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Unique Alaskan Lodge, Quiet and Relaxing, with Breathtaking Views

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Palmer house description

A perfect view of the entire Mat-Su Valley is seen from the deck and great room of this newly built European style home. Enjoy relaxing evenings after a day of exploring Alaska. The home has 3 bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 baths upstairs, as well as a detached bedroom and bathroom downstairs. There is space for pets, large or small.

The location is close to all of the exciting places to see in the great state of Alaska, while you can escape to the serenity of a quaint home with spectacular views of mountain peaks, the river, and the inlet. Enjoy a short hike from the house to the Matanuska River as you watch for the resident moose in the surrounding wilderness, the salmon migration up the river, or the eagle's nest in the front yard.

You can use the home to pick your pace of your Alaska vacation without having to compete with the crowds. The home sets above 40 acres of hay fields, and is backed by acres of wooded land. There is only one neighbor near the house, who will help you get the keys to start your vacation in Alaska. The house and land have been used for the backdrop to an idyllic Alaskan wedding, and has the atmosphere perfect for any family, couple, or group get-away.

Being in the home feels like being in Alaska wilderness, so the proximity to Palmer and Alaska attractions makes it the perfect location.
* Immediate running and hiking trails from the house
* 5 minutes to the Musk Ox farm, Reindeer Ranch, Palmer golf course, and horseback riding
* 6 minutes to downtown Palmer and major grocery stores
* 7 minutes to the U Pick Em farm
* 10 minutes to the Alaska State Fair, but you can watch the fireworks from the deck.
* 20 minutes to Hatcher Pass
* 30 minutes to Iditarod race in Wasilla
* 45 minutes to Anchorage
* 1 1/2 to 2 hours to many places to tour in Alaska, such as Aleyeska, Talkeetna, glaciers, and Seward area attractions.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            discretion of the owner...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            small fee for pets...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            double size futon...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            This is in the down-stairs living area....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Although there is sleeping for 12 in full to queen size beds, there are only 2.5 bathrooms and the hot water heater would not accommodate hot water for 12 people bathing in a row. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Located in the upstairs living area in the main bedroom....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This is located in the down-stairs bedroom....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            radiant floor heating...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • DVD Player

          Communications

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        A small hike takes you down to the Matanuska River from the property. The property is on a bluff overlooking the river....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Front window and deck view looks out over Pioneer Peak. Bedroom window looks out over Lazy Mountain....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Golf
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Kayaking
                      • Groceries
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Recreation Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Skiing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 3 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      May 1 - Sep 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,500
                      Fall through Spring
                      Sep 2 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      pet fee is refundable if no damage to the property


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Anchorage International Airport (Ted Stevens)
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Glenn Highway

                      The property is located on a bluff of the Matanuska River, which is accessible within a half-mile hike from the house. The house is in a quiet, country setting with wide open spaces to almost every side. Though it feels secluded, it is only 5 minutes to downtown Palmer, where there are several shops and restaurants that exemplify the quaint, Alaskan pioneer spirit.The Palmer property is close to the Alaska State Fair, close to local hiking areas, and only about a twenty minute drive to the start of the Itidarod Race. The property has a barn that could serve as kennels for dog sledders.

                      Additionally, Palmer is the ideal vacation spot to start your Alaskan vacation. It is close enough to Anchorage to arrive easily by several airlines, but far enough away to not be in the hustle of Alaska's biggest city. However, there are the Alaska Native Heritage Center and shopping in Anchorage within a short drive, but in a location that is really Alaska! Palmer is filled with history, as it was established for non-Alaskan Natives in the 1930s. Many historic sites are found in Palmer for the history buff.

                      For the outdoor enthusiast, there are challenging hikes in the area. There are several lakes in the area for canoeing, fishing, and boating, all within a 15-30 minute drive. Equipment is available for rent in the Palmer/Wasilla area. Four-wheelers and snow mobiles are also available for rent in the area for those who want to see Alaska from off-road. Within minutes, there are several fun places on the water: Matanuska River Park, Knik River State Park, Matanuska Lake State Park, Palmer Hay Flats Wildlife Refuge -- all great for fishing and wildlife watching.

                      Palmer is also a fantastic starting point for travelers who would like to take day trips to see Southern Alaska. Many day trips could include historic Talkeetna with its views of Mt. McKinley (1.5 hours), the Matanuska glacier and glacier hikes (1 hour), Dall Sheep viewing on Sheep Mountain (1.5 hours), Girdwood and Alyeska ski resort (1.5 hours), Whitewater rafting (1 hour), and several stopping points for Salmon fishing throughout the Alaska highways.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: Jim and Keri love the Alaskan lifestyle with the small town feel. They are college sweethearts originally from Texas.

                      Why the Owner Chose Palmer:
                      This property, as the Realtor once said, was the property with the million dollar views! Once you visit, you will see what they meant!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The property feels like you are in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, but in realty, is in a perfectly accessible location to all the amenities of being in town.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: spanish, english, email inquiries: French, German, Spanish, English

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • View from the deck to the front.

                        View from the deck to the front.

                      • Local Resident

                        Local Resident

                      • Bedroom 1 with Queen bed

                        Bedroom 1 with Queen bed

                      • Main bath upstairs

                        Main bath upstairs

                      • Half-bath

                        Half-bath

                      • Guest room with Futon

                        Guest room with Futon

                      • White door is the entry to the downstairs bedroom and bathroom

                        White door is the entry to the downstairs bedroom and bathroom

                      • Downstairs bedroom with first floor view

                        Downstairs bedroom with first floor view

                      • Entry Way

                        Entry Way

                      • Stairs in the back left lead up to the main entrance.

                        Stairs in the back left lead up to the main entrance.

                      • Hallway

                        Hallway

                      • Bedroom with Queen bed and entry to bathroom

                        Bedroom with Queen bed and entry to bathroom

                      • Half-bath

                        Half-bath

                      • Second bedroom with Full Bed

                        Second bedroom with Full Bed

                      • Downstairs bedroom

                        Downstairs bedroom

                      • Winter in Palmer

                        Winter in Palmer

                      • Front Door to main living

                        Front Door to main living

                      VRBO #392410

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                      $175 - $250 per night (USD)
                      3

                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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