by INHABIT EDITORS
Live an endless summer camp lifestyle at these rustic listings across the Corcoran network.
As we head into August — the Sunday of summer — it’s hard to imagine a time of year that isn’t filled with hiking, swimming, and roasting s’mores over a campfire. From a spacious log lodge in New York’s Hudson Valley to a volcanic mountain cottage on the Big Island of Hawaii (and even a “barndominium”), each of these enchanting homes pair adult pleasures like gourmet kitchens and spa-style baths with locations that embody the timeless spirit of summer camp.
Unwind in this three-bedroom log cabin in the Sierra Foothills town of Arnold. This picture-perfect abode is the quintessence of rustic charm, sporting hand-scraped hardwood floors, beamed cathedral ceilings, and a great room with a wood-burning stove. One of the bedrooms is an open sleeping loft under that vaulted ceiling and overlooks the downstairs, perfect for kids (and kids at heart) to camp out en masse. Multiple decks mean plenty of room for stargazing or a morning cup of coffee. It’s all a short stroll (or an even shorter bike or car ride) to the Blue Lake Springs rec center, with its own pool, lake, bistro, and sport courts (including pickleball).
New York State
This Cape Cod–style log cabin has four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, spread out over 4,000 square feet and set on three acres in the delightful Hudson Valley town of Red Hook. Relax by the pool or on the wraparound deck that surrounds it, or wander the backyard with its seasonal stream and a footbridge that leads to a fenced-in garden and the forest beyond. Inside, as befitting a log cabin, there’s a wood-burning stove, shiplap walls, exposed ceiling beams, and a kitchen floor made from reclaimed Chicago bricks. But don’t worry, there’s mod cons where needed: Luxuriate in the shower with dual rain shower heads in the primary en suite bath.
What’s Here: Enjoy the best of Texas country life on “Triple C Farm,” a 37+ acre property that’s under a half-hour drive to The Woodlands or Conroe. Here you’ll find a “barndominium” with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as two lakes — one of which is spring fed — a creek, a large workshop, and a small storage building. The land is unrestricted, so live out your rancher dreams, whether it’s fishing on your own private lake, practicing skeet shooting, ATV riding, or horseback riding. Inside the “barndominium” are vaulted beamed ceilings, shiplap and beadboard walls, a farmhouse sink, and barn doors between rooms.
Enjoy the simple life at not one, but two log cabin houses sited in a most unexpected place: This pair of cabins sits on the border of the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, which encompasses the summit of Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two of world’s most active volcanos. The main residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and features exposed log beams, vaulted ceilings, and a wood-burning stove. The second house is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom ohana, or guest house, with its own entrance, kitchen, and living room. There’s a lanai that’s perfect for meals outdoors, or just taking in the view of the beautifully landscaped garden of native plants and trees.