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Lakefront Log Cabin - Spectacular Views! Centrally Located on 6 Private Acres

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located in south central Alaska, on the shores of Cottonwood Lake in the heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska Loon’s Nest Cabin Rental is centrally located between Palmer and Wasilla on seven secluded acres, yet within minutes of town and attractions. We’re only 40 minutes from Anchorage and three hours from Denali National Park. Come stay in a truly Alaskan log cabin on a pristine trout-filled floatplane sized lake, surrounded by the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountain Ranges.

Sip your coffee while listening to the call of the loon echo across the pristine waters of Cottonwood Lake. Or, sit on the dock and watch the trout jump in the evening glow of a long summer night as an eagle glides directly above. Better yet, wet a line with one of our trout poles and catch a rainbow trout for dinner. Explore the lake in the paddleboat, canoe or kayaks (lifejackets provided) or just trout fish with gear provided. Take a swim off our dock and soak in those warm summer days on the floating dock. Roast marshmallows and share stories around the lakeside fire pit. Relax and let time stand still!

Wintertime? Wonderland time! Watch the Aurora Borealis dance across the sky, listen to the ice take on a voice of its own as it contracts and expands, ice fish, ice skate, cross country ski, or snowmobile as conditons permit. Available October to May at monthly rates (check for winter monthly rates). Ideal for professional couples, traveling itinerants, or for temporary housing during transitions during this time.

Enjoy a place where time stands still, and breathtaking beauty abounds!

Keywords: Lakefront Log Cabin


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 12 stay free. Alaska Loon's Nest is a kid's paradise!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only on outside decks. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to possible allergy concerns of renters, we allow no pets. If you are traveling in an RV with your pet, please give us a call....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Sleeping Porch


  • Queen size Beds (1) Private queen bedroom with built-in cabinetry and vanity and sitting area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double-sized Lazy-Boy sleeper sofa in living room, double 8' thick futon sofa in living room, and double futon sofa in sleeping porch....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shower, no tub, bar soap, hair dyer, towels

Other Amenities

  • Dock, paddle boat, tandem kayak, canoe, lifejackets, trout poles, lakeside fire pit, lawn games available for guests' use (owner's home is next to the cabin)....moreless


  • Books:

    Alaska themed and hiking trails....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Just steps away from docks and lake, with expansive lake and mountain views, including Hatcher Pass area directly across from property....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic views of Hatcher Pass area, Tlkeetna Mountains, Chugach Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and bath towels provided, including 'beach' towels for lake....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Separate drive to the cabin. Plenty of parking for RV/Boat/Trailer...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked with dinnerware, flatware, pots/pans, mixer, spices, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full size refrigerator with ice maker, stove/oven, large sink microwave, coffee maker and grinder, toaster, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two private decks, one overlooking the lake, and the other overlooking the garden and perennial flower beds...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tandem kayak, canoe, paddleboat available for guests' use. Lifejackets provided and must be worn....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Firepit area with lake view....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Standard Rate
May 15 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
On the Cusp
Sep 1 - Sep 27, 2015
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 5%


May 15 - August 31

$195/double occupancy*

Weekly rate: $1225/double occupancy*

*$10/night each additional person 12-17 years old.

*$15/night each additional person 18 years old and older

*plus 5% bed tax applies to all rates

Children under 12 free.

3 night minimum stay

Maximum 6 people

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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Close to major attractions such as Musk Ox Farm, Reindeer Farm, Iditarod Headquarters, Hatcher's Pass and Independence Mine, Matanuska and Knik Glaciers, Alaska Railroad Depot-Wasilla, Alaska Native Heritage Center, salmon fishing, flight seeing tours, and Denali National Park.


Owner info

About the owner: As a sourdough (lifelong Alaskan), Ron has a deep love for Alaska and the outdoors. When not selling real estate, Ron loves fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, and sharing his tales of Alaskan adventure. A “jack-of-all-trades”, Ron built the family home and has kept the family homestead cabin in tip-top shape for over forty years. Cindy, a Minnesota transplant, traveled to Alaska almost thirty years ago for a supposed two year adventure; and, it’s been an adventure ever since! When not teaching and cheering on three children in various activities, she loves to garden, fish, ski, read, and spend time with family and friends - preferably outdoors! Our rescue black lab, young lab/retriever, and two rescue cats round out our active family. We share a deep love for this great state, and would love to help you plan your Alaskan vacation!

Why the Owner Chose Wasilla:
Alaska Loon's Nest has been our family treasure since 1962. This original homesteader’s cabin was built in the 1950’s, and has been tenderly maintained by our family for over 45 years. The cabin features richly hued knotty pine throughout, with modern upgrades, while maintaining its original Alaskan history and charm. The cabin front offers expansive views of the lake and two mountain ranges, including the Hatcher's Pass area directly across from the cabin. Two decks, one lakeside and one with a gas BBQ overlooking the perennial flower beds and garden area, add to your enjoyment of this “one-of-a-kind” Alaskan setting!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Come enjoy a one-of-a-kind Alaskan setting while being within minutes of major attractions and conveniences. You'll soon discover why Cottonwood Lake is still a 'jewel' in the chain of lakes in the area, and why Alaska Loon's Nest seems like it's nestled in a world of its own. Watch eagles fly directly overhead on their daily flight path, visiting moose and fox, waterfowl, trumpeter swans, and my favorite, the loon. Take an early morning or late evening paddle around the lake as the loons' eerie calls echo across the water, and you'll understand why time seemingly stands still at Alaska Loon's Nest! Please note that the owner's home is next to the cabin rental.

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  • Lakeside and Private Deck

    Lakeside and Private Deck

  • Living Room with Lazy-Boy Sleeper and Double Futon

    Living Room with Lazy-Boy Sleeper and Double Futon

  • Porch with expansive lake/mountain views & double futon

    Porch with expansive lake/mountain views & double futon

  • Private location

    Private location

  • Very large lake in the core area of Mat Valley.

    Very large lake in the core area of Mat Valley.

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • Lakeside cabin & dock w/owner's home next to cabin

    Lakeside cabin & dock w/owner's home next to cabin

  • Queen Bedroom with built-in Vanity/Dresser

    Queen Bedroom with built-in Vanity/Dresser

  • Breathtaking lake and mountain views!

    Breathtaking lake and mountain views!

  • Loon cloud

    Loon cloud

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