape. It’s time to pull out the tinsel, decorate the tree, hang the fairy lights, and welcome your guests with a little festive cheer.
There are many religious holidays celebrating diverse cultures and beliefs during the next few months and how you prepare your vacation home for the holidays is, of course, a personal choice and determined by your guest profile. You could go all out on the Christmas décor, stick to a more politically correct, non-denominational theme or give your guests the option. (But, plan carefully, you can’t be switching out décor on change-overs!) Either way, you can impress your guests on arrival with even the smallest effort by creating a warm, inviting home and offering peace of mind for a stress-free, safe and merry vacation. Think simple, classic, and fun!
Whether it’s hints of pine cones, warm earth tones and sizzling fireplaces in the mountains, or cozy on the coast with ocean views¸ hues of blues and silver, colorful coral and soft white fairy lights … you can ring in the holidays with festive cheer, impress your guests and turn their vacation into a lifelong tradition with one simple extra touch or welcoming gesture.
Email Blast the Bells & Whistles!
Now you know how to decorate your vacation rental for the holidays, it’s important to let your guests know you want to make their stay special and personal. Update your property listing images to include a welcoming holiday hero image and send an email blast with a festive newsletter to your guests. If you don’t want to decorate on default, offer your guests a holiday theme package (Christmas, Coastal or Winter Wonderland?) to add to their stay. This is an opportunity to market your vacation rental for the holidays, let your guests know about local holiday activities, specials and festive events and show them you are the trusted source in holiday hospitality for their festive and memorable vacation.