Best Meals to Cook at Your Vacation Rental

You have your vacation rental all booked and confirmed. It’s great to eat out at the favorite local diners but the wonderful thing about renting a vacation home is the ability to hang out around the kitchen or BBQ while cooking your own meal. Now, what to plan for your meals? Well, don’t you worry about that because we’ve got the perfect recipes for you to whip up.Oh! Keep in mind that at our Get Lost Inn cabins, you’ll have the appliances you do at home and even a BBQ outside!

So, wash your hands and put on an apron because it’s time to cook!


Ahh, breakfast! The most important meal of the day. You need to make sure you’re eating well for all the adventures you have planned, so let’s not goof around with breakfast.


What better way to start your day than with a plate of pancakes? They’re a classic breakfast food and require minimal effort. If you don’t want to make them from scratch, we recommend picking up a box of the Krusteaz pancake mix – it’s a simple “just add water” brand making it easy to make on vacation. For those who want to make their own batter, check out this recipe!

Oatmeal and Fruit

Even if you don’t consider yourself an oatmeal person, you have to try this recipe.

  1. Boil your oats with oat milk, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Turn off the flame once it starts boiling and cover the pot for about 5 minutes.
  3. Chop up a banana, dates, and pecans, and wash blueberries.
  4. Put your cooked oatmeal into a bowl.
  5. Add fruit and pecans to the bowl.
  6. Add a scoop of peanut butter.
  7. Add a drizzle of honey.
  8. ENJOY!


Lunch! Time to grub before the next activity; we’ve got some classics for you to consider!

Tortilla Wraps

You can’t go wrong with tortilla wraps, right? If you’re vegan or vegetarian, feel free to load up on veggies, but here’s our go-to wrap recipe.


  1. Get a rotisserie chicken and pull off the tasty meat.
  2. Chop up spinach, carrots, sprouts, tomatoes, and whatever else your heart desires.
  3. Slice an avocado.
  4. Put all that goodness in the tortillas that you warmed up on the stove.
  5. Add a sauce or dressing of your choice (we recommend Balsamic dressing).
Tortilla Wraps
Tortilla Wraps

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi, anyone? If you’ve never had this, it’s a must-try dish! The total cooking time takes about 30-minutes, and you can make extras for leftovers to bring with you on hikes! Here is our favorite recipe that’s quick and easy to follow. They are perfectly portable if you wrap them in foil and throw them in the backpack. Have extra after your day hike? Save it to later fry up in spam fried rice!

*Quick note: To make the musubi mold, you don’t need to cut out the bottom of the Spam can. Line the can with plastic wrap, place a piece of spam at the bottom, fill it with rice, and flip it over. Easy!

Hummus and Veggies

There’s nothing quite like hummus and veggies when you’re surrounded by nature. Pick up a yummy hummus from the store, chop up fresh veggies, and have a nice little lunch on the outside deck! It’s also a great snack to bring with you on your adventures.


You’re on vacation and deserve a delicious dinner! Crack open a bottle of wine, turn on some music, and try one of these amazing recipes.


Mhmm! Mhmm! Mhmm! We would not be disappointed if you told us fajitas were on the menu every night! Try out this recipe below.

  1. Add fajita seasoning and fresh lime juice (1 lime) into a bowl.
  2. Add chopped chicken, sliced onion, and a sliced pepper (your choosing).
  3. Mix it all together.
  4. Heat up a pan of oil and sauté all that goodness.
  5. Warm up the tortillas in the oven or on the stove.
  6. Pop open a local wine or beer and enjoy your dinner!

For a more detailed recipe, check it out here!

Fajita night
Fajita night

BBQ Chicken

BBQ chicken not only tastes good, but it’s also easy to whip up! You can cook this dinner in the oven, stove, or grill (we recommend the grill).

  1. Preheat the grill to about 450°F.
  2. Prepare your chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and olive oil–extra virgin, of course.
  3. Put the prepared chicken breasts onto the grill and cover for about 5 minutes.
  4. Flip the chicken breasts and apply a generous amount of BBQ sauce.
  5. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Take off the chicken and apply more sauce to your liking.

BBQ chicken goes great with grilled veggies and rice!

BBQ Chicken
BBQ Chicken

One-Pot Pasta

Pasta can be as easy as cooking noodles and lathering them in a tomato sauce! But if you want to take your dining experience to the next level, we recommend this one-pot pasta in a tomato-basil sauce recipe! In about 25 minutes, you’ll be in awe at the restaurant-quality dinner you created with just one pot! Red wine is obviously needed to go with this meal.


What could be better than feasting on a warm bowl of chili in your snug cabin? It’s a classic dish, and we use one of the best recipes you can find. Check it out here. Chili is great year-round, but it’s a no-brainer in winter!

Baked Potato Bar

If you’re looking for a meal that will satisfy everyone, a baked potato bar is guaranteed to be a hit! Throw some potatoes in the oven–your Get Lost Inn cabin will have an oven–and prepare a variety of toppings. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Green onions
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon Crumbles
  • Black Beans
  • Sour Cream
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Broccoli


When dinner is all wrapped up and you’re sitting around the firepit under the stars, it’s time for dessert!


Toasting marshmallows by the fire is as old as the world itself. Okay, maybe not that old. But when you have access to a firepit, it’s only natural for someone to suggest s’mores. So, grab graham crackers, chocolate bars, and some mellows, and enjoy the sweetness under the stars.



At the end of a long day of hiking and exploring, sinking your teeth into a warm brownie is the perfect way to cap off the night. Pick up a brownie mix from the store, or follow this delicious recipe if you want to make it from scratch! Don’t forget to use the high altitude variation when staying at a Get Lost Inn cabin in the mountains!

Final Food Thoughts

When renting a cabin, you should make the most out of it and put its kitchen to use! You only need a handful of ingredients and a good recipe to cook an unforgettable meal. We hope these recipes hit the spot and that you enjoy your vacation!