Painted Fern- Classic Log Cabin w modern amenities
￼Welcome to the Painted Fern Cabin! This is a comfortable, clean, unique place to stay, an old-fashioned feel, with modern amenities, the perfect mix of old and new. The original section of this true log cabin is from 1934, with additional log rooms added in the 40s and a 'modern' addition in 1974. You will notice the windows (re-purposed into built-in shelves) in the log walls from the additions.
The Painted Fern Cabin is a great home base for all your outdoor activities and then relaxing when done. We have a fire pit in the back yard, a picnic table nearby with rock gardens bordering it. Check our Facebook page for more pictures. Walk or ride your ATV to state land (access road adjacent to Sawmill Road) or bring your boat, there's plenty of room for parking a trailer. The winding mountain roads are a fun motorcycle ride on a sunny day. In the fall, the cabin is perfect for hunters and their wives! Nearby (20-30 minutes) are ski resorts and zip lining, within a short distance (10 minutes) are boat launches and lake swimming. Close to WIld Acres and other communities for visiting friends and family.
The Great Room: The great room is the heart of the Painted Fern and is all logs. It features a gel burning, birch log, stone fireplace with two love seats, enjoy the fire and relax. The open floor plan of this area also includes the dining room area with pine table with seating for 6 plus a fun 'crystal' chandelier and ceiling fan.
The Family Room: To the left of the stone fire place in the Great Room and down a few steps is the family room. Another all log room in the Painted Fern. Also, a breakfast nook with seating for 6. Great place for a board game, too.This room features a large sectional couch, 32” TV and DVD player, breakfast nook with table for games and activities, and a door that leads to the back of the cabin. There is a view of the small waterfalls and the stream that runs through the adjacent property.
Master Bedroom: The Master Bedroom is part of the original 1934 log cabin and has a queen bed, walk-in closet, 19” TV/DVD player and ceiling fan.
Second Bedroom: The second bedroom is on the other side of the house for added privacy and has a full size bed and large closet.
Kitchen: The bright and modern Kitchen is located right off the Great Room and has a gas stove, dishwasher, deep stainless steel sink, refrigerator, and large microwave/ convection oven. Well stocked with new dishes, cookware and utensils. Of course there is a coffee maker as well!
Located off of the kitchen is the den with daybed and trundle, single becomes a double, also has 19” TV/DVD player, and full-size, stacking Washer/Dryer hidden in the closet. Also a great place under a sunny window to read a book.
Bathrooms: Painted Fern Cabin has two full bathrooms. Master bath has deep soaking tub w/shower, pedestal sink, heat fan and is located right off of the Great Room. The 2nd bathroom has larger tiled shower and is just outside the 2nd bedroom and den.
Large deck int he front with runner, chairs and round table. Nice spot for morning coffee, afternoon sunning. Fans through-out, either ceiling or floor....Read more
Left on 01/27/2015 for a stay in January 2015 | Stephanie JReviewed Jan 27, 2015Stayed Jan 2015
I planned this trip as a surprise getaway for me, a friend and my dog. Coming from Manhattan the idea of a secluded log cabin in the woods sounded amazing! When we arrived, it was a little difficult to find in the dark but Sharon was very responsive and helped provide directions. The interior is better than the pictures reflect--open, cozy & well stocked with essential items. It was extremely clean and easy to find everything.
On our second day, we got 8 inches of snow (which was a beautiful treat) but caused us to stay in for the day. Worried about digging out to leave the next day we were surprised to find the next morning someone had come and shoveled the driveway, all around my car & the front walkway. It made our exit so much easier & much less stressful.
The nearest town is ~20-30 minutes away, so it is good to plan grocery & liquor store trips with that in mind. The cabin comes furnished will all sorts of card & board games (many of which we hadn't played since we were kids) so we had a great time with Monopoly & Uno. For a weekend away with nothing to do but relax, this was the PERFECT destination. Can't wait to return!.
Thank you, for this terrific review. We did put a bright yellow sign with a painted fern on the fence because it is not that easy to find in the dark, you were certainly right about that, and the landmarks are pretty much trees, even the mailboxes aren't typical here. hahaha I am lucky to have good people working with me on the cabin, I will let them know it was appreciated. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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