Livin' the Dream
Newly opened in the Fall of 2016, the logs and lumber used to build Livin’ The Dream came from trees that once stood on this property
and another nearby farm and forest. The owner and family friends designed and built this 3500 sq. ft. log retreat.
Very spacious and very secluded, this family vacation log cabin
is ready to welcome up to 10 guests to
commune with nature
in its wooded hillside setting.
Guests are invited to gather round in the open-concept
area with spectacular views to the great outdoors.
Comfy sofas, chairs, a big
and fully-equipped kitchen will make everyone in your group feel right at home.
On the main level, there’s a
that features massive beams and a beautiful vintage door with leaded glass panes.
‘Reclaim and repurpose’ is a practice that the homeowner has implemented throughout the cabin…
all of the millwork around the doors and windows has either come from oak,
maple, or walnut trees on the owner’s property, or is actually reclaimed redwood from California.
There’s a bathroom on this level, as well.
Guests will surely want to take the opportunity to venture outside to the
deck or the
Choose teams to enjoy the many outdoor games like ladderball, horseshoes, or cornhole.
Whomever signs up for kitchen duty will appreciate the well-appointed kitchen with its very
very unique bar
made of natural-edge boards…what a perfect place to spread the snacks and drinks!
Dishes, cookware, countertop appliances, and the standard stove, fridge,
and dishwasher are all there to make cooking feasts fun for everyone.
If you prefer to eat where the ‘locals’ eat,
hop in the car and head to Brownie’s Bean Blossom Inn for tasty home-cooking meals all day long.
The Gatesville General Store is also just a short jaunt away, and is famous for bountiful breakfasts and lunches.
The big fireplace and flat-screen TV complete the family huddle spot.
The lower level of this cabin is all about the entertainment of its guests.
Be prepared for kids of any age (we’re lookin’ at you, Grandma & Grandpa!)
to get all pumped up over
air hockey, or the pool table downstairs.
A nice oak table is right there, too, for dealing out kings and aces, or putting together a puzzle.
The sofa, comfy chairs and big-screen
will be just what your favorite couch potatoes ordered.
Wildflower gardens and hiking trails round out the opportunities for everybody to get
and breathe the clean,
fresh air, and then come back to grill some burgers on the charcoal grill, or make s’mores around the campfire.
When the day is done, and the owls commence to hootin’, it’ll be time to trundle up the stairs to take your pick of the three huge, carpeted
has its own full bath with walk-in shower, pretty wooden, vaulted ceiling,
and plenty of open floor space…just in case the kiddos want to bring in a sleeping bag or two and keep Mom and Pop company.
One of the
has some really cool oak woodwork…you’ll see that the boards that finish the upper part of the bedroom wall are all matching boards,
indicating that they were all cut from the same tree…again,
a tree that came from these very woods surrounding you.
A big, wide
has the industrial look going on with visible ductwork, and this hallway leads the way to the big
that’s shared by these two upstairs
Have a group of family or friends needing another cabin close by? Check out Livin’ The Dream’s sister cabin, Woodland Castle as an option to multiply the fun for all.
Make that reservation right now by calling the Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals office, or making a few online clicks!