Fodor's Expert Review Public-Use Cabins

Chena River State Recreation Area, Miles 32 to 50, Chena Hot Springs Rd., , Alaska, 99712, USA

Usually reserved by locals and adventurers with extensive backcountry experience, these cabins have woodstoves, bunks, and tools for cutting wood; you have to supply everything else—food, bedding, water, cooking utensils, and, at some, firewood. This is basic Alaskan shelter, but it can't be beat for leaving the real world behind.

PROS

  • a uniquely northern Alaska experience
  • wilderness is at your doorstep
  • three cabins are road-accessible

CONS

  • only amenities are the ones you bring along
  • farthest cabin is 10 miles down the trail
  • extremely popular and often booked

QUICK FACTS

Rental
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-451–2705

HOTEL DETAILS

9 cabins
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