At Leland’s Cabins, we don’t go in for drama. Our modular cabins are Texas built and Texas proud, so we let our craftsmanship do the talking. No need for confetti or pulsating music. But every now and then, we have moments that are inspired. And giving The Brazos cabin its name was one of them.
Influenced by the Brazos River, which is considered the dividing line between East Texas and West Texas, the name translates from the full Spanish Rio de los Brazos de Dios to “The River of the Arms of God.” Not too shabby if we say so ourselves. Stretching over 1,200 miles, the Brazos River flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico and serves as the lifeline to the region.
For Texas history buffs, the Brazos name draws from something called the Texas Brazos Trail, which spans 18 counties and showcases the area’s rich history. Featuring stunning architecture preserved in the old homes and historic downtown areas of these cities, you can take in railroads, main streets, and more. The Texas Brazos Trail promotes tourism, preservation, and economic development for these wonderful historical sites.
Booklovers can revel in the Brazos name too. Houston’s beloved Brazos Bookstoretraces its roots to 1974, when Karl Kilian opened up shop to encourage the city’s burgeoning literary scene. Towering Texas literary figures like Larry McMurtry, Edward Albee, and Donald Barthelme shopped there, and even now you can scan the shelves alongside local writers searching for the next good read.
While you might not feel that you’ve entered a heavenly embrace when you step inside, we do think you’ll like The Brazos’ small-house appeal. At 532-square-feet, it features two bedrooms and one bath and a smart floor plan. Stretch out in the full-sized living room and galley-style kitchen, and enjoy the spacious feel of having the two bedrooms on opposite sides of the space.
As with all nine of our Texas log cabins, we let you customize your home to fit your tastes and lifestyle. Start by looking up: for your ceiling, choose from a ponderosa pine or metal roof with a rope-styled accent, or upgrade to white pine. These options provide a clean look that works well with our walls, which come in 8-inch ponderosa pine panels, 8-inch white pine, or white pine with walnut wainscoting. You can also finish the walls with a silky, triple-sealed coating to protect the wood’s longevity and provide a more polished interior.
And you can select the options for the outside walls too. Your cabin might serve as a family getaway or place you bring friends to relax and unwind. So you want the exterior to look as good as possible tucked into the woods or beside your favorite tree. All our manufactured cabins come with exterior options that include the basic LP Smart Panel Siding, LP Smart Lap Siding, or 6-inch cedar split logs. We love sitting outside on the porch and drinking in the stars at night and the fresh air each day. If you’d like to include a porch or deck, talk to us about options for those or for skirting, or supply your own.
What’s Cooking in the Kitchen
When it’s time to feed the kids or those weekend guests, the Brazos’ kitchen offers space and style. Our cabins come with Shaker-style pine cabinets, handcrafted rustic hickory cabinets, or handcrafted coffee pecan cabinets that combine hickory and walnut hardwoods for a high-end look.
Move a window, expand a closet, change a finish—our flexibility is part of what makes Leland’s one of the most popular modular cabin builders in Texas. Some of our customers have testified as to our pride in craftsmanship and service. Gary and Gale Garrett are two: “We loved working with everyone at Leland’s Cabins. Steven worked with us to design exactly the cabin we wanted, Karl and Sam made sure things were done correctly, and Mel put the cabin right where we wanted.” We’re a first-name kind of business.
Our design experts will sit down with you and go over the features and layouts that work best for your needs. Start by taking a look online at our modular cabins designs, then stop by one of our showrooms to walk through our different cabins yourself. Visit Grandview, home of the largest cabin supercenter in Texas, and take it all in—from shaking hands with members of our design team to kicking back in the rockers on the porch.
Maybe you’ll feel the majesty of The Brazos, or maybe you’ll just take a shine to the name. Either way, we’d be happy to show you around.