How to survive a cottage weekend with guests
Inviting friends to the cottage seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, as you think about beds, meals, and laundry, you’re not so sure. Relax. We’ve gathered the very best ideas, advice, and shortcuts to help you enjoy your...
The 5 people you should always invite to the cottage
Originally published by Trenanthia Cottage.
When you plan a group trip to the cottage, you need to choose your guests wisely. Screen them. Hand out surveys. Hold auditions. However you do it, make sure you have a mixed bag of...
Tour writer John Gray’s West Coast cottage
Explore this gorgeous cottage, built in sections on the side of a cliff on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. This year-round retreat, once owned by former Canadian politician Svend Robinson, provides the perfect vantage point to...
What you’ll find in the Summer issue of Cottage Life magazine
The Summer issue is mailed to subscribers July 10, and is on newsstands July 21.
In the Summer issue of Cottage Life:
Beautiful deck designs
Our weekend-with-guests survival guide
Get fit on the dock!
Time to reconnect: Grant and Sheri
Grant Cruickshank is certain that his cottage saved his life.
After running a successful tool business with his wife Sheri for 25 years, Grant was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, a severe heart condition that worsens with...
8 silly inventions for animal lovers
Sure, you take your love of animals seriously. You feed the birds, you keep a safe distance from baby deer, and you even do your best not to kill the mice that run through your cellar.
But even serious animal lovers have to...
3 beer-based appetizers for a summer party
When you’re throwing a summer party, whether it’s around a bonfire on the beach or on your dock at the cottage, beer always plays a central role. So why not take it to the next level and surprise people with a beer-themed...
5 foods that beer makes better
Cold beer and a weekend at the cottage are synonymous with each other. Can you even head up to the lake without a two-four to enjoy during a sunset on the dock? But the next time you pop the cap off of a cold one, remember that...