MLS# 4898377 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
LISTING EXTENDED FOR LIMITED TIME TO ACCOMMODATE SHOWINGS. CALL TODAY! YOU WILL LOVE THIS LOG HOME AND ITS GREAT SETTING W/ VIEWS OF SUNSETS TO THE WEST. THE HOME . . .
MLS# 4953261 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
UPDATE: ELECTRIC, PLUMBING W/SHOWER STALLS & HEAT DUCTS ARE ROUGHED-IN. DECK, RAILS & STEPS INSTALLED. IN FLOOR HEAT. THOREAU'S WALDON POND LIKE SETTING,WITH . . .
MLS# 4997041 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
EAGLE POINT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME LEGACY PENINSULA ON PRESTIGIOUS WHITEFISH LAKE. THIS PRIVATE, GATED ESTATE HAS OVER 1,500 FEET OF SAND . . .
MLS# 4972170 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 7 BATHROOMS
AGENCY BAY/LEECH LAKE, 300 FT OF SAND BEACH, CUSTOM BUILT HIAWATHA LOG HOME, LAKE VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS, GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING, 80 KW GENERATOR, ELEVATOR TO . . .
MLS# 5140515 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 8 BATHROOMS
NEARLY 5 AC OF PRIVACY W/ BEAUTIFUL TOWERING PINE TREES AND 346' OF SAND LAKESHORE WITH THIS 12,490 SQ FT HOME! ON A TOP LAKE, THIS HOME HAS 4 BR, 8 BATHS, TWIN GRAND . . .
MLS# 4842099 - 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# 5013592 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
EXQUISITE LAKE VERMILION FAMILY ESTATE! 5BR'S/5 BATHS. LG KIT W/TONS OF COUNTER SPACE/DINING RM W/PATIO DOORS&GREAT ROOM W/SOARING FLOOR-CEILING WINDOWS+NATURAL . . .
MLS# 5131442 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
HERE'S A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME, TRULY UNIQUE PROPERTY! 44 ACRES WITH 860' OF COMPLETE SERENITY. TUCKED OUT OF THE WIND WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF ROGER'S POINT & PIPE . . .
MLS# 4976592 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
NESTLED IN THE PROTECTED BEAUTY OF CHIPPEWA COVE ON TEN MILE LAKE YOU WILL FIND THIS MAGNIFICENT HAND-SCRIBED LOG HOME. 150' HARD SAND & SECLUDED BEACH-FRONT OASIS, . . .
MLS# 4969059 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
THIS MAJESTIC 5 BED, 4 BATH LOG HOME FEATURES MASSIVE LOGS, STUNNING FIREPLACES AND OPEN FLOOR PLAN. FEATURING A WALL OF LAKESIDE GLASS AND CUSTOM MILLWORK THROUGHOUT. . . .
MLS# 4996315 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
GORGEOUS, SOUTH FACING WESTERN RED CEDAR LOG HOME. SPECTACULAR VIEWS, VAULTED CEILING AND BEAUTIFUL FIREPLACE ALL WARM UP THE LIVING SPACE. HUGE MASTER BEDROOM THAT . . .
MLS# 4970147 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
STUNNING LOG HOME ON OVER 7 ACRES & 350' SHORELINE W/ WALKOUT BASEMENT HAS BRAND NEW CUSTOM CABINETRY, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS & A QUALITY APPLIANCE PKG. NEWLY . . .
MLS# 5007037 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL, REAL LOG CABIN ON SAUK LAKE WITH GORGEOUS LAKE FRONTAGE. YOU WILL ENJOY MORNING COFFEE WITH SWEEPING LAKE VIEWS FROM THE EXPANSIVE DECK OFF THE KITCHEN. HUGE . . .
MLS# 5131324 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
NEARLY 60 WONDERFUL ACRES, 2 HOMES, 5 OUT BLDGS, 1500+ FT. OF RUM RIVER FRONTAGE, ALL WITHIN COMMUTING DISTANCE. WELCOME HOME TO YOUR FULLY FURNISHED TURN KEY WYOMING . . .
MLS# 5137036 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM SOLID LOG HOME ON A PRIVATE PENINSULA ON SAUK LAKE. VERY NICE LEVEL LAKESHORE ENTRY TO SANDY SHORELINE & CLEAR WATER. HOME FEATURES HAND SCRIBED . . .
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# 5132212 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME! IDEALLY LOCATED ALONG THE "BEAVER BAY" SHORELINE OF FARM ISLAND LAKE. WITH OVER 200K IN UPGRADES THIS IMPECCABLE HOME BOASTS PRIVATE . . .
