Sometimes you just need a getaway—an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle of everyday city living in the city, or any urban area, for that matter. A recent New York Post article entitled “Why Everyone in New York is Obsessed with Owning a Cabin,” provides a deep look into the reasoning behind this growing desire for owning a woodsy log cabin home within driving distance of the city to unwind and regroup, or “pare down to the basics,” as the article describes. Here are five log cabin-style residences throughout Connecticut, Westchester County and the Berkshires that do just this—scale back their bustling environments and in turn, offer residents so much more.
381 New London Tpke—Stonington, CT
Resting peacefully on 56 acres of beautiful countryside in Stonington, CT, this custom-built log cabin estate embodies everything you could ever want in a weekend retreat away from it all. Constructed in 2001 with timber from Montana, the charming home includes an atmosphere of pure rustic luxury with impeccable details and craftsmanship. Upon entrance, visitors are greeted by a 20-foot natural stone fireplace to immediately set the mood for relaxation. A sleek chef’s kitchen and cutting-edge amenities complete the 3,355 square-foot home, which is surrounded by woods and incredible natural serenity. There is even a barn/garage and lean-to, conveniently providing additional space for enclosed parking. While the opportunities here are endless, one thing is for sure—owning this log cabin paradise is certainly a breath of much needed fresh air.
142 Trailside Road—Windham, NY
Located just steps away from the popular Windham Mountain, this chic, contemporary log cabin-style home is the ultimate ski getaway. The residence is constructed of both alder wood paneling and stone, and features various amenities that are ideal for a cozy evening in after a day on the slopes. Residents can unwind by the wood burning stove, or rejuvenate after a long work week in the in-home spa. Whether inside pampering yourself with the residence’s many high-tech amenities, or taking advantage of the property’s prime mountain location, which resides only two and a half hours from NYC, this cabin home effectively makes its residents feel far removed from any worry of yesterday, providing a renewed appreciation for the possibilities of today.
134 Hurlburt Road—Great Barrington, MA
This spacious log cabin, which boasts 24 private acres of land in the beautiful town of Great Barrington, MA, is an ideal spot to de-stress. So, turn off that phone, and tuck any “to-do” lists to the back of your mind—this country residence is just what the doctor ordered! Take a moment to appreciate New England’s untainted splendor while resting on the home’s impressive wraparound porch, deck or even its screened-in porch, which is accessible from a private entrance off the master suite. A living room with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace complete the well-maintained, up-to-date log-style ranch.
70 High Rock Road—Newtown, CT
An outstanding, custom-built log cabin home, which boasts pine walls and ceilings throughout, resides on over four acres of professionally landscaped grounds in the lovely town of Newtown, CT. The property includes various private locations with sitting areas and pristine gardens for residents and visitors to clear their minds, adding to the already retreat-like environment that coincides with owning a log home. Upon entrance one will find an open floor plan amidst a flawless mixture of country rustic-style meets sheer luxury. This deliberately chosen design combination effectively accentuates the undeniable comfort and overall allure of the home. There’s even a large barn with a workshop and an abundance of extra storage to complete the stunning Connecticut residence.
71-1 Maple Street—Chester, CT
If you’re looking for a quaint, rustic, yet sophisticated log cabin home, this Chester residence is the one for you. Situated within a short walk of Chester’s village center, the tranquil retreat offers impeccable living capabilities amid a wooded, 3.82-acre plot of land. Beamed ceilings, a spacious kitchen and inviting fireplace are just some of the details that define this highly appealing weekend destination. A barn and lovely greenhouse are two more features that add significant character to the laid-back, log cabin abode.