History of Sunset's Cedar Cabins
Based on his experiences from traveling through the Northwoods, Lloyd Harrison was able to construct several cabins along the shoreline of what is now Sunset Marina and Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. Beginning in 1949, Lloyd constructed several cabins, averaging one per year, which became one and two bedroom duplexes. He used a native resource, red cedar, and built the cabins with intricate detail. Each six-inch cedar log was pieced together using white oak splines, which are extremely solid and sturdy connectors.
The splines made the cabin walls extremely solid and airtight. The interiors of the cabins were also given the same attention to detail. All the interior walls and even the sheeting on all the roofs are made of red cedar. The ceilings are cathedral, and large cedar logs that were delicately placed give support to the roofs. The cabins are extremely unique, and since red cedar does not succumb to the elements, they will remain beautiful vacation retreats for many years to come. The quaintness and rustic nature of the cabins could not be efficiently or cost effectively reproduced with today's resources.