Most Remote Homes in the U.S. & What They Look Like
Remote homes aren’t without comforts.
Tiekel River Custom Log Cabin, Alaska
This custom log cabin in Alaska is situated 15 miles from the nearest highway and is 30 miles by boat to the closest town. Timbers were flown in by helicopter to build the nearly 300-square foot home.
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Tiekel River Custom Log Cabin, Alaska Exterior
The cabin sits high up and over looks the Tiekel and Copper Rivers. Check out the view from the inside to get a sense of what you could wake up to every morning.
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Tiekel River Custom Log Cabin, Alaska Interior
The view from the interior shows the nation’s largest national park/wilderness area, the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, which is 13.2 million acres.
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Willow Lake, Alaska
This cabin on Willow Lake in the Glennallen-McCarthy area of Alaska gives you a gorgeous view of the mountains of Wrangell — St. Elias Park.
Stony River, Alaska Cabin
There’s no road, power or phone nearby with this cabin. Your only way to connect with the outside world is through a satellite phone. Your only way to get here is with a plane. The property lies on the west side of the Alaskan Range and contains 5 acres. There is plenty of wildlife around like moose, bear, caribou, wolverines and wolves.
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Stony River, Alaska Cabin Interior
The property has four cabins and nearly everything you’d ever need to survive in the wilderness. There are ATVs, rafts, tents, fishing gear and much more items.
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Shelter Island, Montana
Set on a 22-acre island on Flathead Lake in Kalispell, Montana, the Shelter Island Estate is in a class of its own. The main house is more than 24,000 square feet with another 10,000 square feet of heated porticos and outdoor entertaining space. Among the amenities is an indoor shooting range and a 5,289-square-foot boathouse. It was recently available for a cool $22.75 million.
Ballast Key Florida
Ballast Key has a hallowed history and prestige as it has often hosted notable celebrities and dignitaries. That list includes Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan and even members of the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Mellon families. It has even appeared in the James Bond film License to Kill.
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Ballast Key Florida
The main home on the 14-acre island has four bedrooms and a master suite. The guesthouse has three bedrooms that overlooks the beach.
The island is protected and managed by The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge but it’s on the market for $15.8 million.
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Broad Key, Florida
Broad Key is a private 63-acre island in southern Florida that’s an oceanside getaway like few others. A five-bedroom home and guest cottages sit on the island while the ocean provides amble opportunities for fishing and snorkeling.
Broad Key, Florida
This is what the five-bedroom house looks like on Broad Key. The property also features a covered boathouse and uses some solar power.
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Kavik River Camp
Those who have seen the National Geographic series Life Below Zero will recognize the camp Sue Aikens runs in one of the northern-most spots in Alaska.
The camp is located near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the nearest big city is 500 miles south. It’s an adventurous spot for those who like to hunt, fish and hike.
Hidden Bay Retreat, Alaska
The only way to get to Hidden Bay Retreat in Alaska is a two-hour boat ride or a 45-minute sea plane trip. But once you’re there, you’ll find one of the most remote locations around.
Hidden Bay Retreat sits between Juneau and Sitka amid the Kootznoowoo Wilderness Preserve, federally protected land that totals nearly 1 million acres. Those who visit can watch bears, whales, sea lions, seals, deer and eagles.
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