Essentials Every Hunting Cabin Needs

by BurtonH 28. October 2013 11:58
A hunting cabin built in the woods.

As the weather starts cooling down, hunting seasons gets into full swing around the country. Last week we talked about the benefits that a steel buildings can have for your hunting cabin. This week, we will continue the hunting theme with some essentials that every good hunting cabin needs!

No true hunting cabin is complete without an impressive mudroom. This maybe one of the most important rooms in the cabin as every early morning hunting trip starts here. From your gear to the game everything comes through the mudroom, so it’s important that you make a good first impression. The last thing you want to do is to leave your gear outside!
Hunting rifle resting on top of a backpack outside in the forest


Other than the mudroom, the kitchen may just be the second most important part to any hunting cabin. After all what good is hunting if you don’t have a kitchen ready to go? This won’t be your regular kitchen though, as you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of open space to move around in. Also, an industrial sized freezer is a must if you want to save your game for later.

Old style kitchen, cluttered with pots, pans and dishes
Living Room

What better place to relax and relive the day’s adventures than sitting in front of a roaring fire after a full meal? While not as essential as a mudroom or kitchen, a proper living room can turn a regular hunting trip into a tradition that everyone will remember. You’ll want to make sure that there this is plenty of seating and depending on the weather you may even want to open the windows to let in the fresh air.

Living room in a hunting cabin with a fire place 

Hunting trips are often a time to escape from the fast-paced world and to slow down and enjoy some of the simpler things in life. Usually that means turning off your phone and leaving your laptop at home. But just because your phone is off doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy yourself! Why not consider turning your bathroom into a sauna, complete with your very own indoor hot tub!Hot tub in the bathroom of a hunting cabin


From extra rain coats to extension cords and pull carts to ATVs, some items you don’t need to keep inside your cabin. A storage shed can be the perfect place to keep those items that you won’t need on a day to day basis. Steel built storage units can keep just about anything secure from the elements during the off months. You could even build a miniature garage next to your cabin to keep your ATVs in overnight!

Steel Built Storage shed full of equipment

These are just a few of the essential things any good hunting cabin needs. What would you make sure to include in your dream hunting cabin? Let us know in the comments below! 

Post written by Burton Hohman