If you enjoy fly fishing, you may be considering the purchase of a cabin where you can enjoy a fishing getaway whenever you like. Still, it is important to ensure that the lodging for your fishing retreat actually meets your needs and preferences.
Here are a few factors to consider when purchasing a fishing cabin.
Fishing cabins are available in numerous areas of the country. As you are considering a cabin property, be sure to take into account the distance from the cabin to your primary home. If you want to use the cabin as a weekend getaway, you may not want to have to travel by plane to get there. Instead, consider the driving distance that you are comfortable with and only look for cabins that fit within that radius from your current home.
Also, be sure to determine the level of isolation that you prefer beforehand. Some fishing enthusiasts enjoy fishing in remote locations where they will encounter few people. Others may decide to fish with neighbors. If you desire for your cabin to be more remote, be sure to look for properties that include a large amount of land or are located in undeveloped areas with few to no neighbors.
Body of Water
The type of fishing that you participate in is often dependent on the body of water where you are fishing. A quiet pond may be great for pole fishing, but a stream or river is often more conducive to fly fishing. Look for a cabin that is near a body of water that is fitting for your preferred type of fishing.
Waterfront or Not?
Waterfront properties are often more expensive, but they can be ideal if you would like to fish a few steps from your door. Many waterfront cabins include fishing docks. However, some are located near a shoreline where you could easily enter the water wearing wading boots.
A waterfront cabin may also include a boating dock. A boating dock can be particularly convenient for fishermen who prefer to fish from their watercraft.
If you would like to save money by purchasing a property that is not waterfront, be sure to determine your preferred distance from the body of water. The greater the distance between the body of water and the cabin, the less expensive the property is likely to be. However, if you prefer walking to a shoreline to fish, be sure that the body of water is sufficiently close to the cabin and the terrain is clear enough to comfortably stroll or hike there.
To see a list of available fly fishing accommodations, schedule a consultation with a real estate professional in your local area.