MLS# 4739899 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
BOOT LAKE YEAR AROUND LOG CABIN, WITH THE UP NORTH CHARM WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR. LOTS OF PRIVACY ON THIS 3.46 ACRE PROPERTY WITH 177 FEET OF FRONTAGE AND 3 CAR GARAGE . . .
MLS# 4735517 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFUL FULLY FURNISHED LAKE HOME ON BIG SANDY LAKE. 217 FEET OF SHORELINE. MAIN CABIN HAS 1 BEDROOM AND 3/4 BATH. LARGE LIVING AREA. BIG SCREENED IN PORCH FACING THE . . .
MLS# 4409178 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOM
HUNTERS, ATV RIDERS, TRAILS, PRIVACY! THIS PROPERTY IS SURROUNDED BY ACRES OF COUNTY, STATE LAND & BY CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE REC AREA. PROPERTY OFFERS SEASONAL CABIN, . . .
MLS# 4589502 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 8 BATHROOMS
LH4453 NEARLY 5 ACRES W/ 346' OF BEAUTIFUL SWIMMING FRONTAGE & 13,000 SQ. FT. OF LIVING AREA. TWIN GRAND STAIRCASES W/ CUSTOM SCULPTED COPPER, BRASS & STEEL . . .
MLS# 4612810 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
HAND-SCRIBED, CUSTOM BUILT FULL LOG HOME ON DESIRABLE BIG TROUT LAKE. LOW LEVEL LOT, OUTSTANDING SUGAR SAND BEACH, LAKESIDE DECK W/PANORAMIC VIEWS & A PRIVATE, . . .
MLS# 4723315 - LOG HOME | 6 BEDROOMS | 6 BATHROOMS
FULLY HAND SCRIBED 6,718 SQUARE FOOT WHITE PINE LOG HOME IS SITUATED ON 310 FOOT OF SANDY SHORELINE ON LEECH LAKE IN THE FOREST ROYALE 65 ACRE COMMUNITY. THIS LEECH LAKE . . .
MLS# 4644881 - LOG HOME | 6 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
NESTLED IN A PRIVATE, BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED SETTING IS THIS LARGE CUSTOM HOME WHICH HAS 224 FT OF SHORELINE ALONG WITH 250 FT OF PENINSULA FRONTAGE ON WHITEFISH LAKE. . . .
MLS# 4733885 - LOG HOME | 6 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
ULTIMATE UP NORTH RETREAT!CUSTOM DESIGNED LOG HOME W/ALMOST 9000SQFT OF LUXURY ON THE SHORES OF PRAIRIE RIVER & JUST MINS FROM BIG SANDY!NO PENNY SPARED & NO . . .
MLS# 4791305 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
FURNISHED BURNTSIDE LAKE LOG HOME W/PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BOTH MAIN LAKE & NORTH ARM. SET ON APX 600 FT S FACING SHORELINE & 17 ACRES OF 200 YR OLD WHITE PINES, . . .
MLS# 4735434 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
THIS IMMACULATE HOME HAS EVERYTHING YOU'V BEEN LOOKING FOR! IT'S OUTSTANDING FLOOR PLAN INCLUDES OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN, THEATER ROOM BEAUTIFUL STONE FIREPLACE, 4+ STALL . . .
MLS# 4787032 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
CUSTOM 3 BR, 3 BATH YEAR ROUND UNIQUE LAKE HOME, NESTLED IN A PRIVATE WOODED SETTING OF 2.5 AC AND 280' OF LAKESHORE. THIS FAMILY RETREAT HAS HAND HEWN LOG DETAILS . . .
MLS# 4597225 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
GORGEOUS LOG HOME TUCKED AWAY ON THE VERY PRIVATE SWANSON SHORES PORTION OF EAGLE'S NEST #3. BUILT OF WESTERN RED CEDAR LOGS BY LOCAL CRAFTSMAN JOHN HUISMAN, THIS HOME . . .
