Hello Alaska! A familiar image linked to Alaskan accommodations is a log cabin more rustic than haute. Say hello to these cute, design-oriented cabins and cottages that flip this stereotype on its head, in favor of materials such as steel, glass and wood—paired with clean, minimalist lines, of course.
Salted Roots A-Frame Blue Door (Seward, AK)
Named for its pretty turquoise-blue door, this A-frame glass-walled cabin—completed in spring of 2020—sleeps up to four across two bedrooms, featuring charm in its modern bones like a clawfoot tub and a garden that’s yours to forage for dinner. Bonus: A-Frame Red Door is next door, if you wish to bring friends.
Two room categories—sleeping two or four six people in each—max out the surrounding landscape’s views through walls of windows, whether it’s the Midnight Sun or Aurora Lights. Geometric-shaped light pendants and Eames-like orange Lounge Chairs are two design elements.
Valdez Tiny House (Valdez, AK)
Ready to test drive a tiny house? Furnishings in this 197-square-foot, one-bedroom/one-bath abode with a retro aqua-green exterior are adorned with coats of bright paint hues while a hammock awaits in the living room. Barn doors divide the bath and living areas.
Coffee House Cottage (Seward, AK)
This cedar-shake shingled cottage is in the literal backyard of a cool coffee house (Resurrect Art Coffee House, a bakery and art gallery inside a former church), with azure-blue kitchen cabinetry, a porthole window in the show, and a live-edge wood-slab countertop woven into the layout and design.
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