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Essential Elements of an Ideal Winter Cabin

As the days have grown shorter and a blanket of snow has draped itself over the ground in many places, thoughts have turned to skiing, sledding and ice skating for many.

Whether along the edge of a ski slope or nestled in a forest clearing, a small cabin is the ideal venue for enjoying this time of year and winter sports. Nothing cavernous, but something simple, small and cozy, with bunks for kids, a sleeping loft for parents and a large, open space for gathering — a place where you can sit by the fire and have some hot cocoa and rest your muscles from all the day's activities.

Let's take a closer look at some ideal winter getaway cabins.
It should be someplace where big timbers and rocks convey solidity and permanence. Where the structure can stand on its own against the forces of nature.

And it should have a warm glow emanating from the interior. The front door should act as a glowing lantern.
Big logs and a simple gable roof are also ideally suited to a cabin in the woods. This archetypical cabin looks like it could easily have been built out of the Lincoln Logs set I played with many years ago.