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Our All-Time-Favorite Rustic Spaces

Our editorial team dug through our archives to find their all-time-favorite rustic spaces

Gordon Gregory

This year, instead of telling you why we love rustic mountain homes, I thought we’d show you. So I asked my partners on Mountain Living’s editorial team to dig through our archives and find their all-time-favorite rustic spaces. Here’s what they chose (and my pick too), and why we think they’re so special.

This rustic bathroom (above) reminds me of the Adirondacks, which I think might be the most romantic place in the world. I love the room’s cozy proportions, the small scale of the logs and, most of all, the ornamental willow saplings that help define each space. —Christine Deorio, Editor in Chief 

See more of the house here: True West


Photo: Audrey Hall

"I’m really drawn to this rustic cabin in the Idaho wilderness. It sits in a river valley and is surrounded by mountains. It’s secluded, simple and so peaceful—all the elements of my dream getaway.”—Loneta Showell, Art Director

See more of the house here: 700-Square-Foot Cabin


Photo: Audrey Hall

"Nothing is more inviting to me than a cozy reading nook by a fire. This great room’s moss-rock fireplace, antique bookshelves and built-in daybed—topped with faux-fur throws and Native American textiles—make me look forward to the winter months.” —Vanessa De La Rosa, Digital Editor

See more of the house here: Culture Crush


Photo: Gibeon Photography

"I love the contrasts in this room: The clean neutral palette makes the bold prints, rustic textures and timeless antiques pop. Add vaulted ceilings, a stunning view of the mountains and an abundance of natural light, and I’m sold.” —Michelle Johnson, Associate Editor

See more of the house here: A Home Full of Vintage Finds

Did we forget your favorite? Tell us about it (and better yet, share a photo) at facebook.com/mountainlivingmag.

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