The Right PWC for You

How to choose the best craft for your cabin.
By Jeff Hemmel

Whether it’s a way to explore your surroundings, relax and play on the weekend or another toy to add to your fleet, a personal watercraft (PWC) can be an excellent addition to any cabin on or near the water. How do you know which best […]

Lake & Land Associations Have Your Back

These local groups are the best, on-the-ground conservation organizations in the country, and they also tend to be the center of social life in areas that may be remote.
By Gina Chiodi Grensing

Keeping an eye out for the best interests of your cabin’s locale, whether it be on a sparkling lake, on land in gorgeous mountain […]

Crafty Cabin Retreats

There’s no better place to get the creative juices flowing than in one of these crafty cabin retreats.
By Fran Sigurdsson

Cabins and crafting go together like, well, s’mores at a campfire. As any cabin-goer knows, there’s no better place to get the creative juices flowing. Away from the daily grind, you’re free to enjoy a favorite […]

Autumn at the Cabin

…was new and different but just as exciting.
By Christy Heitger-Ewing

My heart had sunk into the pit of my stomach the moment I had seen my children’s revised school schedule. Now that the superintendent had adopted the “balanced calendar,” classes resume at the end of July. That meant that arguably the best month of cabin season […]

Buying a Snowmobile

Website Exclusive: An expanded list of 20 expert tips you need before you shop for a snowmobile!
By Mark Boncher

Take a big plunge or a little plunge? Payments or no payments? What happens if something goes wrong? I have heard all the questions and have seen hundreds of scenarios play out when people shop for snowmobiles. […]

Cabin Living 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Tips & Tricks for Fall Fishing

Expert fall fishing tips for catching 8 freshwater favorites.
Story by Larry Whiteley

I love fall! After a long, hot summer, I am always ready for cooler temperatures and the beautiful autumn colors. But most of all, I am ready for the fabulous fall fishing!

When fall arrives most fishermen start winterizing their boat and putting away their fishing equipment. […]

Perfect Moments of Cabin Living

They beautifully sum up the joy of cabin living.
By Christy Heitger-Ewing

It was that delicious portion of a steamy summer afternoon, and I – a 16-year-old with pink, prickled skin, ‘lobster-fied’ by the day’s intense rays – was in heaven. Oh, how I adored this fleeting late-day sliver of time when strong winds gave way to […]

The Foolproof Four: Edible Wild Mushrooms

Edible wild mushrooms in cabin country.
Story & photos by Teresa Marrone

Cabin folks generally don’t need an excuse to head into the woods at this time of year. But if you want to try something different, how about searching for edible wild mushrooms? Once you start looking, you’ll see mushrooms everywhere, in all shapes, sizes and […]

Fun Around the Campfire

The best fire-building tips, snacks & stories to make your cabin evenings crackle for some fun around the campfire!

By Andy Bennett

The sun has set. The bikes and boats have been put away. The swimming towels are drying on the deck rail, and the grill’s been scrubbed clean. Night has fallen at the cabin.

Sure, you could […]