A cottage on the lake is the ultimate all-American dream house. It’s nearly impossible to get cabin fever on these inland bodies of water — there is no such thing as a “typical” day on the lake; the wind, weather, and nature all play a part in lakeside recreation. A windy day? Take a sail. Calm day? Fire up the engine and head out for a ski.
Just about any summer activity is made better with a lake nearby, but the type of lake and style of home you’ll buy depend partly on which region of the United States you’d like to live in. Looking for a cool mountain lake? Lake Almanor, CA, homes for sale would suit you. A cottage nestled in hills? Homes for sale in Rangeley, ME, are probably up your alley. Here are eight lovely lake homes for sale in several regions of the U.S. — vote on your favorite lake region, then share your favorite house in the comments!