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The Benefits of a Prefab Cabin

Posted by eugene on July 28, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

Cabin living –there just isn’t anything quite like it. Weekend trips up to the cabin get you the best of both worlds. You’re close to nature without having to sacrifice the comforts of a modern home. There’s something about waking up in a rustic, wood cabin that’s so relaxing. There’s really nothing else like it.

And no wonder –studies have shown that being in a room with bare wood walls has the same healthy benefits as a walk through the forest: a reduced heart rate, reduced anxiety, and ease of social tension.

But how do you get one of these cabins built? Isn’t it a lot of work and money to hire a contractor and have your cabin build in a remote location? Lucky for you, prefab cabins are built and custom made to fit your specifications.

Customizability

Excited cabin buyers have many questions about the new home they are investing in. For many, this may be a vacation home in their favorite spot in the mountains or by the lake. For others, it may be a more permanent one. But an important question that they will have to answer is how to get the cabin there?

Purchasing a cabin can be an adventure, but often what you see is what you get. The only way you can really get a fully customized cabin to suite your needs is by buying a prefab one. This allows quality control and ensured customizability.

Prefab cabins come ready built?

There are a lot of challenges would-be cabin owners must face when deciding to purchase their cabin. Buying a prefab cabin can be the answer to all your questions and make your cabin buying process run faster and more smoothly.

How can it do that?

Let’s imagine for a moment that a couple wants to build a cabin out in the mountains near their favorite mountain resort town. They buy a new piece of land and now all that’s left is to build their new cabin on the freshly purchased property. They want full control over the build and make of their new cabin so they think the best way to do this is by hiring a contractor.

This of course brings with it a laundry list of problems starting with, how are they going to get a builder to set up shop in a remote and difficult to access location? How is he going to have the tools he needs, the manual labor, the right working conditions, in the mountains in a remote location?

Not to mention how much is this going to cost? All the costs mentioned above pless who knows how many more hidden and unexpected costs will come along with it? For new cabin buyers, the road forward seems a little hopeless.

Ulrich brings reality to cabin builder’s dreams

That’s where Ulrich Cabins comes in. Ulrich is a quality builder based in texas devoted to making each cabin with love, care, by hand. Not only are their cabins customizable, you can count on their product –we’ve been in the business for a while!

The best part is we’ll even deliver your cabin to you. Just check out our pain-free delivery service.

Building a new log cabin? Don’t sweat. Go the prefab route and know what you’re getting before you buy.

Best Places in America for a Log Cabin

Posted by eugene on July 26, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

Cabin living –there’s nothing quite like it. And if you are as big a fan of cabin living as we are, then you’re going to love this list of best places in America for cabins. Whether you are looking to cozy up in the winter, or in need of a launching pad for your outdoors adventure, these cabins are every cabin-lover’s daydream.

Tahoe

From shore to shore, Lake Tahoe is a premiere, cabin-dweller location. Tahoe locals love cabin living so much that they live in them year round! They even have fancy restaurants in log cabins. Just check out the Soule Domain in North Lake Tahoe.

Love paddle boarding, jet skiing, rock climbing, horseback riding or fine dining, gambling and summertime music festivals? Tahoe is perfect destination for outdoor lovers and homebodies alike.

Tahoe is such a perfect destination for mountain dwellers and cabin-fans that most people you meet haven’t even been living there their whole lives –it’s much more common to run into locals who were once tourists themselves but decided to turn coat and try out cabin living for good.

Besides the activities we already mentioned, Tahoe is renowned for its skiing and makes a great destination for winter-time guests as well.

Gatlinburg

Tucked away in Tennessee, Gatlinburg is a great tourist destination for camping and cabin living alike. Similar to Tahoe, Gatlinburg hosts a wealth of family friendly activities that make this the perfect destination for families looking to spend some quality time with one another.

A few key points of interest in Gatlinburg include wineries, distilleries, shops, a Sky Lift, and plenty of shows and entertainment.

Cape Cod

Perhaps less of a cabin destination, and more of a cottage one, Cape Cod still has the necessities of any cabin getaway adventure. Love biking along shorelines? Cape Cod is a great destination for sea lovers. There’s also plenty of historical sites for those in tune with America’s history, and lighthouses for the more nautically inclined tourist.

