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BACKCOUNTRY HUT - HIKE, FISH, SKI AND SNOWSHOE OUT YOUR BACKDOOR!!!

Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, Inc.

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's2
Property type cabin

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BACKCOUNTRY HUT - HIKE, FISH, SKI AND SNOWSHOE OUT YOUR BACKDOOR!!!

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Cooper Landing - Manitoba Cabin and Yurts

This is a hike-in or ski-in hut site located about 1.1 kilometers or 0.7 mile (15 minutes) from the parking pullout at Milepost 48 of the Seward Highway. This is the highest elevation point of the highway and provides great access to the surrounding mountains for hiking and skiing. The Manitoba hut site is owned by a small, non-profit, volunteer organization. See our website at alaskahuts.org for more information.

The site has a complete kitchen. The yurts are well-equipped for sleeping. You will need a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, clothing, and food.

A reservation at the hut site includes full shared-use of the cabin as well as use of your sleeping yurt. The yurts may be rented by the bunk (midweek only), or “by the yurt.” Or rent The Whole Shebang and have exclusive use of the entire site.

What the hut site has and does not have:

We are proud to provide an outstanding natural setting—Abundant natural light and dark night skies (sometimes aurora borealis!). The rush of the river. Wildflowers or deep snow, depending on the season. Mixed forest around the hut; easy access to alpine tundra and mountaintops. A picturesque canyon. Trails right out the door. A complex human history.

We are happy to report that this site is on the edge of deep backcountry and that there are some things we do not provide.

1.No electricity

2.Poor mobile phone service

3.No running water / shower

4.No WiFi, TV/DVD, hair drier, ironing board...

What is the difference between a public use cabin, a hut like Manitoba, and a lodge?

Huts inhabit a niche between camping and public use cabins, at one end of the spectrum, and high-end fly-in eco-tourism or fishing lodges, at the other. The primary difference between the typical public use cabins found in Alaska and Manitoba Cabin are:

•Manitoba Cabin is available for an overnight or even several overnights without a need to own, pack, or carry a big backpack—you only need basic clothes, food and sleeping gear. You will not need a tent, large backpack, stove, fuel, pots and pans, or most other weighty and bulky items. For some, this will mean travelling blissfully light. For families with young children or older folks with bad hips it may mean the difference between getting out on an overnight and being stuck in town. For others, it is simply an opportunity to go deluxe and fill that empty pack space with fresh food and eat really well in an outdoor setting.

•Huts are multi-party, consciously meant to mix people in the mountains and create shared experience. Huts can accommodate an education group or more than one party at a time, or provide opportunity to pull together extended family or multiple friends.

•We like to think, overall, the hut is better appointed—homier, and less bare-bones.

•A hut keeper is often on site to welcome people.

•There's an oven!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed

Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, Inc.

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Manitoba Hut is owned by Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, a small, non-profit, volunteer organization.

Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, Inc. purchased this cabin in 2012

Manitoba hut and yurts provide access to amazing backcountry yet require only a short 15 min hike to a beautiful and peaceful setting with a gurgling creek running past.

The main building is a one-floor cabin, originally built in 1936 as a mining cabin and refurbished in 2012. The two yurts are 16-ft diameter insulated fabric shelters built in Alaska by Nomad Shelters (Homer). They are meant exclusively for sleeping.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's2
Property type cabin
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Manitoba Mountain
Car: necessary

Summer Activities: Mountain bike up the trail beyond the cabin. Hike up to the wildflower meadows between Manitoba Mountain and Little Manitoba in mid-summer, or for a great autumn colors hike. Hike to the summit of Manitoba Mountain and beyond for a great ridge walk and outstanding views. Backpack up the Mills Creek Trail and then up Mills Creek valley—either toward the head of the valley or to Johnson Pass Trail via Stormy Creek Pass (advanced off-trail backpacking). Or do it in reverse and end at Manitoba Cabin. Hike the Fresno Creek Trail. Hike Summit Creek Trail to beautiful alpine country. Kayak or packraft Canyon Creek (experienced only! It’s class IV whitewater right below the cabin, and there is a ‘don’t run this’ class VI segment farther downstream with a long portage around it).

Fish at Upper or Lower Summit Lakes.

Winter Activities:

Ski Manitoba Mountain (or Spirit Walker, Fresno, Silvertip…)

Spring skate ski on snow crust up to the head of Mills Creek or around Lower or Upper Summit Lakes.

Ski tour or snowshoe downstream along the canyon edge or upstream to and across Lower Summit Lake.

Take smaller kids sledding on the paths toward the creek or on the first hill up the trail beyond the cabin; take teens and adults on a winding fast sled run around the switchbacks on the trail above the cabin.

Ice skate on Lower Summit Lake (when frozen but mostly snow-free, which is a rare fall event).

Snowshoe hike up Little Manitoba.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Cooper Landing, Alaska

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Weekday Single Bunk Rate
27 Apr 2014 - 26 Apr 2015
1 night minimum stay
$20
for 1 night
From
$20
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
for 1 night
From
$150
From
$206
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Standard rates are for one yurt which sleeps up to 8 people. Single bunks are $20 each and double bunks are $30 each; available Sunday-Thursday night only. The State of Alaska land use fee will be added to these rates. It is $2 per person per night.
The Manitoba hut site is owned by a small, non-profit, volunteer organization. To keep rates low for all hut users we request that you use our website at alaskahuts.org to make reservations and payments.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Cooper Landing in Alaska

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Ouhouse - toilet
    Outhouse - toilet , Wheelchair accessible.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Spirit Walker Yurt - 2 double , 4 twin/ single , Wooden bunks; bring your own sleeping bag and mattress.
    Toba's Yurt - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Wooden bunks; bring your own sleeping bag and mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Games
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
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