Fivemile Butte Lookout
Four walls of windows and a wooden catwalk around this 14-by-14-foot room atop a 40-foot tower offer views of dense forest and mammoth peaks (Mount Hood to the west, Mount Adams to the north, and Mount Jefferson’s craggy summit to the south). During warmer months, hike or mountain bike the Eight-Mile Loop trail. In winter be prepared to ski three miles or so to get to the cabin. Includes: Double bed, propane and wood stoves. No water; outhouse ($50 per night).
Location: Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Elevation: 4,627 feet