BEAR CREEK CAMP
BEAR CREEK CAMP, 1.7 miles from downtown Haines, Alaska, with seasonal monthly cabin rentals, offers a unique living situation for summer residents in the outdoor guiding industry. Formerly an International Youth Hostel, the camp has been around for decades and is a bit funky. New owner, Donna Catotti, a professional artist and Haines resident for over 30 years, says her hope is to create an intentional community of like-minded individuals who care about the earth, recycling, and healthy living. Our motto, ” Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much” (read the back story…).
EACH OF SIX GUIDE CABINS is private, suitable for one, maybe two, with a heater, electricity, lights, beds, bedding, rug, dresser, small table, chair, coat rack, and shelf. The men’s and women’s bathhouses have two toilets and two showers each, plus sinks. The heart of every camp is, of course, the kitchen. The heated, fully equipped communal kitchen with all appliances and utensils, has storage for each cabin’s dry goods, tables and seating, a small library, and a sewing machine. It is one I would be happy to cook and serve a meal in. We have added a covered area onto the kitchen, near the campfire ring, for outdoor dining or smoking (not indoors please). You will be expected to recycle, compost, and clean up after yourself every time. The rules won’t be unreasonable and will be presented up front. There is a hammock, badminton, bocce ball, and horseshoes for your use.
Five of the six guide cabins are ready to go, as are the kitchen and bathhouses. Rental rates for the 2022 season are $500/month per cabin for one, with $100 extra for an additional person, plus 5.5% local tax. This includes all utilities and Wi-Fi. Garbage, compost, and recycling will be removed, dish towels washed, toilets cleaned regularly. There is a vacuum to clean your own cabin. I will ask for the first month’s rent, a $250 refundable damage deposit, and a $50 cleaning fee.
If you are interested in renting a dry cabin for the 2022 summer season, May – September, please print and fill out the application, email me, or just call. Hopefully the Covid virus will be under control, we will have a tourist season once again, and there will be jobs for guides. Click here for a 2022 Rental Application. I intend to be selective and will ask for references. Hope to hear from you!