Tiny House in a Landscape

Deschutes River Cabin

My son Ted and I spent Thanksgiving this year on our own. My wife Janelle’s mother had open heart surgery so she has been down with her. Our daughter Emily stayed in Portland and celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.

We decided to find a place that served a traditional Thanksgiving meal and was open on the holiday and ended up at the Riverhouse Restaurant. While eating our dinner we spotted this old log cabin across the river and decided to check it out when we were done. Turns out it has a pretty interesting history. Copyright Photo by Kent Griswold

The cabin was used by the Old Sterns Cattle Company as a mine shack in the early 1900s along the Lazy River, south of Sunriver, Oregon.

In the 1970s, it was used in an old Western film with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn called “Rooster Cogburn.” Shot in Smith Rock State Park, the cabin moved to this site after filming ended. A piece of old Hollywood in our little town of Bend, Oregon!

Managing Partner of the Riverhouse Hotel, Wayne Purcell, talks about the history of this cabin in the video below from Zolo Media.

Tiny House in a Landscape

tiny log cabin

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to vacation in Alaska via a cruise. Feeling that this was probably a once in a lifetime experience we spent some extra money to go on an excursion to the Taku Lodge in Southeast Alaska.

We had the opportunity to fly in a classic deHavilland seaplane over five breathtaking glaciers flowing from the Juneau Icefield, deep blue crevasses, snow-capped mountains, and the lush Tongass National Forest.

Once we arrived at the lodge we explored the area and took a nice walk. Along the way there was the nice little log cabin that I was able to photograph from the outside. Unfortunately I was not allowed to view and photograph the interior. I thought it was a great example of a tiny log home and a scenic spot to fit in the Tiny House in a Landscape series.

side view of log cabin

front view of log cabin

Taku Lodge mailbox

Happy 4th of July

Hey everyone, I just wanted to wish all the Tiny House Blog readers a Happy 4th of July. I hope you are all out enjoying good times with family and friends.

One of my favorite companies Montana Mobile Cabins shared this photo on their Facebook fan page and I thought you would all enjoy it also. You can learn more about their company here.

Have a wonderful day!