Fodor's Expert Review Public-Use Cabins

Fairbanks District Office of BLM, 222 University Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99709, USA

The Bureau of Land Management runs 12 public-use cabins in the White Mountains National Recreation Area and one road-accessible cabin on the Elliot Highway, with 300 miles of interconnecting trails. Designed primarily for winter use by dog mushers, snowmachiners (snowmobilers), and cross-country skiers, cabins provide shelter for summer backpackers, although summer access is limited by mountainous and boggy terrain. The cabins have bunk beds, wood stoves, tables, and chairs.

PROS

  • remote locations allow for an intimate experience with the land
  • may be reserved up to 30 days in advance
  • a true Alaskan experience

CONS

  • permits required
  • most are inaccessible during summer
  • three-night maximum stay

QUICK FACTS

Rental
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-474–2200

HOTEL DETAILS

12 cabins

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