Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas at the Log Cabin

Spending time at the log cabin over the Christmas season is always extra special. We love decorating for the holiday and enjoying all the winter activities.  The logs add a natural warmth and the scenery outside makes for a nice backdrop. 

Sitting in a comfortable chair, hot cocoa in hand and seeing the birds, trees and snow from the window is such a relaxing feeling.  As the snow accumulates in northern Michigan, we will break out our snow shoes and skis. As Andy Williams once sang, "it's the most wonderful time of the year!"

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fall is coming!

I can't think of a better place to spend Autumn than at our log home in northern Michigan. Our fall decorations are out but nature puts on the best show.  This is also the time of year when migrating birds pass through so it's a great time to get out those binoculars. Bring on the hot apple cider and pumpkin pie!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dogs love log cabins

Dogs love log cabins. They especially love the outdoor adventures that come with owning such a home and our dog Scout is no exception. We have been taking her boating on our small lake and enjoy watching her act like she's captain of the ship. She is also the official squirrel patrol leader. Many a bird feeder has been protected by our ever faithful dog. Dogs and log cabins just go together.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Finishing our log home basement

After 7 years in our log home, we finally finished the basement!  Well I take that back, it's about 80% finished.  We need to put up the ceiling and add more furniture but for the most part it's ready! 

Our log home was built on a sloping landscape so we added the walk out basement which greatly increased our living space.  I can't tell you how nice it is to sit on this couch and view the lake - it's frozen but it's still a lake view.  :-)

In other news we have ventured back into the log home business.  The economy is picking back up in Michigan and there are still great deals for land to build on in Northern Michigan.  If you are interested in a log home, please visit our website at www.bearcountryloghomes. We would love to help you make your log home dream a reality.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snowy December

We've had a lot of snow in northern Michigan, particularly in Gaylord.  A few weeks ago it snowed 29 inches in 3 days breaking a previous record.  Snowfall, Christmas and log cabins go together. Scout thinks so too.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

That's a lot of snow!

We've had over 113 inches of total snow fall so far in the area where our log home is located.  Right now I feel like I am working for the propane man and the snow plow man! Though I do have to admit it is pretty and I've enjoyed the powder for snowshoeing and skiing. How is winter in your area?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's snowing in Northern Michigan!

This morning I woke up to this powdered sugar winter wonderland!  The high temperature today is 37 degrees.  Autumn is definitely over!  Has anyone else had an early snowfall?