Last week I shared our big news about the lake house build. Today I thought I would share some details about the sweet old cabin that came with the lake property we bought. The property came “as is” with an old fish shack that was over 90 years old. The family we bought the property from were the original owners and they built the cabin. They actually shared some old family cabin photos with us which made the cabin feel extra special. They enjoyed it for many years – and even used the back porch as a sleeping porch!
When we bought the cabin it was filled with old cabin things. There was years of trinkets and furniture to sort through. It took us awhile but we were able to fix it up so we could enjoy it as a family. We brought in some new beds and family room furniture, and even got a TV working so we could watch sports. Priorities! The fireplace was very drafty so Mom found that fun electric fireplace. We replaced the fridge and got the coffee brewing. I always referred to it as “glamping” when we were there because it was pretty rustic.
We definitely enjoyed our family time here over the past year and used it all four seasons. There was no heat or air and the hot water in the shower was always a maybe. It did start snowing one night when we were there which got a little cold (and interesting!) – but we just chalked it all up to part of the adventure. Here is a snapshot of the main living space- that canoe was original to the cabin and I could not love it more!
But wait, to really appreciate that… you need to see this:
Yes! That was the before! My parents were a huge help in getting this cleaned up and helping us get the property and cabin comfortable for us to use.
So let’s take a look at more of the cabin. And yes, we even got a Christmas tree to enjoy last December!
I will always cherish the memories made this year that our family spent enjoying this little rustic cabin.
THE LAKE HOUSE