Outdoor Life's Dream Cabin Survey Part 1

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

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.

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

Ranch 37.70%
Two-story 44.70%
Split-level 14.30%
House on stilts 2.80%

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

Shower 25.10%
Stainless steel counters with a large double sink 42.00%
Walk-in meat locker 15.10%
Dog bath 11.30%
Other 5.30%

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

Workbench for reloading, fly-tying and tool storage 24.50%
Game-processing area 30.10%
Double entry with a circular drive for boats and trailers 32.10%
Secure gun storage 10.40%
Other 1.00%

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

Rotisserie 7.80%
Double oven 25.30%
Indoor grill 53.20%
Commercial griddle 11.40%

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

Large, Sub-Zero refrigerator 36.20%
Kegerator/bar/wine storage 14.10%
Island serving/eating area 42.00%
Extra-large dishwasher 1.80%
Built-in coffee and cappuccino maker 3.50%

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

Balcony 28.40%
Walk-in closet 18.10%
Fireplace 40.70%
Soundproof walls 8.80%
Other: 0.50%

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

Heated floors 34.40%
Separate stall shower 38.70%
Steam room 17.50%
Extra-strength ventilation system 4.30%
Other: 3.50%

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

Large stone fireplace 69.60%
Cathedral ceilings 10.40%
Floor-to-ceiling windows 13.20%
Plasma TV 5.10%
Other: 0.50%

**9. Which of these BACKYARD amenities would be your number-one choice? **

Bass pond 47.70%
3-D archery course 12.70%
Fire pit 28.90%
Kennel 7.60%
Other: 2.00%

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

Wraparound porch 59.00%
Open wood deck 18.20%
Partially screened porch 17.20%
Stone patio 4.60%

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

Hot tub 37.60%
Large grilling station 39.60%
Custom rocking chairs/hammock 8.10%
Shooting bench 12.60%
Other: 0.30%

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

Replicas of world-record bucks 23.40%
Big-game fish mounts 7.60%
Every species of North American ducks 7.40%
Wildlife paintings 53.80%
African trophies 6.30%

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

Poker table 5.60%
Pool table 41.40%
Video games 1.30%
Humidor 3.60%
Big-screen TV 46.50%

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

Wireless Internet 20.30%
Electronic weather station 7.90%
Satellite TV 35.00%
Built-in stereo with satellite radio 6.30%
Trail cam surveillance monitors 28.90%