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Thanks for all of your input regarding the Country’s Best Cabins October 2012 cover. Check out your local newsstand Aug. 14 to see the final selection.

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  1. It is about showing the log home, not looking out into a yard from one because it could be a view from any style of home.

  2. Cover “A” is too crowded – Cover “B” is easier on the eyes! AND when speaking of Country Cabins, this is the ‘view’ I would like to see.

    • YOU ARE ALL CORRECT (B) IS MORE PEACEFUL BUT IF YOU WERE GOING TO BUY A HOUSE OR LOOK AT ONE LOOKING IN THE CLASSIFIES, HOUSING MARKET WOULD YOU GO AND LOOK AT ONE IF ALL THEY SHOWED WAS THE YARD? AS FOR ME I WANT THE SEE THE HOME AND FLOOR PLANS AND OPTIONS. UNLESS YOU LIKE THE FOREST GUMP PHRASE LIFES LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING TO GET!!!

      • My thoughts exactly Fred. As for seeing ‘the home and floor plans and options’ – those things are at the back of the magazine, not on the cover. A huge part of marketing revolves around finding what is going to create an emotional connection with a potential customer. They are looking for what elicits a positive response in a potential customer. Cover a ‘feels’ narrow, confining and uncomfortable and for those reasons I would most likely pass on picking it up.

        BerniceJuly 12, 2012 @ 9:55 amReply
  3. That was difficult, but I chose the cover with the view of the green grass and trees because of the emotional response I had looking at it. It gave me the sense of peace, tranquility, and joy and, subtlely, how I would feel if I owned the cabin and was sitting on the porch looking out.

    The cover of the log cabin porch gave me a sense of confinement and claustrophobia even though it was a nice porch – though narrow – and accentuated the log cabin subject. So, untimately, I went with the emotional response.

    Mary SayersJune 29, 2012 @ 4:30 pmReply
  4. The Adirondack chair on a cabin porch with a potted plant and looking out into the tranquil natural woods seems perfect. It’s the get away peaceful communing with nature and slowing down the pace of life we all strive to enjoy. What could be better than this. There is something about cabins in the woods that brings us back to our beginnings and centered universe. A total stress free place with heart . Cozy and warm.

    Dorothy GehganJune 29, 2012 @ 4:34 pmReply
  5. I love the cover with the door and flowers. it all
    looks so inviting, warm, and charming. Cover B
    looks to fake or not real to me. If there was a cute dog with a person or a child in the scenery then maybe I would select this view. I think the scenery is very nice but those Airidonick chairs are not
    pleasing to the eye nor are they comfortable to sit in to read a book.

    Ms Beasley Elizabeth EndsleyJune 29, 2012 @ 5:49 pmReply
  6. The adirondack chair allows you to imagine yourself sitting there and also makes you want to open the magazine and find the cabin that would suit each individuals dream.

    Sharon ClarkJune 29, 2012 @ 6:04 pmReply
  7. Cover b could be about yards or chairs A isn’t great either but at least it shows a part of a cabin it would have been great to have more choices

  8. Cover A looks like lots of past covers. Cover B is different and is more of a lifestyle choice cover…

  9. Cover B is the so relaxing. It’s all about enjoying the lifestyle. If you want to know what kind of magazine this is, look at the top.

    Bob CottrellJune 29, 2012 @ 6:58 pmReply
  10. This is Cabin Living, indoor and outside, not just the cabin. Cover B shows the cabin’s wood porch, wood supports column, wood ceiling, and wood flooring. It “frames” the beauty surrounding it, not just a picture of a cabin porch or just a picture of a front yard. Location Location Location! A cropped image of a porch is just that, cropped, what does the rest of the home and land look like? Who do they marry together for a long happy life together. What is around the cabin is just as important as the home itself. Otherwise this front porch could be smack dab in the middle of a concrete subdivision without a tree in sight. Wouldn’t that be a major disappointment? Living in a log home means living in and seeing the surrounding beauty that compliment each other. Seeing the cabin and the trees IS log cabin living you cannot get living in the city.

    AnnemiekeJune 29, 2012 @ 7:50 pmReply
  11. To me, Cover B represents what a lob or timber home means to me…. A cool, relaxing place to sit and enjoy nature. It reminds me a bit of looking out into our own yard from our log home. My immediate response was a sense of calm and serenity. Log homes are not just a “look”, but a lifestyle!

  12. i love cover A so pretty, i just want to kick off my shoes ,sit back with a glass of wine. reax enjoy what’s around me.

    fishwithmeJune 29, 2012 @ 8:09 pmReply
  13. Cover B – because of what everyone else just said! Anyone can sit on a porch, photo A, not everyone can have a backyard like the one in the photo B. Photo B is the reason we all long for the log home/cabin.

    KathleenJune 29, 2012 @ 9:17 pmReply
  14. I just loved the warm and welcome look of the front door with the mums. Very country and very inviting.

    PaulineJune 30, 2012 @ 3:02 amReply
  15. Love the feeling I got imaging sitting on that porch.

  16. Cover a at least shows the log cabin cover b is boring and ordinary and not inviting. Cover a would be great on a fall cover. I thought we were voting on cabins not chairs!

