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Riverfront Cozy Log Cabin/Beautiful Furnishings & Full Bath

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The Sourdough Cabin has a beautiful view of the Chena River!

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

For an unforgettable Alaskan experience, we invite you to stay in our beautifully hand crafted log cabin. Built on the banks of the scenic Chena River, Riverbend Log Cabins offers a peaceful and secluded 3 ½ acre setting that is centrally located between historical Fairbanks and North Pole Alaska. The rustic elegance of the Sourdough Cabin is enhanced by the beautiful river view and surrounding boreal forest. Trees have been cleared in front of the cabin to provide an unobstructed view of Northern Lights. Abundant wildlife – moose, eagles, beaver, waterfowl are often seen from the cabin. Moose frequently visit the property – both during the summer and winter months.
The Sourdough Cabin features lovely, comfortable furnishings and beautiful artwork. An outdoor log steam sauna provides a perfect way to relax after a long day. For enjoying the outdoors the Sourdough cabin features a cobblestone patio with a gas propane grill, a small lower deck with a porch swing and a larger second story balcony with table and chairs. The fully equipped kitchen includes a stove and oven, microwave, dishes, cutlery, toaster and coffee maker, refrigerator and everything needed for meal preparation. The cabin is stocked with complementary Alaska blend gourmet coffee and condiments.

The Sourdough Cabin has one upstairs bedroom with a queen sized bed constructed from local diamond willow. The pillow top mattress is fitted with 100% high thread count cotton sheets, soft blankets and comforter. French doors lead to an upstairs balcony with beautiful river and northern lights views. The bathroom features a shower, pedestal sink, toilet and heated floors. The cabin is perfect for 1 or 2 guests.

In addition to our Sourdough cabin, Riverbend offers the Chinook cabin. The Chinook features 2 upstairs bedrooms, a downstairs full bath with shower and Jacuzzi tub and a half bath upstairs. The cabin comfortably sleeps 4 guests. For more information on the Chinook cabin, please see VRBO listing #118558.

Listed below you can find information on local activities. In addition our Website has an activities page with links to some attractions.

Our Facebook page has more pictures and comments from guests. (See link below.)

No indoor smoking
Sorry, pets are not allowed

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The Sourdough cabin has an upstairs bedroom with a queen sized bed and 36' flatscreen TV with DirectTV & a video library. French doors lead to a balcony that has a patio table and chairs - perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful river view....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Sourdough cabins bathroom has a shower, pedestal sink, toilet and heated floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For guests who need to wash clothing, Forbes laundry in North Pole (a ten minute drive) is a great choice. Nearby is the Santa Claus house and the Visitor's Center....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Only 20 minutes from downtown Fairbanks in a quiet, peaceful riverfront location....moreless

  • Water View:

    During the summer months guests enjoy watching the boats on the river. During the winter months, guests often see dog mushers and their teams on the frozen river. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Sourdough cabin sits near the banks of the beautiful Chena River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table seats two. Guests enjoy watching the various birds that visit the feeder just outside the dining area window. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed to prepare meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper Balcony with beautiful river and Aurora views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gazebo available to guests. Guests are also welcome to our seasonal organic vegetables....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 2 - May 9, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,213 $5,010
Summer & Early Fall
May 10 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$179 $179
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,213 $5,010
Winter
Sep 1 - Feb 13, 2016
3 night min stay
$179
$1,213 $5,010
Aurora - Ice Art - Dog Races
Feb 14 - Apr 1, 2016
4 night min stay
$189
$1,253
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$179
$1,213 $5,010
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Tax Rate 8%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairbanks International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Badger Den
355 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Valdez Ferry
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fairbanks Golf Course
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Richardson Highway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Two Rivers Lodge
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Birch Hill Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chena Lakes Recreation Area

