Tour These 7 Lakeside Retreats to Start Your Weekend Off Right

Photography by John O'Hagan

Text by Hannah Nance

There are few places as scenic as a lakeside cottage to spend a long summer weekend! Flags out, cool water lapping at your toes, and an icy beverage in hand signify summer glory days are here. Whether you’ve got a lakeside destination in your future, or you’ll be spending the long weekend somewhere else, these beautiful homes are sure to get you in the summer spirit!

Neutral Tennessee Cottage

Photography by Kristin Vanzant, Design by Lauren Elder

The style of this lake house, featuring warm wood hues and plenty of natural texture, was influenced by the countryside right outside its doors.

Reynolds Lake Retreat

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Yukie Mclean, Design by Alicia Mooney Interiors

Looking for your own lakeside retreat to rent for a weekend? Look no further than this Georgia treasure!

Open and Airy

Photography by John O’Hagan

Inspired by the views of gorgeous Smith Lake right outside their windows, these Alabama homeowners chose a light and airy palette for their home, perfect for cozying up any season.

Heart of the Home

Photography by Alissa Saylor, Design by Julie Couch

The kitchen is the heart of any home, but especially in a lake house made for entertaining. See what makes this kitchen design so special!

Lowcountry Lake House

Photography by William Dickey, Styling by Katie Ellis, Design by Lisa Furey

This Lowcountry lake house was designed for serenity and relaxation, with a colorway of nautical blue and white.

All About the Views

Photography by John O’Hagan

With a porch and views like this, we’d find it hard to step inside this Lake Martin home. But the rustic, country-style interior is just as inviting!

Modern Farmhouse Style

Photography by William Dickey, Design by Lisa Furey

This interior designer gave her guests the most welcoming place to stay—not to mention the view.

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