MLS# 4792034 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 6 BATHROOMS
LOOKING FOR PEACE, TRANQUILITY, AND A PLACE YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE? UP NORTH TRUE LOG HOME WITH 5 BEDROOMS, 6 BATHS 200 FEET OF FOOTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL MITCHELL LAKE . . .
MLS# 4697344 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
STUNNING MN LOG HOME ON SUCKER BAY OF LEECH LAKE. THIS HOME IS DESIGNED TO ENTERTAIN, 6,148 SQ. FT., 4 BED, 4 BATH, 2 FULLY FINISHED LEVELS, WITH MANY UPGRADES AND . . .
MLS# 4730025 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
WITH OVER 3,300 SQ. FT. OF QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, THIS HOME OFFERS AN EXPANSIVE GREAT ROOM WITH A MASSIVE STONE FIREPLACE AND CAPTIVATING LAKE VIEWS. MASTER SUITE, . . .
MLS# 4753204 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
MAGNIFICENT HAND-SCRIBED LOG HOME LOCATED ON PRIVATE 5+WOODED ACRES & OVER 900' OF ACTUAL SHORELINE W/OPEN LOG BEAM CEILING & LOFTED AREA. EXPAN- SIVE GREAT ROOM . . .
MLS# 4756209 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
NEW PRICE!GORGEOUS CROSS LAKE, NEWLY REMODELED HOME W/ 4600 SQ FT STORAGE BLDG. (NO LONGER ALLOWED) & 400 SQ FT INSULATED & HEATED AREA. HOME FEATURES FINEST . . .
MLS# 4764683 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
138 ACRES ON 3 LAKES THAT TOTALS 5670 FT OF WATER FRONTAGE. YEAR ROUND LOG HOME OVERLOOKING PRIVATE PINE LAKE THAT HAS ONLY ONE OTHER CABIN. HOME FEATURES A LOFT . . .
MLS# 4625714 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
THIS STUNNING LOG HOME OFFERS 4 BEDS, 5 BATHS AND 4,245 FINISHED SQ. FT. FEATURING A SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE, HARDWOOD FLOORS, GRANITE WORK SURFACES & HUGE STONE . . .
MLS# 4589026 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
VINTAGE LOG CABIN ALL UPDATED IN 2011 WHEN NEW GARAGE/GUEST CABIN WAS BUILT. EXCEPTIONAL VIEW, GREAT SWIMMING, MAJESTIC PINES, PRIVATE ON FAMOUS WHITEFISH CHAIN OF . . .
MLS# 4763262 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
CUSTOM BUILT TRUE LOG HOME IN A VERY PRIVATE SETTING WITH 2 ACRES 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS. KITCHEN HAS CUSTOM CABINETS WITH A CORNER PANTRY, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS. MASTER HAS . . .
MLS# 4787155 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
LARGE BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME ON APPROX 1/2 ACRE ON DIAMOND LAKE W 100 FT OF FRONTAGE. THE HOME HAS A OPEN FLOOR PLAN W APPROX 3,500 FINISHED AND A LARGE SEMI FINISHED ROOM . . .
MLS# 4689433 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
PRIVATE 3BR 2.5BA 1938 SQ FT LOG HOME WITH FIREPLACE & SCREEN PORCH ON UNHEARD OF 7+ ACRES & OVER 330' SAND BEACH WAKEUMUP BAY W/NATURAL POINT & PRIVATE . . .
MLS# 4731099 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
FAMILY CABIN AND SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE ALL WRAPPED INTO ONE PROPERTY! THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE FAMILY THAT WANTS A LAKE CABIN FOR THE FAMILY, ALONG WITH A . . .
MLS# 4720396 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
SEE VIRTUAL TOUR...VERY INFORMATIVE. DREAM LOG HOME ON 3.74 AC IN A PRIVATE WOODED SETTING, IMMACULATELY KEPT HOME. 4,156 SQ FT FINISHED WITH LOFT & WALKOUT, 2 MSTR . . .