Boerne, Texas

Of course, if you’re looking for more than just to visit, you’ll be wanting a cabin site that is just as practical for long-term stays. When it comes to places you’ll want to look to build a cabin, Boerne will be up there on top of the list.

Boerne is one of America’s premiere cabin building locations. Nestled right into the Texas hill country, take advantage of the entertainment, arts and family-based activities that marks this great cabin town.

Ready to get out on a cabin excursion? Then it’s time to build your own cabin and/or rent from one of these premiere locations. What are you waiting for? Describe some ways you’ve gotten your cabin fever on below or subscribe for more updates from Ulrich Log Cabins.

Cabin Adventures –Why We Love Our Vacations to the Great Outdoors

Posted by eugene on July 22, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

Growing up, my family loved taking vacations to the cabin. Whenever we went, I was always excited for the trip and brought along plenty of books to read.

When you are little, everything in a cabin can be an adventure. For that reason, cabins have a special place in our American Psyche. For many of us, cabins are synonymous with family. That’s because so many of them are passed down from generation to generation.

My own family had a cabin in our lineage. My grandfather, a master engineer, built himself a cabin in the South Lake Tahoe area. He did it all by hand and on his own, using pulleys and the like. It was built over the course of several summers spent in Tahoe. It was a masterpiece and a true work of art.

Starting your own legacy

Perhaps your family has a similar story and a cabin passed down from generation to generation. If not, why not start your own cabin legacy? Cabins can be a place to connect and reconnect. They’re especially important for families today.

Because of so many distractions, a cabin retreat can be everything you need to reconnect with your loved ones. They can be a place for your kids to explore their imaginations, learn to love the outdoors, and gain a love for simpler things, like reading, painting, or playing board games with the family.

The benefits of Cabin adventures

We all know we love our adventures to the cabin. But may come as more of a surprise to you is the fact that cabins actually have a lasting beneficial impact on cabin dwellers.

Because of its closeness to nature, staying a weekend in a cabin can actually encourage your kids to get exercise. This will do more than just teach them an appreciation for the outdoors: the exercise they have will be much healthier than staying the weekend in a tech-filled hotel.

Have loved ones with difficulty relaxing? A cabin can be the ideal location for those overburdened with stressful jobs. Studies show that staying in a room with bare wood walls for an extended period of time can actually reduce stress and anxiety.

When freed from all the distractions of normal life, there is no other option than for you and your loved ones to engage with one another in ways that we often don’t have time for. A cabin retreat might be just what your family needs.

Choosing your cabin

Although there are plenty of people who live in cabins all year round, there are plenty more who just vacation in them. Want to build a cabin of your own to vacation in? Once you’ve found the cabin destination you love, getting the cabin in place doesn’t have to be a pain.

Ulrich offers affordable cabins and great shipping options to take the hassle out of establishing your cabin legacy.

Ulrich Cabins come prefabricated and are customizable, which means you won’t have to accept whatever the kind of cabin your local contractor knows how to build. Say goodbye to harried tourist spots and hello to a peaceful, healthy, and adventure filled cabin vacation.

Dream Cabin Designs to Inspire You

Posted by eugene on July 20, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

If you are going to invest in a cabin, why not get exactly what you want? When you choose the right cabin builder, you can come pretty close. Choosing between cabin designs or running dry on creative ideas for your cabin making project? Check out these cabin design ideas and get started on making your dream cabin a reality!

Cottage style cabin

Not all cabins are created equal –that being said, you can find the perfect cabin for your taste with a little bit of hard work and determination. One style that’s growing in popularity is the cottage style cabin.

Cottage style cabins are all about keeping things vintage. Builders use various different techniques to achieve this look. Cottages aren’t so different from traditional cabins. It’s all about the aesthetic and investing in the kind of cabin that you want to look at every day of your dream vacation.

Cottages fit in particularly well in eastern shoreline destinations, but can also blend in with any cabin community across the country.

Cabin tree columns

Looking to add the charms of nature to your cabin home? Why not use tree columns in place of regular columns in your cabin to add character as well as support?

