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New Motorcyle Themed Cabin Park

Posted by eugene on October 31, 2017  /  in Blog  /  Comments off

Gordon Cook and Jennifer Green have been motorcycle enthusiasts their entire adult lives, so they know a thing or two about where to find the best motorcycle roads in Texas. One of those roads is near Pipe Creek, a small town located about an hour northwest of San Antonio.

The couple noticed, however, that there didn’t seem to be any good places to spend the night in this part of the Texas Hill Country. So they decided to solve that problem for other bikers with a motorcycle themed cabin and RV park. It’s called Al’s Hideaway, named after Jennifer’s grandfather Albert, who was a WWII Prisoner of War.

The park features six of our Ulrich Log Cabins. Each cabin is 14×20 ft, with a 6 ft covered porch. Inside, the cabins feature king sized beds, a large shower, microwave, and mini-fridge. Each cabin has a large headboard with a unique design. One of the headboards, of course, showcases an image of a motorcycle.

Gordon and Jennifer also built a spacious pavilion for group events. It features an outdoor kitchen area built with reclaimed pallet lumber and burned wood plywood.

Gordon and Jennifer didn’t want their guests to have all the cabin fun, though. The couple purchased our spacious Moose Creek series cabin for their home, as well as our Bearlake series cabin for Jennifer’s mother. Both cabins are situated on the same property as the cabin park.

The Liney Moon Gets Triplets

Posted by eugene on August 25, 2017  /  in Blog  /  Comments off

“That’s probably my favorite, is knowing that the Liney Moon is a part of a lot of people’s families, due to the memories they’re making there.” – Caroline Bradford

The Liney Moon is a unique “hotel” tucked away in the Central Texas hill country near Dripping Springs.

The idea for the venue was born when owners Caroline and Stephen Bradford got married. There were options for wedding venues around Dripping Springs, but they had trouble finding exciting lodging for their guests. So they decided to solve that problem for other couples by starting The Liney Moon.

The Liney Moon began with the “Stellar House,” the main building with lodging, kitchen, and leisure amenities. With the Stellar House being booked every weekend, the Bradfords quickly looked at expanding their capacity. They decided to add ten Ulrich cottages in a horseshoe shape, a short walk up the hill from the Stellar House.

The Stellar House is great for larger groups, and the Horseshoe Cottages are great for couples. But the Bradfords wanted to add an “in-between” option. Enter the Triplets. Caroline worked with Brian Wrinkle, Ulrich Cabin consultant, to design the Triplets. The Triplets have much of the same modern design ethic as the Cottages. However, instead of the steel siding, these three cabins feature a painted exterior. While they look small from the outside, they can comfortably sleep six, due to their unique bunk bed arrangement.

Ulrich Cabins has been an important part of what Caroline and Stephen have been able to create. “I don’t think there’s another company out there like them,” says Caroline, “and could’ve done a better job, more efficiently than they did.

With the addition of the Triplets, the Liney Moon can now host a group of 70 people. In addition to wedding parties and guests, the Liney Moon is also a great option for corporate off-sites. For corporate events, guests get the best of both worlds: they can enjoy their own private, comfortable cabin without needing to commute to a different location for the night.

So go ahead and book your stay — enjoy the stars, and the Liney Moon!

Camp Thurman Part 4

Posted by eugene on August 18, 2017  /  in Blog  /  Comments off

You wouldn’t imagine finding a wooded oasis in the middle of the city. However, that is just what our friends at Camp Thurman have created.  Located in Pantego, TX, is a summer camp for children of all ages teaching leadership and teamwork with a Christ Centered-set of values.  Hosting an average 7,000 students each summer, Camp Thurman had several needs for Storage that Ulrich was happy to meet.  

Camp Thurman has grown rapidly since opening in 1969, and this year added their largest pool project; The Sea of Galilee, and Nile River.  With a total of Three Pools, Water Slides, Water Fountains, and a Lazy River, there is certainly the need for a Pool House.  The camp has two in total;  one shed houses pool toys, life vests, and miscellaneous supplies; and the other hosts Pool Chemicals.  