MLS# 4682093 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE GORGEOUS VIEW FROM YOUR WRAP AROUND DECK OR 3 SEASON PORCH. THE MAIN LEVEL OF THIS HOME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED. NICE WALKING PATH DOWN TO . . .
MLS# 4733387 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
SECLUDED HUNTER'S PARADISE ON ROSE LAKE WITH LAKE ACCESS ON A SECOND LAKE! ESCAPE THE METRO TO THIS FABULOUS WEEKEND GET-AWAY PROVIDING GREAT FISHING AS WELL AS DUCK AND . . .
MLS# 4769527 - LOG HOME | 6 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
MASTER CRAFTSMAN BUILT LOG HOME !! IDEAL FOR COOPERATE OR FAMILY RETREAT. 80 ACRES OF WOODED SERENITY WITH SPRING FEED PONDS AND TRAILS WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF WILD LIFE. . . .
MLS# 4792804 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
MUST SEE NEW CUSTOM RED PINE LOG HOME WITH DISTINCTION AND QUALITY THROUGHOUT. YOU WILL LOVE THIS 3+ BEDROOM 4 BATH MASTERPIECE FEATURING 100 FEET ON BLACKWATER LAKE, . . .
MLS# 4741101 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
RARE PRIVATE 34 ACRE PENINSULA WITH OVER 6,000' OF LAKESHORE ON PORTAGE LAKE NEAR DEERWOOD! CEDAR CUSTOM HANDSCRIBED LOG HOME (WILD BERRY LODGE),FEATURING ARTISTIC . . .
MLS# 4797903 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
TOWERING PINES, BRILLIANT SUNSETS, ROCKY OUTCROPPINGS AND A HAND CRAFTED LOG CABIN ALL LOCATED ON SCHMIDTS ISLAND PLUS A PRIVATE MAINLAND ACCESS W/GAR-AGE. FULLY . . .
MLS# 4798127 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
STUNNING 5 BR, 3 BA LOG HOME OVERLOOKING 12TH HOLE OF LEGENDS GOLF COURSE - PRIVATE, HEAVILY WOODED 1.1 ACRE CUL-DE-SAC LOT - PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED - 3210 FSF - . . .
MLS# 4766401 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
GREAT FAMILY COMPOUND! THERE ARE TWO BUNKHOUSES, BONUS ROOM ABOVE THE 3 CAR GARAGE, 3 BR'S FINISHED IN THE HOME & THE POTENTIAL FOR 2 MORE BEDROOMS IN THE UNFINISHED . . .
MLS# 4774783 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIC LOG CABIN OVER LOOKING LITTLE HANGING HORN LAKE, 800+ FT OF SHORELINE ON A GREAT FISHING/RECREATIONAL LAKE! WALLEYE, BASS, CRAPPIE, SUNFISH AND . . .
MLS# 4734952 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
750 FEET OF FRONTAGE ON THE EAST END OF JACKFISH ISLAND! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF RAINY LAKE. JUST MINUTES FROM A NUMBER OF BOAT LAUNCH AREAS BOTH . . .
MLS# 4739299 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL HOWARD LAKE 5 BDRM/4 BATH, HAND SCRIBED ANDERSON LOG HOME! THIS CUSTOM HOME OFFERS A MAIN FLOOR MASTER, UPPER LEVEL SUITE & 3 BEDROOMS IN THE LOWER LEVEL . . .
MLS# 4710551 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
RECENTLY FINISHED HAND HEWN LOG HOME WITH USE OF A DOCK ON ASH RIVER THE CENTRAL ENTRANCE TO THE VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK. QUALITY & DETAIL IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT THE . . .
MLS# 4735619 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
A TRUE CUSTOM LOG HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS NESTLED ALONG THE LITTLE PINE RIVER WITH 7 ACRES OF PRIVACY. OPEN FLOORPLAN, MASTER BEDROOM SUITE. BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED . . .
