March 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. 

These cunning members of the canine family are experts at problem-solving and adaptation.

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Find out why this is Brian Collins' favorite fox photo
and how he captured it.
The fun and games don’t have to stop when the sun goes down!
pg. 26
Capture the Action at the Cabin!
Whether it’s a dock-diving Fido or a pickup game of tag, use these expert tips to freeze-frame your favorite cabin moments.
pg. 28
Is it Time to Replace Your Dock?
Take our highly scientific quiz to find out.
pg. 32
2012 Best Fish & Ski Boats
These boats can handle fishing in the morning and watersports in the afternoon, then top off a day at the cabin with a sunset cruise.
pg. 34
Inside and out, this bright, cheery cabin is designed for hosting friends & family. Plus, get design tips from the builder.

pg. 38
More photos of "One Couple's Indoor/Outdoor Dream Retreat"
Peek at these additional photos by Joseph Hilliard not shown in magazine article. Enjoy!
Enjoy outdoor living at its finest.
pg. 44
Expert tips on how to keep your cabin landscaping looking beautiful, even if you can’t be there every weekend.
pg. 48
11 reasons to choose native plants for your cabin yard and shoreline.
pg. 50
This remodeled Puget Sound “Pearl” has Olympic-size views and built-in options for enjoying the outdoors.
SUBSCRIBER WEB EXCLUSIVE! Plans and elevations in PDF format
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In Every Issue
From the Deck
How to build an in-ground fire pit, all about sandhill cranes, boat lift accessories you need, the skipper test, we love kitsch, tips for living “off-the-grid,” poker night at the cabin, how to keep cabin critters healthy, salute to Arbor Day, fresh color inspirations to perk up your cabin, cool lake loungers and fun islands, and more!
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Get tips on how to freshen the air at the cabin, learn how to humanely remove foxes from your cabin, and discover the best options for monitoring the temperature of your lake.
pg. 18
A peaceful retreat in Wisconsin enhances an artist’s work, and one man from Ohio realizes his childhood dream of lakehome ownership.

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More images for "My Cabin: Place of Inspiration"
Artist Anna Rose Bain finds inspiration for her work from visits to her husband's family cabin near Hayward, Wis. We show you more of her paintings and photographs in our online gallery.
The View from Here
Paul Sullivan: The almost perfect vacation.
pg. 22
A surprisingly roomy chalet.
pg. 57
Dreams on Paper: Bonus Floor Plan
If you liked the floor plan for "A Surprisingly Roomy Chalet," then check out this bonus cottage floor plan by the same designer.
Quick & Easy Gourmet

Seasonal salads: grilled romaine with hard-boiled eggs and roasted beet dressing, roasted sweet potato salad with sage and maple mayo, chicken and roasted asparagus pasta salad on spinach, plus Chef Tom’s “kitchen sink” soup.

pg. 58
Grill Master
Grilled soup?! Tomato soup, roasted eggplant soup, and green chile posole.
pg. 60
Host a tea-tasting party!
pg. 62
Lights Out
The cabin’s a place of perfection.
pg. 66
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