My husband and I recently stayed at the Ferre Cabin located right on the property at the Chena Hot Springs resort. Although not affiliated with the resort you would almost never know. It is right on the property just steps from the parking lot. We had an absolutely wonderful time. I was a smidge worried about the fact that the cabin was dry with no bathroom but it really turned out to not be a huge problem. There are bathrooms all around the resort as well as outhouses. Personally, we found the outhouses a little smelly and yucky (to be assumed) but my husband and I each found a bathroom we preferred. I liked the one in the main lobby/restaurant area and my husband preferred the one in the activity center. Both about only a 1 min walk from the cabin. I think as long as your aware and prepared to live a few days in a cabin without running water it is no big deal at all. The owners provided ample water/sodas and snacks in the cabin- we had also thought ahead and brought some drinks, snacks and small food items of our own which ended up being a real life saver because the one restaurant at the resort can get really busy at meal times. There is also a small café in the activity center that serves strictly frozen food items. There are showers available in the locker rooms that lead to the hot springs and it costs 15$ for a day pass- we brought our own soap/shampoo, etc I cant express enough what a wonderful unique experience we had staying here. We were extremely lucky with the aurora and saw the lights so bright and clear every night we were there. we heard from other hotel guests that the snow cat ride and a night visit to the Aurorium were really extraordinary and beautiful. However, my husband and I prefer to avoid crowds and those activities were extremely crowded. We simply set up the folding chairs provided in the cabin out right in front of the cabin each night and still enjoyed a magnificent light show every night- with the convenience of being able to bop into the cabin to warm up or grab a snack, etc. Due to staying up so late most nights we were content to take a mid morning or afternoon nap most days in the cabin and snuggle up on the EXTREAMLY comfy and HUGE bed and watch one of the many DVD's provided (although all DVD's listed on the reference sheet were not actually there- not a big deal though, there was still an ample selection). Bottom line I would highly recommend this cabin. We had one of the most wonderful times of our lives. Thank you!!