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Your Own Custom Log Cabin and Tree House

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Front of cabin with large deck


Last updated: 02/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Anchorage chalet description

Beautiful custom log home with three bedrooms (Sleeps 10 due to two double sofa beds in living room), two and a half bathrooms, and an infrared sauna.
Master bedroom features master bath, infrared sauna, and deck that feels like you are in a tree house.
Three stories, each with their own bathroom; handicap accessible 1st and 2nd floors only. Bruno stair lift from 1st to 2nd floors, and grab bars in lower two bathrooms.
Beautiful mountain views out huge windows and from three decks. This listing is located in the Southfork Area of Eagle River, Alaska, which is a suburban/rural part of Anchorage (20 miles north) off the Glenn Highway.

Wildlife and bird viewing opportunities include: Grizzly and black bear, moose, lynx, snowshoe hare, beaver, porcupine, squirrel, bald eagle, great horned owl, raven, magpie, blue jay, woodpecker, robin, black capped chickadee, pine grosbeak, spruce grouse, Bohemian waxwing, salmon and much more.

Mother moose with two twin calves just born in my neighbors backyard. Mother grizzly with 2 cubs moved through the subdivision last week.

Wildlife viewing opportunities include: Moose, grizzly and black bear, lynx, coyote, squirrel, snowshoe hare, porcupine, beaver, great horned owl, bald eagle, woodpecker, raven, magpie, plover, spruce grouse, robins, chickadee and more.

Southfork River Waterfall less than one mile from cabin, which has a king salmon run in July; Grizzly bears take advantage of this run, so be careful especially at night.

Responsible people in the neighborhood have bear proof trash cans or put out the trash the morning of pickup so the bears won't see humans as a food source. Residents respect the bears and give them the space to live and roam.

Cabin is next to Chugach State Park, and is surround by the Chugach Mountains; many of the peaks and ridges are visible from the cabin and its three decks.

This area is a hiker's paradise; use caution and carry bear spray and an air horn. We are highly forested and close to a river.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Bruno stairlift first floor to living area

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


  • Children Welcome:

    well behaved children are preferred. This residence is not suitable for very young children. Cabinets are not childproof, so it is not suitable for toddlers. The cabin has 3 elevated decks, so please be vigilant with younger children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please cook and clean your fish outdoors. Take your fish scraps and wrap them up and seal them and put them in the bear proof trash can. Remember the cabin is in bear country and they can smell the scraps a mile away. If there is room in the garage freezer, You may temporarily store them there prior to shipment....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Aggressive breeds such as pit bulls or mastiffs will not be allowed. All other dogs will be subject to the property owners aggression test. Aggressive or anti social dogs or non housebroken dogs will not be allowed. Pet deposit required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    1st and second floor only...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    1st level, bathroom down hall...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New Double Futon, 1st Level, bathroom down hall. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    3rd Level, Master Bedroom/Bath/Deck, Infrared Sauna...moreless

  • See 'Living Room' for additional sleepers (Two double sofa beds Cabin phone in master bedroom and in lower bedroom both have intercom feature. Other Cabin phone is in living area likewise has an intercom feature. You can only use the cabin phone for local calls and 800 numbers. Use your cell phone for long distance calls. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    3rd level (Master)...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st level, full bath, handicap accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    2nd level (Living room/Kitchen) w/ sink, handicap accessible...moreless

  • 2 and one half baths total; bathroom on each level for your convenience....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a family neighborhood. No partiers please. No changes in booking after 30 days before check in. Rental rates are subject to change up to the time of booking. All payment is expected in advance, 50% at time of booking and the remainder 30 days before check in. Before attempting booking, you must contact owner, Bob and have a short telephone conversation with the owner. Owner's description of property on web site is very detailed. All payment arrangements must be through VRBO or Homeaway, either by credit card or e check. If you have any questions not fully answered by the web site, call me at 1-907-862-1108. I have a tourism/hotel background. I am fairly well informed about Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley tourism attractions. I am willing to talk about tourism issues not covered by the web site....moreless


  • Books:

    some Alaska books and hiking and topographic map of all Alaska. Alaska cook books in kitchen with recipes for cooking fish and wild game. Many maps and Alaska attractions and brochures are in liv room...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    but no blue ray. There is a Blockbuster video store in downtown Eagle River next to Carrs/Safeway for dvd rentals....moreless

  • Music Library:

    sat tv has extensive radio channels with all types of music....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hbo and Showtime. Young children should be monitored and prevented from viewing adult channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony stereo radio and cd player on living level in kitchen. Sony Radio and CD player in kitchen ...moreless

