"Jack London's Cabin" is a genuine hand-hewn, hand-built, 10 inch thick logs, two-story Alaskan 20' x 20' cabin, created and build by its owners, Yvon & Janet. The logs create a well insulated, comfortable, quiet, peaceful, and is in a most private dwelling environment.
Completed in 2010, nestled amongst the tall Alaskan Spruce trees, "Jack London's Cabin" is our most popular "get-away-home, away-from-home" within a quaint, strong, secure, semi-isolated environment. It is located across the road from Le Barn Appetit Inn & Creperie, which Yvon & Janet also own and operate. This is where you will find us daily, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There is amble parking space for your vehicle or two and a boat, if you brought yours.
On the ground floor of "Jack London's Cabin' is the kitchen with a small refrigerator, a coffee maker, microwave, heating plate for cooking, drawers, cupboards supplied with cooking pans, dishes, utensils and kitchen towels. The kitchen sink, private bathroom shower stall and bathroom sink all have unlimited hot water-on-demand. There are drinking jars above the microwave, and coffee cups hanging from the stainless steel coffee cup rack. To the right is a broom/dust-pan, a large garbage can, and a vacuum cleaner as needed. (There is a dumpster for extra garbage kitty-corner across the street on our Creperie property that you may use when needed.)
The bathroom door is a metal door with a large mirror on the inside of it. The shower stall is vintage, directly purchased from the "Alaska Railroad", and was used in one of its railroad cars. The efficiently flushing toilet has a higher seat, which is specially comfortable for adults. The sink cabinet & drawers have extra toilet paper, soap and cleaning supplies. The bathroom shelving has amble amount of towels, hand towels, wash cloths, an after your shower floor rug, and a hair-dryer.
The dining/living area has a round solid oak table with four oak chairs. There is an early American style couch, that makes into a full-sized hide-a-bed. Located next to the couch against the south 10 " thick log wall is an early American china-hutch with a slew of "Jack London's" novels, playing cards, and many treasures that "Jack London" could have collected on his adventuresome travels. Located in the lower cabinets of the hutch are the bedding for the hide-a-bed.
Next to the hutch, on the south wall, is a rocking glider chair. Under the south window is our "too-efficient" oil-fed Toyo stove, if needed. However, our "Jack London's Cabin" is so well insolated from the 10" thick logs that the heater is kept at a very low heat, and/or turned off during the summer months, but used in the cooler fall and colder winter months.
Next to the Toyo heater on the right, is tall wooden-made floor lamp created with parts of the stem of a boat keel from the Orient. The hat shape on top of the lamp looks like an oriental hat. "Jack London must have located this in a very far away Asian seaport!
To the right of the entry before the stairway to the second floor bedroom is a lazy-boy chair with a small table with a lamp. To the right is a small closet rod to hang jackets and hats.
Upstairs, on the second floor across the room under the window is a night stand with a lamp on it. On the left of the night stand is the queen bed, and the king bed is located to the right of the night stand. There is a decorative early American style curtain which hangs from the ceiling between the two beds to provide extra privacy if needed.
On the south wall, is an electric fireplace that can be used for heat and/or just for atmosphere. To the right is a vintage secretariat desk and a chair. There is an antique butter-churner and a rocking chair. Moving to the right is a working convenience sink, with hot-water on demand, and a vintage standing towel rack with a towel and wash cloth. This is an excellent place for brushing teeth and getting needed water during the night. To the right of the stairwell on the wall is a mirror for hair-combing, or putting on make-up. Located below is an antique seaman's traveling trunk that "Jack London" could have used at sea (currently it holds our extra bed-linens). On the right of the chest, on the north wall are two rocking chairs separated by a small table with a lamp.
The second floor bedroom walls are decorated with a genuine bear-hide, a genuine moose horn rack, and a pair of genuine snow-shoes. "Jack London's Cabin" sleeps up to 6 people, has internet, but no television. We find that most people visiting Seward are so busy enjoying the outside wilderness and wildlife, that television deters them from their true Alaskan remote experience. Besides, during "Jack London's" time period, television did not exist, as he was so busy with all his worldly wild-life travels.