Growing up my family had a cabin we would go to every summer. This is where I fell in love with skiing and also fell in love with the peace and quiet of nature while floating around on the lake. There is nothing like a warm summer afternoon on a glass calm lake, and then tearing it up on a slalom ski.
There is a cool blog from a few years back on the NY Times website that follows a guy building a cabin on a pond in Maine. Very good writer and a great read.
More awesome cabins after the jump.