MLS# 4733124 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
THIS EXECUTIVE STYLE LOG HOME HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER! THE FLOOR PLAN FLOWS NICELY AND IS OPEN FROM THE KITCHEN, THE DINING AREA, AND THE GREAT ROOM. ALL WITH PANORAMIC . . .
MLS# 4629401 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
GORGEOUS LOG HOME ON RUM RIVER W/NEARLY 60 ACRES! FEATURES 2 FIREPLACES, HARDWOOD FLOORS, VAULTED CEILINGS, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, HICKORY CABINETS, SPACIOUS . . .
MLS# 4691869 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
EXCEPTIONAL LOG HOME FEATURING 4 BEDROOMS, 3 FULL BATHS AND NEARLY 3000 FINISHED SQUARE FEET. INCLUDES A SIZEABLE MASTER WITH A PRIVATE BATH/WALK-IN CLOSET, STAINLESS . . .
MLS# 4785134 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
TRUE LOG HOME WITH TOTAL SECLUSION ON 2.35 ACRES. HOME HAS 116 FRONTAGE ON PEACEFUL PART OF MINNEWAWA (ACCESS TO HORSESHOE LAKE) W/PERMANENT BOARDWALK THAT NEVER HAS TO . . .
MLS# 4746728 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
MOVE IN READY HOME ON CRANE LAKE WITH ROAD ACCESS. 3 BEDROOMS & 3 BATHS WILL GIVE EVERYONE THE SPACE THEY NEED. THIS LIGHTLY USED HOME HAS A DOCK OUT THE FRONT DOOR . . .
MLS# 4736767 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
DREAM FAMILY RETREAT ON BEAUTIFUL SHAGAWA LAKE. COZY LOG HOME HAS A LIVING ROOM WITH WOOD-BURNING STONE FIREPLACE AND BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW. RE-DECORATED KITCHEN AND . . .
MLS# 4742236 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
THIS LAKE HOME IS TUCKED AMONG THE TOWERING PINES ON THE EDGE OF THE VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK, BWCAW AND CANADA. RECENTLY BUILT, QUALITY HOME WITH CONVENIENCE IN MIND. . . .
MLS# 4751710 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFUL HAND SCRIBED LOG CABIN ON A PRIVATE SCENIC ISLAND LOCATED IN FRAZER BAY JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM PUBLIC BOAT ACCESS. FEATURES 892 SQUARE FEET WITH FREE . . .
MLS# 4725685 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
FANTASTIC LOG HOME W/ 215' ON STONY LAKE. THIS ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME FEATURES 4 BRS, 3 BAS, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, CUSTOM CABINETS, CUSTOM LOG RAILINGS AND BEAMS, . . .
MLS# 4795182 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LOG HOME ON ISLAND LAKE BY NEVIS. LOTS OF NATURAL WOOD WITH BEDROOM AND LOFT BEDROOM PLUS FULL BATH. STONE FIREPLACE IN FAMILY ROOM IS WOOD BURNING. VAULTED CEILINGS AND . . .
MLS# 4712439 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LAKE VERMILION 3 BEDROOM LOG CABIN ON NICELY WOODED 1/75 ACRES & 202' WEST FACING SHORELINE HAS COVERED PORCH, FREE STANDING FP & INCLUDES UN-DESIGNATED BOAT . . .
MLS# 4712490 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LAKE VERMILION 3 BEDROOM LOG CABIN ON NICELY WOODED 1.75 ACRES & 202' WEST FACING SHORELINE HAS COVERED PORCH, FREE STANDING FP & INCLUDES UN-DESIGNATED BOAT . . .
MLS# 4771012 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LH4555 PERFECT NORTHWOOD'S GET AWAY. THIS 2 BEDROOM LOG HOME HAS A GENTLE SLOPE TO THE LAKE AND A LARGE DECK TO ENJOY THE VIEW. IT INCLUDES AN EFFICIENT HEAT PUMP . . .
