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Henderson NC summerhouse locationThe natural beauty of Western North Carolina and South Carolina is abundant, no matter what your favorite way to explore nature is. The key to building a Katahdin Cedar Log Home that gets you back to nature is to identify the local attractions that appeal to your family. Once you select a region, finding the perfect spot is a lot easier. We’ve identified some of the top destinations in our area that would offer a great summerhouse location.

Start at Historic Hendersonville, NC
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, Hendersonville, NC, maintains its charm with a beautiful downtown and plenty of shops, restaurants, and attractions nearby. One beautiful area close by that’s worth exploring for a log home location is the DuPont Forest. This 10,000-acre park straddles two counties, with Dupont Forest NC summerhouse locationthe Little River creating multiple waterfalls and water activities. The towns of Westbridge and Little River NC are two areas that offer access to Hendersonville amenities and the Dupont Forest area.

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area
Just over the South Carolina border lies the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, a favorite destination for Greenville SC residents and North Carolinians alike. The unspoiled area is 11,000 acres to mountains, rivers and hiking trails. The town of Cleveland SC is one gateway to the area and many scenic locations nearby offer excellent sites for a Katahdin Cedar Log Home.

Mountain Bridge NC summerhouse location

Rock It in Black Mountain NC
This little town is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and central town square lined with rocking chairs for relaxation. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains offer hiking trails, biking, boating as well as lakes and streams for fishing. Black Mountain also features two colleges and many small businesses from restaurants and shops to breweries. With its magnificent vistas, Black Mountain can provide a beautiful setting for your dream log home.

Lake Lure NC summerhouse locationAppealing Lake Lure NC
For dramatic beauty, the man-made Lake Lure NC has plenty to offer its residents and visitors. Tucked into the scenic Hickory Nut Gorge, mountains rise up from the shoreline to provide scenic beauty at every vantage point. Nearby Chimney Rock offers hiking trails and a splendid view from its 315-foot-tall namesake.

Nantahala National Forest
The largest of North Carolina’s National Parks, Nantahala National Forest sprawls across the southwestern Natahala National Forest summerhouse locationsection of the state. Within the park’s borders lie numerous towns and destinations, including Murphy NC & Highlands NC. Within an easy driving distance of both Asheville NC and Greenville SC, Nantahala straddles the Great Smoky Mountains with peaks as high as 6400 feet. Many folks who are considering building a log home for partial rental and personal use identify this region as a top choice for location.

Clearly, there’s no shortage of beautiful natural locations to build in Western Carolina. What’s your favorite spot? Let us help navigate your way to your new home with a free estimate!

Aaron Dunn

Author Aaron Dunn

Big Twig Homes has been in the Log Home and SIP Panel business for over 30 years. We specialize in Cedar Log Homes and Structural Insulated Panel Homes and Buildings. Big Twig Homes Services all of The Southeastern United States, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee with Log Home packages and Log Home Kits. We also Provide SIP Panel kits for Sip Homes and Sip buildings.

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