The Hatcher Pass Cabin

Don Svela Photography
 Don Svela Photography

The Place: The Hatcher Pass Lodge is a collection of 11 tiny red cabins situated 3,000 feet above the tree-line in Alaska’s Talkeetna mountains. This particular A-framed cabin, the only one of the bunch, is a one-room lodge and former home of the groundskeeper. The lodge also offers a full restaurant and bar, housed in a much larger A-Frame adjacent to the cabins.

The Cost: The Hatcher Pass Lodge cabins all rent for $150/night, on average.

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The Region: Miles of cross-country ski trails, abandoned gold mines, and awesome hiking routes dot this mountain pass. The old gold mine, abandoned in 1951, is a state park within hiking distance from the cabins, and the nearby Gold Mint trail offers miles of hiking and mountain biking replete with alpine vistas. The nearest town, Palmer, is just 12 miles south, and Hatcher Pass is a two-hour drive from Anchorage.