Folks coming to visit Pine have a new choice in lodging with the opening of Pine Creek Cabins.
Four new log cabins are tucked back from the Beeline Highway as it winds through Pine. The grounds behind the cabins border the seasonal creek and guests can enjoy sitting under the 100-year-old apple trees.
"This is really a labor of love," said co-owner and manager Linda Lee Hoff.
"Pine is a cool little town and it's fun for folks to wander through the little shops here," Hoff continued.
"We felt there was a need for this kind of lodging in Pine because many homes in Pine are smaller," she said. "When relatives and friends come to visit, there isn't always room to put them up.
"People also come to look at real estate. Now they have another choice for accommodations without driving back down the hill. My husband Barry and I wanted to provide a place our lodgers could feel was their home away from home."
The largest of the four cabins can be reserved as two units that share a common entryway or as one huge suite of rooms.
The suite accommodates six, with a queen size bed, a queen sleeper sofa and a full size futon. Guests can cook a meal in the apartment-style kitchen that includes a refrigerator, coffee pot and stove.
The suite also has a pool table.
All the cabins have rock fireplaces with gas logs in the living rooms and big leather sofas to relax on. A television and a DVD player are provided in the living room. Each bedroom boasts a Jacuzzi bathtub.
One of the cabins is wheelchair accessible and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) approved.
"All the glory goes to God on the challenges of building a new business from the ground up," Hoff said. "This was a leap of faith."
Barry Hoff is a licensed contractor by trade, so in Aug. 2004 when he decided to make improvements to the property he and son Jeremy went to work.
"We wanted a clean, up-to-date look for the cabins, but we wanted them to feel woodsy as well," Hoff said.
In addition to the trees planted in front of the cabins, she is adding oak barrels of flowers on the outside porches and decorating the interiors in a country style.
Linda Lee is busy putting the finishing decorative touches on what she describes as "her baby" now.
Pine Creek Cabins are at 3901 N. Highway 87 in Pine. Reservations can be made on the Web site pinecreekcabinsllc.com or by calling (928) 970-9511.