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Gather Round the Fire Pit

Continue your outdoor fun into the evening hours by adding firelight to your open-air space.
By Julie Kuczynski

Cabin days can sometimes play out with everyone going in their own direction, whether that be sunning on the beach, fishing on the water, hiking in the woods, or cozying up with a good read. One thing that I […]

5 Paths to an Affordable Outdoor Kitchen

You can create a deluxe food prep, grilling & entertaining space on your deck or patio without breaking the bank.

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Remember when a cookout at the cabin meant firing up the hibachi and gathering around the redwood picnic table? Today that scenario is often replaced by a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen.

More than just a […]

Tips for Holiday Hosting at the Cabin

Stress less and help your cabin guests feel welcome when hosting over the holidays with these tips.
Compiled by Emily Hare

Remember when you invited the whole family to your cabin for the holidays? It seemed like a great idea at the time, but now you’re starting to have your doubts: “How will I feed 20-plus people?” […]

Light Up Your Winter Outdoors

Try out one or all five of these ideas when entertaining at your cabin.
Story by Linda Kast
Photos & Styling by Lisa Bergman

When snow-covered landscapes draw you outside, make the most of your cabin terrain by decorating an outdoor room with seasonal sparkle. Without spending a fortune, you can warm the hearts of skiers, skaters, snowmobilers […]

Comforting Soup & Stew Recipes

On a cold, drizzly day, there’s nothing more comforting than a homemade soup or stew. Coming from a family of anglers and hunters, I’ve learned to celebrate their returns by creating unique recipes in their honor. I also find great pleasure in cooking some of my family’s cabin standards. Grandmothers are good for magically turning […]

Spring into the Grilling Season

As the ice thaws and the days get longer, every cabin-goer starts to get the itch. It’s grilling season again! Welcome it with open arms by getting your grill ready for that first piece of delectable mouth watering T-bone steak this spring.     The following five tips from Napoleon Fireplaces & Grills are simple and […]

Super Bowl Finger Food

Die-hard cabin fans have long known the benefits of using the Super Bowl as an excuse to indulge in some camaraderie with friends and family at the cabin.     Just think: There’s plenty of outdoor space to play your annual pregame scrimmage, ample time to talk strategy with Uncle Jim and […]

Sweets for Your Sweetheart

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Maybe it’s your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, Sweet Mary’s in Hollywood, Calif., has you covered with delectable confections like gourmet popcorn drizzled in chocolate and apples dipped first in caramel and then in chocolate. And you don’t have to live on the West Coast to […]

The Beer-clean Glass

The folks at the Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company are worried. Worried that not everyone who enjoys beer knows how to get the most from a full-flavored beer.     It starts with a beer-clean glass. That means a glass that doesn’t have any soap film, rinse solution, grease or dust. Because beer is 92 percent […]

The Helpful Guest

Q: We love entertaining at our cabin, but we are getting tired of some guests who walk up to us on Sundays with bags packed telling us they are all ready to go, as my husband and I have sweat dripping from our […]