Why the Cabin is Our Happy Place

The cabin is our happy place because we can treasure the time away from everyday-life

How a Cabin Getaway Helped a Family Heal

A generational retreat becomes a place of healing

My grandparents have owned a cabin in Pequot Lakes, Minn., for over 40 years. I grew up going to the cabin with them, making memories, such as fishing with my Snoopy pole, enjoying campfire s’mores, eating dinner on their pontoon boat, having scavenger hunts in the woods, taking […]

Social Butterfly at the Cabin

My son loves connecting with our cabin neighbors.
By Christy Heitger-Ewing

Every year, I enjoy watching the beautiful array of colorful butterflies that flutter around the cabin property. Last summer, however, a new kind of butterfly flit about our cove – a social one named Trevyn.

Though my high-energy kindergartener was often gregarious back home, there was something […]

A Cozy Northwoods Retreat in Minnesota

Off the grid in a cozy Northwoods Retreat near the Minnesota wilderness.
By Fran Sigurdsson

Jacen James has vacationed in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota since he was a small boy. His parents owned a cabin on White Iron Lake near Ely, and the family would make the 10-hour drive from their home […]

Reclaimed Cabin in the Adirondacks

A reclaimed cabin is a dream retreat built with lumber from an old blacksmith shop.
Story & photos by Ricky Zwirz

Born and raised in New York City, I had always dreamed of one day owning a cabin on a nice private piece of land.

About eight years ago, I found the perfect parcel in upstate New York. […]

Enjoying Lake Life in South Dakota

A couple finds the perfect cabin after a lifetime of fun on the water.
Story & photos by Carol Loeschke

As a child, I grew up near Lake Kampeska at Watertown, S.D. My husband of 36 years, Ron, grew up near Big Stone Lake, located by Milbank, S.D. My mom always loved the water, so she and […]

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 […]