Did you know that the last Sunday in June every year is Log Cabin Day?
This year it’s Sunday, June 28th, 2015!!
Created by the Log Cabin Society, founded by Virginia Handy, and approved by the Michigan legislature on June 25, 1986, the goal of Log Cabin Day is to preserve log cabins as a symbol of the early days of American history. This special day invites us to escape from technology, noise, hustle and bustle…to embrace a simpler time from days gone by and re-connect with Mother Earth and with those who mean the most to us.
A couple hundred years ago, Americans found an untouched wilderness, pristine forest, an abundance of wildlife, and flowing brooks and waterfalls as they headed West to discover new territory and create a new life. Logs provided solid, well-insulated and long-lasting homes. It was a perfect solution for those early times in our nation, and Log Cabin Day gives us a chance to appreciate the role log cabins played in serving the needs of American at one era in our national history. The log cabin shown here is found just over the bridge leading to the Gladie Educational Center in the Red River Gorge in Slade, Kentucky. You can park your car and walk over to see it up close and personal.
The log cabin is a long-standing symbol of the humble origins of seven American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, and William Henry Harrison. It brings us back to our roots as a nation.
Mt. Spirit is the only log cabin among the 10 premiere mountain homes here in Cabins of Birch Hollow, just minutes from the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge area in Southeastern Kentucky. Although its log siding reminds us of cabins of long time, it embodies the dramatic change in the concept of a mountain “cabin” that has emerged over time. A tribute to our Native American friends, Mt. Spirit is a beautifully designed and decorated luxury home, with high ceilings, lovely views out a solid wall of windows, a modern kitchen, a bubbling hot tub, outside fire pit, and all the comforts of home.
Come stay at our own log cabin in Birch Hollow and teach your own children what a log cabin is and why it’s an important connection to our national roots as Americans. Talk about how things have changed over time, take them to see the log cabin shown above in the Red River Gorge, and teach them about Log Cabin Day and why it’s important to understand what log cabins represent to our history as a nation. We can relish the simplicity of life and the beauty of nature in this remote area of Kentucky and also enjoy what a “modern” cabin is all about when you stay at our Mt. Spirit deluxe mountain home.