Winter 2010 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
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What's Inside Winter 2010


  • The Latest Picture Show

    Wow! You made it tough for our judges with nearly 9,000 entries. Here's the best of the crop in our record-breaking 21st annual photo contest.

  • Winter Rocks!

    Weather? Freezing. Lake? Frozen. Perfect conditions for a game of cottage curling.

  • Animal Ambassador

    Ann Southcombe spent her career understanding the likes of gorillas and elephants. Then she went back to the cottage.

  • Cocoa Power

    Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate treats to make your mouth water. Surrender now.

  • The Wild Bunch

    Crazy critters, silly stunts, and one swinging kitty: These shots have the last laugh in this year's photo contest.


  • Waterfront

    Board games then and now; A round of Monopoly; S'mores, without the campfire; Just fooling around; Keep track of Rover in the dark; Remote forest-fire detection; Books for your gift list; Fall fair folly; Reporter; Boy versus Mothzilla

  • Puttering

    Joinery options; where to use which joint; bubble wrap as window insulation; battery chargers; multi-socket wrench; uses for woodstove ashes; coffee-can curling; an easy deer gate

  • Cottage Q&A

    Rescue a dog from the ice; winter road access; mysterious animal tracks; eavestroughs and snow; wallpaper in an unheated cottage

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Owl on the prowl: Nighttime belongs to the stealthy and powerful great horned owl.

  • Weekender

    The master builders: A finished retreat is just one renovation away.

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