MLS# 4677246 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOM
RARE SUB-DIVIDABLE PRIVATE ISLAND PROPERTY IN THE HEART OF VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK ! WORLD CLASS SCENERY, WILDLIFE AND FISHING LITERALLY AT YOUR DOORSTEP. APPROX 2.5 . . .
MLS# 4741239 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LH4541 SECLUDED YEAR ROUND LOG CABIN WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH VAULTED CEILING AND HUGE WINDOWS. THE KITCHEN FEATURES GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS . . .
MLS# 4671765 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
COMFORTABLE, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE AND HEATED GUEST HOUSE. ENJOY BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS AND SUNRISES WITH YOUR FEET IN THE SANDY BEACH ON ROUND LAKE. . . .
MLS# 4524015 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS
13.54 ACRES & 700 FT ON LONG LAKE. THIS CABIN IS LOCATED IN A REMOTE AREA AND ON A LAKE NEAR THE VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK & SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST. THIS CABIN . . .
MLS# 4754081 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
2 BEDROOM FULL BATH LOG HOME WITH ALL WOOD INTERIOR & FLOORING. BRICK WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. ATTACHED GARAGE, PLUS STORAGE & WOOD SHED. OVER 2 ACRES WITH 162 . . .
MLS# 4775751 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
THIS SOUTH WALKER BAY LAKE ACCESS LOG HOME IS COUNTRY LIVING WITH A BONUS. ENJOY THE NICEST SAND BEACH THAT LEECH HAS TO OFFER. THIS COZY LOG HOME HAS THREE BEDROOMS, . . .
MLS# 4744460 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
3 BEDROOM/3 BATH LOG HOME WITH LARGE ROOMS THROUGHOUT, LOTS OF WOOD ON WALLS AND FLOOR, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, ATTACHED GARAGE. HOME SITS ON 14.75 ACRES AND INCLUDES A BACKLOT . . .
MLS# 4740521 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
SUNSET HARBOR TOWNHOME WITH PRIVATE BOAT DOCK IN PROTECTED MARINA. EASY NO MAINTENANCE CURRENTLY SLEEPS 10, 3 BA UNIT W/LARGE LOFT, GAS FP, PATIO, DECKS OFF ALL BEDROOMS . . .
MLS# 4736035 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A LOG HOME ON MCFARLAND LAKE. SELDOM DO HOMES COME AVAILABLE IN THIS RARE & SECLUDED LOCATION ON A FULL RECREATION LAKE THAT ALLOWS BOATING . . .
MLS# 4796022 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
IF YOU COME YOU WILL STAY. FAMILY OWNED NORTH WOODS CABIN SET ON 2 LOTS FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS ATTESTS TO IT. YOU WILL ENJOY PRISTINE SUNRISES & GORGEOUS SUNSETS AT . . .
MLS# 4297382 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
FIVE CABINS TO CHOOSE FROM, EACH FEATURING LEVEL ELEVATION, A PERFECT SAND BEACH AND EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS. EVERY PROPERTY INCLUDES ACCESS TO A PRIVATE BOAT LAUNCH, AND A . . .
MLS# 4760597 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
MUST SEE PRIVATE GET-A-WAY ON SWEDE LAKE WITH 213 FEET OF WATERFRONT AND 4 ACRES OF HEAVILY WOODED PRIVACY. YOU WILL LOVE THE CHALET STYLE YEAR ROUND COTTAGE, MAIN FLOOR . . .
MLS# 4696769 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
A GUEST CABIN BUILT FOR THE ALREADY PREPPED BUILDING SITE ON THIS LOT AS DEEDED ACCESS TO WHITE IRON LAKE. PLENTY OF NORWAY AND WHITE PINES AND THE AREA IS TEAMING WITH . . .
