Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, June 2023

Experience the Smokies from an Honest Abe Log Cabin

Scott and Sheri Schmidt designed their Smokey Mountain log cabin, Cabin on the Rocks, for relaxation and enjoyment of nature. Located high upon a mountain in the stunning Wears Valley, the cabin offers solitude within a short drive of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Smokey Mountain National Park. The cabin is available for rent year-round.


Storing tableware, appliances and cooking utensils is easier and more space-saving thanks to innovations in kitchen design and new features that can be incorporated during the planning process.

Summer Decor Summer Decor

Designer Molly Cooper offers summer design advice.

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Safe Rooms Safe Rooms

What to consider when planning a safe room.

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A Child's Room A Child's Room

Create a space that they’ll remember lovingly.

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Welcoming Offices

Create a reception area that is both impressive and cozy!

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Celebrate your dad on Father’s Day with this American classic from the 1940s.


The Swiftwater Plan


Swiftwater Log Home Plan by Honest Abe Log Homes, Inc. features cathedral ceilings, an open concept dining and living space, and a luxury bath with garden tub.

The 1,276 Swiftwater is the consummate plan for a young family, a retired couple or for a lakeside or mountain retreat.

A grand hall with a fireplace and cathedral ceiling has kitchen, dining and living space in an open design. On either side of the grand hall, there’s a bedroom with a luxury bath including a walk-in shower and garden tub.

The living room and both bedrooms open onto a deck wide enough to accommodate dining and entertaining with room for a hot tub or fire pit.

The plan can be easily modified to suit a homeowner’s specific needs and can be executed in log, timber frame or a combination of materials. The photo shown here illustrates how the one couple added two small dormers above each of the one-story rooms flanking the great room. 

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