MLS# 4862169 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LOG CABIN RETREAT ON WHOLE PRIVATE ISLAND, LAKE VERMILION. RESTORED HISTORIC LOG CABIN IN TOWERING PINES OF VIRGIN TIMBER NEVER LOGGED PLUS GUEST CABIN AT WATERS EDGE, . . .
MLS# 4943376 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
ENJOY THE PRIVACY OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED FRANKLIN LAKE 1.85 ACRE PROPERTY THAT BOASTS 293' OF SHORELINE AND SHOWCASES AN AUTHENTIC PINE LOG 2 BED, 3 BATH HOME, . . .
MLS# 5145792 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
SECLUDED LAKE VERMILION VOYAGEUR LOG HOME W/EXCELLENT SWIMMING SHORELINE, PRIVATE GRADUAL LOT NEAR END OF ROAD, TOWERING OLD GROWTH WHITE PINES, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! SET ON . . .
MLS# 5137773 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
UNIQUE LOG HOME WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP & MATERIALS. 3 STALL INSULATED GARAGE W/ HEATED SHOP, 2 STALL INSULATED GARAGE, 18' GAZEBO, BOATHOUSE W/ . . .
MLS# 4972333 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
THIS HOME IS A STUNNER!! FROM BEING FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE TO GRACING THE COVERS OF LOG HOME GUIDES, THIS CUSTOM BUILT 3 BEDROOM WALK-OUT HAS EVERYTHING . . .
MLS# 4975162 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LAKE VERMILION VOYAGEUR LOG HOME NESTLED ON UNHEARD OF @6 ACRE PARCEL WITH TOWERING RED/WHITE PINES & 389' SOUTH EXPOSURE SHORELINE FOR ULTIMATE PRIVACY. THIS2 BR 2 . . .
MLS# 5138647 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
CLASSIC YEAR ROUND LOG CABIN WITH PANORAMIC WESTERLY VIEWS ON THE CLASSIC NORTHWOODS PARCEL WITH LARGE PINES AND LEDGEROCK OUTCROPPINGS. THE CABIN FEATURES 2 BEAUTIFUL . . .
MLS# 5134743 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
BUYERS PARADISE, LOG HOME NESTLED ON 1.4 AC AND 485' OF PRIVATE LAKE FRONTAGE ON STRAIGHT LAKE. 4 BD, 2 1/2 BATH, ALL LIVING FACILITIES ON MAIN LEVEL INCLUDING A LG . . .
MLS# 5133035 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
IDYLLIC LAKE VERMILION PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT, LOG HOME W/SAND BEACH, TOWERING PINES, PRIVATE GRADUAL LOT, 360 DEGREE BLUE WATER VISTAS W/SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, JUST 1.5 . . .
MLS# 5027028 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME IN VOYAGEURS RETREAT AT GIANTS RIDGE WITH A PRIVATE SETTING INCLUDING STUNNING VIEWS OF WYNNE LAKE. 1.8 ACRE WOODED LOT, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, VAULTED . . .
MLS# 5007138 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
FURNISHED BISSONETT-BUILT SQUARE LOG RETREAT SECLUDED IN TOWERING PINES ON 14 ACRES BORDERING STATE LAND & 635 FT SOUTH FACING SHORELINE OF INCREDIBLY CLEAR EAGLES . . .
MLS# 4988248 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
STUNNING LOG HOME SET BACK OFF HIGHWAY 53 ON SECLUDED MURPHY LAKE, LEVEL LOT WITH 206 FT SOUTH FACING SHORELINE, SANDY SWIMMING, JUST 10 MINUTES TO EVELETH & . . .
MLS# 4909930 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
THIS CAPTIVATING HAND SCRIBED CEDAR LOG HOME IS A RARE FIND NESTLED ON OVER 19 PRIVATELY OWNED ACRES IN THE BEAUTIFUL CHIPPEWA NATL. FOREST. THIS HOME LENDS ITSELF WELL . . .
MLS# 5137599 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
QUALITY CONSTRUCTION LOG HOME ON THE WATER! EASY FLOW LIGHT FILLED HOME WITH WATER VIEWS FROM ALL LEVELS. UP NORTH FEEL WARM AND COZY ENERGY EFFICIENT WITH IN FLOOR HEAT . . .
MLS# 4892083 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
GULL CHAIN, 3 BEDROOM LOG HOME. 2 BATH, GAS FORCED AIR WITH CENTRAL AIR. LIVING ROOM HAS ENERGY SAVING LOPI FREE STANDING FIREPLACE, MAPLE HARDWOOD FLOORS, KNOTTY PINE . . .
