Mary Jane, named for Dorothy’s aunt who first lived on the property, was the main cabin on the original Hanousek homestead. Mary Jane Lingle Hanousek tended a beautiful garden and grounds here while her husband Ed was superintendent of the railroad in Skagway. They hosted relatives and friends on weekends. It was a very happening place in the 1960s. A horse corral also was built on the property by subsequent owners after the Hanouseks retired to Washington. Our vision was to return the property to the beauty it had under Mary Jane’s care.
Mary Jane originally sat where the bath house is now, having been turned and moved about 100 feet north by the glacial flood of 2002 to her current location. The Bradys liked her new location and decided that would be a good site for a complete restoration. She sustained the most damage from the flood, so much of this cabin is new construction from logs on the property, but she has the same design as the original, the centerpiece of the Alderworks logo. Her porch has a grand view of Face Mountain.
Mary Jane will sleep two. It is perfect for a writer-artist couple or a solo creator. She is a one-story cabin with a large working/sitting room in the front, shared with the kitchen, and a back bedroom with an adjacent bath. This is the only residence cabin with a full bath: tub/shower, toilet, bathroom sink, and vanity. She is heated by a large woodstove in the front room and a small electric wall heater in the back. She also has a pantry room, and a back Arctic entryway with its own small porch looking out at the back woods of the property and Mount Yeatman.
Artist-in-residence rent for Mary Jane is $800 for up to 4 weeks, and $75 per week for 1-2 extra weeks.