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?
House on stilts
2. Which of these MUDROOM amenities would be your number-one choice?
Stainless steel counters with a large double sink
Walk-in meat locker
3. Which of these GARAGE features would be your number-one choice?
Workbench for reloading, fly-tying and tool storage
Double entry with a circular drive for boats and trailers
Secure gun storage
4. Which of these COOKING FACILITIES would be your number-one choice?
5. Which of these KITCHEN amenities would be your number-one choice?
Large, Sub-Zero refrigerator
Island serving/eating area
Built-in coffee and cappuccino maker
6. Which of these BEDROOM amenities would be your number-one choice?
7. Which of these BATHROOM features would be your number-one choice?
Separate stall shower
Extra-strength ventilation system
8. Which of these GREAT ROOM features would be your number-one choice?
Large stone fireplace
9. Which of these BACKYARD amenities would be your number-one choice?
3-D archery course
10. What kind of OUTDOOR area would be your number-one choice?
Open wood deck
Partially screened porch
11. Which of these DECK amenities would be your number-one choice?
Large grilling station
Custom rocking chairs/hammock
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
13. Which of these REC ROOM amenities would be your number-one choice?
14. Which of these HI-TECH amenities would be your number-one choice?
Electronic weather station
Built-in stereo with satellite radio
Trail cam surveillance monitors