Affordable Alaska Cabins


If you’re looking for a very accessible and affordable place to rest your head in the 49th state, then look no further than the US Forest Service for some great deals on cabins. Granted, they’re a bit rustic; but they’re also a great choice for folks who love the outdoors.

Each cabin includes a table, benches, plywood bunks, a wood and/or oil heating stove, a broom and an outhouse. The cabins don’t have electricity, bedding or cooking utensils; however at $45-$50 per night, they’re a great bargain.

Here are a few of my favorites.

West Point Cabin

Located on Kupreanof Island at the mouth of Portage Bay, this modified A-frame cabin features an outhouse, boat ramp and a wooden walkway that are all barrier-free. It’s also a great spot for wildlife viewing and fishing.

Virginia Lake Cabin

This Pan Adobe cabin is located on the shore of Virginia Lake, just 10 miles east of Wrangell. It sleeps six, and features a wrap-around deck, an accessible walkway and a floating dock. Accessible trails are located nearby.