Choosing the Right Log Cabin

So you want to live in a log cabin; what comes to mind? A big beautiful log cabin that you can’t
afford? Or a log cabin from Trailside Structures LLC.

They are a building contractor that specialize in tiny houses, log cabins, gazebos, pergolas, indoor furniture, sheds and garages, and custom dog kennels.

But for today let’s talk about their Log cabins. When you choose your log cabin from Trailside Structures you are choosing a family owned company, who provides cabins with the convenience of a portable structure, while maintaining a high level of quality and value.

If you have an idea for your specific cabin, Trailside Structures looks forward to working with you to build that special place. When choosing your cabin, you have many options to choose from. Including what you want in your kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Do you want stairs or a ladder to your loft?

​Available in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Trailside Structures are built at their facility and then delivered to your property in Montana,
Colorado, Idaho & Wyoming. If your cabin is damaged in any way in transit, they will fix your
cabin at no cost to you. 

Now let’s look and see what they have to offer for you!

Log Cabins

There are so many options with Trailside Structures; it is hard to choose the right ones. So, let me
tell you a little bit about them.

The Standard Features for all the cabins are:

  • 4X6 pressure treated base skids for foundation support
  • 2X6 T&G Douglas fir flooring; We also offer laminate clip in flooring; this has the look of
    wood, but it won’t shrink.
  • 5” T&G Douglas fir log siding
  • 2X6 T&G Douglas fir ceiling
  • 1X6 T&G Pine interior
  • 4X4 Douglas fir beams
  • We also offer 2 coats of 4-year oil base stain/sealer on the exterior
  • Welded Vinyl Window
  • Cabins are fully insulated with fiberglass; plus, pro Dox reflective insulation
  • wiring to meet or exceed code
  • 40-year metal roofing warranty with vapor barrier on the roof
  • State inspected
  • Sizes up to 16X50
  • All sizes include a 6’ porch

Choosing Your Cabin

Wow I have just thrown a lot of features at you, and that isn’t all of them! But the fun part is
choosing what cabin fits your needs!

Are you a hunter and looking for just a basic cabin, or are you putting a cabin in the woods to enjoy? Or are you looking for a place to live in full time?

Let’s get help deciding, my advice give Trailside Structures, LLC a call.

Dearborn Cabin

The Dearborn Series

The Dearborn Series is the most basic package. It is a 30X40 cabin and It’s the perfect do it
yourself project, that you can customize to suit your needs. The Dearborn comes fully
insulated, wired, finished with a 7’ loft in the back.

The Cascade Cabin

The Cascade Series

The Bedroom is 9'X9'. The bedroom includes a 30"X40" window, or 36"X60" egress window (this is
mandatory), smoke alarm, light outlet, and it has at least 3 outlets.

The Loft is a single loft over the entire bedroom/bathroom with one regular outlet, light outlet, log
railings, log ladder and a 24"X21" slider window.

The interior, including the floor, is coated with clear wood sealer to protect and preserve the
natural beauty.

The Cascade includes a 6’ porch with log railing and treated decking. Now remember you can customize your cabin to your choosing.

The Glacier Series:

This cabin is 30'X40' with a 6’ porch on the front! The kitchen has beautiful hickory cabinets, up to 10’ of base cabinets with a lazy Susan and up to 6’ upper cabinets, plus 2’ corner and 30” bridge cabinet with a microwave receptacle. Includes counter top and double basin sink with all the plumbing.

It is wired for a range, microwave, above counter outlets, and the light above the sink.
The bathroom includes a 3'X4' shower, toilet, vanity, on demand hot water heater.

Washer and dryer hookups and your choice of a 24"X21" slider window or a light/fan. Many different options to choose from.

Option #1 for the loft 8’ X width of cabin, loft over porch with light outlet and one regular outlet,
log railings, log ladder and one 24"X21" window.

Option #2 6'X width of cabin, loft over the bathroom with one light outlet, one regular outlet, log railing and a log ladder. Heating, Electric baseboard heat with thermostat. Thermostat is either wall mounted, or on each baseboard heater. Please note if one or the other is preferred. 

The interior including the floor is coated with clear wood sealer to protect and preserve the
natural beauty. The options are endless, instead of wood on the outside, you can choose steel sided.

There are several door options, window options. You can also add Dormers, Closets and Storage. Stained Beams will make your cabin stand out. If you are going off grid with you cabin, you can choose to have propane gas lights in your cabin, along with on demand propane water heater, you can also choose a Stove chimney kit.

If you will have electric, you can still have on demand electric water heater, baseboard heaters.,
wall mounted air conditioners. Washer and dryer hookups are also available. If you choose the natural Douglas fir T&G, structurally this flooring is very strong.

Over time it tends to shrink leaving gaps between flooring boards creating a rustic look. But if you prefer
you can choose clip-n-lock flooring, that has the look of wood. The bathrooms would have
laminate flooring.

When you choose Trailside Structures you not just choosing a company, you are choosing a
family.

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