(27′ x 21′) completed in 1955
Occupancy 2-8 people.
one master bedroom (9’x 10′) with a double bed and loft (11′ x 20′) with two double beds
“stuffed” easy chairs, couch and cocktail table
wood heater, rock fireplace, screen and utensils
small tables, freestanding coat rack
propane lights and propane refrigerator
one Montgomery Ward wood cooking range and propane range for cooking and baking
kitchen table and two 4′ rustic, homestead benches
silverware, sharp knives, steel skillets, cast iron skillet, dishpans, coffee cups, large plates, drinking cups, small pots, coffee pot, cooking pots, cookie sheets, pie pans, shallow baking pans, hot pads
cold running water in summer (not potable – boil 5 minutes) Persons using the cabins do not have a safe drinking water supply available on premises; drinking water is available at the North Fork Hostel – ¾ mile (1.2 km) away. Containers must be brought with you to obtain safe drinking water at the North Fork Hostel.
solar shower during sunny days next to the Charlie Wise Homestead
For Your Information (North Cabin)
Water is not potable, please boil for five minutes- you also can get drinking water at the hostel. Dish washing:
wash (warm soapy water)
Rinse (cold water)
Sanitize (cold water + ½ cap bleach)
Please wash and put away all dishes.
Please do not leave water in pots during freezing weather. They will freeze and break. It is best to tell us if the propane refrigerator is acting up. They are tricky to deal with.
Regarding the damper in the fireplace: towards you is open; to back is closed.
The Heater is not a propane heater, but a wood-burning Heater; Make certain the ashes are removed from the front part of the stove. Open both knobs up, governing the draft to start a fire. Once the fire is burning well, turn the knobs down to medium or low. Leave the ash door as it is difficult to close and makes the fire difficult to control.
Please replace firewood and kindling in the cabin for the next person.
How to light propane lights: please first light match or lighter and hold it near (touch with the flame and not the match) the mantle inside the glass bowl and than turn gas on. Mantels are fragile to touch. Do not turn gas on first. To extinguish, turn gas off.
Solar shower is located south of the South cabin. Use during warmth of day for best results.
If you need supplies for the outhouse or find any problems, please let us at the hostel know.
Pack in and Pack out!
Please take out all your garbage and trash! Do not leave any of it outside! This is grizzly country!
Note: Please leave the place like you found it, so we can maintain our low rates.
If the cabin requires cleaning after use or any trash needs to be removed we will charge you for the service.