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Old 08-03-2003, 06:58 PM
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Funny or Clever Names for Cabins or Cottages

A family member has recently purchased a lakeside cabin, and in the tradition of the accompanying lifestyle, would like to name it.

Folks have put forth suggestions such as:

Hodge Podge Lodge
Chateau Relaxeau
The Oar House (y'know, like "whore house!")
Wander Inn
Stumble Inn
Dock Holiday (y'know, like Doc Holliday, the gunslinger...)
Villa Costalota
Wontchewcom Inn

With the wealth of wit and knowledge on these boards, I have a feeling there are some other good suggestions out there. Please post your ideas! I'll credit you when I forward them to him!

Old 08-03-2003, 09:53 PM
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Put the name "Saunders" over the door.

Tell people you summer at the lake, "Under the name of Saunders." It sound mysterious. Few people will remember it from Whinne the Poo.
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Old 08-03-2003, 10:03 PM
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I named mine The Last Resort.

Have you someone named Tom in your family, perhaps an uncle? You could name it Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Old 08-03-2003, 10:17 PM
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The whole thing sounds rather you live on the East Coast? "Uncle Tom's Cabin"? Are you serious? Maybe there is a Spaniard in the family and they can name it "Spic and Span".
Old 08-03-2003, 11:11 PM
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This isn't really a cabin or a cottage, but a beach house we rented while in Pensacola was called "We'll Sea", and the explaination was on the fridge. Something about how whenever kids ask to go to the beach their parents always say "we'll see", and if they can go play in the sand it's "we'll see". I dunno. I thought it was clever, maybe it's not.
Old 08-04-2003, 12:17 AM
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My mom and dad's place is simply called "Gingerbread" - considering that it's a brown house with white frilly Scandanavian-type trim on it, that fits.

I have friends who own a cottage on the coast of Maine who call theirs "On the Rocks" - it has to do both with the location of the house and the preferred drinking habits of those who occupy it
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Old 08-04-2003, 12:54 AM
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"Wolf's Lair", or
"Eagle's Nest"

..I bet you that 80% of the population wouldn't "get" the reference.
Old 08-04-2003, 01:24 AM
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Old 08-04-2003, 08:20 AM
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Our Cabin in Upstate Vermont is PSYCOTTAGE - as I am a psychologist and all.
Old 08-04-2003, 08:48 AM
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If someone is named Lou, you could call it Shang-Ra-Lou
Old 08-04-2003, 01:32 PM
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Thanks for the great ideas, people!

The cabin is on a weedy Alberta, Canada lake. And I mean "on" the lake - it's only about 10 feet from the water. I just thought of another idea: Shore Thing.
Old 08-04-2003, 02:11 PM
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Canaddy Inn?
Old 08-04-2003, 04:34 PM
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My boyrfriend's mother built a cabin in the woods. She was going to name it Morning Wood Retreat. That is until her sons explained to her what morning wood was. It's now called Song Wood.
Old 08-04-2003, 08:29 PM
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How bout:
Doo Drop Inn
Alberta Lakeside Loveshack (since it's on lake Alberta)
Donchawannacomeon Inn
I like the "Saunders" thing too.

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Old 08-04-2003, 08:48 PM
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Cabin, Eh? Sauvignon

Chateau de Doo Dah Daze

The Little Brown Shack Out Front

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