Top Ten Unique National Park Lodges

Ross Lake Resort, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Washington
By David Scott & Kay Scott
  |  Gorp.com
Ross Lake Resort, floating cabins, North Cascades National Park, Washington
Floating cabins are just one of the many unique things you'll find on the shores of Ross Lake. (courtesy, Ross Lake Resort)

4. Ross Lake Resort, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Washington
If you haven't stayed in a floating cabin lately, or, more likely, ever, here is your opportunity. The resort consists of a row of floating shake-sided cabins, bunkhouses, and support buildings attached to huge cedar logs that float near the shoreline of scenic Ross Lake. All of the lodging units are connected by a wooden walkway. The resort offers lodging options that range from bunkhouses to large modern cabins. All offer private bathrooms and kitchens with pots, pans, plates, and utensils. There is no food service of any kind at or near the resort, so guests must bring all of their own food. Access is only via boat with transportation information available on the resort website. Season: mid-June through October; Rates: $128 to $270 depending on cabin size; $195 for bunkhouse that holds up to six people.

GORP.com's North Cascades National Park Guide


David and Kay Scott are the authors of Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges (Globe Pequot Press). They live in Valdosta, Georgia. For more info on their travels and America's national park lodges visit their website.

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