Something about this time of year makes most of us dream of warming up by the fire in a wooden cabin away from the mad world. And after the last 21 months (and more) we’ve had, this fantasy isn’t just limited to winter.
How do we know? Well, in 2021 a lot of you have walked through every log cabin to get to the market. We counted the clicks and found the 10 most popular retreats on Realtor.comÂ®.
Located across the country, many are extremely modest, while others extend the true definition of a cabin.
Throw another log on the fire and scroll down to see which charming mansions deciphered the list. Perhaps you will be inspired to consider cabin life in 2022.
Price: Listed for $ 169,000, sold in October for $ 132,000
Easy access to rustic charm: Basic, but beautiful and affordable. This quaint two bedroom cabin sits on an acre and a half of forest, with easy access to the Great Smoky Mountain Parkway.
Additional bonuses include a new carpet on the lower level and pine floors on the upper level, as well as fully paved roads that lead almost right up to the door of this tempting retreat.
Price: Listed for $ 279,900 in January, sold in August for $ 265,000
Remarkable restoration: You can live in the city, but feel like you’re right in the middle of the forest. Built in the 1950s, this hand-hewn log cabin with a stacked stone fireplace and wood-burning fireplace has been meticulously restored and updated.
The adorable home features three bedrooms spread over 1,690 square feet of living space. It has been divided to operate as two separate units, so rental opportunities – for short or long term tenants – are plentiful.
A quaint covered porch, raised back patio, and ground-level picnic area take full advantage of the usable outdoor space.
Price: listed for $ 599,000 in January, sold in September for $ 550,000
Eternal fresh water sources: You can almost smell the pines just by browsing the photos of this three-bedroom cabin, built in 1986. It sits just outside of Knoxville on 23-acre wooded land, with a spring and stream running through the property.
Deer frolic outside and can be seen from the covered porch or the back deck. Inside there is a wood-burning stone fireplace for cold weather and a screened porch when the weather is mild. If the new owner needs more space, adjacent land is also available for purchase.
Price: $ 289,000
Cabin with a caveman: This authentic log cabin has a sturdy brick addition and a detached two-car garage, making it one of the most spacious offerings in our top 10.
The four bedrooms all have walk-in closets, and the impressive, partially finished basement has a fireplace, gym and gym. In total, there are 3,669 square feet of living space.
Geothermal heat and a wood-burning stone fireplace keep the cabin warm, but friends and family can also keep warm in an on-deck spa. The surrounding 1.14 acre lot is fully landscaped which is a rare and thoughtful touch.
Price: Listed for $ 385,000 in August, now off market
Hut plus pie: This rustic, 2,436-square-foot three-bedroom cabin features a mini-farm. There are 13 stalls under two sheds, a large pond and many fruit trees, which combine to make this property a little slice of heaven.
If you want an even bigger slice of the pie, a buyer can grab an adjacent acre with two barns for an additional $ 45,000.
Price: Listed in August for $ 349,000, sold in November for an undisclosed amount
Two off-grid offers: This chalet complex landed on the market this summer for the first time since its construction in 1996. Both chalets on the property were sustainably constructed to operate off the grid, with wood stoves, geothermal energy and solar, as well as their own water source.
In total, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms between the two cabins, which are on an 11.14 acre wooded lot conveniently located near the Polebridge entrance to Glacier National Park. Almost unlimited possibilities for hunting, fishing, kayaking and snowmobiling are available nearby.
Price: $ 200,000
Ready for your personal touch: It might only have one bedroom and one bathroom now, but there is about 1,008 square feet of living space awaiting the skillful touch of a new owner. Built in 1972, this cabin needs a bit of work, but the possibilities are endless.
It sits on a spacious lot that measures 2.5 acres. The property includes a septic tank, natural gas connections and an 846 square foot outbuilding. Located in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, it’s not too far from downtown Laramie.
Price: Listed in April for $ 359,000, sold in November for $ 339,000
Far luxury: Whether it’s a primary residence, weekend retreat, or vacation rental, the porch and windows of this fully finished cabin offer wonderful sunset views. The property sits on 1.02 acre land in the Green Mountains of North Carolina near the Toe River.
Three bedrooms are spread over 3,446 square feet of space in this tastefully designed and decorated two-story residence. Nearby recreational opportunities include hiking, hunting, riverside camping, and whitewater rafting. As a bonus, the furniture in the photos in the ad was included in the list price.
Price: $ 439,000
A fisherman’s paradise: Bring your tackle box, as this cabin features a 40ft deep, fully stocked fish pond. Outdoor assets also include a fenced pasture that encompasses 12 of the property’s total 20 acres.
As for living space, the well appointed five bedroom cabin has 3,856 square feet of living space, plus a two story barn that could be restored to its original condition. Built in 2006, the house also has a beautiful stone fireplace, balconies and terraces.
Price: listed in March for $ 249,000, sold in July for $ 225,000
Lakeside retreat: You might think of Florida as some sort of beach bungalow, but this 1,536-square-foot log cabin in the hills outside of Orlando proves there’s a rustic lake country living in it, too. ‘State of the sun. This two story, three bedroom, two bathroom home sits on a half acre lakefront lot and is made of lumber, timber, timber, floor to beamed ceilings.
The property also includes a spacious garage and a workshop with plenty of storage space. All of this, and it’s only a short drive to the shops and restaurants of the nearby town of Apopka.