Cabin Plans

Cabin Plan Vendors

Why cabin plans? Have you always dreamed of owning a cabin? Many people have very fond memories of staying at a cabin on vacation and want to recapture the sense of relaxation and closeness to nature. Whether you’re still dreaming about a cabin, or in the process of making that dream come true, perusing cabin plans or viewing actual cabins is a great way to decide how much you would be willing to put into and get out of that dream.

When cabins first made their appearance in America in the mid-1600s they were built less for aesthetics and more for function—yet they were still built from a cabin plan (even if the cabin plan was formulated only in their mind). Early settlers needed protection from the cold, rain, animals and hostiles. Cabins are still built with functionality in mind, however, more emphasis is put on the comfort and aesthetics--achieving the right balance between functionality and form.

Whether your cabin is going to be your family home or a vacation getaway, studying cabin plans online or in catalogs is a good way to figure out how big your cabin should be and how much it may cost in the end.

Acquiring the Right Cabin Plans

Like other house plans, a cabin plan is a drawing of the inside and outside of a cabin. Plans are very informative and give the cabin’s square footage, number of floors, bedrooms, and baths. Also considered is the general layout of  rooms as well as  measurements for everything, including ceiling height and outside elevation. Cabin plans may also include an estimate for the price-per-square-foot for construction.

When looking at cabin plans, consider the location and the amount of land you have for building. Cabins tend to be traditional and simple in design, but building a cabin in Tennessee will warrant a different design than a cottage near the beach in Florida. Cabins are unique in that they can be built on small tracts of land. You can find plans for cabins as small as 500 square feet that still serve the purpose for its use. Environmental concerns have led some architects to draw up plans for “green cabins.” These cabins look and function like a normal cabin, but are made of more efficient materials and are designed to promote heating and cooling efficiency.

Cabin plans are available for purchase on the Internet or you can go "custom" or adapt an existing cabin plan and incorporate your own ideas.

In summary, there are many things to consider when thinking of building a cabin or chalet. Regardless of location, the cabin plan you choose or develop will make all the difference in the enjoyment you get from your cabin. Research and informed decision are critical elements of the process.

Cabin Plan Vendors

Satterwhite - 911 E. Hwy 89 North Gunnison UT 84634    888-882-4645   
Satterwhite - 8405 US Hwy 259 N Longview TX 75605    800-777-7288   
Satterwhite - 14378 Hwy 515 N Ellijay GA 30536    800-918-6881   
International Homes of Cedar -    800-767-7674   
Lok-N-Logs - P.O. Box 677 Sherburne NY 13460    800-343-8928   
Yellowstone Log Homes -    208-745-8108   
Expedition Log Homes -    877-250-3300   
Southland Log Homes -    800-641-4754 -       
Cedar Log Systems - Colorado Springs CO    800-600-5647
Golden Eagle Log Homes -    800-270-5025   
Honest Abe Log Homes -    800-231-3695   
PrecisionCraft Log and Timber Homes -    800-729-1320   
Jim Barna Log and Timber Homes -    800-962-4734   
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes - P.O. Box 145 Oakfield ME 04763    207-757-8278   
KSM Log Homes LTD - 224 White Pine Lane Mifflintown PA 17059    866-436-2522   
Landmark Log Homes - P.O. Box 4228 Frankfort KY 40601    877-875-1154
Montana Log Homes - 3250 Highway 93 South Kalispell MT 59901    406-752-2992
Quality Log Homes - 6808 Wisenbaker Road South Lake Park GA 31636    229-559-1802
StoneMill Log Homes - 10024 Parkside Drive Knoxville TN 37922    800-438-8274
Wisconsin Log Homes -    800-844-7972
Appalachian Log Structures - P.O. Box 614 Ripley WV 25271    866-LOG-HOME
Cedar Knoll Log Homes -    800-644-3564
Daniel Boone Log Homes - 5130 Ashland City Highway Nashville TN 37218    800-766-9474   
Hochstetler Milling - 552 Route 95 Loudonville OH 44842    800-368-1015   
Kuhns Bros -    800-326-9614   
Log Homes of America - 2999 Highway 221 N. Jefferson NC 28640    800-564-8496
Moosehead Cedar Log Homes - P.O. Box 1285 Greenville ME 04441    800-571-3296
Pan Abode Cedar Homes -    800-782-2633
Alta Log Homes - 46966 St. Highway 30 Halcottsville NY 12438    800-926-2582
Confederation Log and Timber Frame -    877-462-5647   
Countrymark Log Homes - 7543 Cedarwood Ridge Road Vevay IN 47043    866-468-3301
Strongwood Log Home Company - 711 Shadow Road Waupaca WI 54981    866-258-4818
Beaver Mountain Log and Cedar Homes - 200 Beaver Mountain Drive Hancock NY 13783    607-467-2700   
Blue Ridge Log Cabins - 625 East Frontage Road Campbello SC 29322    888-563-3275   
Blue Ridge Log Homes - 3038 Lee Jackson Highway Staunton VA 24401    540-337-0033
BPB Log Homes - 3424 Parkersburg Road Reedy WV 25270    304-927-1250
Gable Log Homes - 3155 Myrtle Beach Highway Sumter SC 29153    803-495-3070
Hiawatha Log Homes - M-28 East Munising MI 49862    877-275-9090   
Holland Log and Cedar Homes - 13352 Van Buren Holland MI 49424    800-968-7564
Homestead Log Homes - 6301 Crater Lake Highway Medford OR 97502    877-TRY-LOGS
The Original Lincoln Logs -       
Maine Cedar Specialty Products - P.O. Box 39 Oakfield ME 07463    207-532-4034
Meadow Valley Log Homes - 800 McEvoy Street Mauston WI 53948    800-491-4423
Mountain Valley Log Homes and Timber - 135 S. Main Street, Suite 101 Herber City UT 84032    800-248-9909
Northeastern Log Homes - P.O. Box 46 - A11 Kenduskeag ME 04450    800-624-2797   
Ward Cedar Log Homes - P.O. Box 72 - A11 Houlton ME 04730    800-341-1566
Eastern Adirondack Home and Design - P.O. Box 805 Bolton Landing NY 12814    518-644-2328   
Greatland Log Homes - P.O. Box 683 Gunnison CO 81230    888-641-0496
The Log Connection -    888-207-0210   
Log Homes Canada - 8446 Grandview Drive Chilliwack BC V2R-4A2    866-320-5647
Maple Island Handcrafted Log Homes -    800-748-0137   
Mountain Architects Inc. -    800-729-1320   
Koski Log Homes - 35993 U.S. Highway 45 Ontonagon MI 49953    906-884-4937
Moose Mountain Log Homes - Cochrane AB    877-932-3992   
Pacific Log Homes - P.O. Box 64 Lone Butte BC V0K 1X0    800-663-1577
Tamarack Log and Timber Homes - 1750 Hackers Creek Road Jane Lew WV 26378    304-269-4344
MossCreek -    800-737-2166   
Appalachian Log Homes - Knoxville TN 37922    800-726-0708
Wood House Homes - P.O. Box 31887 Knoxville TN 37930    800-864-6701
The Original Log Cabin Homes - P.O. Drawer 1457 Rocky Mount NC 27802    800-562-2246
Rocky Mountain Log Homes -    406-363-5680   
Summit Handcrafted Log Homes - 7422 Wesley Drive Boise ID 83704    208-463-4421