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Explore the stately cottages of My Retreat

For most of us, the ideal cottage is cozy, quaint, and unassuming—a quiet place to relax with friends and embrace the natural beauty of its surroundings. But for some, like the owners of these lavish retreats, all of which are...

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Take a tour of the Heirloom “travel trailer”

Bye bye bulky RVs! Tiny in size but big in personality, these luxury pre-fab homes on-wheels are perfect for your next cross-country road trip. Read more about Oregon-based builder Heirloom’s luxury tiny homes here.

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The chicest (and tiniest!) take on a cowboy’s retreat

Forget dusty floorboards and rickety swinging doors. Sundance is a cozy, modern take on a cowboy’s retreat. Read more about this tiny vacation property, located in a sleepy hamlet in Cornwall, UK.

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Bruce Fox chases his dream of driving a Formula One car

Bruce Fox’s love for Formula One cars began long before he would ever get his license, learn to drive, or take his own car—a 1996 Ford Taurus station wagon suped-up with a baby car seat in the back—lapping around Motorsport...

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Canadian photographer captures breathtaking images of Jasper’s night sky

If we had to come up with a list of our favourite things about getting out of the city, gazing up at a clear night sky would definitely be at the top. And though laying on your dock may seem like the best possible place to take in...

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Capturing a once-in-a-lifetime training experience

Training with the United States Navy SEALs has always been a dream of David Gebe. A life-long athlete and gym rat, he wanted to train with the best of the best, the elite force who could do it all from repelling off a 20-storey...

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How to pick the perfect saucepan

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Cottage Life magazine.  Body The best saucepans have three (or more) layers of metal sandwiched in a “clad” or “tri-ply” construction, meaning the whole pot is...

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5 quick tips for a full-gut reno

In the Fall 2014 issue of Cottage Life magazine, we explore the story behind pro builder David Ballentine's remake of his Georgian Bay cottage. Read on for the top five things he learned from this reno. 1. Before you commit...

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Let us fix your renovation nightmare!

Did you attempt a renovation project in your cottage that’s turned into a disaster? We want to help! Our new series Reno Rescue dives into the world of reno projects gone wrong, and we’re looking for Ontario cottagers...

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