The Boat Pre-Departure Checklist for Cottagers

  The Boat Pre-Departure Checklist As cottagers we need to be ready to learn about many things.  We have to learn how to be plumbers for those little blips that happen on Saturday morning when every room and Bunkie is full of guests.  We have to learn how to maintain our septic beds, fix a … Continued

4 Essential Steps to Cottage Staging

A staged cottage is an ideal listing and marketing tool, it allows buyers to focus on the positive features of the property rather than the things in it. Below are 4 essential steps to staging your cottage this spring. 1 – Start Outdoors – Enhance curb appeal or in our area “Shoreline Appeal” What your … Continued

DIY Cottage Furniture Rehab

  Your DIY heart is yearning, your Pinterest boards are bursting, and after a busy summer, some of your cottage furniture is looking tired.  There’s no better time than the cool days of autumn to finally tackle some of the furniture makeover projects you’ve been putting off all summer. We’ve put together a couple ideas … Continued

8 Ways to Make the Most of Fall

Ahhh Autumn. Crisp air, vibrant colours and delicious food! Considered the favourite season by many, it’s no wonder cottagers keep coming back post-summer. What better place to take in the essence of fall than cottage country! There is plenty on offer in the area during these months. Here are 8 ways to make the most of … Continued

How to Winterize Your Cottage

Thanksgiving weekend has arrived! And here on Georgian Bay cottage owners aren’t just contemplating whether to brine or dry-rub the turkey; the pressure is officially on to start the process of winterizing the cottage. Whether you need to prepare your cottage for winter use or plan on closing up your summer home for the season, … Continued