Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park, Washington.
From Cheryl Hill:
This building was once used as a backcountry hotel but these days if you want to sleep in the Enchanted Valley you need to bring your own roof: a tent. The chalet is now used as a headquarters for the park rangers.
There were squirrels inside in the mornings yelling for us to get out because the cabin had been so deeply reclaimed by the forest. Still, there were some excellent times here. Watching Law & Order on a laptop, mid-winter, and the computer shutting down because the battery was too cold. Knife throwing into a tree trunk for hours. Firewood rambles. Did the artwork for “Live In Japan” in there. Fried a weird fish on the outdoor campstove kitchen. Played Monopoly by kerosene lantern. Weird semi-pioneer time.