Say you’re curled up on a well-worn leather couch near a stone fireplace, sock-footed underneath a soft wool blanket, warm beverage in hand, with nothing to do but look out the window at tall evergreens or snowcapped mountains or a glistening body of water—or maybe all three. Congratulations: You are living the Northwest dream.
Easy access to a cabin getaway is one of the reasons people live in Seattle, and if you don’t have to battle other renters vying for the same bunks, so much the better! Log cabins in the Northwest come in all calibers (from classic Unabomber to “Are you sure that isn’t a hotel?”). Naturally, you’ll pay a bit more to be close to ski resorts and other amenities (and to amp up your nature experience with Wi-Fi and cable television). But there’s a whole lot of outdoors out there, peppered with retreats for sale that meet all the different definitions of “rustic.”
Some or all of these homes may have sold since publication. Listings and data courtesy of Zillow .