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Log B&Bs offer more than just food and lodging.

Log B&Bs offer more than just food and lodging

A bed and breakfast used to be simply a place for a weary traveler to rest his head for an evening and wake up to a hot meal in the morning. Not any longer. Today's B&Bs have become sanctuaries providing the ultimate in luxury and log homes are a growing part of that luxury. Below, we spotlight two distinctive inns and offer our annual log lodging directory. We've compiled a list of 123 log home bed and breakfast retreats. Each one has something unique to offer, but they do have one thing in common—they are all rooted in the log home living tradition. The Grizzly Den Bed and Breakfast Stunning and luxurious accommodations are the hallmark of the Grizzly Den, located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. Built entirely of Douglas fir timbers by Peco Log Homes, the bed and breakfast is nestled among tall pines on 10 acres of private land. From your room, you can look out over the nearby town of Vernon and the crystal clear Kalamalka Lake. The Grizzly Den offers five unique guestrooms to choose from—each one featuring its own bath with whirlpool tub, a king- or queen-size bed (except for the Kodiak room, which boasts custom twin bunkbeds) and satellite television. All guests have access to the eight-person outdoor hot tub. Each morning a delectable homemade English breakfast is prepared for rested guests before they embark on a day of activity. Local attractions include world-class cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, water skiing, fishing, hiking and, of course, fine dining. Owners Pat and B.J. Illingby are eager to welcome you to their exquisite corner of British Columbia.  

If You Go

Vernon, British Columbia, is located just north of the U.S. border near Washington state. In addition to outdoor activities, the area boasts a performing arts center and multiplex, a space and science center, historical tours, a water park and numerous festivals throughout the year. Rates range between $85-$290 per night.

The Grizzly Den 7981 Silver Star Road Vernon BC V1B 3N2 Canada 250-549-7181

The Blue Heron Inn   Conveniently located near the gateway to Yellowstone National Park in southeastern Idaho, the impressive Blue Heron Inn overlooks the scenic south fork of the Snake River, a world-famous fly-fishing mecca. Built in 2000, the B&B is the realization of a 10-year dream of innkeepers Claudia and Dave Klingler. The half-log exterior, produced by Snake River Log Homes, is offset by drywall inside, but log detailing is everywhere you look—from the log loft and posts in the great room, to the rustic log bed in the South Fork guest quarters. Amenities include a magnificent river view, fireplace, jetted tub, private balconies and in-room massages (with prior arrangements). The entire first floor is wheelchair accessible. Every morning, guests enjoy a full Western-style breakfast including such entrees as sourdough pancakes, omelets and quiches. Continental breakfast is available for those who want to get an early start. Evening provides an opportunity for guests to socialize in the great room, where appetizers and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served. The library nook provides a refuge for the guest who just wants to escape into the pages of a good book. For those looking for a more active vacation, the surrounding area offers everything from boating to rock climbing to whitewater rafting. In addition to Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Craters of the Moon National Parks and Harriman State Park are all within a short drive. So prepare yourself to be as relaxed or entertained as you desire; you may never want to leave the Blue Heron.  

If You Go

Located near Rigby, Idaho, along U.S. Highway 20, The Blue Heron Inn is also a great location for small, intimate weddings and has a conference room available for corporate mini-retreats and meetings. Rates range between $90-$165 per night.

