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Help with forest service cabin

Aitkin, Minnesota...
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Help with forest service cabin

Honeymoon august 12 and 13th looking to atay in cabin after our cruisetour. Now we have 2 nights in Fairbanks open and we would love to stay at a remote cabin like one of the following:


Need help figuring it the closest to airport and best known. We would probably have to rent a vehicle or cab to get there?????

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1. Re: Help with forest service cabin

It looks like a couple of them are only accessible/usable in the winter (late Sep to early/mid May). So that leaves the ones in the Chena River State Recreation Area. You really should have a rental car. A cab will cost you a fortune and to get one to pick you up could be difficult.

You do realize that these are "dry" cabins with basic amenities. You will need sleeping bags, pads, water, etc.

I contemplated going to one of the Chena River SRA cabins last September, but I ended up backcountry camping in Denali NP instead. Perhaps it will happen this coming summer. For me, the draw is the remoteness but also the hiking options.

Which cruisetour are you on? I trust it spends 2 nights in Denali NP and includes the Tundra Wilderness Tour, not the Natural History Tour.

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2. Re: Help with forest service cabin

I don't know anything about these cabins, but just googled "remote cabin, fairbanks" and this one came up quickly....


Looks like you can drive to it and you wouldn't need to bring camping equipment.....

rental car would be a lot better than a taxi cab....less expensive and it would give you more freedom

Edited: 01 March 2014, 15:04
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3. Re: Help with forest service cabin


Readers/posters will find it easiest if you keep all your questions in one thread. I suggest that you keep using your 1st one (25 yr old active cruise, etc. thread)


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4. Re: Help with forest service cabin

Thanks! My fiance Kayla and I will look into this!

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