August 2005 Issue


Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life shows
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
Subscribe Digital Edition Give a Gift Renew

What's Inside August 2005


  • Special Issue

    Celebrating 100 Years of Cottaging.

  • Founders Keepers

    You think you’ve been cottaging a long time? These families have a century of staying put.

  • Everything New Is Old Again

    A cottager’s passion for all things Adirondack lends his lodge instant heritage.

  • Neverending Stories

    Our call for favourite cottage tales took our readers down memory lane.

  • Last Resorts

    What happened to the grand old hotels that turned tourists into cottagers?

  • 100 Years Of Cott-itching

    There’s always been a buzz around avoiding the mosquito and soothing her sting.

  • The Tree that Build Cottage Country

    How the white pine laid the foundations of life at the lake.

  • No Rest for the Wicker

    More valuable than you’d think, antique cottage furniture is worth some TLC.

  • A Day at the Races

    Cottage regattas are as much about fun as they are about tradition.

  • History in the Making

    Every lake association has a past. Here’s how to publish yours.

  • Nouvelle Cuisine

    A Toronto chef gives his cottage kitchen a gourmet makeover.

  • Old King Cole

    Whether backyard brazier or high-end smoker, the charcoal grill is hot again.

  • Flavour of the Moment

    Today a rub, tomorrow a marinade – with a few simple switches, it’s easy to change the taste of grilled food.


  • On the Waterfront

    Anishnabe guide Tom Saville; FOCA's DockTalk program; memories quilted with wood; celebrate National S'mores Day; Webers' key man; web poll results; mystery trilogy; church key bottle opener

  • Puttering

    How to put in a post; Wheelbarrow on steroids; Hardwood chunks fire = charcoal; Turn a log into a side table; Cleaning between deck boards; Log skidder; hand washer

  • Cottage Q&A

    Is Jack Bass nipping your toes?; rights of way of the road; free your foot from your wakeboard; blastomycosis in dogs; cottage pump on the fritz.

  • Cottage Finds

    Auld lang design: Vintage style meets cutting-edge technology in your cottage kitchen.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Swim champ: Lithe and playful, the otter steals the lake show.

  • Weekender

    The coffee brake.

Latest Issues

Mar/Apr 2024

Winter 2023

Sept/Oct 2023

August 2023

June/July 2023

May 2023

Browse Full Archive

Special Editions

How to Buy a Cottage: The Ultimate Interactive Guide image

How to Buy a Cottage: The Ultimate Interactive Guide

Insider tips, essential checklists, important questions to ask, ways to get into the market, where to find bargains, and more. Download the free Cottage Life App to purchase a copy.

Print Sold OutDigital


A collection of 201 great barbecue recipes from 25 years of Cottage Life, plus great party menus and grilling tips. Download the free Cottage Life App to purchase a copy.

Print Sold OutDigital