Dream it, Build it, Live the Dream! Fulfilling your desire to have your dream home is our passion at Bear’s Den Log Homes. We are a log and custom home provider committed to serving our customers in the utmost regard before, during, and after the building process is complete. Specializing in unique, hand-crafted custom homes, we passionately strive to provide the highest quality products along with superior service to our Log HomeTimber FrameHybrid, Craftsman and Structural Insulated Panel Style Home enthusiast customers every single day.

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As you browse through our website filled with beautiful North Carolina log and custom homes, you may find yourself bitten by the “Bug,” and it can be very exciting. While traveling to the mountains of western North Carolina to find the perfect location for our wedding, we stumbled upon a breath-taking log home in the mountains and knew that this was the place. After only one morning on the deck while sitting in our rocking chairs and sipping hot coffee, we both knew that this tranquil lifestyle had to somehow find its way into our lives. During our journey, we saw many North Carolina log cabins, but these were just images we had only seen and not experienced until that point.

As the years passed, every table in our home gradually filled with stacks of log home magazines. It was at this point that we knew that it was time to fulfill our dream. So, in the fall of 2006, we picked up and moved to the foothills of western North Carolina. After researching many log home companies and attending many log home shows and events, one particular manufacturer seemed to make its way to the top of the list: Honest Abe Log Homes. We decided to become dealers ourselves and help others fulfill the dream of log home ownership.

With 2 children and 6 grandchildren between us, we opened Bear’s Den Log Homes and began our new journey. Darlene’s 25 years in the building industry combined with Rodger’s 30+ years in the financial management industry created the perfect team. We offer a “Help Build” program including services for obtaining financing, selecting a building style and materials, custom designing your home, and selecting a contractor. We work with you right up to the day you receive the keys to your new home and beyond.

Now, with 15 years as log and custom home dealers and having received the 2010, 2014 and 2017 Dealer of the Year Award from Honest Abe Log Homes, we understand that in-depth planning and communication are essential to client satisfaction. Specializing in high-quality, new, custom home construction, we offer each client an exceptional level of personal service, support and expertise. Our fundamental goal is to make the building process simple, manageable, straight forward, and fun!

Our mission now is to help you and others “experience the experience” of log home living in your very own custom dream home. We also publish a newsletter to keep you informed and up to date on changes in the building industry, follow the construction process of custom homes we are building, offer links to helpful sites, and we always add fun photos from our personal lives along with a favorite recipe. You can sign up for our newsletter HERE. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email when you are ready to start your journey.

Rodger and Darlene Dawson 

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In our quest for selecting a log home manufacturer, a lot of research was performed, and that research led us to Honest Abe Log Homes. We know that building a log home is not a decision made on a whim. It takes a lot of thought and careful planning.

Over the years, the name Honest Abe has come to symbolize the finest of American traditions: straight talk, integrity and the convictions to back up every claim. At Honest Abe Log Homes, we don’t take our name lightly. From the beginning, honesty has been the core of our philosophy.

There are numerous log home companies that you can choose from, but only a very small percentage are members of the Log & Timber Homes Council. Honest Abe Log Homes is a proud member of the Log & Timber Homes Council. Established in 1977, the Log & Timber Homes Council is a national organization composed of leading log home manufacturers committed to promoting the unique benefits of log building systems. As part of both the Building Systems Council and the National Association of Home Builders, the Council upholds ethical business practices by participation in both mandatory and voluntary programs designed to benefit log home customers. Honest Abe Log Homes adheres to the Council’s log grading standards to assure safety and quality construction. In fact, the Council’s standards are accepted by both building officials and mortgage lenders, which can assist in streamlining our customers’ planning and financing processes.

Honest Abe Log Homes is also a long time and proud member of Timber Products Inspections, Inc. TPI is an independent inspection, testing and consulting company with expertise in all phases of the wood products industry. TPI provides quality auditing services in the areas of sawmills, drying, and component fabrication, as well as value-added processes such as pressure treating and gluing.  Each month, a TPI representative will visit our manufacturing facility unannounced and l spot grade our logs.  This practice is done to ensure that Honest Abe Log Homes’ certified graders are applying accurate grades to our logs, ensuring a high level of quality control in our homes.

Honest Abe Log Homes has been an accredited member of the BBB since 1994 with a A+ rating.

As a member of these well-respected organizations, Bear’s Den Log Homes, along with Honest Abe Log Homes, can offer customers peace of mind in building their new log homes.

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