(PRWEB) June 1, 2009
Many of us dream of a simpler life, a rustic retreat… maybe a log cabin deep in the woods or a lodge at the edge of a pristine lake. Some are able to make this a reality while others capture the lifestyle through vacation rentals. Others turn their urban or suburban homes into their own rustic retreats! In today’s busy and complex world, rustic charm is enjoying a resurgence of popularity as people seek a connection to nature and simpler times. A visit to Rustic-Lodge-Lifestyle.com may just inspire you to realize your rustic dreams.
Kim and Sandra Thornton had their own rustic dreams and now they have a vacation getaway for their extended family and close friends.
Since purchasing their property in the rolling hills of northeastern Alberta six years ago they have fully embraced the rustic, or as they prefer to call it, the lodge lifestyle… part time for now, but with full-time plans for the future!
In addition to major renovations to the cedar log cabin on their property, they have decorated, built log furniture, erected enormous decks on the front and back, installed numerous bird feeders, battled squirrels and bears, cleared dead trees, cut their own firewood, had a new red tin roof installed, got to know the locals, and… created a website dedicated to the lodge lifestyle.
When asked why a website, Kim replied, “It’s the culmination of our enthusiasm for everything rustic.”
“We’re able to put relevant content on the site because we’re living it. When we face a challenge, like we did with mice, we can write about how we solved the problem and at the same time invite our site visitors to share their experiences. We see this becoming a rich exchange of ideas.
“We’ve also scoured the web for a huge assortment of items perfect for this type of living, from rustic window treatments to sunflower decor, from log beds to lodge lighting, from bedding to bird houses. The site has a wealth of information including checklists for seasonal opening and closing, information on cohabiting with wildlife, naming your cabin, fire safety, a recommended reading section and so much more.” In addition site visitors will find over a thousand products to enhance the rustic or lodge lifestyle.
Whether you call it a cabin, cottage, log home, or lodge, if you enjoy the rustic lifestyle, you will find value in this website.
Thornton says they continue to add information and products weekly and look forward to the website becoming a community for like-minded people to share their ideas, stories, and even photos.
The site will likely never be “finished.” Thornton says there is just so much information to keep adding and so many great products they’re finding. But for anyone looking for information about country living, rustic decorating ideas, tips, and discussions on all things rustic, it is already a rich resource. Visit Rustic-Lodge-Lifestyle.com.
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