country's best cabins may-juneOne of our past homes has been featured in the May issue of Country’s Best Cabins!  Grab a copy and take a look here.  See the online version from Country’s Best Cabins.

The Chilhowee Mountain Retreat, owned by Jim and Mary Haider,  in Maryville, Tn, has been serving their bed and breakfast guests since their establishment in 2008.  They have earned a great reputation, and we sincerely thank them for letting us be a part of their journey.  If you have the time, take a look at their home.  Better yet, book a stay to get to know the Haider’s and the Smoky Mountains — and while you are there, take a look at our construction!  You won’t be disappointed.

*From our previous article:

Jim and Mary Haider first approached us with an idea about owning and running a log home Bed and Breakfast in Maryville, TN. After researching Bed and Breakfasts, they noticed none of the current businesses were log homes. Jim and Mary had been to numerous log home shows and eventually decided to partner with us.  We were excited that they did, and eager to get down to work designing and building one of our custom log homes to be their new bed and breakfast.

Jim and Mary Haider first approached us with an idea about owning and running a log home Bed and Breakfast in Maryville, TN. After researching Bed and Breakfasts, they noticed none of the current businesses were log homes. Jim and Mary had been to numerous log home shows and eventually decided to partner with us.  We were excited that they did, and eager to get down to work designing and building one of our custom log homes to be their new bed and breakfast.

After a short amount of time, it became clear why the Bed and Breakfast industry didn’t have many log homes.  One of the requirements for this type of business is the use of fire sprinkler systems. At the time of the build, it wasn’t immediately obvious how this was to work with an exposed beam, heavy timber roof system on a 6×12 log home.  Another issue was the location of the home.  While mountain living is a very popular location for log home owners, the need for large amounts of pressurized water is typically not a concern of most well systems. This presented even more of a challenge, due to the use of several large, air driven, soaking tubs, a hot tub off of the master bedroom, steam showers in all of the master suites, and an industrial dish washer with large demands for a fast moving water supply.(Read More Here)