Log Cabin Dreaming: Bonus Info

Construction details from the log cabin owner.
Story & photos by Joe Caruso

The September 2016 issue of Cabin Living features a “My Cabin” story that I wrote about our dream cabin in the Poconos. Below is some additional information about the construction of our log cabin.
Log provider
My wife, Suzanne, and I selected Estemerwalt Log Homes as […]

My Cabin: A Little Cabin in the Woods

Finding serenity in little cabin in the woods.
Story & photos by Anne Grugel

Like many folks, it has been a lifelong dream of mine to own a little cabin in the woods. In October 2012, at 60 years young, my dream became a reality!

From my apartment in Syracuse, N.Y., I had spent many weekends driving north […]

What Lies Beneath

Sometimes little folks need help facing their cabin fears.
By Christy Heitger-Ewing

Sitting on the dock, I enthusiastically encouraged my 4-year-old son: “Go ahead, jump in!”

With his eyebrows furrowed, he shook his head vehemently. “Noooo,” Trevyn said, slowly backing away from the edge of the dock.

“I don’t get it. You’ve been dying to come to the lake […]

Gold Medal Memories

One cabin goer discovers her personal best while swimming in the lake of her childhood.
Story & photos by Dana Meredith

I last dipped my toes in the crystal-clear water of Wisconsin’s Upper Eau Claire Lake 27 years ago. My aunt and uncle’s cottage is located on its shores. It had been a much-loved but infrequent vacation […]

Finding Comfort at the Cabin

The family retreat is where memories are made and kept.

I was heartbroken when my mom passed away last spring. As I worked to process my loss, my muddled mind swirled with questions. “How will I move forward? When will this pain subside?” And with cabin season approaching: “Can I handle being at the cabin without […]

Catching Falling Stars

I wish I may, I wish I might – create great cabin memories with my sons.

On our last night of the summer at our cabin on Grand Lake, Colo., I switched off the reading light at 11 p.m. Although we had a long, hot drive across Kansas the next day, I couldn’t sleep. There was […]

Jingle Bells, Grandma Rocks

There’s nothing like cabins and Christmas to awaken the inner child.
By Christy Heitger-Ewing

One Christmas when I was a young girl, my dad’s parents drove up to the cabin to spend the holiday with my family. My brother Danny and I asked Grandma if she would sleep with us on the cabin’s lumpy, bumpy hideaway bed […]

Nature’s Paintbrush

Get snappin’! We want to see your photos of fun times at the cabin!

1] Forest of Color – In the fall, this is a typical scene from the trails that lead up to Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, Mich. Photo by Cecilia Theisen.

2] Carhartt & Canines – The members of this little cabin family all wore Carhartt-brand clothing during […]

Up North in Wisconsin

Where the squirrels and the otters play.
Story & photos by Pat Krohlow

My spot Up North is on the Peshtigo River and High Falls Flowage. We are 15 miles northwest of Crivitz, Wis. My cabin isn’t as grand as most of those featured in Cabin Living magazine. That said, my cabin life is second to none.

For […]

The Longest Mile to the Remote, Rustic Cabin

Some cabins are worth a grueling hike in deep snow.
Story & Photos by John DiGirolamo

Well, I don’t actually own a cabin. But, I love the mountain cabin lifestyle. Occasionally, my family and I enjoy cabin living by spending a few days at one of the Summit Huts in Breckenridge, Colo. These rustic cabins are not […]