Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, March 2022

Log and timber frame homes offer a distinctive, unforgettable vacation experience. Over the years, many Honest Abe’s customers have built home for themselves that they rent to the public part of the year. Others have created commercial properties that are always available. We’re presenting five of these here for your consideration as you plan your next family vacation, couple’s retreat or special event: WagonTrail Cabin near Hot Springs, N.C.; Cloud 9 and Tammy’s Place in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Tennessee Retreat at Moss (near Honest Abe’s headquarters); and Holmes Bens Conference Center and Resort at Columbia, Kentucky. Click on any photo for the customer’s story and rental details. 


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Cheesy Shrimp & Grits


Celebrate Mardi Gras with a savory, creamy twist on a a Southern staple – grits – shared by cookbook author Areeda Stampley, author of Areeda’s Southern Cooking, a collection of old-fashioned recipes.

The Cambridge Floor Plan

Perched on a bluff high above Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake is Jim and Diana Copper’s second house by Honest Abe Log Homes, the first having been on their cattle farm in rural Illinois.

The Coppers chose Honest Abe’s award-winning Cambridge plan for their 2,800-square-foot new home.

“We loved the Cambridge plan because it had the two-sided, two-story stone fireplace with gas logs that opens into the living room and on the other side into the dining room,” Diana said. “We also loved the high ceilings with heavy timber roofing and natural lighting provided by the window configuration.”

Download the Copper’s story from Log Homes Living magazine.


Register now to download the premium plans, which include renderings, elevations, dimensions or download the basic plan here.