Thursday, July 18

home envy: log cabins

While our family was vacationing in Tennessee, I developed a major case of log cabin fever.  I guess it comes with the territory - the mountain landscapes of the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area and the Cumberland Plateau are dotted with beautiful log homes and log cabin rentals.  I wanted to share a few log home styles that I absolutely adore.

Photography by G. Randall Goss via Home Life

How cool would it be to have a beautiful log cabin on a wooded lot, and to be able to walk down to your awesome fire pit for a campfire and s'mores in the evening?  The gorgeous landscaping around this Michigan log house is really impressive; I'm sure those stone steps especially took quite a lot of work!  It was designed and built by Brian Kihnke and Timber Wolf Log Homes.

This 3-bedroom rental cabin is simply adorable on the outside - no wonder it's called "Tennessee Treasure."  The interior photos on the rental website show that this cabin is decorated in a very rustic style with buffalo checks and such, but I'd like to see this kind of traditional construction decorated in a more modern style for a pleasing contrast.

The farmhouse style of this rental cabin, "Ridgeview Lodge," sets it apart - how cool is that wraparound porch?  It also has a magnificent view of the Smoky Mountains.  If you visit the rental site, you'll see that the interior is decorated simply in a traditional style.

Photography by Roger Wade via

Beautiful windows give this Wisconsin log home the look of a rustic lodge, and the interior is decorated in a casual, homey style with a North Woods theme.  Can you imagine this being your vacation home?  I would never want to leave!

Photography by William Wright via Arts and Crafts Homes

And here's my favorite - I am a sucker for a craftsman home, especially with stacked stone!  Even though it's not technically a cabin - cedar shingles have replaced the original log siding - this Washington State home still has a lot of rustic charm.

Would you want to live in a log cabin style home, or do you think they're just for vacation?

1 comment:

  1. These houses are all gorgeous! I'm not sure I'd want to live in them permanently, but wouldn't mind own one as a summer house!