Cabin in Big Santa Anita Canyon

A rare opportunity to purchase a piece of California history in the Big Santa Anita Canyon of Angeles National Forest.  Cabin #76 is nestled amongst the trees in one of the last places of its kind still in existence, hidden within our local mountains, just 20 minutes from city life.  Only accessible by foot, mountain bike, or mule, follow the creek 1¾ miles from the main road and pack station.  Unplug from modern day and experience life as it was in the 19th Century with a wood burning fire place, kerosene lamps, and an outhouse.  Hike a short distance to cool off at the base of a 55 ft. waterfall. Technicalities:

  • Land lease at $400 per year on U.S. Federal land
  • For history visit
  • Maps and access available at Adam’s Pack Station Fri.-Sun. 8am-5pm only or 626-447-7356
  • Private showings scheduled monthly – call for time
  • Priced at $45,000

Statement taken from Adam’s Pack Station website:

Today there are 80 cabins left in Big Santa Anita Canyon, and of the five resorts, only Sturtevant’s is still with us. The only road in this canyon is the one to Chantry Flat. One must hike to all of the cabins. The cabin nearest Chantry is 3/4 mile in and the most distant are 4 miles in. There is no electricity, no municipal water, no septic, no garbage service and no address. The only “utility” is the old crank-phone system. All supplies must be packed in and all garbage packed out. Cabin owners are bound by all ecological laws and generators are frowned upon. The only universally accepted technology in this canyon is propane. It can run your cook stove and oven, heaters and refrigerators, BBQ’s and lighting. When one buys a cabin here, they are issued a “Special Use Permit” to keep the improvements on Federal land. No new sites are being permitted, now or ever. The Forest Service archaeologists have determined that the entire cabin tract should remain intact.