Honest Abe Log Homes: Suiter’s Cloud 9 Cabin
Entry of Distinction: Log Home (More than 4,000 sq. ft.)
Manufacturer: Honest Abe Log Homes
Builder: Honest Abe Dry-in Services
Location: Gatlinburg, Tenn.
The 12-inch D-Log Eastern white pine Cloud 9 cabin, positioned on one of the highest peaks in Gatlinburg, has a 360-degree view encompassing landmarks such as Mt. LeConte, Ober Gatlinburg and Clingman’s Dome. It was designed as a replica of a splendid long-leaf pine cabin built in the 1980s that was one of the 2,460 structures engulfed by the November 2016 wildfires. At nearly 5,000 square feet on three floors, the six-bedroom D-log cabin sleeps 18. The three levels were designed as Mountain Base, Mountain Middle and Mountain Top. Each bedroom is named for an historic or natural site in the surrounding mountains, with wall treatments, art, antiques, decor, lighting, linens, curtain and rugs chosen to enhance each theme. The cabin’s exterior features are as welcoming as those inside and include multiple patios, covered porches, dining areas and an eight-person hot tub. The grounds are landscaped with plants and rocks native to the area, while metal silhouettes and carved wood statues of the indigenous black bear welcome visitors. The site is designed so that seven cars can be parked logically surrounding the house.