Sean Salz fell in love with the Kiamichi Mountains near Honobia, Oklahoma. Years of searching found him the perfect vacation property with a gorgeous view of a spring-fed creek, pines, and mountains. Looking for housing, he explored double-wide trailers to RVs. With eighty miles to the nearest construction company, a house built onsite was prohibitively expensive.
Then he found Ulrich Cabins online and loved the designs. He toured the Cleburne factory and signed for a 32×44 Moose Creek cabin the same day. With three daughters, Sean needed plenty of bathroom space. The three bedrooms easily sleep eight people.
“What was so great about Ulrich is that within 10-12 weeks, we could be onsite with a fully fabricated home,” Sean says. Cabin designer Brian Pokrifcsak gave a projected build time of 14 weeks, but in 11 weeks their vacation cabin was onsite and fully functional.
His family has decorated the cabin like an upscale hunting lodge with game trophies and longhorns. They spend about every other weekend at the cabin and go more often in the summer. With friends and extended family, they enjoy trail riding, fishing, hunting, swimming, kayaking, and campfires, getting away from the stress of the city.
Sean spent most of the COVID-19 quarantine at the vacation cabin and improving the property. “It is far more beautiful than we expected it to turn out,” he says. “We’ve got a perfect place here.”
Every detail of the process was well taken care of with Ulrich Cabins. Sean says, “We’re proud to be part of the Ulrich family.”
After Dave and Jane Slater retired, they looked for a hideaway, a vacation spot. They found 36 acres of land near Milano, Texas and wanted a secluded cabin to put on it.
The Slaters’ wanted a well-built cabin for themselves, their children, and their future grandchildren. They found Ulrich Log Cabins online. When they toured the Cleburne factory, they could see the quality of the cabin construction. It was exactly what they wanted. With the type of materials used, build quality, and Ulrich craftmanship, Dave says, “It’s the finest cabin I’ve been able to find out on the market.”
Starting with a 16×36 Park model, the Slaters modified the cabin plans to suit their needs. They wanted a loft for extra space for children to sleep in. They also wanted more counter space in the kitchen and a bigger shower and bathroom.
Their site was remote and hard to reach, but “Ulrich did what they said they were going to do. They did it on time, and every component of it was very professional,” Dave says.
Visiting their cabin feels like camping—but with all the amenities. “It’s completely relaxing,” Jane says. “You can feel your blood pressure lower as soon as you get here.” The Slaters spend their time encouraging native plants and trees to grow on their land.
“We’ve enjoyed it more than we ever expected,” Jane says. “We can’t go a week without coming out here.”
Dave loves their cozy and peaceful cabin too. “It’s the smartest thing we’ve ever done,” he says. “It’s exactly what we wanted.”
Jim Laferney grew up hunting and fishing, and wanted the same experience for his grandchildren. A medical professional, he needed a place to recharge. When Jim and his wife Claudia bought 386 acres near Olney, Texas, they wanted a cabin to stay in so they could spend more time together.
Jim considered building a cabin. But when his son told him about Ulrich Log Cabins, Jim visited the Cleburne factory. Impressed by their workmanship, he realized an Ulrich cabin would give them a nearly instant but high quality home.
The Laferneys worked with cabin designer Brian Wrinkle to choose a 16×56 Homestead cabin. Jim says, “Brian was courteous. He didn’t mind our changing the floor plan.” He wanted a cabin that appealed to Claudia.
He knew that when the cabin was set up, Claudia would want to spend time together at the ranch. “It made it a lot easier to get her out here once I had a place that she could call home away from home,” Jim says.
Now Claudia and Jim enjoy reading on the front porch and spending time with their grandchildren, surrounded by mesquite, cactus, and wildlife. Claudia says, “Our front windows overlook a lot of our land, and it’s so wonderful to be here and see land—no traffic, no other houses.”
Jim says his wife has done such a good job making their cabin a beautiful home that when the weekend is over, it’s hard to leave and go back to the city. He says with the quality team at Ulrich, “you’re going to have quality products.”
“This is going to be a cabin for a lifetime,” he says.