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Riverfront Cozy Log Cabin/Beautiful Furnishings & Full Bath

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Sourdough Cabin in Alaska's Winter Wonderland

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fairbanks cabin 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 on their experience at Riverbend at activities they enjoyed. (See link below.)

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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

              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              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

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer & Early Fall
                  May 15 - Sep 30
                  3 night min stay
                  $179 $179
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,213 $5,010
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $179
                  $1,213 $5,010
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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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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                  Photos

                  • Sourdough Cabin in Alaska's Winter Wonderland

                    Sourdough Cabin in Alaska's Winter Wonderland

                  • 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!

                  • 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

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

                    Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals.

                  • Northern Lights over the cabins

                    Northern Lights over the cabins

                  • River bank in front of cabin

                    River bank in front of cabin

                  • Back entrance to Sourdough & Chinook cabins

                    Back entrance to Sourdough & Chinook cabins

                  • Riverbend's Greenhouse in May

                    Riverbend's Greenhouse in May

                  • Path from cabins to river

                    Path from cabins to river

                  • View from Sourdough Cabin's upper balcony.

                    View from Sourdough Cabin's upper balcony.

                  • Moose frequently visit both during the summer and winter!

                    Moose frequently visit both during the summer and winter!

                  • 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!

                  • Cozy living room with radiant floor heat!

                    Cozy living room with radiant floor heat!

                  • Log railing around stairwell

                    Log railing around stairwell

                  • Full bath with shower

                    Full bath with shower

                  • Cobblestone patio in front of cabin

                    Cobblestone patio in front of cabin

                  • Guests love our outdoor wood fired sauna!

                    Guests love our outdoor wood fired sauna!

                  • Sourdough Cabin on a beautiful summer day.

                    Sourdough Cabin on a beautiful summer day.

                  • 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

                  • Rainbow over Riverbend

                    Rainbow over Riverbend

                  • The Sourdough Cabin sits on beautiful riverfront property.

                    The Sourdough Cabin sits on beautiful riverfront property.

                  VRBO #465596

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $179 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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