Scroll anywhere through social media and you’re likely to see cozy photos of log cabins nestled amidst stunning natural backdrops. Majestic mountains, crystal lakes, and an inviting cabin with smoke drifting lazily from the chimney—who wouldn’t happily walk into that shot?
Undoubtedly, a log cabin is attractive to any outdoor enthusiast. A fisher can envision fishing in a nearby stream, retiring at day’s end to cook his or her catch over a sizzling BBQ on the cedar deck. A couple of hikers can envision an intimate getaway snuggled before a roaring fire in a remote cabin. And a day of snowshoeing with a welcoming cedar cabin to relax in at day’s end is certainly tempting.
Just what is the mystery that makes a log cabin seem so warm and appealing?
A log cabin seems to deliver us back to a simpler time when people lived off the land, close to nature. With only birds and other critters filling the air, as opposed to traffic and construction, it’s easy to unplug at a cabin, especially without WiFi.
In addition, chopping wood for the wood heater inside a cabin gives us a natural workout and a satisfying sense of accomplishment. We’re making sure our family and friends are warm and toasty. Then we feel we’ve earned downtime in front of an aromatic, blazing fire.
One of the main features of a cedar cabin is its organic red and yellow tones in the knotty planks. The warm earth and honey tones of cedar radiate warmth and comfort.
Warm wood tones simply offer a comforting ambience and go hand-in-hand with cabin life. The light hues of cedar look great even when its storming outside. But cedar also warms to a rich honey hue as the sun shines.
Secondly, there is no denying the appeal of cedar left in its natural state. Not only does it not require pre-staining, but cedar remains durable left untouched.
Cedar’s texture also effortlessly blends in with natural surroundings. Combine that with the intoxicating aroma, both indoors and out, and it’s easy to see why a log cabin makes us feel instantly relaxed.
Normally, a wood cabin also offers stunning views of nature. Instead of hanging artwork, all we need to do is glance out a window to watch nature unfold before our eyes.
A Western Red Cedar cabin is naturally resistant to invasive insects and decay. Homeowners can relax knowing that a cabin made from cedar will last longer and require less maintenance than other types of wood. It weathers beautifully over time as well, retaining its natural charm.
Cedar’s versatility and affordability also give us the warm and cozy feels. Western Red Cedar is ideal for absorbing an amazing range of gorgeous finishes. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the unique and sensual wood grain of cedar. Cedar is also blessedly biodegradable and renewably sourced. And instead of increasing air pollution, cedar removes greenhouses gases from the atmosphere.
Life in a log cabin makes for a happy heart and a healthy mind. Once you’ve discovered the spot for your cabin, contact Longhouse. Our cedar experts can help your cabin dreams come true.