Field & Stream and Outdoor Life Magazines Team with Northeastern Log Homes to Build Hunting and Fishing Dream Cabins

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The Field & Stream Dream Cabin, near Stowe, Vermont and The Outdoor Life Dream Cabin in Carbondale, Illinois will soon be open for overnight guests. They are being featured on the magazine's websites and in feature articles. The cabins are manufactured and delivered as complete, pre-cut kits by Northeastern Log Homes. They are designed for outdoor adventures and family vacations and are part of the company's new Premiere Cabin Series. Cabins may be customized. National building products manufacturers participated.

This project has given us the chance to design and build Dream Cabins that appeal to customers who want amenities and comfortable living space for six adults or two families.

Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, the two most prominent outdoor publications in the world, have teamed with Northeastern Log Homes, North America’s leading log home manufacturer, to produce the Field & Stream and Outdoor Life Dream Cabins.

The completed cabins will have been a unique collaboration between Field & Stream and Outdoor Life editors, readers, the magazine’s online users and Northeastern Log Homes (, creating the ultimate homes for outdoorsmen. Construction for the Dream Cabins is nearing completion in fall 2006. The Field & Stream Dream Cabin is in Jeffersonville, Vermont, at Sterling Ridge Resort and the Outdoor Life Dream Cabin is in Carbondale, Illinois at Cabin on the Hill Resort.

Thousands of outdoorsmen across the country weighed in on the design and features they would most like to see in their own dream cabins through the magazine’s websites, and This feedback helped determine the finishing details for the cabins, the country’s ultimate indoor spaces for outdoorsmen and women.

“The Dream Cabins are a great opportunity to see the outdoorsmen lifestyle that we cover in our magazines come to life,” says Liz Burnham, Marketing Director, Field & Stream ( and Outdoor Life (, “Northeastern is a natural partner for us on the project because of their level of service and commitment and the ability to deliver beautiful log cabins and homes that are truly the stuff dreams are made of.”

Additional partners on the Field & Stream and Outdoor Life Dream Cabins include: Home Depot’s Ridgid Tools; Cabot Stains; Sentry Safe; Dickies casual & work clothing; Igloo Coolers; Reddiform; CorrectDeck, Biddeford, ME; Owens Corning Roofing Shingles, Fiberglas Insulation and Cultured Stone products; JeldWen and ThermaTru Doors; Andersen Windows; Congoleum flooring; Continental Products exterior stains and caulking; Saint Gobain log gaskets; H.O Bouchard Trucking, Hampden, ME, and Brockway Smith Co., Portland, ME; OMG fasteners, Springfield, ME; Fastenal, Ruud Water Heaters, Utica Boilers, Eemax on-demand water heaters, Moen Faucets and Bath Accessories, Bass Pro Shops and Hurd’s Antler Art, White River Jct., VT.

The Field & Stream Dream Cabin and Outdoor Life Dream Cabin each offer about 1,800 square feet of living space with sleeping arrangements for six. The outdoorsmen-friendly cabins offer daylight basements to accommodate extra living space and storage

of ATVs, boats and snowmobiles.

According to Jonathan French, president, Northeastern Log Homes, "The opportunity to work with the editors of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life and the results of their reader surveys have given us valuable feedback. The information helped us launch a Premiere Dream Cabin Series with two new models for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a place for both hunting and fishing trips and family vacations."

Adds Gary Jordan, who heads the Northeastern Log Homes design team, "This project has given us the chance to design and build Dream Cabins that appeal to customers who want amenities and comfortable living space for six adults or two families."

Jon Bednarski, based in Louisville, KY, manages Northeastern's market expansion and oversees the Outdoor Life Dream Cabin project in Southern Illinois. Bednarski points out, "We sell homes and cabins throughout the US and are strengthening our capability with a growing network of sales representatives made up of business owners and home building contractors. The Outdoor Life project will serve as a model home and enhance our presence in the Midwest."

The Dream Cabin locations were carefully selected to provide access to some of the nation’s most notable outdoor opportunities. The Outdoor Life Dream Cabin will be in the heart of southern Illinois’ legendary whitetail and waterfowl hunting country and surrounded by incredible fishing. The Stowe, Vermont area, where Field & Stream’s Dream Cabin is being built, offers whitetail deer hunting in the fall, turkey hunting in the spring and brook trout fishing in local streams. It’s also an easy drive from Lake Champlain’s bass, pike and landlocked salmon fisheries.

“Field & Stream readers invest a lot of time working on their hunting and fishing cabins or dreaming about the one they’d like to own one day,” said Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Field & Stream. “That’s nearly 10 million men out there thinking about camp. We’re harnessing that collective power by asking them to share what they’ve been dreaming up and used the best ideas to create the ultimate sportsman’s getaway.”

Said Todd Smith, editor-in-chief of Outdoor Life. “By asking our readers what they think about the project, it’s a bit like we’re all building the Outdoor Life Dream Cabin together. Outdoor Life’s seven million readers equal a lot of builders and some of the most dedicated outdoorsmen on the planet, so I know this place will be built, designed and decorated with sportsmen’s needs top of mind.”

Scott & Susan Petersen, owners of Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont, are building the Field & Stream Dream Cabin, which will be open to guests upon completion.

Scott has already built six rental cabins from Northeastern’s Camp & Cabin Series as well as his own home from Northeastern’s Premiere Series. The Outdoor Life Dream Cabin is being built by Northeastern’s Certified Sales Representatives Dan & Jill Fager, who own Cabin on the Hill Resort in Carbondale, Illinois.

Information on both Dream Cabins can be found on the magazine’s websites at and or Each magazine is profiling select aspects of the Dream Cabins in coming issues.


Field & Stream, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the largest and most recognized outdoor publication in the world. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is the country’s largest-circulation special-interest magazine and is published 11-times per year by Time4 Media™, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).


Outdoor Life is the source for hunting and fishing adventure. Outdoor Life provides technical information and insight to the more experienced outdoorsman, including field reports and gear guides to supply the hands-on hunter or angler with the most current knowledge about their passion, supplemented with the latest techniques, tactics and tips. Outdoor Life achieves this by featuring how-to articles written by the experts in the field, the best and most captivating adventure stories from the woods or on the water, comprehensive regional coverage of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in specific areas and annual gear tests conducted by the Outdoor Life editors. Outdoor Life is published 10 times a year by Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).


Northeastern Log Homes was founded in Groton, Vermont, in 1972 and has become one of the nation’s leading designers and manufacturers of Log Homes -- from Custom Luxury Models to Vacation Homes and Cabins. Over the past three decades, Northeastern has been at the forefront of log home technology and innovation, Homes and Cabins are manufactured at the company’s 60-acre production facility in Kenduskeag, Maine shipped anywhere in the US and the world. Charter member of the Log Homes Council of the National Association of Home Builders. Visit the factory or conveniently showrooms and models in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Kentucky and a growing network of Certified Sales Representatives throughout the Mid West. For details, see or tel. 800-624-2797.

Editorial Contacts:

Amanda McNally, Publicity Manager, Field & Stream * Outdoor Life, 212-779-5527

Dick Pirozzolo, Media Liaison Director, Northeastern Log Homes, 781-235-9911

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