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Alaska Trip

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Alaska Trip

Hello,

I'm thinking of taking my boyfriend out to Alaska for our anniversary next July, or December maybe. He really wants to stay somewhere, like a remote cabin off in the woods away from things. It would probably be for a week maybe a but longer, I'm not positive yet.

I was looking for any ideas on where to stay, or even towns to check out? What times are better to go?

Thank you for any help you can give me.

Rachel

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1. Re: Alaska Trip

July vs. December are very different . . . and a remote cabin in the winter might not be in your best interest.

Speaking of which . . . what are your interests? Alaska is too big to really make any suggestions without really understanding what you want to see and do. You should be made aware, however, staying in one place for a long period of time (more than a few days) is typically not how most visit and explore Alaska.

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2. Re: Alaska Trip

Welcome to TA!

July is certainly better for remote cabins.

Eagle River Nature Center just north of Anchorage rents out some nice yurts & cabins:

http://www.ernc.org/rentals.html

There is also a huge inventory of US Forest Service cabins.

Most of the above one has to hike to with a backpack. Are you backpackers?

There are a couple of US Forest Service cabins to which one can drive.

There are also State of Alaska cabins to which one can take a water taxi out of Homer. The water taxi will drop you at the steps to the cabin & pick you up. Halibut Cove & other locations out of Homer in Kachemak bay state park have these.

All the above cabins have outhouses & one must bring sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping stoves & pots, & food.

Bay Excursions have a cabin in Halibut Cove, Katchemak bay that is furnished, even with bedding if you want, but still has a outhouse. We've used their water taxi:

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http://tinyurl.com/mqaln2s

Or are you looking for a remote cabin with bedding, indoor bathroom, regular stove, frig, etc?

I must say that Alaska is not very conducive to staying in one place for a week, especially a remote cabin. There are remove cabins in Montana, Colorado, etc if you just want to hole up in a remote cabin for a week.

Or did you want to tour Alaska too? More information will help us help you!

Edited: 06 November 2013, 13:37
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There are also many remote cabins that are quite luxurious with all the amenities you would need, yet not near neighbors.......look for them on VRBO or on the Visitor Center website of the nearest town......

Here are three to get you started.....

http://www.alaskawilderness.com/b3a1.htm

sitkatravel.com/RockwellLighthouse/listing.h…

http://www.vrbo.com/113018

You really need to determine what activities you want to do and that will help point you to the right area of the state.....fishing ?....kayaking ???....hiking ??.....wildlife ??.......Definitely choose July for your first trip to Alaska......

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remote...

Do you want to fly in, get dropped off, and then plane comes back to get you? or

Do you want to backpack in to the cabin? on foot... on ATV?

Do you want a cabin accessible by a car?

What amenities are looking for at the cabin?

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I'm not really sure. He doesn't appear to want to do much. He just kind of wants to hole up somewhere for te most part. Maybe somewhere like Colorado would be better but he seems really set on alaska.

So I'm not sure and yes I guess I'm looking for some of the basic amenities.

I wouldn't mind some tours.

Edited: 07 November 2013, 01:39
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Off the grid ?.......or does he need creature comforts ?......Alaska has something for just about everybody......have a talk with him and find out what he has in mind.......and start putting together a nice stack of books you have been meaning to get around to.......Depending on what he decides, you might need them......LOL

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OK, but how do you two want to get there?

Fly-in & be dropped off & then picked up?

Drive in a rental vehicle to a cabin?

Be dropped off & picked up at a cabin by a water taxi?

Do you want a cabin at a remote lodge that will serve meals & where there will be others?

For example Fox Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge:

http://www.kenaifjordslodge.com

Or do you want to be alone & cook your own meals?

Lots of decisions to make!!

Edited: 07 November 2013, 01:46
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Most likely off the grid, we don't mind being alone( well together) we enjoy more simple things.

We don't really care how we get there, as long as we do.

He enjoys cooking and so do I, I'd rather cook our own meals, the have the cooked

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