The Outdoor Life Dream Cabin

This year, we're going to build it. We want your input too.

Outdoor Life Online Editor

Every sportsman has dreamed of having the perfect wilderness cabin. Maybe your dream cabin sits on a quiet lake where bass or trout feed just out the front door. Or perhaps it overlooks a meadow high in the Rockies where elk bugle through the aspens.

Here at Outdoor Life we've dreamed about a cabin, too. And this year, we're going to build it. Some of the items we'd like to include in this "ultimate" sportsman's lodge include a well-equipped mud room, a bench rest on the deck and a hot tub. But we want your input, too.

Take a few minutes to complete this survey, the first of several to be posted here as our Dream Cabin takes shape. Then watch the construction unfold at Outdoorlife.com and in the magazine. Check back often to see if your picks make the final design.

1. What would be your choice for the CABIN DESIGN?

Ranch
Two-story
Split-level
House on stilts

2. Which of these MUDROOM amenities would be your number-one choice?

Shower
Stainless steel counters with a large double sink
Walk-in meat locker
Dog bath
Other

3. Which of these GARAGE features would be your number-one choice?

Workbench for reloading, fly-tying and tool storage
Game-processing area
Double entry with a circular drive for boats and trailers
Secure gun storage
Other

4. Which of these COOKING FACILITIES would be your number-one choice?

Rotisserie
Double oven
Indoor grill
Commercial griddle

5. Which of these KITCHEN amenities would be your number-one choice?

Large, Sub-Zero refrigerator
Kegerator/bar/wine storage
Island serving/eating area
Extra-large dishwasher
Built-in coffee and cappuccino maker

6. Which of these BEDROOM amenities would be your number-one choice?

Balcony
Walk-in closet
Fireplace
Soundproof walls
Other

7. Which of these BATHROOM features would be your number-one choice?

Heated floors
Separate stall shower
Steam room
Extra-strength ventilation system
Other

8. Which of these GREAT ROOM features would be your number-one choice?

Large stone fireplace
Cathedral ceilings
Floor-to-ceiling windows
Plasma TV
Other

9. Which of these BACKYARD amenities would be your number-one choice?
Bass pond
3-D archery course
Fire pit
Kennel
Other

10. What kind of OUTDOOR area would be your number-one choice?

Wraparound porch
Open wood deck
Partially screened porch
Stone patio

11. Which of these DECK amenities would be your number-one choice?

Hot tub
Large grilling station
Custom rocking chairs/hammock
Shooting bench
Other

12. What kind of WALL DECORATION would be your number-one choice?

Replicas of world-record bucks
Big-game fish mounts
Every species of North American ducks
Wildlife paintings
African trophies

13. Which of these REC ROOM amenities would be your number-one choice?

Poker table
Pool table
Video games
Humidor
Big-screen TV

14. Which of these HI-TECH amenities would be your number-one choice?

Wireless Internet
Electronic weather station
Satellite TV
Built-in stereo with satellite radio
Trail cam surveillance monitors