Eaglecrest Cabin

Eaglecrest Cabin Project

A very generous donor is currently matching donations to the cabin project! Your contribution to this exciting project will be matched dollar for dollar. The cabin fundraising goal is $125,000 and $106,500 has been raised thus far, 85% to goal.

Join your friends and neighbors in making this cabin a reality!

Eaglecrest Cabin Project

View of Mt. Ben Stuart from cabin site at Upper Hilda Meadows

Juneau Community Foundation, Eaglecrest Ski Area and the Eaglecrest Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership organized for the purpose of building a new public access cabin at Eaglecrest. For more than 20 years, Eaglecrest has held the goal of building a public use cabin in order to expand their outdoor recreation facilities and to increase year-round use of their extraordinary property in the interior of Douglas Island. The Juneau Community Foundation and the Eaglecrest Foundation support this goal and the Eaglecrest Cabin Project is now being actively pursued.

Living in this northern temperate rainforest is not for everyone. For those hardy folks who adapt to our cool, moist climes, the quality of life here is high. No surprise, Juneauites are outdoor recreation enthusiasts, rain or shine – camping, hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, gardening – you name it, people are outside and going for it year-round. To that end, for many years, locals have talked about constructing new cabins in order to meet the demand. Juneau’s public use cabins are very popular with locals and visitors alike, often these cabins are booked six to twelve months in advance. Adding an accessible, off-road shelter will help address high local demand and increase Juneau’s appeal as a destination for independent travelers.

Eaglecrest, Juneau Community Foundation, local architects, engineers, contractors, and community volunteers have been meeting for more than a year to develop this project. The public is invited to learn more about the cabin concept, fundraising and construction plans. Eaglecrest will oversee project development and assist with fundraising. Upon completion, Eaglecrest will own and operate the cabin on a year-round basis. The Juneau Community Foundation will help raise funds, secure pro bono support, and provide financial administration for the project. The Eaglecrest Foundation is an important fundraising partner and community advocate. The goal is to break ground this summer.

The cabin will accommodate day use and overnight stays with 6 to 8 beds for campers, hikers, wildlife viewing, skiers and other back county uses. It will be located roughly one mile from the parking lot in the vicinity of the historic Hilda Valley Dam at the start of the Treadwell Ditch Trail, adjacent to the Nordic Upper Loop ski area. The location offers excellent vistas of the upper Fish Creek Valley and Mt. Ben Stewart and easy access for maintenance and cabin users.

The Eaglecrest Cabin Project partners will make a presentation of the cabin concept, and construction and fundraising plans on June 14 from 5:30pm-6:30 p.m. at the Eaglecrest Lodge.

Cabin Design Images courtesy Zane Jones of MRV Architects.

Project Budget


Project Cost
In-Kind Contributions
Construction & Materials
Site Preparation & Access

Project Revenue
In-Kind Contributions
Cash Goal

Cash Already Raised
Eaglecrest Foundation
Juneau Community Foundation
Community “Champions” Challenge Match
Challenge Match Response
Generous Donor Match & Response


$175,000
$50,000
$100,000
$25,000

$175,000
$50,000
$125,000

$106,500
$22,500
$22,500
$25,000
$31,000
$5,500

 

To Donate

Donate by credit card via the PayPal link below or make your checks payable to: Juneau Community Foundation, 350 North Franklin Street, Suite 4, Juneau, AK 99801. Remember to include your name and address so that you can receive your tax deduction letter.

If you use PayPal, then please add 2% to your donation to cover the PayPal transaction. To receive your tax deduction letter, please check the box with the option to ‘Share my mailing address with Juneau Community Foundation’.




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