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Private Scenic Lakefront and Bed and Breakfast on 200 Acres

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Our newly remodeled home overlooking the lake.


Last updated: 04/19/2012

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Willow house description

There is no better base camp for your stay in Alaska. Perfectly located to great fishing and points of interests. We would like to invite you to stay with us in our newly remodeled Alaskan bed and breakfast with its own wildlife museum. Centrally located.
Spend the night in one of four beautiful Alaskan themed rooms with private baths OR in our 1800 sq ft apartment on the third level with two bedrooms and a loft, full bath and full kitchen. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, direct TV and view are included.

When you spend the night in our bed and breakfast you awake to a full Alaskan breakfast in the morning and as you eat in the dining room, overlooking the private lake, you may have a chance to view wildlife. Your view of the Talkeetna Mountains is excellent as you talk to host Jim Huston about Alaska and his adventures. Jim is very creative and a true Alaskan.

Our three rooms on the second level have a entrance of their own and a stairway to get to the rooms. Our Alaska Room features a queen bed and is based on a homesteaders cabin with your own indoor outhouse. Our Whale room features two queen beds and a private bath with scenic mountain scene. A 12 ft piece of Baleen is in the room. Our Polar Bear room includes a queen bed and polar bear decorations with you own private bath with tub.

Our Denali room is located on the first floor with a private entrance. It has two queen beds and private bath with separate shower. A folding bed could be added to accommodate and extra sleeper. Jim's artistic talent was shown again with a painted mural of Mt. McKinley on the wall.

Sit outside on our patio overlooking the lake with green lawns and start of a golf course. Watch the ducks and loons on our lake or take a paddle boat ride. Get your exercise by walking the two mile trail through the woods with many type of plants, wildflowers, birds and wildlife.

Maybe you will enjoy riding over historic Hatchers Pass and go gold panning or just be adventurous and explore the many mines nearby.

Come in March for the Iditarod Restart located three miles away on Willow Lake and stay to play in the Chamber of Commerces annual Official State Ice Golf Tournament, golf clubs provided.

In the summer enjoy our farmers market. The Parks Highway gets closed on July 4th as our little town celebrates the 4th of July with a parade and whole community picnic. You would be welcome.

Take a trip over scenic Hatchers Pass with its many gold mines and visit Historic Independence Mines. Fish Deska Landing, Willow Creek, Little Su or any of the many lakes in the region. Go rafting or canoeing at South Rolly or Nancy Lake. Willow has many lakes maybe you would like to take a sight seeing air tour to see all the beautiful lakes or over Mckinley.

Keywords: Mat-su valley, beautiful, scenic Lakefront, fishing, mountains,,wildlife viewing, Alaskan wildlife museum, great breakfasts, hiking, canoeing,

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Our first floor room can accommodate a wheel chair...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 18-19

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size refridgerator in apartment and a small fridge in each bedroom...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen in our new apartment...moreless

          • Microwave:

            A microwave in each room...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            In the apartment...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker


          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • future home of Got Rocks Golf Course, walking trails,


              • Satellite / Cable:

                In guest living room and apartment...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                On lower level for guests...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • VCR


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                five acres of green grass and gardens surround the house...moreless

              • Golf:

                practice golf from three fairways right from the house...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                You can ride the two mile trail around the property...moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                On the third level with the apartment...moreless

              • Boat:

                Paddle boat ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Lakefront
              • Mountain View
              • Lake View


              • Restaurants
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Rafting
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Horseshoes
              • Boating
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Mountain Biking


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              Base Rate
              2 night min stay

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              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              5% bed tax will be charged


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              70 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Anchorage Alaska
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Willow Trading Post

              Gold Mining at Historic Hatchers Pass


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1991

              About the owner: Jim and Kathy Huston have lived in Willow for over 25 years. Jim was raised in Alaska since he was 7 years old, His family homestead in the Palmer area. Jim worked for 35 years for Alaska State Parks and Kathy for the school district till they retired. We are both very active in the community as past presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and Willow Community Organization. We both volunteer in our church the Willow UMC. Jim is working on building a 9 hole golf course with 3 holes in already. He is always busy working with his equipment or helping out in the community. He organizes the State Winter Ice Golf Tournament every March. We have a great little dog named Moose- Moose who was the Trick Dog Champion at the Willow Winter Carnival. He loves to entertain for food and marshmallows. Our guest really like him. We have a large vegetable garden that grows lots of veggies and weeds. Our flowers are beautiful.

              Why the Owner Chose Willow:
              Our house was our home before the bed and breakfast. We converted rooms when the children moved out. We added a private bath in every room and Jim, who is very creative has made each room unique with his imagination.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              You will have comfortable rooms with a private bath, friendly hosts, very good breakfasts usually with moose sausage in the mornings. Our apartment is located on the 3rd level with magnificent views of the mountains and private lake. Play three holes of golf on our new golf course

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              Speaks: english

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              • Our newly remodeled home overlooking the lake.

                Our newly remodeled home overlooking the lake.

              • Denali Room- one our four themed rooms

                Denali Room- one our four themed rooms

              • View from Dining room overlooking the lake.

                View from Dining room overlooking the lake.

              • sunrise at Alaskan Host

                sunrise at Alaskan Host

              • We have rainbows on and over our lake

                We have rainbows on and over our lake

              • Some of our many wild game mounts

                Some of our many wild game mounts

              • Family fun on the lake

                Family fun on the lake

              VRBO #376439

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

              $110 per night (USD)

              6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 19

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