Rustic, woodsy, charming and peaceful. These are words often used to describe log cabin homes. Mountainside, lakeside, riverside and oceanside getaways are places for quiet, solitude, reflection and rejuvenation or even unadulterated adventure, full of rough-and-tumble days in the great outdoors.
Log cabin homes are meant to be magical settings where you can make lasting memories. Some people choose to invest in log cabin homes purely as weekend or vacation retreat locations. Others prefer to escape the noise of city life altogether for a calm and soothing life in a log cabin home in the heart of nature.
Consider the space you will need and how you will use your Log Cabin Home
When you’re dreaming up what you envision your log cabin home to look like, spend time picturing how you will actually use it. Will your log cabin home be a place to unwind for some weekends or a weeklong vacation or will you intend to live in the place full time, perhaps during your retirement? How much space would you need for sporadic or long-term living, especially with regard to storage space for prized possessions and furniture such as chairs and desks? If you’re into outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing, will you need space in your log cabin home to store any equipment?
Additionally, who will join you in your special home away from home—or even your primary residence?
If it’s you and your family, will there ever be time extended family or friends come to visit? If the answer is yes, it may be worth considering how much additional square footage you’ll need to comfortably host a few to several more guests. To help finance your cabin, you may even decide to rent out your log cabin home to family and friends, so extra space may certainly come in handy!
Making these use and space considerations early on will help you ensure your log cabin home is equipped to handle all kinds of scenarios, raising your enjoyment level of your valuable investment for many years and even decades to come!
With scores of models available, where can I start looking for Log Cabin Homes?
The marketplace for log cabin homes is flush with models offering a range of designs and floor plans, but Riverwood Cabins has simplified the process of not only deciding on a model but in building, delivering and assembling cabins. Customers even enjoy access to a special lender with a track record of helping hundreds secure loans to finance their log cabin homes. Moreover, because Riverwood Cabins sells directly to customers, costs average 30 percent less than if the purchaser went through a middleman.
Riverwood Cabins has produced handsome high-quality log cabin homes since 2006. The company’s roots actually extend back to 1983, when Woodtex, a manufacturer of celebrated sheds and cabins and the sister company of Riverwood Cabins, launched in New York.
Riverwood Cabins was created to meet the growing demand for log cabins, especially as the earliest proponents of the modern tiny-house and back-to-nature movements began to emerge.
Riverwood Cabins sells five models of exceptionally constructed log cabin modular homes and offers 80 floor plans. Featuring an open and spacious floor plan, huge front porch and many sunlight-inviting windows, The Homestead is a one-and-a-half-story log cabin. This Cape Cod-style model comes with a steep roof and pair of A-frame dormers that peek out from the roof’s front side, and a flat shed dormer in the back provide extra height in the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom along with always-handy loft space. Available in models with two to five bedrooms, the Homestead is equipped to handle heavy snowfall..
With its grand, steep A-frame room that resembles a luxurious ski lodge, Riverwood Cabins’ Legacy model is a choice selection for a mountainside log cabin home. The Legacy can hold two to four bedrooms, and its striking, large windows let in the warming sunlight, especially in the stunning cathedral great room. The Legacy is popular among ski lodges and vacation cabin owners. Just like with the Homestead model, the Legacy model can handle large amounts of snowfall.
A ranch-style log cabin model, the Riverwood has been the company’s longtime bestseller for its efficient layout and ample reverse-gable covered porch that extends out from the cabin’s center without any loss of interior floor space. A wide log cabin model that’s popular in lake and river settings, the Riverwood can hold two to three bedrooms and features a vaulted ceiling in the spacious living room area.
The Sportsman is a log cabin model that’s a hit at hunting and fishing camps and as vacation getaways. With the rise of the minimalism movement, it’s also being used as a small home by more and more. Quaint and efficient, this practical and ultra-affordable model can be the perfect log cabin home for those wanting to live out cabin life even while on a small budget. Available in sizes offering one to three bedroom, the single-story Sportsman boats a covered gable porch and delivers the classic cabin look and feel.
Decked out with a 4- or 6-foot-deep corner porch, the ranch-style Weekender log cabin model is a popular choice for families wanting a weekend retreat, be it near a shore point or deep in the mountains. The Weekender’s single-story model can accommodate two or three bedrooms, placing them in the corners to make room for spacious windows on two walls.
Options options options! Create your own custom Log Cabin Home without the hassle of building
Riverwood Cabins’ log cabin homes come with many standard and customizable options. First, you can take your pick among three different kinds of siding: Log Siding, Board and Batten, or LP® Smartside Lap Siding. Next, Log Siding and Board and Batten are available in five beautiful colors, including fir pine and country cedar, with LP® Smartside Lap Siding available in four colors such as driftwood.
Riverwood Cabins offers metal roofs and shingle roofs, each in five different colors, for its log cabin homes. Cabinets come in hickory, maple and pine, and flooring is offered in vinyl plank or hardwood, each in five different colors, including saddlewood, walnut creek and mocha.
Walls come standard with a clearcoat pine finish, but some choose an upgraded whitewash finish. Finally, log cabin homes make bear standard corners on their exteriors or vintage cabin corners, with logs gracefully jutting out.
Watch an installation of a Riverwood Cabin
Riverwood Cabins’ Log Cabin Homes are built to last and are energy efficient!
Just like Woodtex’s sheds and garages, Riverwood Cabins’ log cabin homes are built using first-rate materials with durability in mind and to withstand nature’s elements.
Rest assured that Riverwood Cabins are more energy efficient than traditional log homes, despite whether you choose the company’s Log Siding or LP® Smartside Lap Siding, with a 50-year warranty and termite protection. Walls are constructed with exterior wood siding, Tyvek® house wrap, plywood sheathing, 2×6 framed wall with fiberglass insulation and another layer of pine walls on the interior. This combination provides for maximum heating and cooling capabilities.
All Riverwood Cabins’ log cabin models are built in a controlled environment to prevent any weather damage. They also can be delivered nationwide and set up in just one to two weeks! This fast turnaround time suits those who are on the fence about which among Riverwood Cabins’ five models to choose.
Keep in mind that the company’s friendly and helpful customer service representatives are just a phone call away and can help guide you in simplifying your decision about which log cabin home to soon call home.
See the construction of a Riverwood Cabin
What Financing or Lending Options are available for Riverwood Cabins?
It can be challenging to secure financing for log cabin homes, especially when prospective customers meet with local lenders, who likely don’t specialize in loans for log cabins. This is why Riverwood Cabins has stepped in to remove barriers so you can get busy living your cabin life instead of just dreaming about it. You can benefit from financing options through our special relationship with a bank specializing in construction lending and home mortgages for prefabricated and modular log cabins.
Riverwood Cabins’ preferred lender recognizes that every customer has his or her own unique situation. Our preferred lender’s friendly team enjoys explaining the lending process to our customers and is willing to explore any deal and develop solutions to make it work. Our preferred lender is equipped to find resolution and has worked with Riverwood Cabins on hundreds of loans.
Other options to finance your log cabin home include taking out a home equity loan. This can prove to be an affordable and accessible way to purchase your log cabin, especially if you’ve owned your house for a significant amount of time. You may also consider partnering with family or friends on the cost of a log cabin, markedly driving down the cost. Finally, with enough disposable income, you can also simply write a personal check.