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Mountain Log Homes

The mountains — the quintessential idea of where to build a log home.

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    Modern Cabin Design

    A luxe Montana home that proves “contemporary cabin” isn’t a contradiction in terms.

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    Living Off the Grid

    A Georgia couple reunites in an off-the-grid log cabin under the Colorado sky.

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    Cabin Remodel Using Reclaimed Building Materials

    A builder and his friends breathe new life into an old Montana cabin.

  4. This custom home not only has views of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin ski areas, but homeowners Linda and Renny Lovold can ski right out of their front door.

    Mountain Retreat: A Guest-Friendly Log Home in Montana

    Photos of a mountain retreat in Big Sky country that beckons three generations to share old memories, create new ones and relish the great outdoors.

  5. Though modest in size, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty has plenty to offer guests both indoors and out. Even the lights along the bridge were planned to accommodate late-night visitors. “The lights can be controlled from an electrical box on the first post,” says Art. “Those are the little things that really make a difference.”

    Mountain Paradise: A Poconos Cabin for a Weekend Retreat

    After years of planning, one Pennsylvania couple now has the perfect Poconos cabin for friends and family to connect with nature and each other.

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    Getting Away To It All: A Handcrafted Montana Home

    A handcrafted Montana vacation home echoes an Old West mood.

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    On Happy Trails: A Hybrid Vacation Cabin in North Carolina

    A horse-loving homeowner builds a hybrid vacation cabin in the North Carolina mountains.

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    All in the Mix: A Tennessee Mountain Cabin

    A model home in the Smoky Mountains uses mixed media to convey a cozy sensibility.

  9. The home sits on 57 acres and offers a perfect view of the passing trains that wrap around the property.

    From the Appalachians to the Rockies: A Colorado Log Home

    Eastern-style square logs find a home in the round-log West.

  10. A steeply pitched roof sets the tone for French Country style. Stonework anchors the home to its woodsy setting.

    A French Country Montana Timber Home

    Building a modern chateau in Montana

  11. Glowing on a wintry night, this luxurious retreat home snuggles into a sloped lot overlooking the Gore Mountains in central Colorado. The varied roofline echoes the mountains' peaks.

    The Lure of the Rockies: A Rustic Colorado Log Home

    Designing a mountaintop getaway in Colorado

  12. Large-diameter logs support the front porch. Lantern-style lights flank aluminum-clad patio doors. Rustic pine rockers afford comfort while viewing the surrounding mountains.

    Altitude Adjustment: A Handcrafted Log Home in Colorado

    A Florida family answers the call of the Colorado Rockies.

  13. Peaks of the Lost River Range tower over the valley and provide a dramatic backdrop. The owners of this fishing getaway wanted a building that looked as if it had been there for a century.

    Old West: An Idaho Log Home

    A new log home is built to look like it’s always been part of the surrounding mountain landscape.

  14. By doing the landscaping themselves, the Wammocks kept the lot natural and took advantage of stone outcroppings to shape garden beds. They even made a split-rail fence.

    Room and a View: A North Carolina Log Home

    A North Carolina log home captures the grandeur of its highlands setting.

  15. Generous cedar decks surround the house on three sides. Ken and Linda made the railings; they cut the trees, peeled the logs and drilled the holes for the balusters. The stucco and timbered gable ends recall Adirondack log houses, appropriate for homeowners originally from Upstate New York. The jackleg fence adds Western appeal.

    Mountaintop Views: Montana Mountain Home

    Two homeowners design their Montana log home to take advantage of the scenery provided by the nearby Swan Mountain range.

  16. The log home is located on three-and-a-half acres on a picturesque mountain. Behind it is a heavily wooded hill. The homeowners wanted lots of windows to take advantage of the gorgeous views. The Woolards live on the only flat stretch of road in Ashe County, which run 12 miles alongside the tranquil New River.

    A Perfect Plan: North Carolina Log Retreat

    From selecting an idyllic setting to constructing a scaled home model, one North Carolina couple takes the time and effort to perfect the design of their ideal mountain retreat.

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    Ranch-style Home Transformed into Timber Classic

    When it came time to transform an old ranch home into a comfortable retreat, the owners and builder turned to the philosophies of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who wanted people to live in harmony with nature rather than impose their will upon it.

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    Treasure of the Sierra Nevada: Log Cabin in the California Mountains

    Margaret and James always dreamed of a cabin in the woods, but for 30 years they were too busy working, raising a family and renovating a series of homes to fulfill that dream.

  19. On a snowy winter's night, a blazing fire warms the cabin's outdoor area. The double-sided fireplace serves both the great room inside and this sheltered outdoor space.

    Redefining Rustic in this Idaho Timber Home

    Take rough-hewn timbers, rugged stone and a backcountry setting, then add a dash of modern styling. That’s the recipe for this cabin built at Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho.

  20. Charlie and Lauren Bisbee worked with their designer to give their great room the best views in the house. When night falls and the view fades, all eyes turn to the handsome corner fireplace.

    Best of Both Worlds in an Idaho Timber Home

    For their property on Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille, Charlie and Lauren Bisbee dreamed of a home that would match its breathtaking surroundings but would also be a great place to entertain their many friends.

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