Metal Roofs are a Growing Trend

The first thing most people think about when asked about roofing is plain old asphalt shingles.  They are the most common choice in the United States. To a log cabin lover, asphalt shingles are about as exciting as vinyl siding.  People are considering metal roofs more and more frequently when buying log cabin kits. More on […]

Shade Trees for the Log Cabin

When you picture a log cabin, it’s usually in the woods with lots of shade.  Your log cabin kit probably included a covered porch but who couldn’t use more shade? Shade trees make summers more comfortable, enhance your landscape, reduce energy costs, provide wind protection and improve property values. Shade Trees Are a Must Spring […]

Moisture, Mold & Mildew Prevention

Moisture, Mold & Mildew Prevention You finally have your log cabin kit just the way you want it.  So, don’t let moisture, mold and mildew damage your investment.  The first place to start moisture, mold and mildew prevention is the bathroom.  By their nature, bathrooms are full of moisture which can lead to mold and […]

The Nose Knows. Pick Fragrant Flowers.

Nothing is more memorable than smell.  Consider that when picking fragrant flowers for your log cabin.  Flowers should be enjoyed for their intoxicating fragrances as well as their beauty. Don’t rely on just one type of plant to provide fragrance. Choose a variety of plants that captivate your sense of smell wherever you go.  Situate around […]

Ice Frost in April!

Yes, that’s ice on trees in April! On his way to work at Conestoga Log Cabins, Ronald Myer saw this amazing sight. Local farmers spray orchards with water to form a thin layer of ice. The ice protects developing fruit buds from the unseasonably cold dropping temperatures.

Relax by the Fire but not on Cabin Fire Safety

The snow has melted, but it’s not quite time to jump in the pool, grab your marshmallows and hit the fire pit!  Of course your outdoor fire can do way more than make s’mores, but whatever activity you are enjoying, remember cabin fire safety. It provides warmth, ambiance and sets the scene for a delightful […]

ATVs at the Cabin: Work and Play

ATVs at the cabin are a must-have! Since most log cabins aren’t located in major metropolitan areas, chances are if you own a log cabin, you live in close proximity to nature.  If that’s the case, you’re in the perfect spot for four wheeling.  Four wheelers are ideal for the log cabin owners who want […]

Creating Your Outdoor Living Space At the Cabin

Chances are if you’re a log cabin lover, outdoor living is every day. Designing the perfect log cabin shouldn’t stop at the inside.  Consider how much your family would enjoy outdoor living space.  All kinds of options, on all kinds of budgets, are available to maximize your cabin’s porch, patio or deck. Outdoor Living Space […]

Sprucing Up the Interior Log Walls

Are your interior log walls looking a little dusty or downright grimy?  Maybe it’s time for a good cleaning.  Don’t let it get to the point where a striping and sanding are necessary.  That’s a messy job inside a furnished cabin. Sprucing Up the Interior Log Walls First, start out with a thorough dusting.  Getting […]

Passing the Family Log Cabin Onto the Next Generation

Passing Down the Family Log Cabin Many years of happy memories have been created at the family log cabin.  Parents often want to keep tradition alive and pass the cabin down to their children.  Sometimes parents discover that while their children may have expressed an interest in keeping the cabin in the family after their […]