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The Log & Timber Homes Network has compiled a list of the most ideal areas across the country in which to build a vacation log home.
View the top log home vacation hot spots for 2007, compared to 2006…
2007 Log Home Top Vacation Hot Spots
The list of log home vacation hot spots for 2007 is based on input from the log home community: Producers, dealers, property experts, and vacation experts.
They are presented alphabetically by state.
- Bull Shoals, Arkansas
- Prescott, Arizona
- Angels Camp, California
- Del Norte County, California
- Mancos, Colorado
- Ocala, Florida *
- Ellijay, Georgia
- Island Park, Idaho
- Brown County, Indiana **
- Petoskey, Michigan
- Ely, Minnesota
- Warsaw, Missouri
- Anaconda, Montana
- Lincoln-Woodstock, New Hampshire
- Logan, Ohio
- Deschutes County, Oregon
- Somerset County, Pennsylvania
- Pickens County, South Carolina
- Roane County, Tennessee
- Port Angeles, Washington
- Door County, Wisconsin
- Fayette County, West Virginia
- Pocahontas County, West Virginia
- Thermopolis, Wyoming
*We had property there — in Ocala Shores — but sold it a couple years ago. Not nearly as hip & cool as other areas, in our opinion.
**I went to college near there and can attest to the fact that it’s a very sweet woodsy little community.
2006 Log Home Top Vacation Hot Spots
The log home vacation hot spots which appear on the list for 2006 were chosen for their unique amenities, their affordability, and their undiscovered charms.
They are listed alphabetically by state.
- Wasilla, Alaska
- Gold Canyon, Arizona
- Alpine County, California
- Salida, Colorado
- Summit County, Colorado
- Blairsville, Georgia
- Hayden Lake, Idaho
- The Maine Highlands
- Marquette County, Michigan
- Paradise Valley, Montana
- Incline Village, Nevada
- Taos and Red River, New Mexico
- The Catskills, New York
- Cherokee County, North Carolina
- Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
- Franklin, Tennessee *
- Gillespie County, Texas
- Cedar City, Utah
- Midway, Utah
- Mad River Valley, Vermont
- Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
- Black River Falls, Wisconsin
- St. Croix Valley, Wisconsin
- Big Horn, Wyoming
*I couldn’t agree more! (…though I have a hard time understanding how they came up with their “average lot price” and “average vacation home resale price”. They seem incredibly low.)
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