Log B&Bs offer more than just food and lodging

A bed and breakfast used to be simply a place for a weary traveler to rest his head for an evening and wake up to a hot meal in the morning. Not any longer.

Today’s B&Bs have become sanctuaries providing the ultimate in luxury and log homes are a growing part of that luxury.

Below, we spotlight two distinctive inns and offer our annual log lodging directory. We’ve compiled a list of 123 log home bed and breakfast retreats. Each one has something unique to offer, but they do have one thing in common—they are all rooted in the log home living tradition.

The Grizzly Den Bed and Breakfast
Stunning and luxurious accommodations are the hallmark of the Grizzly Den, located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. Built entirely of Douglas fir timbers by Peco Log Homes, the bed and breakfast is nestled among tall pines on 10 acres of private land. From your room, you can look out over the nearby town of Vernon and the crystal clear Kalamalka Lake.

The Grizzly Den offers five unique guestrooms to choose from—each one featuring its own bath with whirlpool tub, a king- or queen-size bed (except for the Kodiak room, which boasts custom twin bunkbeds) and satellite television. All guests have access to the eight-person outdoor hot tub.

Each morning a delectable homemade English breakfast is prepared for rested guests before they embark on a day of activity. Local attractions include world-class cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, water skiing, fishing, hiking and, of course, fine dining.

Owners Pat and B.J. Illingby are eager to welcome you to their exquisite corner of British Columbia.

  

If You Go

Vernon, British Columbia, is located just north of the U.S. border near Washington state. In addition to outdoor activities, the area boasts a performing arts center and multiplex, a space and science center, historical tours, a water park and numerous festivals throughout the year. Rates range between $85-$290 per night.

The Grizzly Den
7981 Silver Star Road
Vernon BC V1B 3N2 Canada
250-549-7181
www.thegrizzlyden.com

  

The Blue Heron Inn

Conveniently located near the gateway to Yellowstone National Park in southeastern Idaho, the impressive Blue Heron Inn overlooks the scenic south fork of the Snake River, a world-famous fly-fishing mecca.

Built in 2000, the B&B is the realization of a 10-year dream of innkeepers Claudia and Dave Klingler. The half-log exterior, produced by Snake River Log Homes, is offset by drywall inside, but log detailing is everywhere you look—from the log loft and posts in the great room, to the rustic log bed in the South Fork guest quarters.

Amenities include a magnificent river view, fireplace, jetted tub, private balconies and in-room massages (with prior arrangements). The entire first floor is wheelchair accessible.

Every morning, guests enjoy a full Western-style breakfast including such entrees as sourdough pancakes, omelets and quiches. Continental breakfast is available for those who want to get an early start. Evening provides an opportunity for guests to socialize in the great room, where appetizers and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served.

The library nook provides a refuge for the guest who just wants to escape into the pages of a good book. For those looking for a more active vacation, the surrounding area offers everything from boating to rock climbing to whitewater rafting. In addition to Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Craters of the Moon National Parks and Harriman State Park are all within a short drive. So prepare yourself to be as relaxed or entertained as you desire; you may never want to leave the Blue Heron.

  

If You Go

Located near Rigby, Idaho, along U.S. Highway 20, The Blue Heron Inn is also a great location for small, intimate weddings and has a conference room available for corporate mini-retreats and meetings. Rates range between $90-$165 per night.

Blue Heron Inn
4175 E. Menan Lorenzo Highway
Rigby ID 83442
866-745-9922
www.idahoblueheron.com

  
   
 Bed & Breakfast Directory    
 UNITED STATES    
 ALASKA    
 Alaska
A Cozy Log B&B
Juneau AK
907-789-2582
www.alaska.net/~cozylog/home.htm

 Alaska Cabins B&B
Dillingham AK
907-842-5022
www.alaskancabin.com
 Bear Track Inn
Gustavus AK
888-697-2284/907-697-3017
www.beartrackinn.com
 Big Bear B&B
Anchorage AK
907-277-8189
www.alaskabigbearbb.com
 Blueberry Lodge
Juneau AK
907-463-5886
www.blueberrylodge.com
 Chocolate Drop Inn
Homer AK
800-530-6015/907-235-3668
www.chocolatedropinn.com
 Susitna Wilderness B&B
Willow AK
907-733-1941/800-401-7444
 Three Moose Meadow
Homer AK
888-777-0930
www.threemoose.com
 Trapper John’s B&B
Talkeetna AK
907-733-2353/800-735-2354
www.alaska.net/~trapperj
 ARIZONA    
 Aspen Trail
Mount Lemmon AZ
520-576-1558
www.mt-lemmon.com/aspen.htm
 Cattle Kate’s Restaurant & Lodge
Greer AZ
520-735-7744
www.cattlekateslodge.com
 Red Setter Inn
(Log producer: Log Knowledge)
Greer AZ
928-735-7441/888-994-7337
www.redsetterinn.com
 Terry Ranch B&B
Williams AZ
800-210-5908/928-635-4171
www.grand-canyon-lodging.net