  17. I think photo B is more in line with what I am looking for in a home!!!

  18. B, definitely.
    It just says, “Ahhhh”.

    Sue MartinJuly 1, 2012 @ 12:41 amReply
  19. A , could be anywhere – even in the rockies. It’s inviting me inside to see more.

    mtgirlJuly 1, 2012 @ 3:38 pmReply
  20. A looks like too much “stage” is going on…
    B. is simple, raw and inviting “you” to enjoy…

  21. Cover A – WITHOUT A QUESTION! GORGEOUS!

  22. Without a doubt, option “A.” The porch scene is very warm and rustic, especially with the addition of the pot bellied stove. The front door is beckoning one to come in and discover more. You really get a feeling for the superb craftsmanship and the seamless transition into the natural setting. Option “B,” unfortunately is completely looking away from the home, not showcasing its beauty. If it was a landscaping magazine, great. However, this is a publication devoted to log homes.

    W. Bruce GrantJuly 10, 2012 @ 9:08 pmReply
  23. If you delete the word “cabins” at the top, which then best represents the theme of the magazine? A! B would better represent furniture making or landscaping.

  24. I think A is the better choice. In a word – gorgeous.
    The beams are stunning and a great deal of architectural detail in the log home is shown.
    The reader gets a feel of what awaits inside.
    Although B is a nice picture, the magazine is “Cabins” not “Chairs”.
    I have no idea what the actual cabin will look like from photo B. B may have been taken anywhere.
    A is the clear winner.

    Kirsten ElllisJuly 11, 2012 @ 7:39 pmReply
  25. Cover B…No Doubt….that is the scene that you envision wanting to spend time until dark and the bugs bite! It makes me want to pick up the magazine and see the rest of the home. Cover A is “Same old, Same old…seen it bought it and move on” ……Love the chair and we should all be so lucky to look out of our dream log home onto that yard!! REALLY NICE~~~

  26. RMS … MY VOTE IS FOR “C” … A & B ARE BOTH POOR CHOICES FROM THE MANY THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMIZED DESIGNS & LANDSCAPE SETTINGs THAT ARE AVAILABLE!

    Robert M. SimsJuly 11, 2012 @ 7:42 pmReply
  27. This was a difficult choice…I’d prefer to see a cabin rather than the surroundings only, but the cabin in cover A gives me the impression it’s a full-time home–sizewise and with lots of flowers to be maintained even when no one is at the cabin. Cover A could be on a log “home” issue. So I opted for cover B because it was more of what I think as a cabin setting, with a porch representative of relaxing on a weekend and enjoying simple low-maintenance scenery. True, it also has flowers to water, but they do add some nice color to the photo.

  28. Viewing the landscape outside my log home, seated on an Adirondack glider and hearing birdsong is one of my favorite morning past times! So, B is my choice!

  29. Cover A shows a log cabin and although nice, a bit of a yawner for those of us who see covers like this all the time. Cover B represents the log cabin lifestyle, which is really what we all dream of. Cover B keeps the dream alive and therefore gets my vote.

  30. I like A the best. It is inviting you to come inside the “Country’s Best” cabins.

    Debbie FoxJuly 11, 2012 @ 9:16 pmReply
  31. It’s difficult to do something “different” these days. Option “B” is certainly a different perspective – but I prefer “A”. I am the type of female who likes cozy things and decorated front porches. And don’t forget, Option “B” is a view of all the grass that has to be cut. :-)

    Diane NusserJuly 11, 2012 @ 9:45 pmReply
  32. It’s all about the cabins…not the view or chair.

  33. I definitely prefer Option A. The first thing I think about when I see optioin B is yard work, something that will not be a major part of my country cabin living!

    CamelliaJuly 12, 2012 @ 2:31 amReply
  34. It’s a cover of a magazine – who cares? I just want to keep our dream of some day living in a log HOME. What is printed and shown inside the covers is what matters to us.

    Gloria GilpatrickJuly 12, 2012 @ 6:43 amReply
  35. I posted a comment yesterday for B….mentioned sitting there until the bugs bit….it said “waiting for mediator” i was wondering why my comment did not post? did I say something wrong???

  36. CLEARLY AND MOST DEFINITELY “A” ~ the magazine is entitled Country’s Best Cabins, NOT Country’s Best Views.

    “A” displays a front porch that showcases the first impression of your home (cabin) ~ you immediately feel “welcomed” with the accessories and details. The brightly colored front door and wooden bench provides for a warm, friendly feeling. TRUTHFULLY, the “B” shot could have been taken anywhere; the home could be a tent with a column for all we know. :)

  37. Cover A is wonderful. You can tell how lovely the house is by the picture. Cover B doesnt show the house at all, and the contest is about showing your home; not your lawn. You can look outside your own window and see what you see in cover B. So cover A gets my vote.

  38. Cabin A looks AMAZING, the flowers, beautiful framed door, it looks like county living at it’s best. I wish we could have seen a picture of Cabin B, it’s hard to vote for a tree, but it has a nice chair….. I don’t think they picked the right picture for us to choose from. Living out west, we’re blessed with beautiful vistas and sunsets, not sure a photo of flat land translates to a great cabin. Congrats to home A



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