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Ideal lakefront setting. Large shoreline lawn and dock, perfect for all to congregate for water activities - kayaks, paddle boats, canoe, paddle boards and swimming. Plenty of beach towels and lifejackets too! Custom boating services available by reservation with owner. Large deck with gas grill, two picnic tables. The house has beautiful knotty pine interior, a large kitchen; spacious dining area and large living room, all facing the lake with lots of windows. Satellite DirecTV and wifi internet access. Lots of outdoor games: ladderball, volleyball, wiffleball, to name a few. If indoor is your style - we have a sizable movie library and many board games, card games, and a Wi. Enjoy the evenings by the bonfire or enjoy a nice hot Sauna with a dip in the water (summer) or a roll in the snow (winter :~)
Bedrooms are very comfortable - new mattresses, good pillows - always fresh clean linens. All mattresses and pillows have hypo allergenic covers. One bathroom downstairs with jetted tub and shower - one bathroom upstairs with tub and shower. The kitchen is very spacious, easy to cook in and comes well stocked with everything you need.
As for other local activities.... can't name it all here. The Matanuska Susitna valley has hiking, Iditirod Mushers Dog Kennels to visit, visting Historic Talkeetna is a must, Hatcher Pass to hike and visit Independence Mine. the list goes on and on. Visitor Center is on the way too in case you need suggestions. So much to do - anything from Glacier guided tours, Ziplining to hiking and Mt. Biking is all within your front doorstep to 30 to 45 minutes from the lakehouse. Denali is about 2 hours North of Big Lake.
For Golf enthusiasts - Settlers Bay is less than 30 minutes drive.
Lots of reading material. Special interest stuff to read by the fireplace....moreless
Lots of Board games, several card decks, dice: just to name a few: cribbage boards, chess boards, monopoly. Adult games and several kid games like Uno, Jenga, and others.
Several outdoor games too....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
DirecTV includes the Xtra package and also HBO and cinemax...moreless
some outdoor toys for small children. Tonka trucks, small slide play unit....moreless
Wii and WiiFit and LetsDance and several sports games...moreless
pretty good size video library - probably close to 150 movies...moreless
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Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Large dock, paddle boats, kayaks, canoe, Paddle Boards...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting Small Game
Large wood table that comfortably seats 8. We also provide a folding table...moreless
Seating for 10 people
cable. use only for browsing. cannot stream video or music. download/upload speed 2M/768K only. there is a landline phone for local calls only. ...moreless
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This recreational home is an ideal location for those who want to do many things Alaska has to offer while having all the comforts of a home base: Historic Hatcher Pass hiking; Talkeetna flightseeing, fishing, zip lining; Denali National Park - all within driving distance. Within 5-miles of Iditarod Champion Martin Buser Happy Trails Kennels sled dog tours and many, many other attractions in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. visit www.alaskavisit.com for everything there is to do.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We built this house in early 2000 to have a weekend retreat for our family to play and enjoy time together on the lake, on the trails - all within driving distance from Anchorage.
Why the Owner Chose Big Lake: The house has a large front yard facing the lake for setting up volley ball, croquet, touch football or just sit around the fire or on the dock and watch the sunset.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Direct access to the Big Lake snowmachine trail system. Close to many unique Alaskan activities. Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine - 30 minutes; Glaicier Tours and Whitewater rafting on Matanuska River - 45 minutes; Talkeetna - 60 minutes; Denali hikes out of Talkeetna - 60 minutes.