Cottage Living.

There Are Two Kinds Of Cottage Buyers. Which One Are You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Business

Why drive into town when you can boat?

How I've Come To Love 'The Chalet,' Despite The Hummingbirds

Meredith Fowke | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Meredith Fowke

After spending most of my adult life faking the joy, I finally understood the appeal of the chalet. The reasons were manifold I think. But while my newfound enthusiasm is as genuine as any Canadian's, there are still a few things that give me away as an amateur.

A Squeaky Door Turned Into This Multimillion-Dollar Cottage

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Business

"A home of this value… they don’t sell every day in Muskoka."

Seeking The Perfect Muskoka Cottage? Here's A Reality Check

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Business

“It’s definitely something everybody wants, doesn’t mean it’s something everybody is able to attain at this point.”

Traditions Unite My Family At The Cottage

Linda Simpson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

A visit to my sister's cottage prompted us to reminisce about cottage traditions. All those things you do, the glue that holds a place together and keeps you coming back year after year. It all started with the tradition of visiting her place, something I have been doing for 50 years.

Skip The Flight And Head For These Canadian Relaxation Destinations

Brent Bishop | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Brent Bishop

I always advocate that the money spent on getting away from the city doesn't have to be a huge investment and is always worth the rejuvenation you experience while away. Each time I come back from a quick getaway, I find myself coming back calmer, well rested, more focused and often with a new perspective.

15 Essentials To Bring To The Cottage

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living

Write it down!

The Cottage Became An Integral Part Of My Post-Divorce Family

Linda Simpson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

It's that time of year again. Cottage opening. Prompted by that movie 32 years ago, we scraped together some cash and bought the waterfront property of our dreams. Travelling down the dusty back roads of our town we found the perfect piece of land. A huge stand of birch trees and a view straight across the lake.

5 Ways to Be the Ultimate Cottage Host

Lisa Orr | Posted 07.31.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

One of the great joys of having a cottage is welcoming friends and family to come and visit. However many cottage guests are not regular cottagers and because every cottage is so different, it falls to the cottage host to take a few extra steps to ensure a wonderful visit is had by all.

This Man Built a Solar-powered Shipping Container Cabin

David Dodge | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
David Dodge

Whether you call it a cottage or a cabin, Jason Rioux's summer home built partly out of shipping containers near Bobcaygeon, Ont. is pretty cool. With its rustic décor and innovative off-grid approach this solar-powered getaway is an interesting take on shipping container architecture.

Cottage-Friendly Workout Tips

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

So, you've come to grips with the fact that the only workouts you plan on getting are the continuous long treks up the stairs to refill your pitcher of sangria. But before you get too comfortable with this soothing summer schedule, what if you could bring workout equipment to the cottage that will increase exercise intensity, reduce total time AND won't even take up space in your suitcase?

Gifts For The Cottage Owner

Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Travel

Every urbanite knows that the best friend to have in the summertime is someone who owns a cottage. And should you be lucky enough to be invited for a ...

Don't Let the Cottage Tear the Family Apart

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

Any approach to dealing with an emotionally charged asset such as the family cottage may lead to disagreements. By taking appropriate steps, communicating with one another, finding creative solutions, and by working together as a family, the cottage can continue to be the source of cherished memories for future generations.

Five Easy Ways To Go Green At The Cottage

Krystyn Tully | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Style
Krystyn Tully

If you're lucky, you're reading this with your feet propped up on a deck chair at a cottage, enjoying the last days of summer. Heading to the cottage is an increasingly popular Canadian pastime. While most people buy or rent cottages for peace and tranquility, more people in cottage country means more air, water, noise and light pollution.

Hosting People At The Cottage This Weekend? Here Are 10 Tips To Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Style

As R. Kelly once said, "It's the freakin' weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun." This statement holds true for all weekends, but long weekends ...

How to Make Bacon Candy!

Cottage Life | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

Deep brown and irresistible, bacon plus caramelized brown sugar makes a tasty snack with drinks. Or cut in small pieces and scatter over ice cream. Seriously. Then watch it disappear.

The Basics of Boating

Cottage Life | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

Now that the weather's warming up, cottagers are hitting the lake with the ultimate cottage accessory -- a boat. Whether you're an experienced skipper, or new behind the hull, here are some tips and reminders about the legal -- and just plain polite -- rules of the water.

Nine Ways to Be a Good Cottage Guest

Cottage Life | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

You might be worried about committing a faux pas and ending up on the host's blacklist. You also may be new to the wilderness, which can be an even bigger concern, for different reasons all together. Whether you're a good friend, an acquaintance or a tag-along, following some simple guidelines can ensure that everyone has a great time and that you get invited back.