The article brings up a great point, the fantastic network of huts, cabins, and lookouts maintained by the Forest Service for public use. Especially great for families and those bringing less-outdoorsy friends and SOs, and for relaxed winter trips. Recreation.gov is a bit clumsy to use, but is convenient for planning trips far away and months in advance.
For example, I've sent several correspondents asking for advice on visiting Glacier NP with small kids to rec.gov to rent one of the numerous cabins up the North Fork of the Flathead. They're far cheaper than any other option with comparable amenities during the season, feel relatively remote, and offer quick and easy access to kid-friendly hikes in the park.