    
 ARKANSAS    
 Cinnamon Valley Resort
Eureka Springs AR
800-424-3344/479-253-5354
www.cinnamonvalley.com
    
 CALIFORNIA    
 Gold Mountain Manor
Big Bear City CA
909-585-6997/800-509-2604
www.goldmountainmanor.com
 The J. Patrick House
Cambria CA
800-341-5258/805-927-3812
www.jpatrickhouse.com
  
 COLORADO    
 Allaire Timbers Inn
Breckenridge CO
800-624-4904/970-453-7530
www.allairetimbers.com
 The Anniversary Inn B&B
Estes Park CO
970-586-6200
www.bestinns.net/usa/co/
anniversaryinn.html

 Dakota House (Log producer: Dakota Rose Log Homes)
Walden CO
970-723-4389
 Elk Echo Ranch B&B
Stoneham CO
970-735-2426
 Highland Haven Creekside Inn
Evergreen CO
303-674-3577/800-459-2406
 Liar’s Lodge (Log producer: Modern Log Homes)
Buena Vista CO
888-542-7756
www.liarslodge.com
 Little Mountain Lodge (Log
producer: Log Knowledge)
Breckenridge CO
800-468-7707/970-453-1969
www.littlemountainlodge.com
 Logwood B&B
Durango CO
800-369-4082/ 970-259-4396
www.durango-logwoodinn.com
 Miles Behind Lodge B&B
Winter Park CO
866-256-4466
www.milesbehind.com
 Riversbend B&B
Mancos CO
970-533-7353/800-699-8994
www.riversbend.com
    
 FLORIDA    
 Cypress House Ranch B&B
Bushnell FL
352-568-0909/888-568-1666
    
 IDAHO    
 Blue Heron Inn (Log producer: Snake River Log Homes)
Rigby ID
866-745-9922/208-745-9922
www.idahoblueheron.com
 Ponderosa B&B
Athol ID
800-683-2251
www.theponderosa.net
  
 ILLINOIS    
 Olde Squat Inn B&B
Marion IL
618-922-2637
www.geocities.com/oldesquat
 Deerfield B&B
Windsor IL
217-459-2750/800-656-2750
  
 INDIANA    
 Rust Holler B&B
Bristol IN
800-313-7800/574-825-1111
www.rustholler.com
    
 KENTUCKY    
 The Log House B&B
Russellville KY
270-726-8483
www.theloghousebandb.com
    
 MAINE    
 Log Cabin Lodging & Fine Food
Bailey’s Island ME
800-833-3688/207-833-5546
Treelights B&B
Bowdoin ME
207-666-3267
    
 MARYLAND    
 Savage River Lodge (Log
producer: Hearthstone)
Frostburg MD
301-689-3200
www.savageriverlodge.com
  Savage River Lodge
Frostburg, Maryland

Hearthstone photo

 MICHIGAN    
 Pinewood Lodge B&B (Log producer: Hiawatha Log Homes)
AuTrain MI
906-892-8300
www.pinewoodlodgebnb.com
 
 Pinewood Lodge B&B
AuTrain, Michigan

Photo by Brad Simmons

 MINNESOTA    
 Loghouse & Homestead
on Spirit Lake
Vergas MN
218-342-2318/800-342-2318
www.loghousebb.com
    
 MISSOURI    
 Orlando’s Lodge at Grant’s Trail (Log producer: Town & Country Cedar Homes)
St. Louis MO
866-314-7829/314-638-3340
www.lodgeatgrantstrail.com
 Second Creek Farm (Log producer: Hearthstone)
Owensville MO
573-437-6999
www.secondcreekfarm.com
  
 MONTANA    
 Abbot Valley Homestead
Martin City MT
406-387-4436
www.abbottvalley.com
 Bad Rock Country B&B
Columbia Falls MT
888-892-2829
www.badrock.com
 Daybreak B&B
Corvallis MT
406-961-4530
 Elkhorn View Lodge (Log producer: Custom Log Homes)
Clancy MT
406-442-1224/406-442-5575
www.elkviewbb.com
 The Emily A. B&B
Seeley Lake MT
800-977-4639
www.theemilya.com
 Hidden Moose Lodge
Whitefish MT
406-862-6516/888-733-6667
www.wtp.net/go/hiddenmoose
 Inn Dupuyer B&B
Dupuyer MT
406-472-3241
www.3rivers.net/~inndupyr
 O’Duachain Country Inn
Big Fork MT
800-837-7460/406-837-6851
 Paola Creek B&B (Log producer: 3-K Log Homes)
West Glacier MT
888-311-5061/406-888-5061
www.wtp.net/go/paola
 Silver Forest Inn
Bozeman MT
888-835-5970/406-586-1882
   
