A log cabin is often thought of as a warm, inviting, rustic, and cozy home. Log cabins embody a laid-back lifestyle and are especially appealing to those who want to live closer to nature.
While living amongst the trees seems like a good idea, what puts many people off this type of living is that they think that living in a cabin means that they need to give up on modern luxuries.
That is not the case with modern log cabins though. Today, you can find many log cabin designs that combine the traditional style with modern elements.
You can now have the best of both worlds by combing these styles, meaning that you won’t have to give up on any of the modern touches we have grown to need in our homes.
Check out these best modern log cabin designs to see just how far this type of home has come!
1. Small but Modern
This thin cabin looks small but it packs a punch when it comes to modern features and design. The double glazed glass is able to keep the heat in, so while you can admire the nature outside you won’t have to deal with the cold as well.
Inside has a very modern kitchen, bathroom, living space, and bedroom, and is powered by solar panels so you can use renewable energy for all of your needs.
2. Restored Farmhouse
Not only is this cabin a beautiful design, but it is also unique. With two floors, and several rooms including bedrooms, bathrooms, and living areas, this timber frame home is the height of luxury.
The massive double glazed windows allow for the natural light of the surrounding area to pour in, while also meaning that you get nearly 360-degree views of the landscape.
3. Stone and Log Design
Who says that log cabins have to be made out of just logs? While you may not think that stone is a very modern material, this design gives the cabin a touch of the modern while also keeping the whole design very rustic looking.
With two floors, a balcony, and a large patio area, this home would make a lovely getaway location if you are wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
4. Big Windows
Large windows are a very popular modern design choice currently, so a lot of cabins are making use of this. In this cabin, a whole wall is one large window, meaning that you will have endless views of the scenery outside the cabin.
This is also a good way to let in a lot of natural light, which will keep the running cost of the cabin quite low as you will not need as many lights on during the day.
5. Noir Chalet
This home takes the usual log cabin design and turns it on its head. Rather than the cabin being wide, as usual log cabins are, the designers of this one instead decided to make it tall.
The black color of the outside is a neutral tone that is becoming a very popular and modern design choice. This color scheme is continued inside with black and white elements tying the whole design together.
Inside is a large living space, a fully equipped kitchen, and multiple bedrooms.
6. Off the Grid
Just because a cabin is off the grid doesn’t mean that it cannot be modern. This cabin combines logs and slate in its design, with the interior offering just over 1200 square feet of space.
The home has many features sharp and clean lines and angles, which give sit that modern touch. There is also electricity thanks to the hidden solar panels on the roof.
7. The Coyle
This vacation home uses Danish cabins as the inspiration for its design, making use of the easy living style that is popular in Denmark. The interior is mainly open plan, making the whole space seem larger.
There are also all the modern amenities you need, from a fully stocked kitchen to a working bathroom.
8. Inio Log Cabin
The biggest draw of this cabin is the massive floor to ceiling windows that you can find on almost every wall. This makes the space feel large and inviting while letting in tons of natural light.
The interior is very simple, offering clean lines and wooden furniture, but with so much space you can make it your own and add whatever home comforts you want.
9. The Wooden Wing
This cabin combines wood with metal and glass to make the perfect modern home. Most of the walls are just large windows, giving 360-degree views of the land outside, and giving a sense that the outside is coming in with you.
Inside you will find spacious hallways bathed in natural light.
10. Into the Wilds Cabin
This tiny cabin is perfect if you want to isolate yourself in a small but modern home. This off-the-grid home is powered by solar panels, so you will still have electricity to power your modern items.
There is a working kitchen and bathroom as well, though these are very small. This cabin would be ideal if you just want to get away from it all and have a bit of quiet time.
11. The Sisters
The sisters are a redesigned cabin home that mixes old and new styles perfectly. Once a hunting lodge, the cabin is now a large space that combines rustic and modern.
Inside, much of the furniture and fittings like floors and ceilings are made out of plain wood, but this gives a blank space for people to add their own stamp to the home.
12. Handmade Cabin
The design of this cabin is closer to that of traditional cabins, though it does have a few modern features. While made of real red cedar wood, this cabin also has several bedrooms, a functional kitchen and bathroom, and electricity.
While the all wood interior may be a bit much for some people, it gives the whole cabin a cozy vibe.
13. Doube Decked Cabin in the Woods
This modern cabin in the woods lets you live a fairytale lifestyle while keeping all of your modern accessories.
The two floors feature french doors, stained glass windows, a large bedroom, and a functional kitchen. The outside fire pit is a great place to hang out on cool fall nights.
14. Large Open Plan
While this large, open-plan cabin has a lot of modern features, the one you will be most interested in is the hot tub. Located on the deck outside, this wood-fired hot tub is the perfect addition to this already stunning cabin.
The deck also proves enough space for other outdoor activities like barbeques. Inside is an open-plan interior that has plenty of room for several guests to stay and enjoy what the cabin has to offer.
15. Luxury Log Cabin
This large cabin in the woods looks like a traditional cabin, but the inside has modern elements to bring you comfort and ease while you stay.
Yes, the inside still features floor-to-ceiling wood and stone which may feel a bit dated, but this is combined with modern elements like electricity and running water.
16. Cabin on a Lake
This cabin will make you feel like you are at a summer camp thanks to its beautiful location. But being built right on the back of a lake isn’t its only selling point. Inside you will find a large and spacious living area that can fit a whole family or several guests.
There are a few bedrooms and bathrooms so no one will have to sleep on the couch. It also has running water, electricity, and gas, so you won’t have to worry about cutting logs for a fire or lighting candles for light.
17. Large Cabin
This spacious cabin is a converted barn. The barn doors can completely open, allowing you to get even closer to nature and also let in a large amount of natural light.
The cabin has many modern amenities, and the large deck outside is perfect for hosting barbecues or other gatherings.
18. Fun Yellow Cabin
This bright cabin gives off a fun vibe thanks to its gorgeous yellow color. It shows that cabins don’t always need to be a boring brown.
The inside is just as pretty with its many brightly decorated rooms. The interior easily mixes rustic with modern, and nothing feels out of place.
19. Surprising Large Cabin
From the outside, it’s fair to say that this cabin is nothing special. But inside you will be surprised to find 5,122 square feet of space, six bedrooms, and seven-and-a-half bathrooms.
All of these rooms have electricity and running water so you won’t have to go without when staying here. This cabin shows that with clever design it is very easy to fit a lot into a small space.
20. Waterfront Cabin
This is another cabin that uses a waterfront location, but the inside is where it really shines. With large windows to let in a lot of natural light, you will be greeted with an open plan design that makes the space feel open and roomy.
Powered by solar panels, this home has everything you need to have a comfortable and peaceful stay.