Reserve a Sustainable Living Cabin
Sustainable Living Cabins
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Visitors to Buchanan County’s signature park, Fontana, are able to enjoy overnight comfort while being conscious of conservation and the environment. Cabins are available for rental any time during the current or next calendar year! Fontana park is located nine miles north of Independence or one mile south of Hazleton, off Highway 150, and is managed by the Buchanan County Conservation Board.
The cabins' comforts and amenities are complimented by natural beauty, park attractions, and promotion of a sustainable lifestyle. Each cabin comfortably sleeps five, with two bedrooms, kitchenette, and a private bathroom with shower. There are vaulted ceilings, wood-sided interiors, and exterior wood siding from trees harvested in Buchanan County. Each cabin includes a porch, table, grill, and fire ring. A private drive for cabin users provides access to the cabins. The cabins are situated near the woodland trails and prairie on the northwest part of the park.
Conservation and Energy Efficiency
The cabins are off-grid, receiving all electrical needs through roof-mounted solar panels with battery storage. Cabin construction makes use of energy efficient: structural insulated panels (SIPs), triple pane windows, water conserving faucets and toilets, and more. Cabin users are able to view meters that indicate the flow of electricity from the solar panels and the supply of stored energy in the batteries.
Cabins are open year-round
Rates for cabins per night is $85.
There is a two-night minimum stay on weekends, and three-night minimum stay on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends.
Click here to make reservations online.
Cabin Virtual Tour
Cabin Site Aerial
How to Conserve Energy While in Cabins
Fontana Aerial Cabin and Shelter Locations
Fontana Park Map