MLS# 4958870 - LOG HOME | 0 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS
TEN MILE LAKE LOG HOME SHELL TO FINISH TO YOUR LIKING. FRAMED FOR 5 BEDROOM 5 BATH. TOWERING PINES AND LEVEL ELEVATION TO THE LAKE. JOINS ADDITIONAL LAKE LOT FOR SALE . . .
MLS# 4998660 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
ENJOY THE SUNSET VIEWS IN THIS WELL MAINTAINED LOG HOME SITUATED ON 1+ ACRE WITH 205 FT. OF SHORE IN BELL HORN BAY, ON BIG SANDY LAKE (INCLUDES A SEPARATE 80FT SHORE . . .
MLS# 6031239 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
2 ACRES - PRIVATE LAND- ISLAND LAKE TRUE LOG HOME- CHARMING, STYLISH SQUARE-LOG HOME ON JUST OVER 2 ACRES OF PRIVATE LAND WITH 160 FT OF FRONTAGE ON ISLAND LAKE~3 . . .
MLS# 4953759 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LAKE VERMILION LOG HOME SITUATED ON 1.3 ACRES W/205' FEET OF LAKESHORE. SMALL COVE THAT COULD BE A GREAT SWIMMING AREA. FEATURES OF THE HOME INCLUDE 2 BRS, LOFT, . . .
MLS# 4953634 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LOCATED ON A POINT W/ OVER 1,000FT OF LAKESHORE & 2 SEPARATE LAKESHORE TRACTS. THIS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH LOG HOME FEATURES INCLUDE A FIELD STONE FIRE PLACE W/ CEDAR . . .
MLS# 5024809 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
TUCKED AMONG THE TOWERING PINES ON ELBOW LAKE IS THIS LIKE NEW LOG HOME. THE QUALITY IN THIS HOME IS EVIDENT: THE HAND SCRIBED LOOK OF THE LOGS, GRANITE FLOORING, CUSTOM . . .
MLS# 4966832 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
COZY LOG CABIN ON LAKE VERMILION. ENJOY BIG WATER VIEWS, SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, SAND BEACH, LEVEL LOT AND PINE TREE COVERAGE WITH THIS LOG HOME. HOME FEATURES MASTER BEDROOM . . .
MLS# 5009545 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOM
SECLUDED BOUNDARY WATERS LOG CABIN RETREAT W/PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS, SET IN PINES ON APX 15 ACRES ADJOINING FEDERAL FOREST & 527 FT SOUTH FACING SANDY SWIMMING . . .
MLS# 5131135 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME CONSTRUCTED WITH NATIVE LOGS. VARIETY OF NATURAL WOODS INCORPORATED THROUGH OUT, CEDAR, SPRUCE, NORWAY, BIRDS EYE MAPLE, OAK AND BLACK ASH. ALL MILLED . . .
MLS# 5133466 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME WITH VAULTED CEILING, GOOD PRIVACY, SAND SHORELINE! 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL BATHROOMS, FINISHED LOWER LEVEL WITH FIREPLACE AND BATH. GREAT LANDSCAPING, LAWN . . .
MLS# 5024639 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LOG HOME WITH SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS ON A MILE OF THE LITTLEFORK RIVER. OPEN FLOOR PLAN ON THREE LEVELS ALLOW FOR EXTRA ROOMS AS YOU SEE FIT. USE THE 169 ACRES TO YOUR . . .
MLS# 5027073 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LOG HOME ON THE SHORES OF CRANE LAKE, THE EDGE OF THE VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK, BWCAW AND CANADA. ENJOY ALL THAT THE AREA OFFERS IN THE WINTER AND SUMMER WITH THIS YEAR . . .
MLS# 4968354 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
NESTLED ON 2 SPACIOUS ACRES BETWEEN HEAVILY WOODED LOTS RESTS THIS CHARMING 2-3 BEDROOM LOG HOME. WITH OVER 300 FEET OF LAKESHORE ON THIS SENTINEL LAKE KNOWN FOR ITS . . .
MLS# 4967060 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
YEAR ROUND USE LOG HOME WITH 229 FEET OF SHORELINE ON PELICAN LAKE. SOUTH FACING AND ON A WOODED PARCEL ON A CUL-DE-SAC GIVES PRIVACY. A NICE MIX OF MAPLES, PINES AND . . .
MLS# 4945927 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN, WITH THIS CUSTOM LOG HOME ON THE LITTLEFORK RIVER. JUST OVER TEN ACRES GIVES YOU PLENTY OF ROOM FOR THAT HOBBY FARM ON THIS PARTIALLY . . .
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# 4984254 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN WITH OVERSIZED 3 CAR GARAGE WITH LAKE VERMILLION ACCESS. GREAT FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN WHO LOVES TO HUNT AND FISH. 100 ACRES OF STATE LAND DIRECTLY . . .
