manitoba Cabin

Located just 90 minutes south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway, Manitoba Cabin is a hike-in/ski-in cabin accessed via a 3/4-mile trail from the parking area at Milepost 48. 

Manitoba was originally built in 1936 as a mining cabin, and was renovated by the Alaska Huts Association in 2012. This one-story building has a wood stove for heat, a standard four-burner stove for cooking, solar-powered lights, all kitchenware, as well as books and games. There are two 16-foot yurts for sleeping, each with four single bunks and two double bunks. Toba's Yurt has a wood stove for heat and allows dogs, while the Spirit Walker Yurt has a propane heater and is a pet-free zone. Inside Manitoba cabin, the Hut Keeper's Quarters are also available for rental. A private room with a double bed, it provides a sleeping option within the main cabin, but is set apart by a breezeway/storage area.

The Manitoba property also provides guests with access to a cozy wood-fired Finnish sauna for relaxing after a busy day in the outdoors.

There is a two-room outhouse located within easy access of both the cabin and yurts.

A stocked woodpile, with tools, is located near the yurts and the cabin. 

reservations

The easiest way to make reservations is via the Alaska Huts Association Website: here. We take reservations up to six months in advance, but will make exceptions for educational groups or special gatherings (i.e. weddings, retreats, etc).

The Alaska Huts Association cancellation policy can be found at the bottom of the Rates & Bookings page. 

Questions? Do not hesitate to email us at mailbox@alaskahuts.org 

what to bring

Manitoba is outfitted for a simple, comfortable guest experience -  with mattresses on bunks, dishes and utensils in the kitchen, wood for the wood stoves and propane for cooking. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, food and friends! 

Proper food storage is important at Manitoba to insure against any unwanted animal visitors. A food locker is located near the woodshed, and guests are asked to store all food items, including spices, coffee, tea, and condiments, in this structure. Please consolidate thoughtfully and pack with consideration for your fellow guests! 

what we don't have

There is no running water at the cabin, but Canyon Creek runs right by the back door and is a reliable year-round source of water. However - ALL water should be treated by boiling, filtering or via chemical means before drinking.

Manitoba cabin also has NO electricity, and little cellphone coverage. We encourage guests to use this opportunity to unplug and enjoy the outdoors and fellow visitors.

 What we ask of you

Manitoba Cabin is an off-grid facility with no staff on site. We do our best to maintain the facility, but being a small non-profit our resources are limited. We ask that guests pack out all of their trash and leave the cabin cleaner than you found it. It's a huge help to us, and will make the next guest's stay even better. Thanks!

Getting There

Heading South from Anchorage:
Take the Seward Highway south, past Girdwood and Turnagain Pass.
The parking area is located at Milepost 48, in a large pullout on the left side of the road (8 miles south of the Hope cutoff).
At the north end of the pullout there is a trail that heads east. After a short distance it hits a gravel road - turn left on the road and follow the brown signs to the cabin. 

Heading North from Seward:
Take the Seward Highway north, past Moose Pass.
The parking area is located at Milepost 48, in a large pullout on the right side of the road (2.5 miles north of Summit Lake Lodge).
At the north end of the pullout there is a trail that heads east. After a short distance it hits a gravel road - turn left on the road and follow the brown signs to the cabin. 

*PLEASE NOTE* 

Access to Manitoba Cabin and Yurts requires guests to park and leave personal vehicles at Milepost 48 of the Seward Highway. Alaska Huts Association does not provide surveillance at this public highway pullout. Do not leave ANYTHING of value in your vehicle at any time. Lock your vehicle. 
 

 The new ADA-accessible outhouse was installed in 2014.  Photo:  Willie Dalton

The new ADA-accessible outhouse was installed in 2014. Photo: Willie Dalton