There are different amenities that appeal to the unique needs of guests, and each group travels with various expectations in mind. As you are considering the amenities to include at your short-term rental, we have a suggestion that can be a deal-breaker for many guests: A private hot tub!
We have noticed a trend during our time as Bear Lake property managers: Homes that have private hot tubs rent more often and at a higher rate than those without hot tubs. It’s an investment that will undoubtedly increase traveler interest and guest satisfaction.
This can be an enticing addition to your home or cabin; during any season in Bear Lake! Whether it’s soaking after a long day at the beach, or warming up on a snowy evening during the winter, a hot tub is sure to be a big hit for your guests.
Our company services the hot tubs regularly; including testing, balancing, draining and refilling. These services are included in the management fee. We provide all the necessary testing and maintenance equipment. You don’t have to worry about your guests arriving to a dirty or untreated hot tub; it will remain clear and clean.
Here are a few fun ideas to keep in mind during installation to make your hot tub extra special for visitors!
This is an absolute necessity. Your hot tub won’t stay clean without a cover. The weather can be questionable, so purchase a cover with sturdy straps and a bar to keep the cover weighed down when the wind blows.
You’ll want some steps for your guests to climb safely in and out of the hot tub. You can find some basic plastic steps at a good price point, or you can get some that are more fancy with hidden storage underneath.
A hose is necessary to refill the hot tub when it’s low or needs to be drained and refilled. Keep this in mind if you are building the home; it’s good to have a nearby spigot or an extra-long hose so it can easily reach the hot tub.
As previously mentioned, our management company will purchase and stock the hot tub chlorine and test strips. It’s good to have a place where we can store these items. Try to find a spot that is out of reach for children and easily accessible to the management and guests if they need to use them during their stay.
In addition to your optional hot tub supply spot, it’s good to have a closet or shelf designated for hot tub-specific towels for guests to use. This way they won’t be as likely to use the bath towels.
This is a very inexpensive and thoughtful addition. Outdoor hooks gives guests a place to hang their towels while they are soaking. They can also serve the purpose of drying wet swim suits, life jackets, and beach towels; preventing them from ending up on the floor or furniture in your home.
Most summer visitors will be spending a lot of time at the lake. Sand is almost always accompanied with the guests when they return back to your rental. The last thing you want is a bunch of sand in your hot tub. A rinse-off station is certainly not necessary, but it can be a very helpful tool to keep your hot tub sanitary for each reservation. You can install an outdoor shower, purchase a foot-rinsing tool, or simply make sure a spigot is near the hot tub. (Our hot tub maintenance team drains the sand out as often as possible, but it can be tricky when there are back-to-back bookings.)