Alaska February 24, 2019
Escape To Any Of These Cozy Cabins In Alaska For A Wonderful Winter Getaway
Winter is still on here in Alaska! Feeling a little stir crazy, and need to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? If Alaska does one thing very well, it’s cozy winter cabins! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Alaska Public Service Cabins all over the state for you to relax in.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Chena River Cabin, Chena Hot Springs, AK
This gorgeous brand new wood burl cabin sleeps 9 people! It's hidden inside a beautiful area of birch and spruce trees. This cabin is also handicapped accessible, with front porch access, as well as a ramp to the accessibility-sized outhouse! The cabin sits right on the serene Chena River, and is a lovely place to hunker down for the weekend. This cabin only runs $65.00 a night!
2. Mint Hut, Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska
This stunning beauty is the Mint Hut! It's the perfect stopover as you hike your way into the Bomber Traverse. Nestled into the Talkeetna Mountains, this is one famous cabin! Due to its picturesque beauty, this hut has been profiled in hundreds of publications, both online and in print. You can find your way up to the cabin on the Gold Mint Trail! This hut is owned and operated by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska. First come first serve, (and you may share the hut with others!) They charge no fee! But you can help out by becoming a member, or bringing in some much needed supplies. Just check out their website to find out more!
3. Spruce Glacier Cabin, Thumb Cove, Seward, Alaska
We love the cozy Spruce Glacier Cabin in Resurrection Bay. One of the only remote cabins that is also handicapped accessible, the boardwalk to the cabin begins at the beach. This remote cabin is only accessible by boat or float plane. You can rent a water taxi in Seward to drop you off and pick you up! Enjoy the views and snuggle up next the wood fire stove. This cabin sleeps 8 people, for only $75 a night!
4. Nancy Lake Cabin #1, Willow, Alaska
There are so many winter activities at the Nancy Lake Cabin #1! With cross country skiing, snow machining, or dog mushing, there are so many beautiful things to do! This cabin is brand new as of 2015, and sleeps six on a two double bunk bed setups. There's also a cozy fireplace to hunker down by, and it's accessible by hiking in, or a float or ski plane!
5. Saturday Creek Cabin, Juneau, Alaska
This brand new stunner in Juneau sleeps up to 10 people! The cabin is car accessible and located right next to Eagle Beach parking lot. There's so many beautiful things to do in this area in the winter, including photography, skiing, and of course- peace and quiet. The Saturday Creek Cabin only runs at $80 a night, so make sure to make your reservations soon!
6. Hunter Cabin, Trapper Creek, Alaska
The brand new and often requested Hunter Cabin, outside Trapper Creek, rounds out the end of our list. This giant cabin has four double sized bunk beds, and sleeps up to 8 people. Lauded for its incredible views of Denali, and resting right on the edge of Denali National Park, this cabin books up fast all year long. The wood stove is new and beautiful, and if you're lucky you may even see the northern lights! Starting at $80 a night this cabin is a steal!
What’s your favorite public service cabin? Have you visited any of these? Let me know in the comments below!
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