  • Television:

    46 in Sony in living room, also tv in master and 1 lower bedroom. all have hbo and showtime...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Do not connect video games to any TV. do not use video games in the house except for your own hand held games. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    small dvd and vcr library with Alaska material....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Eagle River less than 6 miles about 10 minutes away heading north on the Glenn Highway. Downtown Anchorage about 20 miles South on the Glenn Highway.It is also 15 minutes from JBER....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain Views from most windows. Hiland Mountain view from reading nook on Balcony in Master Suite...moreless

  • Rural:

    house is on deep water well and flow rate 3 gal per minute .Septic tank is pumped yearly. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Southfork Waterfall is less than 1 mile away. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    large size gas model...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Bruno stairlift first floor to living area...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Vermont Castings gas fireplace that works even during power failures. Fireplace can heat upper house levels in case of emergencies. It puts out about 35,000 b.t.u. at 80% efficiency. Use rocker switch...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Nordic track recumbent bicycle on side deck. Using the sauna in conjunction with recumbent bike is good for losing weight and aerobic conditioning. Don't over do it and please check with your Dr....moreless

  • Garage:

    garage not part of rental agreement. owner has VRBO computer in garage to check on bookings daily. Water well filters and water softener checked daily by owner. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant floor heating level 1 and 2 8 foot perimeter floor heat loft...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen is always freshly washed and inspected by owner...moreless

  • Living Room:

    46 inch sony Two of the three couches are double sofa beds. One is a full lazy boy sofa with an inflatable mattress that is very comfortable. The other couch is a full brown convertible couch....moreless

  • Parking:

    Adequate parking for 3 cars or more outside...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local and 800 numbers only cabin phone number 907-694-2913. 3 phones with intercom feature and house has wifi...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels, hand towels and facecloths provided Limited toiletries will be provided gratis. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large size...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    keurig and Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all are provided including pots and pans, bread maker, mixer and crock pot...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    bosch brand new...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    2 ss sinks . Almost new 3 door ss refrigerator bottom freezer and brand new bosch ss dishwasher. All fish must be cleaned outside and you may cook it preferably in aluminum foil on the grill. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    over stove...moreless

  • Oven:

    hotpoint ( 4 burners, oven and broiler)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices and tea coffee and some soups...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    26 cu ft. 2 French doors and bottom freezer, icemaker and cold water, stainless steel less than 2 years old. crushed and cubed ice for your drinks Whirlpool gold model #1 rated consumer reports ...moreless

  • Stove:

    hotpoint stove is very clean. It was rarely used. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    wide slot toaster and toaster oven that has a convection cooking feature....moreless


  • Balcony:

    overview area inside of loft about 100 sq.ft. A reading nook with chair and floor lamp has beautiful views out the trapezoid shaped double pane windows. You might see Dall sheep or eagles soaring....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    one older mens bicycle Note : neighborhood is low traffic low density 1 acre zoning ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 decks, all elevated. Master bed deck feels like a tree house. Large, covered front deck with mountain views. Large side deck. Not appropriate for very young children because all decks are elevated...moreless

  • Golf:

    Moose Run Golf Course located on Arctic Valley Road with 36 holes of golf is within 10 miles. Further up Arctic Valley Road is a Ski area which presents a panoramic view of Anchorage. A Must See!!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Eagle River has kayak and canoe opportunities on the Eagle River. There are some whitewater rafting opportunities and a launch area on the South side of Eagle River Road. Be careful-sweepers abound....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New bbq on covered front deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Arctic Valley Ski area in season at the top of Arctic Valley Road. Arctic Valley Ski area is open during ski season usually after Thanksgiving....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    1 person infared sauna with am/fm stereo radio located in the master bedroom. Infared heat is good for arthritis sufferers or those trying to lose weight. Check with your physician regarding use....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$2,300 $9,500
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$2,300 $9,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $69
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12%


Because the property is on a 3 gals/pm well and septic, as are all in the Southfork, people need to cooperate and no more than one bath or shower at a time . Arrange dish and clothes washing cooperatively..Also If you have more than 6 people, $25 pp per day surcharge. No booking changes are allowed after 30 days before arrival. Rates subject to change before booking. Respect the wildlife.

The owner re inspects the 3 person cleaning crew's work to make sure that all solid surfaces are deodorized and disinfected. A check list is employed so that the cabin is clean in all its aspects. This is how a 5 star hotel checks up on its room attendants.

