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Charming Riverfront Log Cabin. Beautiful Views of Aurora & Chena River.

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The Chinook cabin & Sourdough Cabin on a lovely Alaskan summer day.

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

For an unforgettable Alaskan experience, we invite you to stay in our beautifully hand crafted log cabin. Built on the banks of the scenic Chena River, Riverbend Log Cabins offers a peaceful and secluded 3 ½ acre setting that is centrally located between historical Fairbanks and North Pole Alaska. The rustic elegance of the Chinook Cabin is enhanced by the beautiful river view and surrounding boreal forest. Trees have been cleared in front of the cabin to provide an unobstructed view of Northern Lights. Abundant wildlife – moose, eagles, beaver, waterfowl are often seen from the cabin. Moose frequently visit the property – both during the summer and winter months.

The Chinook Cabin features lovely, comfortable furnishings and beautiful artwork. An outdoor log steam sauna provides a perfect way to relax after a long day. For enjoying the outdoors the Chinook cabin features a cobblestone patio with a gas propane grill, a log picnic table, a small lower deck with a handcrafted log bench, and a larger second story balcony with table and chairs.

The fully equipped kitchen includes a stove and oven, microwave, dishes, cutlery, toaster and coffee maker, refrigerator and everything needed for meal preparation. The cabin is stocked with complementary Alaska blend gourmet coffee and condiments.

The Chinook Cabin has two upstairs bedrooms each with a queen sized bed. Both beds have new mattresses that are fitted with 100% high thread count cotton sheets, soft blankets and comforters. The bedrooms have one adjoining wall that can be closed with a wood folding door. Each bedroom has a separate entrance. The larger bedroom has French doors that lead to an upstairs balcony with beautiful river and northern lights views.

There is a downstairs bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower and a half bath upstairs.

In addition to our Chinook cabin, Riverbend offers the Sourdough cabin. The Sourdough features an upstairs bedroom, a downstairs full bath with shower and a fully equipped kitchen. The cabin comfortably sleeps 1 - 2 guests. For more information on the Sourdough cabin, please see VRBO listing #465596.

Listed below you can find information on local activities. In addition our Website has an activities page with links to some attractions.

Our Facebook page has more pictures and comments from guests on their experience at Riverbend at activities they enjoyed. (See link below.)

No indoor smoking
Although we love pets, they are not allowed in the cabins

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For guests who need to wash clothing, Forbes laundry in North Pole (a ten minute drive) is a great choice. Nearby is the Santa Claus house and the Visitor's Center....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An assortment of books on Alaska...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Log cabins typically stay cool during the summer months. For the rare, exceptionally hot evenings, indoor fans keep the cabins cool....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heated floors...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Complementary Alaska Roasted Gourmet Coffee, Tea and condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Beautiful river and northern lights views!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Several Fairbanks companies provide canoes, kayaks, etc. for float trips down the Chena River. The nearby Chena Lakes also rents paddle boats and canoes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The outdoor log picnic table is wonderful for outdoor dining!...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Some guests enjoy dining in the gazebo, relaxing and watching life on the river and reading a good book....moreless

  • Golf:

    Fairbanks has two golf courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For a small fee, we offer guests a ride upriver with our 2 person kayak for a 1 1/2 hour float trip back to the cabins. You can request more information from the owners....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We love to share our in-season organic vegetables with our guests!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 15 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$215 $215
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,425 $5,910

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $195 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $185 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Oct 1 - May 14, 2016
4 night min stay
$215
$1,425 $5,910

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $204 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $197 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$215 $215
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400 $5,550

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $185 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Rates are based on double occupancy.

Additional guests are $15 per night per guest.

All rates subject to change until confirmed.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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Location

Northern Lights viewing. Seasonal Grayling and King Salmon Fishing. Please link to our website for a list of many nearby activites and attractions.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Bruce & Debi have lived in Alaska for a combined 57 years. Bruce is an avid hunter, fisherman, craftsman and gardener. Debi enjoys spending time with the grandchildren, various forms of glass art, watercolor, gardening and visiting with our guests. Bruce is looking forward to his upcoming retirement from the University of Alaska and Debi is a retired bookkeeper.

Why the Owner Chose Fairbanks:
We both had a lifelong dream of building a log home. When we found this property, we 'just knew' it was the perfect land to start the process of fulfilling our dream. The combination of the serene riverfront location, the surrounding boreal forest, wildlife, wild berries and flowers gives the feeling of being in a sacred, special place. We made the decision in 2006 to build additional cabins so that we could share our dream with others. We thoroughly enjoy the wide variety of guests that stay in the cabins. We love sharing information and stories about our Alaskan lifestyle and hearing about the lives and travels of our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Quiet, peaceful riverfront setting, centrally located between Fairbanks and North Pole, Alaska. The rustic elegance of the cabin, comfortable furnishings and beautiful artwork is enhanced by the gorgeous river view and surrounding boreal forest, creating a perfect place to rest and relax on your holiday or vacation. Riverbend's Sourdough cabin provides an excellent location to view and photograph the Northern Lights. (Note: Our property with the Northern Lights in the background is featured on the front page of the 2012 Fairbanks Vistior's Guide). Opportunities to view and photograph a variety of wildlife (moose, waterfoul, beaver & eagles). Fishing in front of the cabins, nearby hiking trails and centrally located to Interior Alaska's activities and attractions.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Chinook cabin & Sourdough Cabin on a lovely Alaskan summer day.

    The Chinook cabin & Sourdough Cabin on a lovely Alaskan summer day.

  • Chinook's fully equipped kitchen is complete with a beautiful boreal forest view

    Chinook's fully equipped kitchen is complete with a beautiful boreal forest view

  • Downstairs bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

    Downstairs bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

  • Garden Path from the cabins to the Chena River

    Garden Path from the cabins to the Chena River

  • Guests love our outdoor woodfired steam sauna!

    Guests love our outdoor woodfired steam sauna!

  • Chinook Cabin

    Chinook Cabin

  • Riverview in front of cabins

    Riverview in front of cabins

  • Riverbank in front of cabins

    Riverbank in front of cabins

  • Aurora over Riverbend

    Aurora over Riverbend

  • Northern lights over Riverbend

    Northern lights over Riverbend

  • Master Bedroom with balcony and beautiful river view

    Master Bedroom with balcony and beautiful river view

  • Chinook's living room features an electric fireplace and gorgeous river view!

    Chinook's living room features an electric fireplace and gorgeous river view!

  • Moose frequently visit the property - both during the winter & summer months

    Moose frequently visit the property - both during the winter & summer months

  • Moose frequenty visit the cabins in both the summer and winter!

    Moose frequenty visit the cabins in both the summer and winter!

  • Fly fishing for Arctic Grayling in front of Riverbend's Log Cabins

    Fly fishing for Arctic Grayling in front of Riverbend's Log Cabins

  • Back view of Chinook and Sourdough cabins

    Back view of Chinook and Sourdough cabins

  • Chinook cabin's lower deck

    Chinook cabin's lower deck

  • Northern lights over Riverbend

    Northern lights over Riverbend

  • Northern Lights over Riverbend

    Northern Lights over Riverbend

VRBO #118558

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Speaks: english
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