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    Log Home Makeover Magic

    A stylish update brings warmth to the great room of a 30-year-old Colorado log home.

  2. The views, like everything else about the cabin, were well thought out from the get-go, says John. From the back of the home, guests are treated to Cougar Gulch valley vistas. In the distance, snow-capped Mount Spokane beckons.

    Small Scale Timber Cabin

    An Idaho timber-frame cabin maximizes square footage with personal touches that create warmth and accessibility.

  3. Homeowner Anita Tidyman thought the walkways that her husband, Tim, and her uncle John King created needed a fountain. The large carved planter is reminiscent of her beloved Indian baskets; John surprised her with a round millstone for its base and married the two, with one of Anita’s ravens as its center post.

    Quiet Cabin for Family Get-Togethers

    A Washington couple creates the perfect guest-friendly retreat in which they can relax.

  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. Nature inspires the look of the living room.

    California Dreaming: A Handcrafted Log Home Built to Last

    Big logs create a nature-inspired work of art that’s built to stand for 500 years.

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    Old-Time Charm: A Restored Cabin in Montana

    A turn-of-the-century cabin is relocated to a Montana ranch and transformed into a distinctive retreat.

  7. Visitors immediately feel as if they’ve stepped back in time when they walk up to the Hincheys’ front door, thanks to traditional-style chinking and a classic Adirondack chair made by local craftsman John Brake. A weathered log makes a perfect side table for morning coffee.

    The Waiting Game: Montana Lakeside Cabin

    After years of waiting for the perfect property, a Montana couple is finally able to enjoy the lakefront cabin they always wanted.

  8. Although its roughly 500-square-foot footprint may look tiny from the outside, the one-bedroom, one-bath abode lives well for its size.

    Dynamic Demo: An Eco-Friendly California Cabin

    A demonstration cabin in California proves that you don't have to sacrifice great home amenities for a smaller footprint.

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    Woodland Beauty: Handcrafted Utah Log Cabin

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

  10. 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.

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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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Building their eclectic cabin fulfilled the Hollingsheads' vision of a family getaway. "It was a wonderful experience to work with Mark and Lana on a home they had dreamed of for years," Allen Halcomb of MossCreek says. The lodge's style and materials will endure for generations

    Log Lodge at Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho

    With a mixture of rustic and retro design elements — from roughened, hand-hewn rectangular pine logs to red-stained board-and-batten cedar siding and shakes resembling an old barn — this home is a new lakeside beauty with well-worn appeal.

  15. Set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this handcrafted structure by Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia is the permanent residence for Brian and Karen Wray. As a whimsical touch, Pioneer carved bear paws into the posts supporting the front porch. The home is Green certified due to features such crushed rock around the perimeter of the house, which allows the snow pack to drain back into the aquifer. The owners added a metal grate in the Brazilian Ipe hardwood step leading to the front door so snow would fall through and not create a hazard for their guest.

    Home at Last: Sweat equity pays dividends for a patient Colorado couple

    Brian and Karen Wray's log home won a slew of awards and is certified energy efficient, but it almost didn't happen.

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    When It Rains, It Pours: Utah Log Home

    Multiple guests necessitate an additional log-home getaway for one California couple.

  17. To take advantage of the mountain setting and nearby river, this log home features ample windows and plenty of deck space

    From Start to Finish: Idaho’s Sun Valley Log Home

    In Idaho's Sun Valley, an engineer builds an impressive, energy-efficient log home that saves money in style.

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    Into the Woods: Historic Log Cabin

    Dating back to 1933, this rustic haven stands the test of time.

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    Heritage Home

    A year-round horse rider constructs a summer home in Wyoming to reflect the 1880s.

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    Holiday Home in Southern California

    In the Southern California mountains, a couple uses family heirlooms and personalized touches to create a home for future generations.


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