Rainy days present the perfect reason to settle in, relax, and enjoy quality indoor entertainment with your loved ones. You don’t need to worry about the weather putting a damper on your plans. In this article, we’ll explore some exciting ideas to make the most of your cozy cabin retreat, even when it’s raining cats and dogs outside.

Rainy Day Fun in Your Cozy Cabin Retreat

When the rain starts to fall, it’s time to get creative and turn your cozy cabin into a hub of fun and relaxation.

Cozy Up and Get Creative

Want to paint some happy little trees? What better way to spend a rainy day than putting your artistic skills to the test?


Bring out the coloring books, sketch pads, and painting supplies. If you think ahead for rainy days before you get to the cabin, you might even bring a canvas or two! Get lost in a world of colors and patterns as you create beautiful masterpieces capturing the beauty of nature all around you, like Bob Ross or a member of the famous Canadian painting collective, the Group of Seven. With a crackling fire in the background and the sound of rain on the roof, you’ll find yourself effortlessly inspired.


Why not try calligraphy or hand-lettering if you’re not into traditional art? There are plenty of online tutorials to guide you. You can even experiment with different writing styles and create decorative signs or personalized greeting cards for your loved ones.

And if you’re feeling adventurous and have access to clay, why not try your hand at pottery? Many cozy cabin retreats offer pottery classes where you can shape clay into beautiful bowls, vases, or sculptures. There’s nothing quite like molding clay in your hands being worked through to create memories and something tangible to remember your cabin retreat by.

Board Games


No rainy day is complete without a good old-fashioned board game extravaganza. Pack some go-to classics in your suitcase to avoid disappointment if your favorite game isn’t already at the cabin! From Monopoly to Scrabble to Clue, the options are endless. Engage in friendly competition and let laughter and banter fill the cabin.

Here are some board game ideas if you are looking for options:

  • Guess Who?
  • Sorry!
  • The Game of Life
  • Snakes and ladders
  • Scrabble
  • Checkers
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Battleship
  • Risk
  • Candyland
  • Yahtzee!
  • Pride and Prejudice (yes, it exists!)

If you’re looking for a more strategic challenge, why not try a game of chess? Set up the board and let the battle of wits begin. It’s a game that requires concentration and strategic thinking, perfect for a cozy cabin retreat where you can fully immerse yourself in the gameplay.

Keep in mind that board games are competitive. If you’re looking for a calm and relaxing activity without some of the chaos of friendly competition, you may find assembling a puzzle a great place to start! 

Puzzles Galore

For a change of pace, challenge yourselves with a jigsaw puzzle. Select a beautiful scene or an intricate design for hours upon hours (even days!) of entertainment. Watching the picture take shape will give you a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of teamwork as you put together the puzzle, piece by piece. Plus, it’s a great way to relax and unwind.

Puzzles come in a variety of shapes and sizes. A recently completed puzzle featured a seaside carnival scene with two thousand pieces! That might sound slightly intimidating, time is the great equalizer and enthusiasm creates momentum. When you start a puzzle, expect that you will be spending a lot of time sitting, standing in awkward positions and reaching across the table to make connections. Some people like to find all the edge pieces and begin assembling the puzzle as a framework while others prefer to find scenes within the bigger picture and complete them as they go.

The longer your stay at a vacation rental, and the more people staying with you, the more pieces your puzzle could have!

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not try a puzzle with a twist? Escape room puzzles have become increasingly popular and can be a thrilling and challenging indoor activity. Set up a mini escape room in your cozy cabin and see if you and your companions can solve the puzzles and escape before time runs out.

Quality Family Time, Rain or Shine


A cozy cabin retreat is about strengthening family bonds and creating lasting memories. Rainy days provide the perfect opportunity for quality family time that will be cherished for years. Gather everyone around and dive into some wholesome activities.

Watching Movies on a Rainy Day

How about a family movie marathon? Choose a series of beloved films or explore new genres together. Before you settle on what to watch, consider the importance of finding movies that everyone in your family can enjoy together. Movie rating and review sites can help you make an informed decision about a film and help you to know if what you’re about to watch is suitable for your family. A couple of fantastic sources include PluggedIn and Movieguide. Trying to avoid spoilers? Make sure an adult family member who doesn’t mind spoilers is the one to use these insightful tools to help make the best decision for your family’s entertainment. Once you’ve got some family-friendly, approved choices in queue, snuggle up under warm blankets, make some popcorn, and let the wonder of storytelling take you to different worlds.

Storytelling Games

If movies aren’t your thing, why not take turns sharing your favorite childhood memories, charades, or playing or storytelling games? You’ll be amazed at the tales that unfold and the laughter that follows. Remember to capture these moments with photos and videos to look back on in the future.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not plan a treasure hunt in and around your cabin? Create a series of clues and hide treasures for your family to find. It’s a fun and interactive activity that will get everyone moving and exploring the surroundings.

Making The Most of a Rainy Day on Vacation

The rain may pour outside, but that doesn’t mean your cabin retreat needs to be a washout. Take advantage of the indoor entertainment options available and make the most of this rainy-day getaway. From unleashing your creativity to engaging in friendly competition and cherishing quality family time, your cozy cabin retreat will be filled with heartwarming memories that will last a lifetime. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of being snug as a bug inside your cozy cabin, rain or shine.

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