It was built in 1928 and has been a recognized feature of the north shore of Lake Como ever since.

Wood's Cabin passed from private hands to public ownership many years ago and recently has undergone a $200,000 renovation. For the first time, you can rent it during the fall and winter months.

Public Affairs Officer Tod McKay said in a news release that the cabin, which has no electricity or inside bathroom, will be available for rent starting November 17 through March 31 of next year. And, of course, it can be rented during the 2013 summer season, starting May 10, 2013. The summer rentals have usually been completely booked each year.

The cabin has three bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room and large living room with sleeping area for 12. It's large windows and deck overlook the lake. During the winter months, no drinking water will be available; bring your own. However, there are propane lights and a well-stocked firewood supply. Also, during the winter, the road is not plowed. So, depending on conditions, you may have to hike from the boat launch area. And, as far as trash - it is "pack it in, pack it out."

The renovations included a new roof, refinished floors, remodeled kitchen and two high-efficiency wood stoves.

Wood's Cabin can be rented for $60 per night and reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance at the US Forest Service national reservation website or by calling 1-877-444-6777.