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If you’re planning a holiday close to nature, log cabin retreats are spot on. Not only are they cozy and comfortable, they are also made from renewable and natural materials. Combine these advantages with the beauty and serenity of the area plus the convenience and amenities of a luxuriously furnished timber home and you’re all set to enjoy one of the most amazing breaks you’ve ever had. Here’s a list of places to go for astounding log cabin holidays in Europe.

Stay at the Val d’Herens, Switzerland

Switzerland is known for its exquisite nature with lots of mountains, valleys and forests. It’s also renowned for its alpine resorts. An incredible place for a log cabin vacation is Val d’Herens, a valley at the canton of Valais. Surrounded by mountains, it is a popular starting point for expeditions.  La Dent Blanches and la Dent d’Herens are two peaks that are over 4,000 meters.

Alpine history and architecture are still intact in the area with local architect Olivier Chiseaux reclaiming ancestral huts and cottages and transforming them into comfortable places to stay. Enjoy your surroundings and relish nature while staying at a modern and luxurious log house that retains its original architecture. Anako Lodge is one such place that you might want to consider as an accommodation.

Experience Slovenia’s Picture Perfect Bled

Bled is the country’s most popular resort and with lots of good reasons. Its azure-emerald colored lake is stunning while a medieval castle perched on a cliff and the Julian Alps & the Karavanke create a gorgeous backdrop. Plus, despite crowds during peak seasons, there’s always enough space for everyone from honeymooners and sports enthusiasts to families and groups.

Idyllic cabins along Lake Bled, some with their own private beaches, are amazing. In addition to their proximity to the water, these timber accommodations are elegant and tastefully furnished. You might even be inspired to build a holiday home for yourself. Riverwood Cabins ( explain that current designs in construction manage to blend rustic styles with modern and energy-efficient log homes.

Get Up Close with Nature in Austria

Surrounded by dense forests, mountainous ranges and historic sites, the Tyrol region in Austria is another superb destination for a log cabin holiday. If you’re looking for an exclusive chalet, try Ufogel which is considered an architectural masterpiece. Nearly made entirely from Larch wood, the surrealist structure resembles a large bird. Its interiors are equally plush with heated floors and splendid panoramas.

Other charming cabins include the Almwelt mountain huts in Schladming which are deluxe wooden accommodations that also feature showers, saunas, and whirlpool baths. In Lungau, which is a UNESCO Biosphere area, you’ll find lavish wooden chalets with amenities such as a gym, barbecue areas and of course, wellness facilities.

Europe has many delightful places where you can go all year round for a magnificent log cabin vacation with the family, friends or a special someone. Close to nature and possessing some of the most picturesque settings imaginable, their locations are ideal and you get remarkable amenities and facilities making you feel pampered on a well-earned break.

Tracy Bannister

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