DYEA VALLEY, Alaska -- The legendary Chilkoot Trail has long lured
hikers to its beautiful, yet challenging, slopes. But there has
never been a place for them to stay.
That's about to change.
Next spring, the nine-cabin Chilkoot Trail Outpost will open
less than a half-mile from the head of the Chilkoot Trail in Dyea
The cabins are being constructed of Sitka Spruce taken from the
The logs were transported to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, where
logsmiths hand-peeled, sculpted and prepared them for
Each 380-square-foot cabin will have a bedroom, a sitting area,
a loft area, a private bath and a porch with a swing.
Cabins will be able to accommodate up to six people and will
come equipped with a microwave, a refrigerator and a
There will be an area for barbecues and picnics, and bikes will
be available for rent.
Rates will start at $125 per night, double, including a basket
of provisions and easy-to-prepare foods.
The nearest restaurant will be located seven miles from the
Formerly an American Indian route, the Chilkoot Trail was used
in the late 1890s by gold seekers until the opening of the White
Pass Railway farther east.
The trail is often referred to as the "world's longest museum"
because of the hundreds of artifacts along the trail left behind by
For more information or reservations, call (907) 983-3499, or
visit the cabins' Web site at www.chilkoottrailoutpost.com.