If you’ve been thinking about building a log home as a vacation destination, now is the time to do it. While many folks are making permanent moves from bigger cities, others want the flexibility of maintaining a primary residence while having a second home in a less populated area where they can get away while staying connected to work and school.
But there are many other great reasons to build a vacation log home! Keep reading to learn how investing in a second home can bring you lasting benefits.
Make it Your Own
Never again spend time searching for a hotel or rental home every time you visit an area. Build your own log cabin, and you can literally vacation at your home away from home. Your home will be exactly as you want it, creating a familiar and comfortable place for you and your family to return to whenever you’d like. Big Twig offers a range of plans, from tiny homes to larger, custom-built homes.
You’ll also be able to put down roots in a place you love. Many people find that they return to the same destinations when they take a vacation, whether it’s a mountain lake or an off-the-beaten-path rural setting. If you’ve found an area that your family loves, why not make it official by building a second home there? (If you know what type of getaway you like but can’t decide on a town, check out our suggested list below!)
Make Some Money
When you build your vacation log home in a popular or up-and-coming area, it will most likely appreciate in value. You could also be eligible for a tax deduction on mortgage and property taxes, as long as you don’t rent the home out for more than a certain number of days per year. If you do choose to rent your vacation home when you’re not using it, you’ll earn extra income.*
In addition to saving or making money on your secondary home, you can “trade” homes with homeowners in other destinations. You can find several online sites that facilitate home swaps, or simply make agreements with friends and family who own homes in areas that you’d like to visit.
Make Lasting Memories
You’ll make family memories that will last a lifetime when you build a vacation log home. And when the kids have grown and you’re ready to downsize, your log home will be ready for you! Your children and grandchildren can visit you on their own family vacations, and you’ll be able to spend your golden years in a comfortable, familiar place that you love, filled with cherished memories.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to build your vacation log home, we have some beautiful options to consider. Big Twig can build your dream vacation log home in any of these areas.
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, TN: A popular destination for tourists, this area also has plenty of beautiful rural areas with spectacular mountain views for your log cabin vacation home. You’ll be able to get away from it all while still enjoying the nearby museums, theme parks, and shopping.
Lake Hartwell, GA/SC: If you’ve always dreamed of the lake life, then Lake Hartwell might be for you. Close to thriving cities like Greenville, SC and historic areas like Pendleton, SC, Lake Hartwell offers plenty of boating, fishing, and golfing. It’s got lots of small-town southern charm, with a peaceful, relaxing setting.
Lake Lure, NC: Just minutes away from Chimney Rock State Park, a short drive from Asheville, NC, and home of the famous “Dirty Dancing” lake scene, Lake Lure offers the best of both worlds — an incredibly gorgeous lake surrounded by serene mountains.
Travelers Rest, SC: It’s not hard to see why Travelers Rest was ranked one of the Best Small Southern Towns by USA Today. Its close proximity to mountains, rivers, and several state parks makes it a perfect location for your vacation log home.
Hendersonville, NC: A small mountain town with big appeal, Hendersonville has a quaint downtown filled with unique shops and excellent restaurants. Known as “Apple Country,” the area is filled with beautiful orchards. You’ll be just minutes away from Asheville, NC, and Greenville, SC if you ever get the urge to take a day trip.
Big Twig has a solid reputation for building quality log homes in the Hendersonville and Asheville areas of Western North Carolina, as well as South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Our process is centered on you. We take a custom, hands-on approach that will ensure you know what to expect every step of the way — from choosing your land to working with you to design your vacation log home just the way you want it. Give us a call, or fill out the form below to start the conversation about your dream vacation log home!
*Always consult with your financial or tax advisor before deciding to build or rent a second home. Tax and rental laws and regulations will vary depending on the area you choose. Big Twig is always happy to help you to determine the state, county, and local regulations when you contract with us to build a home! It’s just another part of our commitment to full-service customer care.