10 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Boat

Most dogs love getting out on the water as much as you and I do—and you wouldn’t leave you best friend stuck on shore every time you left the dock, would you? So the next time you grab your sailing bag or fishing rods and depart from your lake home, also grab the leash and the […]

15 Ways to Make Boating More Fun for Kids

15 Ideas to Make Boating More Fun for Kids. By Jim Harmer, BetterBoat.com.  So, you want to bring kids out on the water. And you want to make sure they have a great experience—one that will last a lifetime. That’s a tall order. A fun day of boating can turn sour if you’re not prepared to feed, entertain and […]

24 Lake House Decorating Ideas

These lake house decorating ideas will help create a serene oasis, expertly blending with the beauty of nature all around. By SouthernLiving.com. There’s something so nostalgic about lake houses—memories of hot summers spent by the lake, autumn getaways to see the rich fall foliage. Lake houses are the de facto settings for big family gatherings, girlfriend getaways, and […]

Teaching Kids How to Waterski

An expert teacher shows you how to get kids up on waterskis at the cabin Story by Mark R. Johnson ~ Photos by Steve Umland – Original Article by CabinLife.com. “Hit it!” Those two words form one of the most exhilarating and memorable phrases uttered at a lake cabin. For a child, they signal the end […]

The Lake House Look—When You Don’t Live Near Water

Evoke that laid-back, free-flowing waterside vibe—no vacation required. By Vanessa Richetti, MoutainLiving.com. A lazy summer day reclining on the back deck of your mountain home might look a little something like this: snow-capped peaks in the distance, rolling green hills lined with trees waving in the breeze, your dog playing in the yard, and a […]

Essential Contract Items for Your Lake Home Purchase

Purchasing lakefront property is different than any other real estate. Be sure to work with a Buyer’s Agent that understands lakefront property…there are some contract items that are unique to lake homes. Of course, these are in addition to all other normal contingencies in an offer. They may not all apply, but here are some key contract […]

Defining Your Lake Home Budget

Before going out and viewing lakefront dream homes, it’s important to understand what you can comfortably afford. It’s no fun falling in love with a home only to find out you can’t qualify for it. Not to mention, most sellers will now require a buyer to be pre-approved for a mortgage prior to viewing the […]

How to Choose the Perfect LAKE for Your Lakefront Lifestyle

Understand that you are not just buying a house, you are buying a LAKE! After all, it’s the lakefront lifestyle you wish to experience. Therefore, all the specific details of the lake become critically important to enjoy the lifestyle you desire. Ask yourself (and your family) the following questions. It will help you understand your […]

The Benefits of Creating a Buffer Zone on Your Lake Shoreline

More and more of us are choosing to live near lakes, streams and rivers, with the expectation that our shoreline property will provide lovely views, wildlife habitat, and clean water for fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational activities. But as development increases it can seriously affect the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams. Visual signs of […]

Safe Boating Tips as a Family with Kids

Basic tips to make boating as a family both safe and enjoyable (for you and the kids) by BoaterKids.com. Boating can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time together as a family. Family boating is a great way to slow down the pace of your daily life – getting back to nature, cruising […]