Once Upon A Cabin

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:28‬ ‭

With summer coming to an end and fall quickly approaching, it’s time to put those beach plans to rest and search for that perfect cabin in the mountains!  Every year around this time I start dreaming of that perfect log cabin!  Butch and I both love a mountain get away…and when you start talking about a rustic log cabin, you’re speaking our language!!  Butch just prefers downright rustic, and I of course like a little touch of elegance with mine!  We have several places we love to go for a long weekend…one being Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC with its rustic and elegant charm!  

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When I saw this log cabin nestled in the mountains of Highlands, I wanted to go into planning mode for a weekend trip this fall!  What is not to love about a 1928 log cabin in the Appalachian Foothills?  Who knows if it will happen…but at least a girl can dream!  

I can imagine a cool autumn day spent in this warm space…snuggled next to a warm fire…good book to read…and a mug of robust coffee!

This interesting stair balustrade is made of rhododendron branches!

An antique country cupboard and painted chest mix beautifully with the melon, red, and sage color palette.

I love this dining area with its oval table and upholstered chairs and bench!

The master bedroom walls are covered in grass-cloth. Antiques mix easily with the modern painting!

A cozy loft bedroom provides a lovely space for guests with its red and white leaf pattern mixed with stripes.

Another guest room with a vaulted ceiling and large windows that lighten the space.

On nice autumn days, this is where you would find me – the perfect outdoor space!

What about you, where is your favorite mountain vacation spot?

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  1. Wow, hope your dream comes true! I enjoyed all the pictures and reading your old post too! I think I got to know you about the time you visited your friend Patti. I don’t remember your trip with the family but that was a very nice place so nice to read about.
    Enjoy your lunch at Chez Fonfon today.

  2. Nancy says:

    My favorite place is at our condo in the Smokeies. We’re about 45 min. from Highlands. I love shopping in Highlands. We don’t get up to our condo as often as we like, but we usually make it once in the fall. Hope you get there this fall.

  3. kim says:

    I love cabin living too! My husband and I sold out log home on Lake Superior a few years ago and I miss it so much!
    I have saved many of the same photos that you have here.

  4. dolores says:

    No quiero posponer mi parecer antes de irme a dormir…
    Curiosamente tenemos unos gustos muy parecidos, querida Pam. Las cabañas especialmente del estilo que muestras me parecen lo más de lo más para una buena velada al amor del fuego y con un buen libro y amorosa compañía. Es tan bello…tan acogedor…que me parece fascinante.
    Tengo pendientes algunos comentarios de otros post muy hermosos pero me han sido imposible hacer ya que Antonio ha estado ocho días internado en el hospital y mi vida se complicó. Ya ha mejorado y gracias a Dios está en casa felizmente.
    Un gran abrazo

    I do not want to postpone my mind before I go to sleep …
    Interestingly we have very similar tastes, dear Pam. The cabins especially the style that most samples appear to me the most for a nice evening by the fire with a good book and loving companionship. It’s so beautiful … so welcoming … I find fascinating.
    I have still some other post comments very beautiful but I have been unable to do since boarding Antonio has spent eight days in the hospital and my life was complicated. It has already improved and thanks to God is at home happily.
    A big hug

    • Dolores, que era tan bueno saber de usted! Hemos estado tan preocupados por Antonio. Qué bendición para él estar en casa y es de esperar sentirse mejor! Dios es tan fiel a nosotros! deseándole muchas maravillosas horas de paz y tranquilidad, mi amigo! Obtener un merecido descanso! el envío de amor y abrazos, Pam

      Dolores, it was so good to hear from you! We have been so concerned about Antonio. What a blessing for him to be at home and hopefully feeling better! God is so faithful to us! Wishing you many wonderful hours of peace and tranquility, my friend! Get some much needed rest! sending love and hugs, Pam

  5. Pinky says:

    OMGoodness, I want to go there, SOON!!! It is beautiful and I LOOOOVE Highlands and Cashiers! Have only been there once but would love to go back! I have to check out this place! Came over from Michael Lee’s. Have a great evening!

  6. Lori says:

    terrific inspiring pics! We live in the mountains but alas, not in a cabin. I like to add “lodge” touches to our decor though as we love to explore in the summer and downhill ski in the winter here in our local mountains and coming home to a cozy cabin feel is perfect for us!

  7. Marsha says:

    Beautiful! I am sure the setting in North Carolina is just as lovely as the cabin. I live in a log home too and happen to love them in any style–from rustic to modern. Of course, they require more maintenance, but they provide so much beauty. Most often the focal point of the great room is a field stone fireplace. To me it is a work of art. I hope everyone has a chance to stay in such a gorgeous cabin. Enjoy.

  8. Chef Carol says:

    Pam, that cabin looks divine. It’s still in the 90’s here in Dallas, so it’s nice to imagine a cozy cabin with a fireplace in the brisk autumn weather. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

  9. Terri says:

    The Highlands / Cashiers area is so … so…. beautiful !! We did tour the Old Edwards Inn as we were driving thru this area a couple of years ago.. (Sigh… sooo peaceful .. I love the history behind this place !!!) We try to take advantage of the Smokies in the fall every year .. staying in the Wears Valley area !! 🙂 … Can’t wait!! Thank you for sharing !!!!!

    • Terri, I love the Smokies in autumn! We used to go every fall the first few years we were married, but Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is so crowded that I no longer enjoy going there! Wear’s Valley is beautiful and away from the huge crowds!

  10. cindy says:

    Pam, I love the cabin. What a great place to stay. We too love the mountains and for years we went to Franklin NC as husbands parent’s owned a place there. It has been sold since then but our girls grew up going there each year. Now we just love to the mountains but my preference is winter months. Just something about those hills in the winter to me. The last few cabins we stayed in was located in Wares Valley in Tn. and oh so nice….Thanks for sharing the stunning pictures. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Jann Olson says:

    Oh gosh! That cabin is rustic meets elegance. I love the entire cabin. That last photo took my breath away! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Pamela says:

    I never saw myself as a cabin kind of girl. Give me the sand and water but you beautiful images have me rethinking that whole mountains and getaway thing. 😀

  13. Cindy says:

    I so enjoyed this tour! My hubby and I dream of a rustic log cabin in the mountains…this one is amazing!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  14. Nancy says:

    Oh! Wish it were closer to us….
    That is exactly what the Mister here wants…..
    Wonderful….I love how the outside wood is painted! So civilized and warm….

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