by Phil Corless
These cozy cabins are ideal for that isolated Alaska experience. The Family Cabin is ideal for a large group, with two separate bedrooms that hold two queen beds and two twin beds, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room. The fully stocked kitchen has a refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave and all the pots, pans and dishes you’ll need to prepare meals. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, grill, picnic table and fire pit. The owners of the Abode Well Cabins, the Seavey family, are famous for their multiple wins in the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. Their nearby kennel offers tours, dog sled rides and cuddles with husky puppies. They also offer bus and helicopter tours to several glaciers in the area.
The cabins are located in a beautiful river valley 5 miles north of downtown Seward. There are two restaurants nearby if you don’t feel like preparing meals in your cabin. Further down the highway is the Exit Glacier Nature Center, where you’ll find several trails that lead to stunning views of the glacier. If you’re looking for shops and restaurants, head back to Seward, but also make time for the Alaska Sealife Center. This huge aquarium is home to a wide variety of sea creatures native to the state. Walk the waterfront to find a tour operator for a day trip into Kenai Fjords National Park or a fishing charter to catch salmon and halibut. If you want to be surrounded by rugged natural beauty while enjoying the comforts of home, the Box Canyon Cabins are a great choice for your Alaskan family vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Family-sized cabin
- Free Wi-Fi
- Dog sled rides
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
We didn't want to stay in a motel in Seward, so this cozy cabin filled the bill perfectly. It's small, but works fine for two people. Check in was easy - the cabin number was sent to us and the key left inside. The cabin was clean, with a small table and kitchenette. The bed had a pillow top on it and was quite comfortable. It rained hard all night and beating the metal roof of the cabin it sounded ominous for our planned trip out on Resurrection Bay the next day. Thankfully, the morning brought sun and calm weather! Overall, a nice and relaxing stay!
In the past, we stayed in a large cabin and were less than thrilled. This time we stayed in a small cabin (a king-sized bed for two, a tiny table, microwave and fridge, bathroom), and it was wonderful. What a difference the choice of cabin made.
The cabin was in the woods, surrounded by trees. The bed was comfortable, the lighting good, the price low (a very good value in September). It was very quiet except for the occasional baying of the nearby sled-dogs (particularly at feeding times?).
In any case, we loved it and plan to go back.