Mountain Log Homes of CO, Inc. Is proud to now offer Whisper Creek Log Homes Panel homes to our Colorado Resort Customers. After a 25+ year relationship with Rocky Mountain Log Homes in Hamilton,MT for their full round, Swedish Cope milled log homes, they have purchased Whisper Creek Log Homes. This gives us a trusted alternative to Traditional Full Log Homes. We can guarantee the quality and workmanship with this long standing supplier. This partnership allows us to meet the needs of floor plans not perfectly suited for a full log home, more readily reach budget goals, and is perfect for hard to build high altitude lots with short building seasons.
We blend our expertise building Custom Log Homes since 1988 with Whisper Creek Log Homes’ experience building quality Panel Home Packages. A Whisper Creek Log Home built by Mountain Log a Homes of CO, Inc. creates a custom Cabin or Luxury Retreat unlike anything else on the market.
Whisper Creek produces the most revolutionary log home system in the industry. All components are built in a factory with systemic precision whether you choose one of their versatile stock floor plans, or create something one of a kind full custom. Mountain Log Homes of CO, Inc. builds you foundation and sub-floor , our experienced staff carpenters can erect the exterior walls and roof system in a matter of days not months on your building site. We then partner with the most reliable, qualified sub-contractors and suppliers in the area to complete your log home in less time than it takes to build a traditional log home.
If you are outside our 5 County building area, we will help secure a qualified General Contractor for your turn key needs. We will be there for design and support of the project for both you and your Contractor.
Whisper Creek provides a wide range of affordable solutions from tiny cabins to elegant custom lodges and family retreats. Their log home packages are available in many models and sizes sure to fit your needs; or bring us a sketch and we can custom design a unique one of a kind cabin. Mountain Log Homes of Colorado, Inc. then ensures each home meets local Energy and International Residential building Codes in your area. Whisper Creek Log Homes can fit your taste, lifestyle and budget. Call us today 970-468-8683 Ext. 2 for more information.
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Are Whisper Creek Log Homes Modular?
No, Panel homes offer the controlled environment construction of the exterior walls, windows and siding as well as accent components like log joists, trusses and railings. But these homes are still custom homes site finished with electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall and all interior finishes and flooring to your specifications on your building site. These are superior custom homes with a twist.
Is a Whisper Creek Log Home more affordable?
We find that there is a cost and time savings over a full traditional log home. Since we can get the home dried in in 2-3 weeks depending on size and floor plan, you have less labor at resort rates. A typical log home takes 6-8 weeks AFTER sub-floor to get dried in with exterior walls, roof, and windows. We also save on exterior stain as each Whisper Creek Home comes from a Montana with a factory stain by PermaChink Ultra 7 as part of the package, an average savings of $10,000 on a 2500 sf cabin.
There is have less construction material waste, so fewer dumpster pulls and landfill waste, so they are environmentally friendly homes.
You can pick and choose the amount of log components to fit both you design desires and budget which affect cost.
You are also protected in fluctuation of volatile lumber prices. Once you pay your deposit, your home price is guaranteed for 6 months.
What's the difference between a Whisper Creek Floor plan and pure Country Floor plan?
The Whisper Creek plans are the premium plans already designed with log or timber floor joists, log trusses staircases and railings.the plans typically have more components, bells and whistles included in the base plan. The Whisper Creek plans have 10 foot walks, most pure country have lower ceilings at 8ft.
You may start with a Pure Country and add Whisper Creek features to arrive at a hy-brid version to meet your needs.
What is my interior wall finish on a Whisper Creek Log Home?
This depends on what you want. We can drywall the entire interior like ANY Conventionally built stick frame home. Or we can order extra Whisper Creek Log Homes half log or Appalachian siding for as few or as many interior walls you like to give the illusion of full log exterior walls. We can put locally beetle pine tongue and groove on your ceilings. We can also use a variety of stone masonry or weathered barn wood as an interior wall covering. The beauty of these homes is each room can have its own character.
How much does a Whisper Creek Log Home package cost?
This all depends on size, design, components. There are Whisper Creek Log Home packages starting as low as $60,00 up to over $200,000. The package is only the start.
Keep in mind you still need all the turn key elements of any custom home including but not limited to excavation, power, sewer or septic, city water or well, building permits, insulation, drywall, plumbing and electric, cabinets and flooring. We are finding in Summit County there is approx. savings over a full log home of about $25/sf. The actual cost varies greatly from building site to building site and we can't give you an exact cost until you have a lot and a floor plan.
How does my Whisper Creek Log Homes get to my Colorado homesite from Montana?
A typical Whisper Creek Log Hone is shipped on two 53' step trucks, loaded in the order the walls come off the truck. This can be more on larger floor plans. A typical Pure Country will fit on one truck as it has shorter wall panels and fewer components. In 2016 trucking to our region has been running around $3500/truck. Our experience is even with these freight costs, a Whisper Creek Log Home can be built at a lower cost than a full log home that also has freight fees from Montana or Canada.
Some building sites are not accessible by the long trucks. We will help you evaluate if a Whisper Creek Log Home can get to your site with proper staging and turn around for the large trucks and cranes. In some cases the panels can be customized to fit on 30ft. trucks. We can help evaluate your access on the first site visit.
How do I get started with Whisper Creek Log Homes?
1. Like any custom home in the mountains, it is best if you find a lot that you wish to build on the your Whisper Creek Log Home can be designed for your access, views, sun, slope and other considerations specific to your building site.
2. Once you have a building site the Design Team at Mountain Log Homes of CO, Inc. & Whisper Creek Log Homes will customize a plan for you with a $5000.00 design deposit. This prelim process can take approx. 4 weeks. You are allowed 2 revisions at no charge. Additional changes are billed hourly.
3. Once your design is complete, a 50% production deposit will hold your price for 6 months, allowing you priority in the production schedule and time to get your appraisals and permits locally.
4. Once a production date is assigned, things move quickly. Your local contractor will simultaneously excavate and prepare a foundation and sub-floor to be ready for your Custom Home delivery.
5. Final full payment is due upon leaving the Whisper Creek Log Homes factory in Montana to your site.
6. The day the trucks arrive at your site we will have a crane staged and ready to set the exterior walls immediately. Depending on floor plan and cabin size, this can take 2-5 days. Week 2 -3 the crew will frame and sheet the roof giving you a home dried in from the elements in less than 30 days.
7. All the finish work will begin. Including but not limited to rough electrical and plumbing, insulation, drywall and all your interior finishes.