Car: Necessary

Located on the banks of the Chena River with abundant wildlife (moose, beaver, eagles & waterfowl), the Sourdough Cabin has the best of what Interior Alaska has to offer. The cabin is situated on 3 ½ secluded, peaceful acres and sits next to Riverbend’s two bedroom Chinook cabin (see VRBO #118558). The option of renting both cabins is available for larger groups. The owner who lives on the property is happy to answer guest’s questions and help with planning your activities. During the long summer days, guests can enjoy an outdoor cookout, hike the nearby trails, pick wild blueberries and raspberries, fish for Arctic Grayling or seasonal King Salmon, go boating on the river or nearby lakes or relax on the cabin’s deck or riverbank. Summer guests enjoy nearby gold panning (we provide panning tools for the more adventurous) at public sites or Gold Dredge #8, a paddle boat ride on the Riverboat Discovery, visiting our local museums (Alaska Museum of North is a favorite), floating the Chena River or taking a drive to Denali National Park. For guests who like to fish, we do provide basic fishing gear. Our winter guests enjoy our magnificent displays of the Aurora Borealis, the wood fired outdoor sauna, dog mushing, soaking in the waters of Chena Hot Springs Resort, ice fishing and downhill and cross-country skiing. Sitting around our campfire and watching the northern lights is by far the favorite activity of our winter guests!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Bruce & Debi have lived in Alaska for a combined 57 years. Bruce is an avid hunter, fisherman, craftsman and gardener. Debi enjoys spending time with the grandchildren, various forms of glass art, watercolor, gardening and visiting with our guests. Bruce is looking forward to his upcoming retirement from the University of Alaska and Debi is a retired bookkeeper.

Why the Owner Chose Fairbanks:
We both had a lifelong dream of building a log home. When we found this property, we 'just knew' it was the perfect land to start the process of fulfilling our dream. The combination of the serene riverfront location, the surrounding boreal forest, wildlife, wild berries and flowers gives the feeling of being in a sacred, special place. We made the decision in 2006 to build additional cabins so that we could share our dream with others. We thoroughly enjoy the wide variety of guests that stay in the cabins. We love sharing information and stories about our Alaskan lifestyle and hearing about the lives and travels of our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Quiet, peaceful riverfront setting, centrally located between Fairbanks and North Pole, Alaska. The rustic elegance of the cabin, comfortable furnishings and beautiful artwork is enhanced by the gorgeous river view and surrounding boreal forest, creating a perfect place to rest and relax on your holiday or vacation. Riverbend's Sourdough cabin provides an excellent location to view and photograph the Northern Lights. (Note: Our property with the Northern Lights in the background is featured on the front page of the 2012 Fairbanks Vistior's Guide). Opportunities to view and photograph a variety of wildlife (moose, waterfoul, beaver & eagles). Fishing in front of the cabins, nearby hiking trails and centrally located to Interior Alaska's activities and attractions.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Sourdough Cabin has a beautiful view of the Chena River!

    The Sourdough Cabin has a beautiful view of the Chena River!

  • Comfy Queen Bed w/Diamond Willow Frame and birds eye view of the beautiful river

    Comfy Queen Bed w/Diamond Willow Frame and birds eye view of the beautiful river

  • Full bath with shower

    Full bath with shower

  • Moose frequently visit both during the summer and winter!

    Moose frequently visit both during the summer and winter!

  • Cobblestone patio in front of cabin

    Cobblestone patio in front of cabin

  • Northern lights photo taken in front of Sourdough cabin

    Northern lights photo taken in front of Sourdough cabin

  • Stay warm by the campfire while you enjoy the Northern Lights!

    Stay warm by the campfire while you enjoy the Northern Lights!

  • River bank in front of cabin

    River bank in front of cabin

  • Back entrance to Sourdough & Chinook cabins

    Back entrance to Sourdough & Chinook cabins

  • Summer in full bloom at Riverbend's Sourdough cabin

    Summer in full bloom at Riverbend's Sourdough cabin

  • Riverbend's organic garden. We love to share our seasonal vegetables with guests

    Riverbend's organic garden. We love to share our seasonal vegetables with guests

  • The Sourdough Cabin sits on beautiful riverfront property.

    The Sourdough Cabin sits on beautiful riverfront property.

  • Cozy living room with radiant floor heat!

    Cozy living room with radiant floor heat!

  • Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals.

    Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals.

  • Log railing around stairwell

    Log railing around stairwell

  • View from Sourdough Cabin's upper balcony.

    View from Sourdough Cabin's upper balcony.

  • Northern Lights in front of Sourdough Cabin

    Northern Lights in front of Sourdough Cabin

  • Guests staying in our Sourdough Cabin enjoy a warm campfire and amazing Aurora!

    Guests staying in our Sourdough Cabin enjoy a warm campfire and amazing Aurora!

  • Northern Lights over the cabins

    Northern Lights over the cabins

  • Guests love our outdoor wood fired sauna!

    Guests love our outdoor wood fired sauna!

  • Riverbend's Greenhouse in May

    Riverbend's Greenhouse in May

  • Path from cabins to river

    Path from cabins to river

  • Rainbow over Riverbend

    Rainbow over Riverbend

  • Sourdough Cabin on a beautiful summer day.

    Sourdough Cabin on a beautiful summer day.

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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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