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Cabins: Classic to Contemporary

A visual tour of cabin country
By Toni Fladmark
Published: April 28, 2011
If you took a visual tour all around cabin country, you'd see many different types and styles of structures. You’d find historic, modern, traditional, log, Adirondack, classic 1950's-era, Western, vintage, whimsical, mountain, Southern, eclectic, and coastal styles... and more. It's clear that cabin life isn't about a particular type of structure; it's about how you feel when you're there. Ranging from classic to contemporary, these getaways evoke the essence of cabin life. Enjoy!

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This wilderness lakeside cabin is nestled in old-growth pines and built atop Canadian shield bedrock in Quebec, Canada. Photo courtesy True North Log Homes.

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This classic and inviting Adirondack boathouse – complete with birchbark and wood canoes – is at Camp Chipmunk on Lake Placid in New York. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

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This rustic log cabin in Minnesota was built in 1933 using logs from Oregon and has been lovingly maintained. The cabin is virtually surrounded by water. Photo by Doug Ohman.

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A modern, bright and airy getaway in the Pacific Northwest. Photo by Will Austin.

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A whimsical and interesting cabin named "The Skaboose." Photo courtesy Ross Chapin Architects / Kimball & Landis.

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A perfect little red cottage with a wonderfully welcoming garden and porch. Photo courtesy Ross Chapin / The Cottage Co.

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A unique, attention-getting handcrafted log cabin in northern Georgia. Photo by reader Kenneth Mucke.

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A well-known landmark in the Adirondacks is the boathouse at Camp Topridge, an historic Adirondack great campbuilt by Marjorie Merriweather Post (founder of General Mills). Photo by Andrew Wellman.

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This striking vintage Western cabin, remodeled from a homestead in Montana's Bigfork area, was originally built in the 1890s. Photo by Heidi A. Long.

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Crab Point is a breezy coastal cottage in Washington state. Photo courtesy Ross Chapin / Richard Epstein Custom Homes.

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Lake Toxaway in North Carolina is home to a man-made lake and a thriving and historic cabin community. Photo by Toni Fladmark.

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With its retro metal lawn chairs, this bright and cheery red lakeside cabin is a Mid- western 1950's-era classic. Photo by Doug Ohman.

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A handcrafted Montana alpine meadow getaway enjoys refreshingly cool breezes. Photo by Roger Wade.

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An inviting shake & shingle getaway in Maine. Photo by Todd Caverly.
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CABIN LIFE from WISCONSIN said:
Sorry, Jim and Anne! We don't have floor plans for that cabin. Thanks for looking!
5 stars
JAMES JACKSON from MICHIGAN said:
Jim and Anne Jackson from the U.P. SCRUMPTIOUS! How do I get a floor plan to the "shake and shingle cabin"? We have the perfect spot.
5 stars
LOIS J MILLIGAN from GEORGIA said:
wow!,,,did I say WOW!! all of the homes are story-book quality. I could be very very happy in anyone of them..Thanks for sharing..

,,Lois.
5 stars
DAVE KIESLING from MISSOURI said:
Many Thanks!!!
I really enjoyed viewing your display of cabins....
Would love to try them all out.......
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