Featured Tips
[17 Apr 2011 ]
water pump

Opening the cottage is the most exciting part of the year. It can also be the most stressful. Read the full tip »

[11 Apr 2011 ]
Old Cabin

Finding and renting the ideal cottage can be a stressful experience for first-time renters. Here are the main questions cabin renters need to ask a cottage owner. Read the full tip »

[20 Mar 2011 ]
Old Snow Shoes

Decorating the cottage may be the most enjoyable part of having a house on a lake.
Here are some unique ideas that will help you spruce up the old cabin without spending too much money. Read the full tip »

[19 Mar 2011 ]
Cottage on an Island

Buying the perfect summer cottage, cabin or lakeside chalet requires research and patience.
Here are some great tips on how to find and purchase the ideal cottage for your family. Read the full tip »

[19 Mar 2011 ]
Boat Trailer

Often overlooked or completely forgotten, the boat trailer serves an important role in your seasonal trips to the cabin.  Keeping it well maintained is a must.  Read the full tip »

Recent Blog Posts

Dog Safety in the Boat

Date posted: July 9, 2014

Breakfast idea for big groups

Date posted: July 5, 2014

Pasta Meat Sauce Recipe

Date posted: June 16, 2014

Apple Crumble Squares

Date posted: June 14, 2014

Tasty Cottage Pancakes

Date posted: June 13, 2014

Recent Tips

Around The Property »

How to Get Rid of Beavers

[10 Jul 2014 ]
Beaver Eats Jack Pine at Cottage

Here are some great tips on how to stop beavers from harvesting the trees on your cottage property. Read the full tip »

At Your Leisure »

Photographing Shore Birds

[9 Jul 2014 ]
Heron and Loon

Taking pictures of shore birds can be a challenge at the cottage. Here are some photo tips to help you get the best shots. Read the full tip »

In The Woods »

Facts about carpenter ants

[24 Jun 2014 ]
Carpenter Ant at Cottage

Carpenter ants are destructive at the cabin and can ruin the entire building. Here are the top tips on how to control and get rid of carpenter ants at the cottage. Read the full tip »

In The Woods »

How to get rid of mosquitoes

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Mosquito bite in Canada.

Mosquito numbers in the yard can be controlled and bites can be avoided by following a few simple tricks at the cabin. Read the full tip »

On The Water »

How to winterize a boat

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Winterizing a boat.

Here is a checklist to help ensure the cottage boat is properly prepared for the winter and is ready to go in the spring. Read the full tip »

On The Water »

How to clean boat-carpet stains

[17 Jun 2014 ]
Boat carpet cleaning kit.

Coffee, fish blood, mink poop and bird droppings all find their way onto the boat carpet. Here are the top tips to get stains out of the carpet in the cottage boat. Read the full tip »

Around The Property »

Facts about dock spiders

[11 Jun 2014 ]
dock spider (fishing spider ) with egg sac

Dock spiders or “fishing” spiders are a big part of the cottage experience in Canada and the U.S. Here are some facts about these amazing cabin residents. Read the full tip »

On The Water »

How to install a boat seat

[3 Jun 2014 ]
installed boat seat in old Lund

Placing a seat in the old fishing boat can be done in a budget-friendly way. This boat seat installation was done in a sixteen-foot Lund. Read the full tip »

About The Finances »

Saving Cash on Cottage Trips

[16 May 2014 ]
Driving to the Cottage

How can you save money on gas and expenses when driving to the cottage?
Cottage trips can be expensive so we need to make the commute to the lake as efficient as possible. Read the full tip »

About The Finances »

9 Ways to Work from the Cottage

[9 May 2014 ]
Working From The Cottage

Many people would love to retire to the cabin. Here are nine ways you can earn money while living at the cottage. Read the full tip »