GPS vs Actual Directions

Posted by: Bryan - November 2017

As we begin our 15th year of business in cabin rentals, much has changed especially in the area of technology. When we started our vacation rental business, websites were just gaining prominence to discover our area. We had to mail brochures or hope a newspaper advertisement would pay off with a few phone calls. Cell phones were just beginning to reduce in size from the clunky bag phones that weighed about 5 lbs. Maps were an integral part of travel as well. Today, websites are the central focus of a cabin rental company and most (if not all) of it's advertising focuses on the website. Cell phones have replaced the land line and maps and atlases are a thing of the past. GPS is pretty reliable in metropolitan areas but in rural areas the same cannot be said. We are constantly warning guests not to trust GPS in our area. It can direct to areas that may not be intended for passenger vehicles. So when someone warns you about GPS in a particular area, take their word for it and bring the directions issued or you may be stuck in the middle of nowhere with no cell signal,