Stay in a one-room wooden cabin beside a rushing river in a birch tree forest in the Alaskan wilderness. This cabin sits on a tributary of the Sutsitna River below Denali National Park.
In the winter, the surrounding area is ideal for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. In the spring and summer, this is a great place for fishing, hiking, and all-terrain vehicles. This is also close to Denali Brewing Company and right off South Parks Highway.
Cabin equipped with bed, one burner stove, outhouse, electricity. Bring warm clothes for the winter, gear for hiking and fishing, and food.
The Riverside Salmon Cabins have three beautiful cabins for rent only a few feet away from Montana Creek. Our stay was supposed to be for the Sockeye cabin, however, that cabin was occupied, and we instead stayed in the Chum cabin. The third and middle cabin is named the Silver Cabin. Each cabin is similar in size and décor with a deck, out house, and firepit. The Silver cabin has a slightly larger fire pit area. The Chum cabin had the best (newest?) outhouse, although all three were clean and nice. There is a wilderness sauna between the Chum and Silver cabins that is shared – it does not appear that the Sockeye cabin rental includes the sauna.
The cabins are built for 2 with a comfortable queen size mattress. The cabins are solar powered and have a heater. They are dry cabins with no running water, but 5 gallons of potable water is provided. There are two plastic chairs for the deck and a promised bundle of firewood offered (although we did not have one during our stay). There are fixings for tea with 2 teacups. No plates, bowls, or silverware are provided and the sink is not supposed to be used for washing a lot of dishes. Apparently you can get cell service AT&T; we had none with Verizon phones. Less than 2 miles down the road on the way to town our phone service kicked in.
Overall the cabins were wonderful and the land very peaceful. However, we unfortunately had some communication challenges during our stay. We attempted to contact our host by the number provided on the confirmation email once we found our assigned cabin was occupied upon checking. After 6 hours of exploring in town we had not heard from him. Luckily another cabin was open and we decided to stay there. We never heard back from the host even after our stay. I’m sure this was a fluke as many previous customers have given great reviews on other reservation sights. My recommendation is to reach the host prior to your stay to avoid a similar situation.