Camping outdoors is always an adventure with the family. But depending on weather, and general mood, it can be nice to switch it up and rent a cabin as a different (maybe more comfortable?) way to explore the outdoors.
Check these cabins out that sprawl across the U.S.:
1. Kendrick Cabin, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
Located roughly 22 miles north of Flagstaff, this cabin is located at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. This area offers the opportunity to hike and mountain bike, as well as ski when it snows. The scenic Kendrick Mountain Trail and Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail are great to explore and watch wildlife with the family. This cabin accommodate up to 10 people. Check it out!
2. Sandstone Cabin, Medicine Bow, Wyoming
Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and hunting can all be found near this cozy cabin located in a clearing surrounding by trees. The cabin is in a prime location for wildlife viewing including elk, deer, and moose. Sleeping up to six people, this cabin is great to book if you want to explore the Rocky Mountain West with the family. Read more about it here.
3. Colton Guard Station, Ashley National Forest, Utah
Trail to Colton Guard Station. Courtesy of Amanda B.
This is a great place to visit in both the winter and summer months. In the winter, the guard station can be accessed by snowmobile, cross-country ski, ski touring, or snowshoe travel. In the warmer months, it can be accessed by vehicle. Hiking and biking are optimal for the warmer months, while cross country skiing and snowshoeing can be enjoyed in the colder months. This place can sleep up to 12 people, so it would be great for family and friends. Explore what else this area has to offer here.
4. Upper Ford Cabin, Kootenai National Forest, Montana
Courtesy of Sunshine S.
Another great place in the Rocky Mountain West, Upper Ford Cabin is located on the slope of Clark Mountain in the Purcell Range, and near the Yaak River. This is a great place to take the family fishing as the river and various lakes are nearby. Hiking is also easily accessible in the area. In the winter, there are plenty of opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing. Check this place out.
5. Fure’s Cabin, Katmai National Park, Alaska
Katmai National Park & Preserve. Courtesy of SwitchbackKids.
This cabin stay is not for the faint of heart. This place is a rustic one room cabin situated on Naknek Lake's Bay of Islands, and sleeps a six people. It’s located deep in Katmai National Park & Preserve, which is best known for brown bear viewing. Brown bears can be seen feeding on sockeye salmon at Brooks Camp, which is about 20 miles from the cabin. Read more about the area here and about the cabin’s history here.
6. Hermit Island Cabin, Small Point, Phippsburg, Maine
Views from a hike on Hermit Island. Courtesy of Rita M.
Here’s on in the far east of the U.S.! Hermit Island offers both campgrounds and cabins for booking. It is located on a peninsula with multiple beaches, hiking trails, and a small marina and wharf--plenty of different things to explore with the family. The cabins sleep between four to five people. Read more here.
7. Evergreen Mountain Lookout, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington
Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.This lookout is named after the mountain it sits atop. To get to it, there is a steep hike that must be completed with most of your supplies in your pack. Once up there, you can see Glacier Peak, Mt. Daniels, Keyes Peak, Columbia Glacier, Mt. Rainier. The area mostly offers hiking and wildlife viewing, as well as wildflowers depending on the season. This lookout sleeps four. See what else there is to explore here.