Wilderness retreat @ Kluane National Park to explore Yukon's nature.
Right at the feet of famous Kluane National Park, this cozy log cabin is nestled between spruce trees and cotton woods. A few hundred meters from the Alaska-bound Haines Highway you will find ample space around the cabin and endless wilderness right behind it. Forested trails and grassy meadows, not only invite moose, coyotes, bears and other native inhabitants, but will lead you into some amazing, untouched northern back country. Deep blue Kathleen Lake, the high country of St. Elias Mountain Range, and the remote valleys of the Cottonwood Pass are only minutes away.
What you find:
The cabin comfortably sleeps 4 people. A fold-out futon bed and a bunk bed with three bunks can accommodate 5 people. The main part of the log house sports an open concept with table and chairs, closet and cabinets to provide lots of space for your gear. Windows along two sides provide for a fantastic view of the back country and “King’s Throne” summit. The kitchen area is separated by a counter. It comes with all the kitchen equipment like pots and pans, cutlery, water containers and dishes as well as a 2 burner propane stove. There are propane lights, which you won’t need in the summer and a wood stove to heat up the cabin if need be. Our cute and clean outhouse serves as your bathroom facilities.
There is no running water and no showers. Water supply is handled in 20 liter canisters, which can be placed in its slot above the kitchen counter.
An earth cooler keeps your perishables and drinks in top shape.
Behind the cabin a campfire setup with seats and benches and lots of firewood allows for memorable evenings outside.
Kluane National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unparalleled wildlife and wildlife habitat as well as the area's spectacular landscape and geological history. Inside the park you find Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, the world lagest non-polar icefield and the biggest grizzley bear population in North America.
Kluane is rich in natural beauty and its important native heritage.
Being right at the foothills of the spectacular St. Elias mountain range with King's Throne peak across the road, the cabin offers amazing opportunities for naturalists and photographers.
About the Owner
After six years at an American computer consultancy my addiction to the then just rising IT world was set. At the same time I traveled and traveled …
I was looking for another place on this planet that should fill me with happiness and peace I was not feeling in my homeland.
I skied, sailed and surfed in Europe, trekked in Nepal. I visited Hong Kong, Thailand and Syria.Always returned to be back on the search again next year.
Then came Canada and I was hooked for the rest of my life. I finally immigrated to this wonderful land that answered to all my hopes and wishes. I had found my “Promised Land”.
We went straight North and settled in the Yukon.
Operating a Highway Lodge in the Kluane Area for two years I took my first steps in the ever so colorful tourism trade. The learning curve was exponential, the countryside amazing and the possibilities unlimited.
So we started our own Tour Operator Business. For 15 years we helped guests to explore and enjoy the Yukon on canoe trips, trekking tours and horseback adventures as well as winter activities such as ice fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. My work place offered immense diversity at home with phone and computer, in a van shuttling travelers all over this beautiful country or out in the bush with horses or canoes.
I loved it with wild abandon and became a happy and proud Canadian.
Alas, things change and we do, too. Both of us reached an important junction in our lives and needed to go separate ways.
2013 I incorporated my own tourism businesses Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc., an expediting service that helps people venture all over the Yukon. Today Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc. offers Yukon-wide Transportation, Wilderness Cabin Rentals and Sightseeing Tours, Aurora Hunting as well as back country Wilderness Tours. To this day I am still crazy to share my knowledge with any guest willing to see, experience and enjoy the wonders of the Yukon.
“Let’s start every day as if it were on purpose' Liz
From the Owner
“Close to several trail heads at Kluane National Park this location offers you endless options to explore Yukon's back country with all its nature and wild beauty. The authentic trapper cabin will bring back to the simple and invigorating life amongst nature. Basic cabin charm with enough comfort to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Our outside fire pit allows for many nights under the Northern Lights. After long trips under the Midnight Sun enjoy your wilderness home with style: BBQ your salmon steaks or roast some burgers.”
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- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Kluane National Park with is a UNESCO heritage site plumb full with superlatives: Canada's highest mountain, Mount Logan and the world the largest non-polar ice field lies with the mountain ranges of Kluane Nationa Park and invite to breathtaking flight seeing. The park's over 22.000 square kilometers allow for endless exploring in a true wilderness setting, an untouched ecosystem at the door steps of your cabin. To the south the Tatshenshini Provincial park awaits with exciting rafting trips down the world famous Tatshenshini River. Combined with the attached Wrangel St. Elias National Park of Alaska what lies in front of your wilderness cabin is the biggest protected in this hemisphere. All at your fingertips, at your leisure to explore, from your own log cabin, at your own time.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
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- Dining Area
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- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Bathroom 1
- Not really a bathroom, but an outhouse. There is no running water and no showers. Your water is handled by 4 x 20 Liter water canisters. One canister fits nicely into its slot above the kitchen counter. Your grey water is collected in a basin/bucket arrangement and gets discarded outside its specific area. Paid showers are available at the nearby lodge or in Haines Junction.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- The traditional wilderness cabin is a one room accommodation, which beds, table, chairs and living room in one area, slightly divided off the kitchen, which is elevated by a couple of steps and screened off waist high by the counter. Beds are a 2 person fold out Futon Couch and another double bunk bed.
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- Guests provide their own meals