December 2012

Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
From the Editor
Mark Johnson
By Mark R. Johnson

’Tis the season to connect with those we love, and what better place than at the cabin?

Find out which snow sport offers the easiest way to enjoy some fresh wintry air in your cabin’s particular snow conditions.

pg. 24

One man spreads Christmas joy with his over-the-top woodworking project.

pg. 28
What Snowmobile is Right for You?
Just like cars or boats, there are many types of sleds to choose from. Find the ideal fit for you and your family at the cabin.

pg. 30
On the coast of Maine, a man and his wife give second life to the homestead built by his immigrant great-grandfather.
pg. 34
Use items you have on hand to spruce up your getaway for the holidays. COVER STORY
pg. 42
An adventurous family keeps it simple, secluded and energy efficient at their minimalist cabin in Vermont’s Green Mountains.
pg. 46

... And release your inner lumberjack.

pg. 52
Host a Relaxing Holiday at the Cabin
Seven tips for putting more joy and less frazzle-dazzle into your special season.
pg. 56
In Every Issue
From the Deck

The show-stopping Snowy Owl, tracked snowblowers, cabin music, kitsch, reusable wrapping paper, DIY frozen water balloons, ice fishing tips from Larry, new: lake association spotlight, DIY outdoor décor, make your fireplace eco-friendly and learn how to prepare it for winter, and more!

pg. 8
TVs left in cold temps (LCD vs. LED) and info about removing bat guano.
pg. 16
The View from Here

Paul Sullivan: Closing up the cabin.

pg. 17
My Cabin
pg. 18
Photo Album

Award-winning photos from our readers.

pg. 20

Cozy retreat in enduring stone.

pg. 55
Quick & Easy Gourmet

Fancy, fast fudge and sweet seasonal drinks for the whole gang to enjoy.

pg. 58
Grill Master

Tips for terrific smoking: rosemary applewood smoked chicken and garlic herb au jus sauce.

pg. 61
Solid smoked-chicken pairings.
pg. 63
Lights Out

Santa’s scavenger hunt.

pg. 66
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