Unique Alaskan Lodge, Quiet and Relaxing, with Breathtaking Views

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Last updated: 09/18/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    discretion of the owner...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    small fee for pets...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • 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



  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant floor heating...moreless

  • Internet:


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Last updated: 09/18/2015
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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.

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  • 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


  • third upstairs bedroom with queen bed

    third upstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • 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


  • Bedroom with Queen bed and entry to bathroom

    Bedroom with Queen bed and entry to bathroom

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 12, 2015

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