Barefoot Skiing on Fox River and Tichigan Lake, Wisconsin

Barefooting from your cabin’s backyard is a perfect way to end a day on the water on Fox River/Tichigan Lake, southeastern Wisconsin. Video submitted by Mark Boncher, editor of American Snowmobiler magazine.

Black Lab Loves Swinging in the Hammock

Our black Lab, Cabella, cannot resist a chance to swing in the hammock. Good thing there’s enough room for two! Video submitted by Cabin Life editorial assistant Emily Hare.

Brody Dock Diving

Brody shows off his dock-jumping skills at the cabin. Video submitted by Maureen Schimmel, Lac du Flambeau, Wis.

Crossing a Beaver Dam in a Chevy Truck

My father-in-law owns a cabin on 120 acres of wooded wilderness in northern Wisconsin. Beavers have taken up residence in the creek that runs through the property, making it difficult for us to reach our prime deer hunting locations. This summer, I crossed the dam with my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado to transport insulated panels for […]

“Frozen” Concert at the Cabin

An impromptu concert of “Let it Go” (from the “Frozen” soundtrack) on the cabin deck. Video submitted by Sandy Zwick, Lake Arrowhead, Wis.

Playing Fetch Without a Lake

Our chocolate Lab loves to play fetch on land and in the water. When we’re at home and can’t get to the cabin or to a nearby lake for fetch, I fill up our kiddie pool with water out in our yard so our dog can have water with her fetch. As you can see, […]

Puppy Encounters a Young Fawn

Our puppy (a Jack Russell terrier and beagle mix) was probably less than 8 months old and under 20 pounds when this video was taken. Based on that size, this fawn was probably only days old. Video submitted by John Krahulec, Capon Bridge, W.V.

2013 Flood in Glen Haven, Colo.

The Grice family has owned a cabin in Glen Haven, Colo., for 90 years. Doug and Sandy Grice have lived there for the last 32 years, repairing, maintaining and improving the property and home they affectionately call “Glen Rock.” The cabin is located on the North Fork of the Big Thompson River, and it has […]

Bald Eagle Catches Fish From a Small Ontario Lake

While we were fishing on small lake in Ontario, the lake’s resident Bald Eagle circled and swooped down to the water’s surface for his dinner – right in front of us! Video submitted by Cabin Life editorial assistant Emily Hare.

Time for a Trim

About 30 feet beyond the front porch, which is our summer dining and living room, is a stand of cedars. The cedars offer erosion control for the bank and a privacy shield from traffic on the lake. But every decade or so, the cedars begin to block our view of the lake. And the dreaded […]