Hazel Hut is named after the historic Hazel mine claim located in the hills above the property. The cabin is a handcrafted timberframe built with local, natural materials such as woodchip clay walls, clay plasters, adobe floors & solar power.
Located at the top of Highway 31A in Retallack (halfway between New Denver and Kaslo). There is year round vehicle access to the cabin. The North side of Highway 31A is adjacent to Goat Range Provincial Park known for big mountains and amazing views.
Skitouring from the highway is common, but expect long approaches & descents on WW ridge, London ridge & 1500m descent of Mt Brennan. The 1:50,000 topo map is Roseberry 082K03. Short logging and mining roads provide access to some of the most popular hikes in the area such as London Ridge, Mt Brennan, Mt Reco & Whitewater Creek Trail. There are many long mountainbike trails in the New Denver-Retallack-Kaslo also.
Please note: There is currently no sign marking the access road to the hut. If you require directions, please ask.
350 ft2 kitchen/ living area and a full 2nd floor with dorm beds, as well as a large outdoor porch to keep skis, bikes and gear.
Outhouse, woodshed, & sauna close by.
Hazel Hut is usually an internet/cell free zone in winter season, but guests requiring internet can request wireless for a small fee (bring your own laptop or iphone). Ask in advance.
Please Note: This hut is strictly self serve:
- “pack in/pact out”
- “leave no trace”
- “leave the hut cleaner and in better condition than you found it”
The affordable rates do not include maid services. Guests are expected to do their own chores and clean hut before leaving. Please respect this policy to help keep hut rates down.