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Fantastic Views of Snow Covered Mountains

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Palmer cabin description

From Palmer the drive to the cabin in the woods is 7 miles of paved roads. On your way you might want to stop at the scenic pull out just a couple of miles from Palmer and take in the Matanuska River and the Knik River valley. On a clear day you will see the Knik glacier. Don’t forget your camera.
The cabin in the woods is located on 5 rural acres with a short drive up the mountain to the cabin. The cabin is all log . One bedroom, large living room, spacious kitchen and bathroom in 576 sq ft. Tastefully furnished yet rustic. The kitchen has full size appliances and is well stocked with everything you will need except for food. The bedroom has a queen size bed. The deck out front looks out over the valley and is covered with clear panels to let in all the light. It is 10’ by 24’ and features a gas grill, table and chairs for 4 and lots of extra room for folding deck chairs. Also available for your use should the day be blustery, a propane deck heater full of fuel and ready to go. Beside the deck is a fire pit well stocked with wood.

Our location in the famous Matanuska Valley gives you a centralized yet rural location to start your exploration of the great state of Alaska starting from the spacious front covered deck. The view stretches from the Knik River valley in the east , scans all the way along the Chugach Mountain Range including 3300foot(1005 meters) high Pioneer Peak to the Cook Inlet and far off Anchorage in the South West. From the Muskox farm just 15 minutes down the road to beautiful Hatcher Pass and its Historic hard rock gold mines to the Pioneer Museum in downtown Palmer you will run out of time before you run out of things to see and do. A 1 hour drive north up the Glenn Highway(hwy 1) is some of the most spectacular scenery the road system has to offer. At the end of that hour you will be at the Matanuska Glacier for the photo op of a lifetime. A must do drive. On the way back don’t forget to stop off at Sheep Mtn. lodge for a wonderful meal. Be sure and glass the mountain peaks behind the lodge for its namesake, Dall sheep.
An hour the opposite direction is the eagle river nature center amid towering peaks on three sides. Walking trails will take you into the heart of this beautiful valley. If you haven't had enough hiking on the way back you can drive up the mountain to Thunderbird falls(a short hike) and beautiful Eklutna lake, the main source of Anchorages drinking water.
Driving north on the Parks Highway (hwy 3) is also scenic with lots of places to stop and take pictures. The turnoff to Talkeetna is 2 hrs from the cabin. If it is a clear day the trip into Talkeetna could yield a fantastic view of Mt McKinley from the pull out just before you start down the hill into town. Once back out to the main highway continue north and look for the pull out once you have crossed Hurricane Gulch. This 1050 ft (320 meters) span is a breathtaking 254 feet(77 meters) above the white water of Hurricane Creek. Another 63 miles will put you at the turnoff to Denali Park. This is a long day trip so as evening approaches, even though the sun doesn’t set until close to midnight be on the look out for moose and caribou on the way home.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Very private, rural setting. 5 acres wooded. No water to fall into. Lots of woods to explore. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Guest signing the agreement must be 21 or older...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 seperate cabin next to main cabin: 1 queen

            bedroom 2 is its own cabin (very private, no bathroom) ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1 has Queen bed with computer/writing desk and large closet. Bedroom 2 has Queen bed, large writing desk, closet, flat screen tv, baseboard electric heat. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining area has seating for 2. TV trays for everyone else. The deck has a table and seating for 4 plus additional seating using camp chairs....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All dishes, utensils, pots,pans and knives....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Fully stocked pantry including coffee. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Full size 4 burner gas range with oven...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Plenty of parking for oversize vehicles and boats. Pull through driveway....moreless

          • Heating:

            Toyo forced air oil heat...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            full size front load...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            full size front load...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            land line for outgoing local calls only...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Grill is on the deck. Well stocked fire pit is next to the deck...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Roller Blading
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Fly Fishing
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
               

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              Summer
              May 1 - Aug 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $160
              $1,120

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $160
              $1,120

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Children under 12 stay for free

              Call me if you have any other needs I haven't mentioned.

              I will do my best to accommodate you.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 07/11/2014
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              Location

              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Anchorage International Airport
              45 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Anchorage
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 1 Glenn Hwy
              7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Palmer
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Hatcher Pass
              7 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Palmer

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1997

              About the owner: Robert moved to Alaska in 1982 and settled in the Valley in 1997. Robert built this cabin himself in 1998. He lives on the property in a separate residence year round.

              Why the Owner Chose Palmer:
              When I purchased this property it was undeveloped. I had one thing in mind as I looked for my future home location. It had to have a view. So I drove to the location, got out and started hiking up the mountain. When I found a large flat spot among heavy timber I knew I was high enough to have a view but I couldn't see through the trees. I knew if I did enough clearing I would have that Alaskan view I had been dreaming of for so many years. I bought the property, built a driveway and cleared a site for my little log home.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              I can ride my 4 wheeler or snowmobile from my home to miles of trails in the mountains behind the cabin. Moose are seen all year round so pay attention every time you walk out the door. You might get the surprise of your life standing in the driveway. The quiet is something I cherish. The cabin is high enough above the valley floor to sit on the covered deck and watch the storm cells move across the valley. It is a wonderful feeling to sit under the deck cover when it is raining, all warm and dry and watch the day go by.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Pioneer Peak from the deck

                Pioneer Peak from the deck

              • Knik River Valley from the deck

                Knik River Valley from the deck

              • bedroom #2 is in a separate cabin next to the main cabin

                bedroom #2 is in a separate cabin next to the main cabin

              • Lazy Mountain from the deck

                Lazy Mountain from the deck

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

              $160 per night (USD)
              5

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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