The Shed containing Chemicals needed to be in a particular spot that proved difficult to maneuver.  However, our driver Tim Glick worked hard into the wee hours of the night to ensure that the building was set exactly the way they needed it. He also carefully blocked and leveled to ensure they would never have issues with the doors, so it can always be safely locked for the protection of the young campers

Camp Thurman Part 3

Posted by eugene on August 18, 2017  /  in Blog  /  Comments off

With 14 acres of thick woods and hosting 7,000 kids per summer, Camp Thurman finds plenty of need for daily maintenance.  With their use of many of tools, lawn equipment, and ATV’s the camp saw the need for a few storage sheds.  Ulrich provided Camp Thurman with two storage sheds and a portable garage.

There will always be lawns to mow, and trees to be trimmed to keep the camp clear and safe for the kids.  The first shed houses tools, they need to maintain all of the bridges, rock walls, picnic tables, and equipment on the property.  Counselor “Tarzan” is happy to swing to the rescue fixing anything that has broken around Camp.  

You will also see Manager “Buckwheat” driving through on his ATV checking in on staff and campers alike.  His vehicle and others are kept safe from the weather in their dual entry portable garage.  

What you may not see is the quiet oasis that Camp Thurman has set up secretly behind their sheds and offices.  A quiet place for Staff to relax, BBQ and enjoy each others company, after a long day, working with young campers.  The walls of their Ulrich Buildings provide security to the items inside, as well as a sanctuary of the space created outside their walls.

Camp Thurman Part 2

Posted by eugene on August 17, 2016  /  in Blog  /  Comments off

Camp Thurman hosts an average of 7,000 campers per year. Each of those young campers are eager to climb, jump, run, swim, play and get messy, and with that, some of them will scrape a knee, get sick, or possibly worse. The camp decided they needed an onsite medical building. With the name “Samaritan Inn” proudly posted above its door, each camper is cared for with selfless care as the Good Samaritan cared for the Traveler in Jesus’ Parable (Luke 10:25-37).

The nurses station was installed in December of 2014. It was a tight squeeze to be installed exactly where they needed it. However, the Ulrich Drivers carefully maneuvered the building into just the right position. Once in place, the building was stocked with everything needed. One staff nurse, as well as a few young assistants, care for the kids who need them.

While visiting Camp Thurman, I was stepped inside the Samaritan Inn as a young boy exclaimed “That’s The Hospital! I Hate Hospitals” I chuckled to myself thinking about how right he is. No one likes the hospital. However, it’s always a comfort to know that it will be there when you need it. The same goes for Camp Thurman’s Nurses’ Station. Built with quality, it will be there for the next camper with a bug bite, upset tummy, or sprained ankle who walks through its door.

Camp Thurman Part 1

Posted by eugene on August 12, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

First impressions set the tone for all the relationships that follow. Camp Thurman wanted to set the tone of a warm, inviting environment. They looked to Ulrich to create that warm space, with an Ulrich Log Cabin Office. Once you enter Camp Thurman, you will find two Ulrich Log Cabin Offices. The Main office houses the Full-Time Staff. Two administrative desks sit at the front of the office, and the rear office belongs to manager Blake Bowman.

The second office is for Blake’s Brother, Bart. As Director of Operations, Bart ensures that things are running just as they should be. Although his office is also used as a bit of overflow for additional storage, he is glad to have the space he needs to organize his projects.

There is also a third office housing the staff that organizes the Night Campers. The evening camp allows kids to enjoy the same activities as the day campers. However they arrive, just as the day campers are leaving, so they meet on the opposite side of the camp to avoid confusion, thus the need for their own office.

Look at This

Posted by eugene on August 10, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

“Look at this” Mike May told his wife, as he shut off all the lights in their Ulrich Cabin. Sitting on their front porch miles away from any city light pollution, a sea of stars covers their 75-acre ranch in Mt. Vernon, TX. A far cry from their city home located just five miles outside of downtown Dallas, they like to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dallas and enjoy life at a slower pace from time to time.

Nearing retirement, Mike, and his wife decided they wanted more use of their acreage in the country. They have owned the land for some twenty years now and finally decided a log cabin would suit their needs. Mike met with Vice President of Cabin Sales Brian Pokrifcsak and decided on a one room all cedar hunting cabin.

Upon walking inside the finished cabin, you are met with the aroma of fresh cedar and leather, as Mike and his wife meticulously decorated the space with cowhides and a leather sleeper-sofa that fits so well in the cabin. You feel right at home in this cozy cabin, tucked up in the woods. We hope Mike and his family will enjoy life at a slower pace in their new log cabin.

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.