New Sites Added to Forest Service's Cabin Rental Program
February 20, 2018 at 5:36 am
One of the common buildings at Big Springs Cabins. | Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service has added two remote locations near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to its Rooms With a View cabin-rental program.
Both sites, Big Springs Cabins and Jumpup Cabin, are in the Kaibab National Forest's North Kaibab Ranger District. And according to Forest Service archaeologist Jeremy Haines, both offer "a great tipping-off point for numerous hiking and biking adventures."
Big Springs Cabins, on Forest Road 22, has six cabins available to rent. Each cabin has two twin-size beds and one full-size bed, and the cabins share a shower house, fully furnished kitchen and dining hall. As the Forest Service notes, it's a good base camp for day hikes on the Kaibab Plateau or the North RIm.
Jumpup Cabin, on the edge of the Kanab Creek Wilderness, is more rustic and has fewer amenities, but it includes a two-room cabin and a composting toilet. There is no electricity, propane or running water at this site.
Both sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And while both sites aren't open until later this year, reservations are being accepted now via the Recreation.gov links above.
To learn more about the Rooms With a View program, click here.