 NEW HAMPSHIRE    
 The New England Inn Lodge
Intervale NH
800-826-3466
www.newenglandinn.com
    
 NEW YORK    
 Log Country Inn
Ithaca NY
800-274-4771/607-589-4771
www.logtv.com/inn
    
 NORTH CAROLINA    
 Briar Patch B&B
Mount Airy NC
336-352-4177
www.briarpatchbedandbreak fast.com
 Hemlock Inn
Bryson City NC
828-488-2885

 Wildberry Lodge (Log producer: Maple Island Log Homes)
Leicester NC
866-863-2525
www.wildberrylodge.com
 Windsong: A Mountain Inn
Clyde NC
828-627-6111
    
 OHIO    
 Country Pleasures
Creola OH
888-596-3132/740-596-3132
www.hockinghills.com/cp
 Fields of Home Guest House (Log producer: Holmes County Log Homes Inc.)
Millersburg OH
330-674-7152
www.bbonline.com/oh/fieldsofhome
 Painted Valley Farm
Laurelville OH
888-887-4446
www.hockinghills.com/paintedvalley
 Spencer House Retreat
Rockbridge OH
740-385-8187/800-600-0585
www.hockinghills.com/
enhanced/spencer.htm

 Stone Creek B&B Cottage
Stone Creek OH
330-308-5684
www.bbonline.com/oh/stonecreek
 Victoria Green Plains B&B
South Charleston OH
937-462-8420
www.greenplain.com

 

 OKLAHOMA    
 Homestead B&B at GT Ranch
Red Rock OK
580-725-3466/888-882-8091
www.bbonline.com/ok/
homestead
    
 OREGON    
 Mount Ashland Inn
Ashland OR
541-482-8707/800-830-8707
www.mtashlandinn.com
 The Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort
Cave Junction OR
800-200-5484/541-592-2208
www.treehouses.com
 Weasku Inn
Grants Pass OR
800-493-2758/541-471-8000
www.weasku.com
 PENNSYLVANIA    
 Armstrong Farms B&B
Saxonburg PA
724-352-2858
www.pafarmstay.com/armstrong
 Log Haven B&B
Rockwood PA
814-352-8971
www.loghaven.net
 Strawberry Patch B&B
Lebanon PA
717-865-7219
www.strawberrypatchbnb.com
 Wild Rainbow Lodge
Starlight PA
570-635-5983
www.wildrainbowoutfitters.com
    
 SOUTH DAKOTA    
 Emerald Pines Refuge B&B
Hill City SD
605-574-4462/877-574-4462
    
 TENNESSEE    
 The Calico Inn (Log producer: Hearthstone)
Sevierville TN
800-235-1054/865-428-3833
www.calico-inn.com
 Falls Mill B&B Log Cabin
Belvidere TN
931-469-7161
www.fallsmill.com
 Lairdland Farm B&B
Cornersville TN
931-363-9080/888-231-8631
 Leatherwood Forge (Log producer: Pioneer Log Systems)
Williamsport TN
931-583-9231
www.leatherwoodforge.com
 Seventh Heaven Log Inn
Gatlinburg TN
800-248-2923
www.7-heaven.com
  
 TEXAS    
 Ab Butler’s Dogtrot
at Triple Creek
Fredericksburg TX
830-997-0443 (for reservations)
www.fredericksburg-lodging.com
 Bolinger Cabin
Fredericksburg TX
830-997-0443 (for reservations)
www.fredericksburg-lodging.com
 Cedars on the Brazos
Glen Rose TX
254-898-1000
www.cedarsonthebrazos.com
 Livery Stable B&B
Fredericksburg TX
830-997-0443 (for reservations)
www.fredericksburg-lodging.com
 The Lodge at Creekside
Wimberley TX
800-267-3925/512-847-8922
www.lodgeatcreekside.com
 Lost Creek (Log producer: Timber and Stone Restorations)
Fredericksburg TX
830-997-0443 (for reservations)
www.fredericksburg-lodging.com
 The Mighty Oak Log Cabin
Fredericksburg TX
830-997-0443 (for reservations)
www.fredericksburg-lodging.com
 Sycamore Street Cabin
Fredericksburg TX
830-997-0443 (for reservati