Cabin Fever Dreaming: My Perfect Mountain Cabin

It’s 1000 degrees below zero. I had planned a little hike for this morning, but that ain’t gonna happen.

Instead, I’ve been sipping hot chocolate and daydreaming about the perfect little cabin I want to build….someday.

This isn't it.

This isn’t it.

It turns out there are a few items that my dream cabin can’t be without.

1.  A killer view.  Lots of folks seem to love the cabins in the woods theme, but not me.   I want open space, and sunrises and sunsets up to whazzoo.      If my ship comes in big time, I’d go for a view like this:

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But it’s more likely that my cabin would be built on a hilltop, in a spot like this:

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2.  After the view, the next most important thing is a porch.  I’ve been to nice cabins that are porchless –

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but in my dreams I’m sitting on a porch, having a glass of wine while I watching the setting sun.

Maybe like this one?

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or one of these?

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Or even a back porch, like this:

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3.  Of course, a nice kitchen area is important for preparing that nightly wine and cheese.  One like this would do…

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but my dream cabin has this one:

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Or maybe I’ll go another direction altogether, with something like this:

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4.  Windows, of course.  But they need to be like one of these:

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5.  The size, too, needs to be just right.  Not too small…

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Too cozy.

Too cozy.

But no need to go overboard, either…

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Although now that I think about it, I wouldn’t say no to a packer to haul in my wine and caviar.

6.   Wine seems to be coming up quite regularly, doesn’t it?  So my final requirement is actually pretty easy…wine and cheese at the end of a day spent in the out of doors.

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How about when your ship comes in?  What would your dream cabin be like?

About westerner54

Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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14 Responses to Cabin Fever Dreaming: My Perfect Mountain Cabin

  1. Mine would definitely require the horses and the packer.

  2. writer77 says:

    I idea of a mountain log cabin retreat goes back to my childhood. It’s hard to pinpoint my ideal design, sort of blend of rustic/modern, but I would know it when I saw it. It’s a wonderful, comfortable dream that simply won’t go away! Thanks for sharing your own vision and dream.

  3. Drew says:

    How about the water? A lake or river would be nice, though that ship coming in may need to be a bit bigger for that.

  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    May all your cabin dreams come true!

  5. Jim says:

    I just want to visit…and help you build!

  6. pikaperdu says:

    I’ve always liked looking at the Tumbleweed Tiny Homes designs, although really they are a bit small for practicality, especially since we’re expecting our first child next year. But for a vacation home — and a portable one! — I think they are the niftiest things. I imagine taking one of those out to different places… up in the mountains, or down to the desert southwest. If I had property I like to daydream about enjoying my little transportable Tumbleweed home on that, and then when I die the home could be transported and the land donated to some public land trust so there would be that much more public land out there for everybody to enjoy (this would be extra nice if the land was situated near a large metro area, like Boise, Idaho, where near-to-town trail access is really appreciated). Alternately my mom, sister, and I like to daydream about a jointly owned property where we could have separate buildings for all our families, so there would still be privacy, but we could see each other more frequently than we do now. The nice thing about that kind of a situation would be that we could more easily exchange babysitting and petsitting duties. My mom and I could trade off gardening duties too, and if we had good hiking nearby, I could take my dad out on the trails more often. 🙂 It’s nice to dream.

  7. Honestly, I would take any of these except a cabin that’s really high atop some mountain. I have this thing about heights and I, being a prairie girl, like an open view. Too many trees make me feel closed in.

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