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.
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!
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- pets considered
- Events Allowed
Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, Inc.
Manitoba Hut is owned by Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, a small, non-profit, volunteer organization.
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.