These owners didn't know about inclined lifts until we met at the 2014 Spring Cottage Life Show. They explained that access to the water had become impossible for some family members. Their lift now allows everyone to be at the lakefront together.
This lift rises about four stories from a lakeside patio to the cottage, enabling three generations of this family to enjoy summer vacation time together.
The owners had to replace a rotting set of stairs that connected the cottage and the water, a 65-foot vertical rise. Financially a lift made sense.