The season of fall is often times referred to as “shoulder season” in Alaska, but to us that is just short for “the best season” in Alaska. Why? Because the crowds have cleared out, the weather is still nice and your ability to enjoy the great outdoors is still live and in action.
With the nighttime temps dropping down into the 30s, nothing feels as good as snuggling around the fire for the evening and watching views of the dancing Aurora Borealis out the window. You will fall in love with fall all over again after embarking to one of these 13 cozy cabins for the ultimate getaway this season.
1. The Alaska Dancing Eagles Cabin – Seldovia
Located on the historic boardwalk in Seldovia, this impressive cabin offers everything that you could ever need - and so much more! The cabin sleeps up to six and has a full kitchen. From the private deck you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Seldovia Harbor, Seldovia Bay and Mount Illiamna in the distance. You'll never want to leave!
2. Caribou Cabins – Tok
The quiet wooded setting on 10 acres of land just a mile from town will make you instantly feel at home in this remote piece of paradise. After a long drive to Alaska or leaving Alaska, relax and unwind in one of their Jacuzzi units. They offer wi-fi and satellite TV in all the rooms and they are even pet friendly.
3. Alaska Beach Cabin & Boat House - Juneau
Located on the breathtaking Indian Cove, the Alaska Beach Cabin offers all the comforts of home with a truly remarkable million dollar view. You can smell the saltwater from the deck and you'll go to sleep hearing the waves crash in the distance. It is truly a spectacular spot in Alaska's capital city of Juneau.
4. Alaskan Suites – Homer
Located just before the well-known scenic pull off on the hill above Homer, these immaculate cabins offer panoramic views overlooking Kachemak Bay. These rustic cabins are brimming with class and you'll quickly realize the incredible attention to detail that went into designing these units. The location is just minutes away from downtown Homer and the Homer Spit.
5. Hatcher Pass Lodge – Palmer
Get deep into the Talkeetna Mountains and stay at one of the most fascinating lodges in all of the last frontier. The rustic cabins are surrounded by outdoor activities. Spend your day hiking, biking, snowshoeing, snow machining or checking out the mine before retreating back to your cozy and rustic cabin in the evening.
6. Meandering Moose Lodging – Talkeetna
Because staying at a boring ole hotel is just not as fun! You'll love these quaint and cozy cabins found in the quirky little town of Talkeetna. Clean, comfortable, casual accommodations on a property nestled in a grove of birch and pine trees yet just about a mile and a half away from all the restaurants and activities in the downtown area.
7. Eagle Landing Resort – Cooper Landing
The town of Cooper Landing starts to get a bit sleepy during the fall, which to us means that it is the very best time to visit. This incredible resort with many different cabins is open all year long and offers a special dose of privacy during the fall and winter months. Stay in a rustic cabin, enjoy the firepit at night and enjoy fishing for trout on the Kenai River during the daytime. So much to love, so little time!
8. Riverbend Log Cabins & Cottage Rentals - Fairbanks
Here you can choose from two different cabins located on the banks of the scenic Chena River. The peaceful and secluded 3.5 acre retreat is located halfway between Fairbanks and the North Pole and offers tv, internet and all of the creature comforts you're used to. In the area you can hike, fish, go berry picking and enjoy some of the best views of the Northern Lights right from your cabin.
9. Bear Creek Cabins & RV Park - Valdez
Located off the Richardson Highway, this special place is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy being surrounded by 18 acres of wilderness and 360-degree views of the mountains.
10. Silvertip Lodge & Cabins – Soldotna
Located in Alaska's Kenai River City of Soldotna, this beautiful lodge offers the perfect home base for your fishing and sightseeing adventures on the Kenai Peninsula. Come down for a weekend of fall trout fishing and spend the night in a private cabin before waking up the next morning and doing it all over again. Each cabin has a full kitchen, full bathroom and 1-2 bedrooms. They are clean, cozy and you're sure to feel right at home.
11. Alyeska Accommodations – Girdwood
This incredible vacation rental company in Girdwood has so many incredible cabins and houses to choose from. Whether you want something to host a large party or just an intimate cabin for you and your sweetheart, they have something for everyone. Take your ski weekend up a notch by spending the night in a truly private and one-of-a-kind cabin that you will never forget.
12. Alaska Creekside Cabins – MatSu
If you're in the MatSu area, you'll love these three super-special vacation cabin rentals. Located halfway between Palmer and Wasilla (5 miles from downtown Palmer and 8 miles from downtown Wasilla), enjoy a relaxing place to rest your head at night with incredible creek-side views.
13. Box Canyon Cabins - Seward
Located off Exit Glacier Road in Seward, these six cabin rentals offer a cozy interior feel with stunning mountain and pond views in the distance. You might even see some moose or bear meandering through the property.