Blue Heron Inn 4175 E. Menan Lorenzo Highway Rigby ID 83442 866-745-9922

Bed & Breakfast Directory
Alaska A Cozy Log B&B Juneau AK 907-789-2582 Alaska Cabins B&B Dillingham AK 907-842-5022 Bear Track Inn Gustavus AK 888-697-2284/907-697-3017
Big Bear B&B Anchorage AK 907-277-8189 Blueberry Lodge Juneau AK 907-463-5886 Chocolate Drop Inn Homer AK 800-530-6015/907-235-3668
Susitna Wilderness B&B Willow AK 907-733-1941/800-401-7444 Three Moose Meadow Homer AK 888-777-0930 Trapper John's B&B Talkeetna AK 907-733-2353/800-735-2354
Aspen Trail Mount Lemmon AZ 520-576-1558 Cattle Kate's Restaurant & Lodge Greer AZ 520-735-7744 Red Setter Inn (Log producer: Log Knowledge) Greer AZ 928-735-7441/888-994-7337
Terry Ranch B&B Williams AZ 800-210-5908/928-635-4171
Cinnamon Valley Resort Eureka Springs AR 800-424-3344/479-253-5354
Gold Mountain Manor Big Bear City CA 909-585-6997/800-509-2604 The J. Patrick House Cambria CA 800-341-5258/805-927-3812
Allaire Timbers Inn Breckenridge CO 800-624-4904/970-453-7530 The Anniversary Inn B&B Estes Park CO 970-586-6200 anniversaryinn.html Dakota House (Log producer: Dakota Rose Log Homes) Walden CO 970-723-4389
Elk Echo Ranch B&B Stoneham CO 970-735-2426 Highland Haven Creekside Inn Evergreen CO 303-674-3577/800-459-2406 Liar's Lodge (Log producer: Modern Log Homes) Buena Vista CO 888-542-7756
Little Mountain Lodge (Log producer: Log Knowledge) Breckenridge CO 800-468-7707/970-453-1969 Logwood B&B Durango CO 800-369-4082/ 970-259-4396 Miles Behind Lodge B&B Winter Park CO 866-256-4466
Riversbend B&B Mancos CO 970-533-7353/800-699-8994
Cypress House Ranch B&B Bushnell FL 352-568-0909/888-568-1666
Blue Heron Inn (Log producer: Snake River Log Homes) Rigby ID 866-745-9922/208-745-9922 Ponderosa B&B Athol ID 800-683-2251
Olde Squat Inn B&B Marion IL 618-922-2637 Deerfield B&B Windsor IL 217-459-2750/800-656-2750
Rust Holler B&B Bristol IN 800-313-7800/574-825-1111
The Log House B&B Russellville KY 270-726-8483
Log Cabin Lodging & Fine Food Bailey's Island ME 800-833-3688/207-833-5546 Treelights B&B Bowdoin ME 207-666-3267
Savage River Lodge (Log producer: Hearthstone) Frostburg MD 301-689-3200 Savage River Lodge Frostburg, MarylandHearthstone photo
Pinewood Lodge B&B (Log producer: Hiawatha Log Homes) AuTrain MI 906-892-8300 Pinewood Lodge B&B AuTrain, MichiganPhoto by Brad Simmons
Loghouse & Homestead on Spirit Lake Vergas MN 218-342-2318/800-342-2318
Orlando's Lodge at Grant's Trail (Log producer: Town & Country Cedar Homes) St. Louis MO 866-314-7829/314-638-3340 Second Creek Farm (Log producer: Hearthstone) Owensville MO 573-437-6999
Abbot Valley Homestead Martin City MT 406-387-4436 Bad Rock Country B&B Columbia Falls MT 888-892-2829 Daybreak B&B Corvallis MT 406-961-4530
Elkhorn View Lodge (Log producer: Custom Log Homes) Clancy MT 406-442-1224/406-442-5575 The Emily A. B&B Seeley Lake MT 800-977-4639 Hidden Moose Lodge Whitefish MT 406-862-6516/888-733-6667
Inn Dupuyer B&B Dupuyer MT 406-472-3241 O'Duachain Country Inn Big Fork MT 800-837-7460/406-837-6851 Paola Creek B&B (Log producer: 3-K Log Homes) West Glacier MT 888-311-5061/406-888-5061
Silver Forest Inn Bozeman MT 888-835-5970/406-586-1882
The New England Inn Lodge Intervale NH 800-826-3466
Log Country Inn Ithaca NY 800-274-4771/607-589-4771
Briar Patch B&B Mount Airy NC 336-352-4177 www.briarpatchbedandbreak Hemlock Inn Bryson City NC 828-488-2885  Wildberry Lodge (Log producer: Maple Island Log Homes) Leicester NC 866-863-2525
Windsong: A Mountain Inn Clyde NC 828-627-6111
Country Pleasures Creola OH 888-596-3132/740-596-3132 Fields of Home Guest House (Log producer: Holmes County Log Homes Inc.) Millersburg OH 330-674-7152 Painted Valley Farm Laurelville OH 888-887-4446
Spencer House Retreat Rockbridge OH 740-385-8187/800-600-0585 enhanced/spencer.htm Stone Creek B&B Cottage Stone Creek OH 330-308-5684 Victoria Green Plains B&B South Charleston OH 937-462-8420 
Homestead B&B at GT Ranch Red Rock OK 580-725-3466/888-882-8091 homestead
Mount Ashland Inn Ashland OR 541-482-8707/800-830-8707 The Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort Cave Junction OR 800-200-5484/541-592-2208 Weasku Inn Grants Pass OR 800-493-2758/541-471-8000
Armstrong Farms B&B Saxonburg PA 724-352-2858 Log Haven B&B Rockwood PA 814-352-8971 Strawberry Patch B&B Lebanon PA 717-865-7219
Wild Rainbow Lodge Starlight PA 570-635-5983
Emerald Pines Refuge B&B Hill City SD 605-574-4462/877-574-4462
The Calico Inn (Log producer: Hearthstone) Sevierville TN 800-235-1054/865-428-3833 Falls Mill B&B Log Cabin Belvidere TN 931-469-7161 Lairdland Farm B&B Cornersville TN 931-363-9080/888-231-8631
Leatherwood Forge (Log producer: Pioneer Log Systems) Williamsport TN 931-583-9231 Seventh Heaven Log Inn Gatlinburg TN 800-248-2923
Ab Butler's Dogtrot at Triple Creek Fredericksburg TX 830-997-0443 (for reservations) Bolinger Cabin Fredericksburg TX 830-997-0443 (for reservations) Cedars on the Brazos Glen Rose TX 254-898-1000
Livery Stable B&B Fredericksburg TX 830-997-0443 (for reservations) The Lodge at Creekside Wimberley TX 800-267-3925/512-847-8922 Lost Creek (Log producer: Timber and Stone Restorations) Fredericksburg TX 830-997-0443 (for reservations)
The Mighty Oak Log Cabin Fredericksburg TX 830-997-0443 (for reservations) Sycamore Street Cabin Fredericksburg TX 830-997-0443 (for reservati