Re: Minnesota Log Home Sales
The Legend of the Log Cabin
There are few images of the American frontier as iconic as that of a log cabin. To this day, a picture of a Minnesota log cabin evokes feelings of nostalgia for the wild, free spirit of the American frontier in the 1700's and early 1800's. Sure, they were rustic and often simple, but no other structure so embodies the intrepid spirit of early American settlers. We have images of folks such as Abraham Lincoln and Laura Ingalls Wilder, in their respective childhoods, living in these iconic structures.
The Historic Minnesota Log Cabin
Centuries ago, settlers eager to lay claim to their very own piece of property travelled westward to Minnesota in search of a new life. The new frontier wasn't always as welcoming as they might have hoped. Native Americans sought to preserve their way of life, fighting the encroachment of these new settlers. Wild animals posed a daily threat to the physical safety of the new residents of the Minnesota frontier. Harsh weather in winter and summer posed significant risks to these new settlers, as well. In order to lay claim to property while simultaneously protecting themselves from the elements, the wildlife and the Native American tribes, many of these settlers chose to build log cabins.
Early log cabins were constructed from felled trees, carefully selected as being approximately the same size in circumference. Red pine and cedar were common woods to use; however, in the North Woods of Minnesota, the plentiful white pine forests provided building materials for many of the historic log cabin structures. Notches were traditionally cut in the ends of the logs in order to safely and effectively stack the pieces. Logs were placed on alternating sides of the structure, building up the walls like a box. Once the sides of the cabin were built up, the spaces in between the logs were often filled in with mud or clay in order to insulate the structure from the wind and the elements, along with the added benefit of keeping out bugs in the summer. Early cabins frequently had no more than a dirt floor. More deluxe varieties included wood floors, fireplaces in the home and lofts. These structures were particularly common in heavily wooded areas, such as the forested lands of the North Woods in Minnesota.
While log cabins were originally used as a basic home structure for early Americans, their use gradually changed as the years went by. People became more familiar with other types of construction. Canal systems were replaced by railroads, which were replaced by highway systems. With better transportation methods, brick, aluminum, concrete and vinyl became increasingly common building materials. More unusual building materials came into fashion and it was no longer necessary for people to forage through the woods for logs in order to construct their cabins. As a result, the nostalgic log cabin sadly fell into a period of disuse. Fortunately, the demise of the log cabin home was extremely short-lived as a result of their charm, livability and affordability.
The Modern Era of the Minnesota Log Home
Today, log homes have made a dramatic resurgence in our culture. People are seeking more affordable and ecological building options. In lieu of expensive building materials, which are increasingly expensive to transport with rising gas prices, folks are opting for locally found materials, such as trees for their construction projects. People are looking to reduce their carbon footprints by minimizing the distance their building materials have travelled. Sustainable woodland farming has made log homes ecologically and economically advantageous for many folks looking to build their very own vacation home on the shores of one of the outstanding lakes of northern Minnesota. Imagine owning your very own log home on the shores of a MN lake. The very thought evokes images of the frontier and the wondrous freedom that accompanies experiencing nature first hand. Step outside your door; breathe deeply of the crisp, clean air. Plan a day of fishing or an afternoon of water-skiing. Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, you are sure to appreciate and enjoy having a cozy Minnesota log home to return to as the cool night of evening descends in the North Woods.
Perhaps when you think of a log cabin, you think back to the primitive structures of yesteryear. While it is true that log cabin construction does hearken back to a simpler time, it certainly isn't true that modern log homes need to be simple structures. Today's log homes can be equipped with virtually any amenity your heart might desire. Multi-storied structures complete with modern kitchens, luxury baths, decks and swimming pools are all within the realm of possibilities today. Many log homes have wood interiors, which create a warm, cozy atmosphere where residents and visitors alike will always feel welcome. After an active day in the North Woods, imagine grilling up your freshly caught fish for dinner and then relaxing out on the deck, perhaps in the hot tub, of your log home. Or, in winter, imagine cozying up to a roaring fire in a stone hearth fireplace, listening to the sounds of the snowy wind whistle through the tree tops outside. Nothing could be cozier than enjoying time with your family in a secluded log cabin on a cold winter's night. Log homes provide a tangible connection to both our past and the great outdoors. The very feel of a log home encourages those who enter it to turn off their cell phone, set aside their laptops, kick up their feet and just take the time to enjoy the company of friends and family.
