Autumn: Are you ready for it? The return of the beloved pumpkin spice latte is just the beginning. Don’t we all just want to hop in a car, hit the road and head way out in to the country somewhere? Maybe a weekend getaway, deep in the woods, where a cozy log cabin awaits. Sipping some wine or hot cider on the front porch or by a roaring fire sounds pretty sweet right about now, right?
Whether you’re seriously in the market for a cozy log cabin or just daydreaming about where you’d like to be when the weather turns chilly (instead of at work, right now ... yeah, we feel you), this collection of log homes for sale is sure to make your day.
Twin Bridges, California
This cabin, circa 1936, is surrounded by acres of the most beautiful woodlands in the Sierras. A creek meanders through the property, which itself is owned by the National Forest Service. A wood-burning stove is sure to make interiors cozy, and there’s plenty of space to accommodate more than a few overnight guests (who will show up on your doorstep when they find out you’ve bought this place). Learn more about this California post-and-pier cabin.
This rustic cabin sits on 36 acres of land, and that plot is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land, which basically means: You’re out in the middle of nowhere! The home, located in an area that once served as a Texas Creek stagecoach stop, comes with a wood fireplace, solar panels and a terraced garden. Learn more about this waterfront log home in Washington state.
This home is fairly new (built in 2007, matter of fact), but features genuine log cabin construction throughout. Hand-hewn logs were used to build the exterior siding as well as the interior perimeter walls. And did we mention the views? Nestled in a little valley not far from Sun Valley, the home sits atop 40 acres, through which a creek runs. Learn more about this two-story Idaho cabin.
Fort Garland, Colorado
This fully finished log home is surrounded by natural beauty. But interiors are so drop-dead gorgeous that you may never want to set foot outdoors. The home sits on a 1.4-acre property that is adjacent to an open meadow and offers three bedrooms to accommodate guests. Learn more about this mountain-view Colorado cabin.
Tererro, New Mexico
If the prospect of seeing deer and elk grazing in your backyard psyches you, this home is probably pretty much your dream come true. Here’s why we love it: It’s built by a pretty famous log home builder (all Northern white cedar, guys), it sits on the Pecos River, which means all the fishing you’d ever want to do, and it comes with mineral and water rights — gem mining or gold panning, anyone? Learn more about this two-story New Mexico cabin.
La Grange, Texas
This place will make you feel worlds away even though it's a short drive to all the modern-day necessities. Currently being used as a bed and breakfast, this property definitely as some income potential. And we’re not sure what we like most: the cool one-room log cabin next to the main house or the pavilion, which doubles as an outdoor dining/grilling area and evening gathering place — complete with fire pit. Learn more about this two-bedroom Texas log cabin.
This is a fairly new build (circa 2006), but what character! The one-bedroom waterfront cabin features a vaulted main room and wraparound deck to enjoy spectacular views of Farm Lake. The home comes with a permanent dock for those who enjoy fishing and water sports. Learn more about this cozy getaway.
Shell Knob, Missouri
Located in the lake resort area of Shell Knob and surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, this property (40 acres, give or take) features everything from pastureland to a meandering creek and spring. And the icing on the cake? A circa-1903 log cabin, which has remained untouched. It’s next owner has the opportunity to transform the two-story structure (with original rock fireplace!) into a fully functioning home. Learn more about this rustic Missouri log cabin.
Stunning doesn't even begin to describe this homestead, which includes a stone farm house and log cabin addition. The property, circa 1750 and a one-hour drive from Philadelphia, features many original details, including original Moravian door latches and hinges, pit-sewn exposed beams, splined poplar floors and raised eyebrow windows with brick arches. Learn more about this historic Pennsylvania log cabin.
Free Union, Virginia
What a story this little cabin has to tell! Erected on the site of an old abandoned cabin, this homestead (similar in design to the original) is constructed from materials reclaimed from a circa-1844 West Virginia loft barn. Features include a stone foundation, a post-and-beam kitchen and a copper roof. Bonus for nature lovers: The property is surrounded by 2,400 acres of land that is protected by a conservation easement. Learn more about this wooded hillside cabin.
Alderson, West Virginia
If your dream has always been to own a farm and raise some livestock or plant an orchard, this place might be for you. What do you get for your money? Almost 70 acres of land on Muddy Creek Mountain, a circa-1870 meticulously maintained log cabin and probably the most spectacular pastoral views in all of the state. Learn more about this mountaintop West Virginia log cabin.
This primitive log cabin borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Which means hiking for days! The two-story structure was hand-hewn from chestnut wood and dates back to 1900. Learn more about this historic log cabin.
Green Mountain, North Carolina
The perfect getaway for a single person or couple! This circa-1862 cabin has been updated with all the modern conveniences necessary to enjoy time in the mountains -- including high-speed internet. Learn more about this quaint log home.