It’s a quirk of cottagers and camp owners that we like to name our cottages. Unlike homes in the city, which usually get a civic number and no particular ‘name’ cottages and camps often sport attractive signs giving the place a name, or in the parlance of modern large organizations and businesses, “a brand.”
Camps and Cottages Have Names
A personalized name and an eye-catching sign, give a camp or cottage some pizazz and keeps it in the memory of those who see it. For example, I can clearly see two wilderness camps who’s names have stuck with me for years, “Honeymoon Cabin” and “The Bells of St Mary’s” come to mind.
Although I have tried to come up with a stylish name for our cottage, I keep coming back to what we have called it for years, since it’s inception really, “The Camp” and unfortunately, that is likely the only name it will ever have. It’s too late to try and change it now. Although I have come up with lots of names for a cottage, it is too late for me.
Besides, for all intents and purposes, it is a good camp name, simple, clear and easy to say and remember, except it isn’t very colorful and it leaves an impression of a place that it really isn’t anymore, it’s a bit more than a ‘camp’ these days.
However, a creative name and a sign on a cottage does give it some character, and adds to the look of our little hideaways in the woods and countryside.
A sign on your place can also help friends find you, and your country neighbors, even if they aren’t sure of your own name, will likely be able to direct visitors to a place if it has a memorable name and a sign to display it.
In fact, names for a cottage give can go a long way to making your place memorable and, well, locally famous.
With that in mind, here is a nice looking sign for cottages with a wood crafted attractive design you can personalize with your own name which gives it the little extra that you need. Personalized Wood Sign – COTTAGE BY THE SHORE
That is an attractive looking sign, one that can be personalized, and will look great on the side of your cabin. This next one is a little different in that it is molded from clay. It can hang indoors or out, but outdoors it should be in a protected area. This is called the Welcome to our Cottage sign.
If you like a little more rustic look for your camp, then the sign should be a little more ‘rustic’ looking too. In that case, a sign like this one, which is made from wood and features some woodsy, rustic styles. This is called the Hand-Crafted “Welcome To The Lake” Welcome Sign Plaque With Green Pine Trees And A Natural Wood Log Twig Look (Made Of Wood) 18″
Here is one I kind of like, although it isn’t really personalized, and I would think it should be hung indoors, it’s still a cool design, very eye-catching and camp suitable. This is the Antler “Welcome Friends” Welcome Sign with Birch Lettering
If you are ‘artsy’ or if you have a talent working with wood or metal, you can make your own sign, which in some cases is even better.
As I have often said, cottagers are ‘do it yourself’ types by nature, we like to be independent and when we can, do things around our little lakeshore hideaways ourselves. Some of those designs are the best of all.
But if you are not the ‘handy with tools’ type of person, or if you like a more professional design, there are plenty to choose from, including this personalizable oval sign denoting your place as a ‘fishing camp’
You can order this sign, personalized with your name, Here!
Names For A Cottage
Here are some cottage names that come to mind for me, some have come from other cottages I have seen or read about, others just seem like suitable names for camps and cottages.
Maybe they will spark and idea for you to name you camp or cottage. All you need to do to personalize the name is add your own to the first, like “Rob and Wendy’s Camp.” Try to keep it short, and descriptive, the shorter the better if you want folks to remember it.
This is starting to hurt my head, it’s not easy to think on a Sunday morning…..
So….there is my kick at the cottage cabin name thingy, what do you think, can you come up with some more? What do you call your wilderness hideaway?.