Build It and They Will Come
If constructing a log home sounds like a wonderful idea, there are several possible routes. First and foremost, it is necessary to secure an ideal piece of property, preferably lakefront. Carefully consider all aspects of your property before you make the commitment to buy. What type of sun exposure will your home have here on this piece of property throughout the year? What is the view from the property? Is there a possibility of building a deck, or is there a swimming beach? What sorts of building restrictions or codes are in effect in the jurisdiction where you are buying the property? Do you need any sort of special building permit in the area? What sort of drainage does the property have? These are all important considerations as you embark on the adventure of buying real estate where you plan to construct.
Once you have identified and obtained the perfect piece of lakeshore property, constructing your own dream home in the North Woods can be a terrific idea! Buying a pre-fabricated or modular home can be a great way to get started. These sorts of log homes are terrific for those who are handy, but not entirely familiar with architecture and building techniques themselves. For those who are truly familiar with architecture and general contracting, it is possible to start from scratch. Be cautious though and know your limitations. Biting off more than you can chew with a building project can have disastrous consequences and all of the "do-it-yourself" saving can be quickly rendered obsolete by the cost of an expensive correction.
If you are familiar with construction materials yourself, you can plan and construct your own log home; however, most of us will probably seek a contractor to assist us with the building process. It is important to make sure that you carefully select a reputable contractor with a proven track record of success and customer satisfaction. If you have friends, family members or neighbors who have constructed their own homes, ask them for comments, both positive and negative, about the contractor they chose. Research and read all available online reviews concerning your contractor. Be mindful though; online reviews can be easily manipulated by contractors or their competitors, so take these with a grain of salt, so to speak. Don't be afraid to ask your prospective contractor for references from former clients. A contractor who refuses to allow you to speak with past clients should not be trusted to handle your building project. Do your homework before you sign on the dotted line with any contractor. Once you have chosen a contractor, make sure that you carefully oversee the process and feel free to ask questions. It is your home, after all.
Why Build When You Can Buy?
It is true that building a log home can be a daunting, monumental task. For those who are hesitant to embark on such a project, never fear. There are other possibilities. While the challenge of building can be enticing, many fans of renovation opt to purchase a pre-existing log home and then redecorate and refurbish the property to suit their needs and specifications. There is a certain satisfaction that occurs when you take an existing property and adapt it to your own needs and preferences. Not to mention, moving in this direction can be very affordable, particularly if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do a lot of the work yourself. Real estate prices are historically very affordable in the North Woods of Minnesota, particularly when compared with the overly inflated prices of the east and west coasts of the United States. The North Woods offers property that is affordable without sacrificing any of the charms and activities that can be found in more densely populated areas. While buying real estate in Minnesota is relatively affordable for the average American family, it is also important to realize that property values have historically appreciated, often very well in this region. With the right location and proper maintenance, your dream log home can be an investment in your family's financial future.
When contemplating ownership of a log home, it's important to remember that this can be so much more than a vacation home for you and your family. Log homes can be excellent for year-round living and many folks - from relocated families to retired individuals - choose to live in these outstanding structures in the beauty of the North Woods. Even if you are unable to utilize a log home on a year-round basis yourself, use of the property can always be made by other friends and family members. Alternatively, the property can be rented out to other vacationers in an effort to generate some income from your property. Renting out the home to others can be a great way to avoid idle times when the property sits unused.