These columns can be man-made or just bare trees taken from nature. You’ll want to put some time into thinking about the species of the tree and gather information about how these natural tree columns are made. They’re perfect for the back-to-nature vibe.

Add a deck

Cabins make a great destination for summer getaways. But trips to the woods and mountains are beautiful not only for their solitude but for the natural beauty they provide readily at hand. Adding a deck to your cabin can be a great way to be outdoors while also allowing you to enjoy the comfort and coziness of your log cabin.

If you are one for visiting your cabin in the winter, then make use of your deck to enjoy the winter snows by adding deck heaters. There’s no reason wintertime should put a damper on your deck activities!

The reclaimed look

One cabin design trend that’s really growing in popularity is the vintage, reclaimed wood look. Some companies, including one in Eastern Texas, specialize in reclaimed wood and building projects. Reclaimed wood isn’t as expensive as it once was so if you’re into the salvaged wood look, now’s a great time to buy!

Tower cabins

This may look like something out of a Disney film or Lord of the Rings, but believe it or not cabin towers do exist and are enjoyed by many families. They make great retreat locations and scenic lookouts.

When it comes to cabins, there are so many options it’s worth your time exploring all of them and choosing the right cabin for you! Not to mention Ulrich Cabin builders offer great options in customizability that would make it a shame not to envision what your cabin getaway will look like! Your cabin is here to stay so why not invest in exactly what you want, without the hassle of having to build it yourself?

What are some cool cabin designs you’ve come across?

Outdoor entertainment tips for your cabin getaway

Posted by eugene on July 14, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

When out at the cabin and it’s time for the family and friends to visit, it can be difficult to come up with good ideas about how to entertain them. It’s not like in college when calling up domino’s for pizza was enough. Those times are past and we’re judged by the kind of entertainment we provide.

More than that, we want our family and friends to have a good time. We want to stand out from the typical cabin parties and do something that our guests will remember. So once the rooms are made ready, the beds are all clean and the kitchen is cleared out, it’s time to get things ready on the fun side of it all. These simple tips can help anyone preparing for a weekend entertainment fest at their getaway cabin destination.

Outdoor lighting

Adding lighting to your outdoors is a great way to enhance the entertainment experience. This takes some of the pressure out of entertaining in your indoor living area – it’s no longer the focal point for those looking to engage with you and everyone else.

Adding light fixtures to the outdoors opens up areas that are traditionally retreated from at night. Having charming lighting outside as well as inside will also create extra room so your indoor cabin won’t feel overly packed if you are tight on space, or if there is a particularly large gathering.

Decks can help

This one goes along with the outdoor lighting. People love decks and they love spending time on them. Of course, this isn’t the kind of thing you can prepare for the night before a party, but giving it some forethought can pay off in the long run. It gives you an extra space to host your guests and takes a lot of the pressure out of indoor entertainment. Another plus side for turning your deck into THE entertainment destination is that it’s usually easier to keep your deck clean in the summer than it is your house, since so much living is going on indoors by you and your family.

Outdoor kitchen

More than just having a grill, having an outdoor cooking area or kitchen means investing in counter space and everything you’ll need to entertain your guests with food and drinks. Indoors works well for this too, but space things out and make your night more fun with an outdoor kitchen.

Heaters and snow storage

Cabins can be a great retreat for the winter and a lovely destination for entertaining family and friends during the holidays. But because it is winter, it can be a little difficult to host friends outside and take advantage of your lovely deck and outdoor lighting if it’s below freezing.

Add reliable space heaters to your deck to keep things warm for your family and friends.

Since it’s cold anyways, why not take advantage of the snow? Pile up snow you would normally shovel away just out of reach of your space heaters and store your beverages in a makeshift snow-bar.

The outdoor fireplace

Fireplaces can be as simple or creative as you want. Want something casual and easy? Throw a firepit in the middle of your outdoor hangout spot. Fires can be a great place for conversation to happen. Just make sure you keep an eye on it!

You can also upgrade to a more fancy fireplace if you’d like. There are all kinds of affordable and capable fireplaces around. Just check out the web!

What are some ways you make use of your outdoor space to entertain your family and friends? Let us know!