Make The Most of Every Vacation Day in a Log Home


A vacation that combines log home living with the great outdoors and access to cool water can provide the ultimate rejuvenation.

With Labor Day only a few weeks away, it’s the time of year that many are off and enjoying summer vacations. And thank goodness for that! Multiple studies have shown that getting away and taking your vacation time is important to your health. And if after reading up on the subject (which this post should help you do) you still need more inspiration to get away for a vacation, we’ll show how a Real Log Home can provide the perfect getaway.


As you hit the open road, keep an eye out for Real Log Homes structures along the way, such as this Welcome Center in Arkansas.

The typical American employee will get two or three weeks of vacation a year, and some employees don’t even end up using the amount they have. This phenomenon has lead some news outlets like CNN to call us the ‘no vacation nation’. And while hard work is something to pride yourself on (like the team at Real Log Homes does), everyone is healthier and happier when they can have the chance to get away.


An escape to the mountains can provide a cool and enjoyable place to visit during hot summer months, and a great springboard for all your winter activities such as snowboarding and skiing.

In an article from Psychology Today, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D, describes how, “Vacations have the potential to break into the stress cycle. We emerge from a successful vacation feeling ready to take on the world again. We gain perspective on our problems, get to relax with our families and friends, and get a break from our usual routines.” And it’s not just psychologists that feel this way. Many informed managers know how important it is for their team to step away and relax for a while.

“Not just taking time off from work, but actually getting away from where you live is really important, because that’s the only way that you can achieve that perspective,” says Adam Galinsky, a professor at the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University. That’s where a Real Log Home can be just what the doctor ordered (and the management team dictates).


A log home getaway doesn’t have to be a grand lodge. A small cabin from the Real Log Cabins series can provide all the space you and your family needs to feel comfortable while exploring the great outdoors.

From a mountain getaway to a cabin in the woods to a lakeside log home, the floor plan flexibility and the natural elements of a log home are the perfect combo to construct a home away from home. Many families who choose to build a log home or cabin as a vacation home end up sharing the space with other family members. And depending on the size of your log home getaway, it can also host multiple families at once for those big gatherings like Labor Day cookouts and Thanksgiving dinners.


The Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone makes for a family friendly vacation at one of America’s national treasures of a park. And you can even stay in ‘the world’s largest log structure’!

If you’re not quite ready to build a log home or cabin of your own for vacation trips, then consider taking a trip to Yellowstone in Wyoming and staying at the Old Faithful Inn, billed as the largest log structure in the world!  And if you are interested in building a log home getaway of your own, then contact the design team at Real Log Homes.  Be it a grand ski lodge, or a tiny cabin for 2, they have the experience to help you get the most out of your next vacation, and all the ones to follow.  Now get out and enjoy yourself!