As much as a cabin life is about "getting away from it all," there's something to be said for the company kept at such places. be it simply a significant other, a loyal pet or a small army of grandchildren, a shared cabin experience furthers the appreciation for such retreats.
The sentiment extends to Country's Best Cabins as well — namely that, in sharing it with you all, we are able to better appreciate what we create. We share our love of our magazine with you in our October 2012 issue by providing reader-selected topics (in Cabin Life), features (our "Dream Come True" design project), tales (in Cabin Capers) — even a cover.
Of course, not all cabin guests are necessarily welcomed with open arms. Although wildlife such as deer and bears is often intriguing when viewed form afar, the mystique is quickly lost when these animals start to destroy your garden or ransack your garbage. Natural materials such as wood breed their own problems as well in the form of nesting pests. We provide insight on dealing with common issues noted by our readers in Cabin Life.
The best advice on cabin life often comes straight form the horse's mouth, so we asked three different homeowners for details surrounding their cabins. From the historically minded to a coastal standout to a rustic-modern twist, each of our home features has its own feel. But one major trend prevails: the desire for full, hands-on participation in the creation of their dream retreats. Check out this preview for one couple's first-hand experience.
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