Once the leaves start to turn and we feel a chill in the air, we can’t help but think of snuggling by the fire in a cozy cabin – a cozy log cabin, to be precise.
After all, log cabins are the quintessential fall abode, inviting us on weekend getaways from coast to coast. But why do they need to be just a vacation spot? Do we really want to live in stucco boxes or drab apartment buildings when we can live and work in a quaint cabin in the woods?
For those who yearn for a more rustic lifestyle, we’ve found a few properties to choose from. We scoured log cabins for sale across the country and selected five excellent candidates, all priced under $ 500,000.
Take a look and decide where you want to permanently root yourself.
Price: $ 345,000
Legendary fall: Located in the foothills of western Maine, this barn-style log cabin built in 1979 sits on scenic 2.5 acres.
The 1,558 square foot unit includes two bedrooms, one bath, two half baths and a rustic sauna. It’s a short walk from the community pool. But its most charming feature is the expansive porch that stretches out to the rear. From this location, you can gaze at the beautiful fall foliage and nearby apple orchard while sipping fresh cider or your drink of choice.
Price: $ 210,000
A few countries: This log cabin is close enough to Fort Worth to commute, but far enough to enjoy the true country vibe. Built in 1978, the cabin features fun farmhouse decor, including an interior barn door, gnarled plank ceilings, and a log fence.
It also has modern amenities like an open floor plan, walk-in closet, and a granite kitchen island. With three bedrooms and 1,770 square feet of living space, there’s room for the whole family. There is also a grassy backyard with a large porch, which means relaxation and relaxation on balmy Texas nights is deliciously possible.
Price: $ 450,000
Caroline in my head: Sitting beautifully on half an acre in the heart of the Maggie Valley, this two bedroom cottage offers the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern amenities.
Custom built in 2004, it features a relaxing hot tub, fireplace, and wraparound porch with spectacular mountain views. For recreation, there is a game loft with a pool table inside and plenty of hiking trails outside.
Bonus: it comes fully furnished and comes with an adorable bear motif. This means it is a turnkey opportunity to move in directly or open it up to short term tenants, with whom it has been a great success.
Price: $ 149,900
Fun all year round: This adorable A-frame from Lakeshore Resorts offers views of Lake Brookville. Built in 2001, it was designed to be fun all year round.
This three bedroom getaway is the cheapest of the cabins on our list. A charming porch, covered patio, open floor plan, and upstairs loft make the 920 square foot living space seem much larger. Perfectly matched furniture and appliances can be included in the sale.
About an hour and a half from Indianapolis, this is a perfect getaway.
Price: $ 489,900
Want to take a walk? This three bedroom cabin may look old fashioned, but it’s a little over ten years old. Built on a wooded lot in 2008, it benefits from several beautiful modern finishes.
It is highlighted by a beautiful large room with an open kitchen, a two-story fireplace and an attic. Tennessee is known for raising some of the best horses in the country, so it’s fitting that this is also an equestrian property, with stalls and a fenced paddock. Much more than just a log cabin with an elegant wraparound porch, this one offers a new way of life.