These retro photos show cottaging through the ages

Cottaging has a long history, and while people may not have taken quite so many photos of the cottage experience back then, if you dig through old archives, you can find some images that show what cottage time was like for people before digital cameras made it easy to share every moment of our vacation.

The cottaging lifestyle may have changed somewhat aesthetically in the past hundred or so years, but an adventurous, nature-loving spirit was there right from the beginning.

So let this gallery take you on a trip down memory lane, and if you want to dig into more photos from yesteryear, check out these┬ávintage shots from Canada’s national parks.

Photos courtesy of the Kirk Kove Cottages.