MLS# 5027027 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
150X215 FOOT LOT ON MINNEWAWA LAKE.CEMENT STEPS TO HARD SAND SHORELINE. 3 BEDROOM LOG CABIN AND ADDITION WITH PARTIAL BASEMENT. FA & FREESTANDING WOOD STOVE IN LARGE . . .
MLS# 5146970 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
A NATURALISTS DREAM! ABSOLUTELY PICTURESQUE SETTING! VERY PRIVATE MINNESOTA LOG HOME, OVER 2 1/2 ACRES OF PRIVACY. MATURE PINE TREES, GENTLE ELEVATION TO 5TH LAKE, . . .
MLS# 5025119 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF HISTORIC SHINGWAUK VILLAGE ON LITTLE PINE LAKE IN AITKIN WITH EASY BOAT ACCESS TO FARM ISLAND LAKE. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, YEAR ROUND CABIN . . .
MLS# 4912705 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
MITCHELL LAKE LOG 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH 2 STORY CABIN THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE 6 EASILY. FRENCH DOORS LEAD TO LARGE CEDAR SCREENED PORCH. PRIVATE DOCK & FIRE PIT. PART OF . . .
MLS# 4982841 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
THIS WELL-MAINTAINED LOG HOME ON THE LITTLEFORK RIVER OFFERS SO MUCH PRIVACY AND TRANQUILITY. KICK BACK AND ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIFE ON 48 ACRES. HUNT, RIDE HORSES, OR . . .
MLS# 4991442 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS! ADORABLE WATERFRONT CABIN TUCKED AWAY ON THE SHORES OF ROUND LAKE. PRIVATE SETTING WITH GENTLE BREEZES, WHISPERING LEAVES, AND . . .
MLS# 4943754 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE BIG PORTAGE LAKE CHAIN FROM THIS VERY CUTE SEASONAL VINTAGE LOG CABIN WITH 2 BEDROOMS AND 1 BATH. EXPLORE ALL 3 LAKES IN THE CHAIN (BIG, RICE, . . .
MLS# 4990771 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
GLACIER LAKE 2 BEDROOM FULL BATH LOG HOME WITH ALL WOOD INTERIOR & FLOORING. BRICK WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. ATTACHED GARAGE, PLUS STORAGE & WOOD SHED. OVER 2 . . .
MLS# 4999258 - LOG HOME | 0 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
READY TO HAVE YOUR OWN PLACE ON THE LAKE?...THIS PROVIDES YOU WITH A SEASONAL VINTAGE LOG CABIN ON A FANTASTIC FISHING LAKE IN A PREMIER LAKES AREA JUST A COUPLE OF . . .
MLS# 4912701 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
MITCHELL LAKE 1920'S ERA LOG CABIN LOVINGLY RESTORED AS A DELUXE 1 BEDROOM, YET THE RUSTIC COMFORTABLE INTERIOR IS PERFECT FOR RELAXING AFTER A DAY OF HIKING OR CANOEING . . .
MLS# 4948437 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
WHITE PINE POINT-THIS HISTORICAL 1920'S LOG CABIN FEATURES ALL OF THE PERIOD'S CONSTRUCTION DESIGNS...COTTAGE WINDOWS, FRENCH GLASS DOOR, PORCH, ARCHED DOORWAYS - YET . . .
MLS# 5025922 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
WONDERFUL LODGE CONDO ON PELICAN LAKE, CALL FOR YOUR PERSONAL TOUR TODAY. SALE INCLUDES CONDO WITH LOFT, EXCELLENT SAND BEACH, DECK, DOCK, COVERED PORCH, AND BOAT SLIP. . . .
MLS# 4976029 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
END OF THE ROAD PRIVACY AWAITS YOU ON THIS LEVEL TO THE LAKE LOG CABIN. GET OUT ON THE WATER IN YOUR KAYAK, BOAT OR CANOE AND START ENJOYING THE PEACEFUL SOLITUDE. WALK . . .
MLS# 4978152 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
1/6TH SHARE OWNERSHIP IN THIS LOVELY LOG HOME MAKES LAKE SUPERIOR LIVING TRULY AFFORDABLE. THIS 3 BR, 4 BA LOG HOME IS BREATHTAKING INSIDE & OUT. FEATURES INCLUDE 3 . . .
MLS# 4939302 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 0 BATHROOMS
PLENTY OF PRIVACY ON THIS 12+ ACRE PARCEL OF LAND ON MUCKWA LAKE, WITH ABOUT 700 FT. OF WEST FACING SHORELINE. PARCEL IS WELL WOODED WITH MANY MATURE RED PINES SCATTERED . . .
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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