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Back in Time – Christmas at the Cabin

“How would you like to spend Christmas at the cabin?”
By Christy Heitger-Ewing

I knew I was in trouble when I asked my son Kyler what he wanted for Christmas, and he replied, “A time machine.”

Gee whiz, when I was a kid, all I wanted was a winking Western Barbie.

“Where would you go in your time machine?” […]

Passing Down the Family Cabin

A little financial planning goes a long way toward preserving a lifetime of memories.
Story by Sally A. Kane, esq.

Your cabin is more than a piece of property, it is a place where memories are made. Wherever your cabin is located, it is a place to treasure the days of swimming, fishing, hiking, skiing, or just […]

Innocence Lost

By Sean Michael Bradley

I have always tried to keep my memories of our old family cabin special, filled with campfire stories and fishing trips or visits from bear cubs and nightly raccoons.

But if you were to talk to my family about the old cabin – the cabin we traveled to for 10 summers – only […]

A Solid Foundation

An excerpt from the book “Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale.”
By Spike Carlsen

Don’t let the nonambulatory state of a cabin mislead you; it’s a living thing. The 100-amp electrical service panel is the brain; the wires are the nerve fibers; the outlets, switches and lights are the nerve endings. The hot and cold water pipes are […]

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.

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 […]