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Across the U.S., cabins, yurts and fire lookout towers provide a unique opportunity to stay in historic facilities and awe-inspiring locations. Many are open year-round and are surrounded by wildlife viewing opportunities, bountiful recreation and landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Book your stay early – these special locations are in high demand!

Experience one-of-a-kind locations and landscapes

Filled with rustic charm and surrounded by beauty, cabins often have a storied past – complete with fire and conservation work crew tales. Maybe the simple lines of a yurt calls to your adventurous side. If opting for a cabin or yurt, you’ll likely need to provide your own bedding, water, food and cooking supplies. If you're reserving a cabin, be sure to carefully read the description to understand the amenities that are provided.

Lookout tower in the Willamette National Forest

Willamette National Forest (Cheryl Hill, Share the Experience)

Bring your binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. These peak-top cabins offer unsurpassed views in the forest—sitting high atop mountains, each with a 360-degree bank of windows and an observation deck to experience the entire landscape.

Lookouts are often isolated and without easy access to services. They are not generally stocked with water, bedding, cooking supplies, toilet paper or similar necessities. You must bring your own supplies and pack out what is left, including trash. Carefully read the description of the lookout you wish to reserve and make sure you come prepared with everything you need.

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