Definition of cottage country in US English:

cottage country


  • A rural area in which there are many vacation homes.

    ‘she's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country’
    • ‘Again this week, he was dispatched to the scene of a disaster, covering the aftermath of a twister that hit a small town in Quebec's cottage country.’
    • ‘I grew up on the edge of 'cottage country' here in Canada, a part of the country that prizes outdoor recreation and where weekends are frequently spent in the great outdoors.’
    • ‘Simcoe County, or "cottage country", is renowned for its many beaches and lakes.’
    • ‘These areas tend to be known to urban dwellers as cottage country and are often portrayed in beer commercials.’
    • ‘I spent the summer days of my Canadian childhood on the Muskoka Lakes, a popular 'cottage country' 130 miles north of Toronto.’
    • ‘The image of cottage country ignores the rural population surrounding the lakes.’
    • ‘Officials say the kind of mosquito most likely to carry the virus can be just as common in urban areas as in cottage country.’
    • ‘One of the big autumn pastimes in cottage country seems to be the creation of all forms of scarecrows.’
    • ‘Like Toronto Island, this was once cottage country for city folk.’
    • ‘Highway 400 serves a similar purpose for Toronto, leading straight north into weekend cottage country.’
    • ‘My friend Gregg, his wife Joanne, and their kids spent time two weeks ago at a resort north of Toronto in cottage country.’