So often, our modern vacations are packed full of expensive amusement parks and high-priced attractions. Many times we return from our vacation and joke about needing, "a vacation from vacation." Why do we continue to do this to ourselves? Why not choose a secluded spot to return to year after year; a spot where you can truly relax in the peace and solitude of the great outdoors, free from the pressures of everyday work and living? The North Woods of Minnesota provides such a place. A place where you can fish, hunt, hike, bike, antique shop, sunbath, read, water-ski, cross country ski or inner tube until your heart is content. Returning here year after year to your very own log home will provide you with countless memories and ample opportunities to truly relax in the tranquility of the North Woods.
To start the process of searching for a piece of land or an existing log cabin, it can be invaluable to have a professional agent to assist you through the process. The folks at Lakeplace.com can provide extremely useful advice as your embark on the journey of owning your very own MN log home. Furthermore, the professional agents of Lakeplace.com can assist you in your commercial real estate buying ventures, as well. This can be particularly useful for folks who are looking to relocate their businesses to the North Woods. So, what are you waiting for? Peruse through the listing online at LakePlace.com and contact an agent today. With a myriad of breath-taking lakes and countless acres of pristine old world forests, there is perhaps no better location in the world than Minnesota to own a gorgeous log home!
|Log Home Builder||Phone Number||Location||Website|
|Log Homes Minnesota||218-547-2023||Walker, MN||http://www.loghomesmn.com/|
|Lakeland Log & Timberframe Homes||320-859-2346||Osakis, MN||http://www.lakelandloghomes.com/|
|Northwoods Log Homes||218-224-2251||Laporte, MN||http://www.northwoodsloghomes.com/|
|Whispering Pines Log Homes||218-631-1974||Verndale, MN||http://www.wploghomes.com/|
|Voyaguer Log Homes||218-757-3108||Orr, MN||http://www.voyageurloghomes.com/|
|Minnesota Log Homes||320-274-7443||Annandale, MN||http://www.minnesotaloghomesinc.com/|
|Expedition Log Homes||800-426-5647||Albert Lea, MN||http://www.logdreams.com/|
|Heim Log Homes||218-243-2880||Bemidji, MN||http://www.heimloghomes.com/|
|Andersen Log Homes||218-547-3433||Walker, MN||http://www.andersenloghomes.com/|
|Yellowstone Log Homes||218-426-4696||McGregor, MN||http://www.yellowstoneloghomesofmn-inc.com/|
|Best Properties||218-252-2371||Nevis, MN||http://www.loglady.com/|
|Top Notch Log Homes||218-326-5616||Grand Rapids, MN||http://www.top-notchloghomes.com/|
|Minnesota River Valley Log Homes||320-564-5741||Granite Falls, MN||http://www.mnvalleyloghomes.com/|
|Edlund Construction||320-292-7878||Richmond, MN||http://www.edlundconstruction.com/|
|Majestic Log Homes||763-263-3050||Becker, MN||http://www.majesticloghomes.com/|
|Erickson Log and Timberframe Homes||952-473-2015||Outing MN||http://www.loghomesbyerickson.com/|
|Pineridge Handcrafted Log Homes||218-326-9174||Grand Rapids, MN||http://www.pineridgehandcraftedloghomesinc.com/|
|Grand Arbor Log Homes||218-556-2811||Bagley, MN||http://www.grandarborloghomes.com/|
|Evergreen Log Homes||763-389-2718||Princeton, MN||http://www.evergreenloghomes.com/|
|BayPoint Log Homes||612-280-0826||Plymouth, MN||http://www.baypointloghomes.com/|
|Dincau Construction||218-865-4108||Virginia, MN||http://www.dcibuild.com/|
|Tandem Moose Builders||218-365-2928||Ely, MN||http://www.tmoose.com/|
|NWC Log Works||218-568-6676||Pequot Lakes, MN||http://www.nwclogworks.com/|
|Senty Handcrafted Log Homes||218-387-2644||Grand Marais, MN||http://www.senty.com/|
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