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Fall Log Home Tour Hosted by Cookeville Honest Abe

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


A variety of log and timber frame homes will be open to the public on Aug. 22, 2020 during a fall tour hosted by Honest Abe Log Homes Cookeville.

“We believe the structures open for the tour are perfect to show visitors how flexible and beautiful a wood home can be,” said Greg Watson, a sales representative at Honest Abe Cookeville who’s spent almost a quarter century with the company.

Each of the featured homes was designed and manufactured by Honest Abe Log Homes and reflect a variety of log styles. The homeowners will be available to answer questions about their design choices, the construction process, the home’s energy efficiency and more.

Cookeville Bellewood Model

Begin the day with refreshments at Honest Abe Log Homes Cookeville, where a map and directions are provided to registered participants beginning at 9 a.m. The nine-room Cookeville model  built in 1999 from the Honest Abe Bellewood plan was recently redecorated by Molly Cooper, interior design consultant for Honest Abe’s newest subsidiary, Cooper & Co. The 3,167-square-foot model is of 8×8 D Logs with butt and pass corners and a heavy timber roof system. Also, on the Cookeville model home site is an additional model built from the Algood plan.

“We’ll provide a map for the self-guided tour, during which the homes are open between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,” Greg Watson said. “Since the homes are within easy driving distance of one another and our model, there will be ample time to tour ea

Mill Storehouse

Melissa Watson noted that guests may want to return to the Honest Abe Cookeville campus for a little shopping in yet another pair of log homes. The Mill Storehouse is a retail store operated from yet another log home by Honest Abe – its first model home, a square log chinked building that has stood the test of time. Adjacent is a tiny house that’s been converted to a retail shop.

“One of Honest Abe’s owners has converted the very first Honest Abe model home into a store that sells everything from fresh farm products to home décor to apparel,” Melissa said. “This home was moved from its original site and reconstructed, which goes to show how durable a log home can be. The other log structure is a ‘tiny home’.”

There’s no charge for the tour, but reservations are required. Call (800) 280-3651 to make reservations or get free tickets on Eventbrite.


August 22
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Greg Watson & Melissa Watson


Honest Abe Log Homes Cookeville
3205 Hwy. 111 North
Cookeville, 38506 United States
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