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

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Last updated: 02/28/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Eagle River Ale House
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
moose Run (36 holes) Creek, and Mountain Courses
20 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
glenn highway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Alpenglow/Arctic Valley

Car: Necessary

Eagle River Nature Center 20 minute drive. Alaska

Native Heritage Museum 15 minute drive.

Anchorage Museum 30 minute drive, property is only 15 minutes from JBER and Tihatnu Commons Shopping Mall which includes Lowes, Olive Garden, Kohl's, Sports Authority, Best Buy, many other stores and a multi screen Imax theatre by Regal.

Arctic Valley Road runs to the top of a ski area which presents a panoramic view of the city. Eagle River Nature Center on Eagle River Road has stuffed exhibits of wildlife that inhabit the Eagle River valley and educational material on the geology of this area.

There was a bear mauling about 1 mile from the house last year. A young mother grizzly mauled a Southfork resident, and friend of mine after his dog came back to him and brought the bear back to him. The bear was shot and it was one of those situations that couldn't be helped. I have a grizzly bear protection kit that includes an airhorn, bear spray, bug dope and bear bells that you may use. I have been bluff charged three times without a scratch.

Two of them were nothing but juvenile grizzlies feeling their oats The third was a potential mauling situation, but I did the right thing and stood my ground.. My huskie mix dog Blackie chased and bit the young grizzly on his butt twice. It all happened within a split second. The bears do not go door to door looking for people, as my very fashionable San Francisco sister believes. In general they want nothing to do with us. It is always good to hike as a group and be aware of your surroundings. I love the bears but make no mistake about it. They are the apex predator, not you. They need their space and you should give it to them. This is not Jellystone Park with Yogi and Boo Boo. I used to do an e mail tree to report bear sightings for public safety reasons, but idiots from other areas used it as an opportunity to trespass on private property and get way too close to bears. If you trespass on private property and get too close to the bears, we will inform the village that you came from that their idiot is missing and to come pick you up.

Several police officers live within this area, and property and violent crime is low. Most of the residents in this are very familiar with hunting and weapons so criminals beware.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 96

About the owner: I built this home from the premiere kit manufactured in Okanagan .....B.C. I have lived here about 20 years and want to share Alaska's beauty and wildlife. I like living in this family neighborhood, yet so close to Alaska's beautiful wildlife.Chugach State Park is a stones throw away and it presents great hiking opportunities.

Why the Owner Chose Anchorage:
It was the Southfork and a river ran through it. Now it runs through me It courses through my veins. it will run through you on your first hike to the waterfall. This property is close to city services in Eagle River, JBER, Tihatnu Commons Mall with an IMAX theatre, Olive Garden, the new VA hospital, and the Alaska Native Cultural Center ; yet it remains a wilderness with access to spectacular scenery and wildlife in your backyard.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Wildlife and bird viewing opportunities include: Grizzly and black bear, moose, lynx, snowshoe hare, beaver, porcupine, squirrel, bald eagle, great horned owl, raven, magpie, blue jay, woodpecker, robin, black capped chickadee, pine grosbeak, spruce grouse, Boheminan waxwing and much more. King salmon run in nearby stream in the second and third weeks of July. You are close to civilization, yet close to a wilderness. There are grizzly bears in this area and you must respect them and give them space. In addition to mother moose with twin calves, I have seen coyotes, black bears, wolves and lynx, as well as many other forms of wildlife. Keep your game eye on and you might be surprised what you see. There is a hidden jewel in the Southfork. It is called Spirit Park. It is a mini park and has a half basketball court. It is on Elkhorn Drive off Hiland Road. It is a peaceful spot where local residents take their youngsters to be outside. I can not describe the feeling of serenity and peace this area brings.

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  • Front of cabin with large deck

    Front of cabin with large deck

  • Living room from stairs

    Living room from stairs

  • Living room with mountain view

    Living room with mountain view

  • one person infared sauna

    one person infared sauna

  • 1st level full bath

    1st level full bath

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Bullwinkle


  • Spruce Grouse

    Spruce Grouse

  • Waterfall twenty minute hike from cabin

    Waterfall twenty minute hike from cabin

  • Cabin from road

    Cabin from road

  • Kitchen with dining table

    Kitchen with dining table

  • Kitchen


  • View from Master deck

    View from Master deck

  • Side Deck

    Side Deck

  • new bbq on covered front deck

    new bbq on covered front deck

  • Grizzly Bear, edge of woods

    Grizzly Bear, edge of woods

  • Momma moose and calf near cabin

    Momma moose and calf near cabin

VRBO #593717

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