May 19, 2011

A Weekend At The Cabin

This past weekend the girls and I enjoyed our second trip to the cabin this spring.  I've talked of the cabin before, however I've never shared the whole experience going to the cabin entails.

Three years ago my parents purchased the property and have since built a cabin which the whole family helped build.  The land is located in an established forest and one side of the property has a river. 

To say the least,  it's rustic.  So rustic in fact no roads lead in.  Instead we travel a mile through a forest like this. . .
On one of theses, carrying everything in that we need . . .
down trails like this . . .
this time of year things can get a little muddy -- rubber boats are a must. . .
To heat the cabin and cook our food we burn this . . .
Either in this. . .
Or in the campfire. . .
If nature calls, you need to take a trip out back to use this . . .

Dad used old barn boards to give it a rustic feel.

We sleep in a loft (just like Laura Ingalls!)
A few helpful hooks hang on the back of the cabin ready to lend a helping hand. 
  Boots like these keep us looking snappy on rainy days.
There always seems to be work to do if were feeling motivated.
But mostly we enjoy the view.

This time of year is one of my favorite for spending time at the cabin.  Everything is so green and beautiful and pretty flowers grow in clumps everywhere you look.

Pretty ones like theses . . .
Not sure what they are called, but I think they are so pretty.
Even when the flowers have faded,  beauty is everywhere you look.
No matter if you look down . . .
or up . . .
Beauty surrounds us.

Spending time at the cabin is all about slowing down, appreciating the land, enjoying each others company and making memories which the kids will hopefully remember throughout their lives.


  1. Looks like a wonderful place just to relax and get away!

  2. Those are the best kind of cabins and the kids will definately remember the time spent there. We have family with cottages around lakes and our kids always ask if we can visit each year.

  3. Oh... this is my dream!! A family cabin along the river. Enjoy it!! it is perfect!

  4. Oh my, that sounds wonderful. And your cabin looks wonderful! Will you show us the interior next time?
    I love roughing it in a cabin, not a tent mind you, but a cabin. I would so love to have one. I even love outdoor toilets, just not in the winter time, I put up with those aplenty in my life.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Your cabin is wonderful. Not only is it in a beautiful environment but it gives you the opportunity to really simplify your lives for a bit. Your kids will never forget the experiences they have here.
    Enjoy and thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

  6. WOW! It must be so blissful to be in the stunning environment! Your pictures are gorgeous! Enjoy! X

  7. Looks like a great place to get away and enjoy the family. And bonus! You get to pretend you're in the Little House on the Prairie. Mimi

  8. You are right, Robin, you are providing a wonderful and memorable experience for your kids by taking them out into a remote part of nature and to this cabin. Beautiful photos--thanks for sharing! :)

    Take care,
    Carolina Country Living

  9. Lovely post, Robin...such good family times...and you are making such great memories, too!

  10. What a beautiful place Robin! I love being out away from everything and slowing down like you said. Summer is all about special places and soaking in all the beauty that there is. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time and I love the boots! :)


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