Want to Live Like a US President? Start With a Log Cabin

Although it’s no prerequisite for holding public office, living in a log cabin is very presidential. Andrew Jackson was born in one between North and South Carolina. And Abraham Lincoln wrote that his earliest recollection was living in a log cabin on Kentucky’s Knob Creek Farm. In celebration of the American log cabin legacy, we’ve gathered a few on the market just in time for Presidents Day.

Greer, AZ

620 County Rd 1325 Hidden Meadow Rnch, Greer, AZ
For sale: $249,000

Greer, AZ

This stunning mountain home was built with hand-crafted logs, a wood-burning fireplace and high-end appliances. It’s in close proximity to gourmet restaurants, fly fishing, hiking and horse stables.

Moran, WY

25635 Buffalo Run Rd, Moran, WY
For sale: $565,000

Moran, WY
Located near Grand Teton National Park, this round-beam home is ideal for an outdoorsman. The cabin was also recently remodeled to have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and additional office space.

Boothbay, ME

36 Pleasant Cove Rd, Boothbay, ME
For sale: $698,000

Boothbay, ME
This handcrafted log home is situated on 13 wooded acres with access to the Damariscotta River. The grounds have been well-maintained and feature professionally landscaped gardens.

Leavenworth, WA

11900 Shugart Flats Rd, Leavenworth, WA
For sale: $1.8 million

Leavenworth, WA
In Washington’s Bavarian-themed village, a log cabin is the perfect winter or summer getaway. Located about two hours from Seattle and 45 minutes from Stevens Pass Ski Resort, the property includes a historic barn on an upper parcel of land.

Harrison, ID

7209 S Eddyville Rd, Harrison, ID
For sale: $7.5 million

Harrison, ID
This 34-acre estate borders Lake Coeur d’Alene, a popular Idaho vacation spot. A porte-cochere and waterfall greet visitors. Inside, a movie theater, wine cellar, sauna, gym and other luxuries await.

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Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers real estate news, industry trends and home design. Read more of her work here.