Published October 2020
Everyone has a role when it comes to a group vacation: there’s the planner, the photo taker, the go-with-the-flow-er and, inevitably, the overpacker (you know who you are). And doesn’t that same philosophy apply to the holidays? On Thanksgiving morning, what’s your go-to role? Maybe you’re first to rise for a 5K, directing the culinary show in the kitchen, or settling in to watch football on the couch.
There’s no right or wrong answer, and just because the table may be smaller this year, that doesn’t mean you have to change your routine—odds are someone’s counting on you to keep things consistent. So in the spirit of holiday tradition, we mapped out 12 vacation rental features to match the common personalities and jobs that are part of Thanksgiving. Just be sure to give thanks to whoever does the dishes.
From styling centerpieces to making place cards, a lot goes into a well-trimmed table. When looking for your ideal vacation rental with Thanksgiving decor in mind, make sure it has a dining room with these features to provide you the proper canvas to create your masterpiece:
We’ve all heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen,” so there’s no shame in being the person who excuses themselves from kitchen duty. But how to occupy your time? Whether you take a sweatpant-forward approach to lounging or like to play a game or two, here are a few vacation rental amenities to make it extra fun, and keep you nearby if extra hands are needed:
It’s usually the biggest job, but it’s also the most appreciated—because Thanksgiving is all about the meal. So, as the chef, make sure your chosen vacation rental is set up for culinary success with the following appliances and perks:
Though Turkey Trots and 5Ks are mostly canceled this year, every family still has at least one person who rallies the group for a morning calorie burn. It’s often a thankless job, greeted with sleepy eyerolls, but booking a vacation home with one or more of these features makes the task that much easier: