Log Cabin Kits

Ten Best Log Cabin Kits Review 2021 & Everything You Need to Know to Buy

Living in a log home is the ultimate dream for many of us and they are becoming increasingly popular, with over 30,000 kits being manufactured each year.

We have over 40 years of industry experience, which puts us in the best place to help you find your dream log home kit.

Whether you’re looking for a forever home, a small holiday cabin, or a means to be mortgage-free, we have scoured the market for high-quality yet affordable kits, from the most reputable manufacturers.

If these ten cabins don’t quite match what you’re looking for, use our ultimate log cabin kit tool to search a huge collection of kits and find your perfect one.

You can jump ahead to the tool using this table of contents:

10 of the Best Log Cabin Kits
What Do I Need to Know Before Buying?
Dealers: Where Should You Buy a Kit From
What is Included With a Typical Log Home
The Turnkey Cost
The Ultimate Cabin Kit Tool

10 of the Best Log Cabin Kits

10. Bryson

Bryson
(c) Southland Log Homes

The Bryson is a 1,371 square-foot log home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a whole lot of character!

Surrounded by porches on three sides of the cabin, there are ample opportunities to get outdoors and sit to enjoy the views almost the whole way around the cabin.

Inside the cabin to the right, there is an open plan kitchen dining room and great room, perfect for entertaining.

To the left is the master bedroom with its own private deck area, as well as a second bedroom.

Upstairs, there is another bedroom, full bathroom, and a loft area that looks out onto the living space below.

Contact Details: Southland Log Homes – [email protected]

9. Brookside

Brookside
(c) Golden Eagle Log Homes

This log cabin kit is one of Golden Eagle Log Homes most popular choices. With just over 1,500 square feet of space, this cabin is ideal for most couples or small families.

It has one master bedroom on the first level, and further sleeping quarters in the loft space on the second level.

There is plenty of open-plan living space. The foyer leads onto the great room, with then leads into the dining area and kitchen.

The great room has a spacious and airy feeling due to the vaulted ceilings and large glass windows.

Contact Details: Golden Eagle Log Homes – [email protected]

8. Flintridge

Flintridge
(c) Honest Abe

The Flintridge has 1334 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms all set on one floor.

The living area is separated from the spacious kitchen and dining space, which makes a refreshing change to most log homes.

A utility room lies off the kitchen offering space for a washer and dryer.

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and plenty of closet space. There is also a second bedroom, which could be used for guests or children.

This home has an inbuilt garage, which is ideal if you have lots of things that you need to store. The garage has space for a workshop area or could be used as a carport.

Contact Details: Honest Abe – [email protected]

7. Mountain King

Mountain King
(c) Conestoga Log Cabins

This 20 x 36’ log cabin has a total of 1080 square feet of living space. This is the perfect size for a family vacation cabin.

The porch area leads into the open plan kitchen, dining, and living space, with two bedrooms to the back of the home.

There is also more living or sleeping space in the loft area, which looks out onto the living space below.

This log cabin kit would make a great permanent residence, there is plenty of storage and a covered porch outside to enjoy the views.

Contact Details: Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes – [email protected]

6. Lakehouse Ranch

Lakehouse Ranch
(c) Golden Eagle Log Homes

This luxury log home has been designed to make the most of breathtaking views, with large glass windows on both sides of the open plan living space.

At 2276 square feet, there is plenty of room in this cabin to include between one and three bedrooms and two to four bathrooms.

There is ample entertaining space, with an open concept kitchen, a dining room, and a great room area.

This log cabin kit can also be constructed using a timber frame or a hybrid of timber frame and log construction if you’re looking for a log cabin with a slight difference!

Contact Details: Golden Eagle Log Homes – [email protected]

5. Bear View

Bear View
(c) Battle Creek Log Homes

This tiny cabin is ideal for a single person or couple, with just one bedroom and one bathroom.

Bear View is only 578 square feet, with all the living space on the first floor, and a bedroom in the loft area.

This cabin is one of the cheapest that we’re featuring on this list, with the package costing under $45,000. If you include another $25,000 for labor, this whole cabin could cost under $70,000.

Battle Creek is a family-owned business that combines old-fashioned, high-quality craftsmanship with modern building techniques.

Contact Details: Battle Creek Log Homes – [email protected]

4. Bluefield

Bluefield
(c) The Original Log Cabin Homes

Offering just over 2000 square feet of living space, this three-bedroom log home is mostly spread out along one floor.

This is perfect for families, older couples going into retirement, or younger couples who enjoy entertaining.

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms, one with its own bathroom, and the other two with their own storage.

There is also a living area, kitchen, and dining area. Following the stairs in the kitchen upstairs, you’ll find a loft area that is open to the living area below and enjoys great views out of the cathedral-style windows.

Contact Details: The Original Log Cabin Homes – [email protected]

3. Crittenden

Crittenden Log Cabin Kit
(c) Southland Log Homes

If you’re looking for a small and basic log cabin kit that you’ll be able to build yourself without too much effort, this is the one for you!

Crittenden is only 469 square feet and is made up of a small porch to the front, a small living area and kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom with an inbuilt closet.

You’d be surprised by how comfortable a cabin of this size is. Living in a tiny home forces you to live a simpler life which can be extremely rewarding!

Contact Details: Southland Log Homes – [email protected]

2. Alpine Ridge Log Home

Alpine Ridge
(c) Conestoga Log Cabins

This simple loft-style cabin is one of Conestoga’s most popular selling log cabin kits. The porch wraps just over halfway around the cabin, offering plenty of outside living space.

This spacious home has three bedrooms, one of which is a huge master suite on the second floor with an ensuite.

The open concept dining kitchen area is perfect for large family gatherings and opens onto the living area which has floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure the views of wherever you decide to build!

Contact Details: Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes – [email protected]

1. Clearwater

Clearwater
(c) Coventry Log Homes

As one of Coventry Log Homes most popular kits, this outstanding home seamlessly blends together indoor and outdoor living.

The covered front porch leads through a sliding glass door into the living area with a grand cathedral ceiling. Also to the first floor, is the master suite with a walk-in closet and master bath.

On the second floor, there are two dormers at the front of the property and a shed dormer on the opposite side which adds plenty of ceiling height to the upstairs bedrooms.

Clearwater has a total of 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms, the total square footage is 1586. The price of the complete package starts at $117,000.

Contact Details: Coventry Log Homes – [email protected]

What Do I Need to Know Before Buying?

A log home kit is a package which contains all the key materials required to build a log cabin. A kit generally includes:

  • Log Walls
  • Roofing
  • Flooring (sometimes)
  • Windows and Doors

Purchasing a log home kit enables you to build a log cabin using a pre-designed and step-by-step framework which has been made to satisfy building codes and permits.

Many companies allow you to change and adapt their existing plans to suit your needs.

You should know the following: Is the kit designed to meet local building codes; are blueprints included; what is the company’s overall reputation; how long has the company been in business? Appalachian Log Structures

Dealers: Where Should You Buy a Log Cabin Kit From

There are over 300 manufacturers and dealers in the US.

Not all log cabin kits are born equal… and neither are the manufacturers and suppliers.

We would recommend you undertake the following three checks as a minimum:

  1. Is the manufacturer registered with an association?
  2. Does the supplier offer an installation service or on-site assistance?
  3. Are the logs and blueprints graded and stamped?

Most good quality kit manufacturers will be registered with Log Builders’ Associations or Home Builders’ Associations. You should make sure your kit manufacturer is too.

You should expect a minimum 10-year warranty caveated by a maintenance schedule to adhere to from your kit manufacturer.

Compare longevity of the company in the industry, if the company is a member of Log and Timber Homes Council so that you are sure standards are being met, visit the manufacturer’s milling operation, model homes, and design department, compare apples to apples in pricing and package contents – Honest Abe Log Homes

What is Included with a Typical Log Home?

What comes with a log kit

After surveying the top 100 kit manufacturers in the US we discovered that typically, log wall systems, roofing systems, and windows and doors are all included. This is usually known as a shell kit.

Some kits also include the subfloor, porch and deck, plumbing fixtures etc. This is known as a complete package.

It’s vital that you get a complete list of all the kit components so that you can work out the turnkey cost of your build.

The TurnKey Cost

The figure you are given by a log home manufacturer for a kit is nowhere near the final cost of your build.

You’ll also need to allow for foundation work, landscaping, basement, plumbing, labor costs, electrical and plumbing costs and the interior finish. This is called ‘the turnkey cost’.

The list of materials in a kit can be misleading, you should make sure you understand exactly what you’re buying, and what extras you’ll need to buy to complete the kit.

Depending on whether you’ll be building the kit yourself or not, you should use one of the following multipliers to work out the total cost of your build:

Use a working ratio of 1:3 ratio if you’re paying for labor, or 1:2 ratio if you plan on building it yourself.

A log home kit which costs $100,000 would cost $200,00 if you build-it-yourself and $300,000 if you pay someone to build it for you.

Kit to Turnkey Cost Ratio

Summary

You should now know all the important things to consider when buying your log cabin.

You will be able to choose a manufacturer and be equipped with the right questions to ask them.

You’ll also be able to write a full budget and make sure that there are no hidden costs or extra surprises.

Perhaps you even managed to find the perfect log cabin in the top ten we’ve featured above.

If you’re still looking for the ideal log cabin kit, use this tool to have a look at 100 of the highest quality cabin kits available.

You can use the bedroom, bathroom and square footage options to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for.

The Ultimate Log Cabin Kit Tool

Alpine
Alpine Ridge
Applecreek
Auburn
Ayers Pond
Aztec
Bellewood
Black Bear
Bluefield
Blueridge
Bourbon
Braxton
Bryson
Bungalow
Cambridge
Carson
Cascades
Castlerock
Castlewood
Charleston
Charlotte
Chemung
Chestnut
Clayton
Clearbrook
Clearwater
Cottage
Covington
Danbury
Dawson
Deer Run
Double Eagle
Dream View
Durango
Elon
Fairmont
Forester
Four Seasons
Franklin
Freedom
Getaway
Grand Lake
Grand View
Grandfield
Grizzly
Hampton
Hideaway
Jackson
Keuka
Killington
Kodiak
Lake Front
Lakehouse
Lakeview
Lakewood
Liberty
Lincoln
Log and Timber Home
Longleaf Lodge
Maplecreek
Meadowbrook
Mendon
Middleton
Monticello
Washington
Mountain Falls
Mountain King
Nicolet
Outdoorsman
Palisade
Perfect Cabin
Pioneer
Rainier
Rancher Log Cabin
River Rock
Rockbridge
Salem
Schuyler
Silver Creek
Ski Home Prow
Small Cottage
Spring Hope
Susquehanna
Sweetwater
Timber Creek
Timber Lake
Timber Ranch
Timber Ridge
Trapper
Vacationer
Washington
Westfield
Wilderness
Wildwood
Willow Creek
Windsor
Winnisquam
Yeti

Comments

  • I worked for Cal-Cedar Homes in the late 1970’s, out of Sebastopol California. No problems. People always seemed pleased with their log home. Always have someone build it for you. Simple things like making sure the logs anchored to the foundation are totally square can be crucial.

      • Hi David, looking to find a dovetail log cabin (small up to 1500 sf) to build. Like the looks of the Southland bungalow on your web page. Would you mind sending me list of cabins in your database?
        Many thanks, Karen

        • Hi Karen,

          I’ve replied directly to your email address so we can help you to find your ideal kit.

          Many thanks, David

    • Hi Cheryl, I’m sure it is indeed possible. Which kit is it that you are thinking of in particular? Thanks, David

    • Hi Linda, The 1:2 ratio is for the turnkey cost so yes, it accounts for a fully completed home which is ready to rent out or move in. Bear in mind that, the ratio is just a guide and it depends on the decisions that are made, and it’s closer to 1:3 including labor. I hope this helps you, David

  • Hi. I am wondering how I could find the manufacture who did our log home. We are the 3rd owners and to make a long story short we have almost no info on our house. We know it was built approx 1966, it’s a square log style, we think it’s made of cedar. We do have a single picture from the original owner from when it was first built. But we would love to find the manufacture or the blue prints or anything that can help us out. We live in east central Wisconsin
    Thanks.

    • Hi Lisa, try looking up where to find that information on articles like this. I did a google search of “who built my home” and there was plenty to get started there. Good luck, David.

  • Are your homes deliverable and buildable near Julian Ca 92036? Have a lot in mind but not purchased yet, would need it built around 2K sq ft. thanks, Ken

    • Hi Ken. We don’t build log cabins – try an internet search for log cabin builders in your area. Good luck, David.

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