Fodor's Expert Review U.S. Forest Service Cabins

, Alaska, USA

Along trails, near wilderness alpine lakes, in coastal forests, and on saltwater beaches, these rustic cabins offer retreats for solo hikers or groups. Some cabins are built of logs, and some are A-frames. Most have tables, chairs, woodburning stoves, and bunks, but no electricity, running water, or bedding. Many require a fly-in or boat ride, although some can be reached by car and then on foot. If you're suitably equipped and sufficiently adventurous, these cabins are Alaska's best bargain for getting away from town and enjoying backcountry wilderness with a roof over your head.

PROS

  • remote locations
  • cheap prices
  • beautiful surroundings

CONS

  • extremely basic
  • often booked months in advance for summer
  • mice often inhabit them

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-444–6777-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

41 cabins
Rate Includes: No meals