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Have you always dreamed of having a log cabin of your own one day? If you're not ready to build your dream cabin yet, the next best thing is to stay in different small log cabins on vacation. Chances are if you love log cabins you enjoy the back to basics lifestyle that goes along with them. You probably prefer to do a lot of outdoor activities on your vacations and to keep things pretty simple. This log cabin is just one of many small log cabins available for rent through Airbnb. This one is called the Ridge Runners' Retreat, and it's located on 6 beautiful acres of land in the Smokey Mountains just outside of Newport, Tennessee. It's very close to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. You will also be very close to lots of hiking trails and to places you can raft. This is a pretty basic one-room cabin meaning that it's a studio style space with no bedrooms. It can sleep a smaller family of up to 5 people, but you will be sharing the same space for sleeping, eating and lounging much like it was done in the old days. This would be a great opportunity to see how small you could go for building your own log cabin.

One of the first steps in deciding on any log cabin designs of your own is getting a feel for what you need and want in your own design. So testing the waters in a small studio style space would be a good place to start. Then you could try out a one bedroom cabin, a two bedroom cabin and so on. Of course, the allure of small log cabins is that they will cost less to build and less to maintain. They are also more efficient since there is less space to heat overall. The maintenance will also be less intense than it would be on a larger log house as well. The cabin enters in off the lovely patio on the front which would be a great place to look out at the view surrounding the log cabin. There's also a back deck with a hot tub on it. Inside the cabin, there's a nice comfortable leather couch and a coffee table as well as a TV with local TV channels and a DVD player to bring your own DVDs to watch. The internet would only be available if you have your own reception plan. We use AT&T and receive internet just fine. The bathroom has a full, walk-in corner shower.

There is also a nice, small kitchen which has an electric stove and oven so you can cook your own meals while you're there. They even have a little fridge to store food in too. If you get cold, you can start up the propane fireplace for a bit of warmth, and you won't have to start a wood fire. The couch pulls out to sleep two people, and there's a full-sized bed in the cabin as well to sleep two more people. They also allow pets for an extra fee which is nice since many places don't allow pets at all. The cabin also has a bathroom inside with a flush toilet, a sink and a shower. This is great since many rustic style cabins don't include bathrooms or running warm water. Enjoy having a look through all of the photos of this log cabin and see if it is one you would consider building yourself. You can also explore other log cabin designs through many of the listings on Airbnb and see what style would suit you best.***

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