Nearly everywhere, it seems, is perfect for a log home. All right, maybe that's a stretch. But when we began researching this story late last year, we figured it would be easy to narrow down our choices to 10 great places to build a primary residence and an equal number for getaway homes. Think again. As people move from urban areas in order to get a little elbowroom and peace of mind, hundreds of new outposts–perfect for rustic homes–pop up.
We based our criteria on reader favorites: lots of outdoor diversions, proximity to a town, affordable land and that "undiscovered" mystique. We think you'll like what we found.
10 BEST PLACES