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Recent Alaska reviews

  • Perfect place for large group for grooms out of town family

    "We have visited Girdwood at least 6 times before this visit. This visit was special as our son was getting married in Girdwood and we had family coming up from the lower 48. We also needed a place to host the rehearsal dinner. The kitchen is great - lots of dishes, glasses, etc. The caterers were impressed. The sleeping arrangements were wonderful for 3 couples and 4 individuals. The house is beautiful, the views are breathtaking from the living room. We had a couple of small issues, but the owner was on them immediately. The owner is very easy to work with - we would definitely recommend this house! Thanks, Jody!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Everything and More

    "I can't say enough about our stay at the Amber Lake Cabin. Our family of 5 (kids 11, 9, and 6) vacationed in Alaska this summer and chose this as our retreat - we couldn't have been more pleased! The pictures do not do it justice. The cabin was very well appointed and comfortable. The basic amenities (linens, towels, kitchenware, etc.) were all as good as our own home, and the kitchen was well-stocked with spices, condiments, and coffee / hot cocoa, though we had brought our own. It was the "extras" that truly made this place special, however. As advertised, Tom provided bicycles, fishing poles, a paddleboat, kayak, stand-up paddle board, and rubber boat for our use on the lake. We spent 2 whole afternoons playing in the cove and lake - even swimming a bit (the water was chilly, but not cold - at least in late July!). The water was so calm, I just lay on the paddle board and listened to the birds and wind for a while - much needed peace and escape! We made fires in the fire pit and cooked hot dogs, sausages and s'mores. You don't get any of these things at the Princess Cruise Line lodges.... Hal and Nancy (the caretakers) were wonderful. We spent time just chatting and telling stories with them. We didn't get to see their sled dogs, but they offered many times to take us. They were more than willing to get us any assistance required. To touch on some other renter comments - Yes, at the Amber Lake Cabin you are off the grid. We didn't have cell phone coverage to speak of or reliable WiFi at the cottage. Frankly we didn't need it. We are modern folks and it took a leap of faith at first - but WE DIDN'T NEED IT! Even the kids didn't suffer (much!) - they had to PLAY OUTSIDE! But for those in withdrawal - cell phone coverage picks up a couple of miles from the cabin on the road. Those who wish to rent the cabin - enjoy the peace! The road is long - 12 miles gravel and 6 miles paved to get back to the Parks Hwy. As long as you budget time (about 30 min) - it wasn't a big deal. NOTHING is close in this part of Alaska. The bigness and remoteness is part of its beauty. We still managed to spend time in Denali - the Park, Husky Homestead, and ATV tour, though I would budget at least an entire early start day for that - maybe 2. We did a flight seeing tour out of Talkeetna (Talkeetna Air Taxi - see my Trip Advisor post about them - they were great) and really had a blast. We highly recommend the Amber Lake Cabin. Book it and ENJOY!"
    Guest: David & Lori1 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Peaceful

    "The cabin was the perfect retreat. We were in a great area for day trips and we even stayed inside and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere on a cool, rainy day. We loved it."
    Guest: Jls283 Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • One of the best vacation spots of our lives!

    "I can't imagine a vrbo more perfect for us than Little Fireweed Cottage. The owners were very easy to work with from start to finish. We are two couples in their 50s & 60s. One has some physical impairments, so our only suggestion would be grab-bars and non-slip decals for the bathtub. She did take a tumble during our stay. This was an ideal vacation spot ... close to everything, yet private. No traffic noise. There were adjoining properties, but the most we saw or heard were "children" noises from down the hill, and only during the day. Very faint, no problem. Wildflower, native grass "lawn," just like we have at our lakehouse in northern Wisconsin. We had moose in the yard, nearly every night. I suspect there aren't bears in the area, as the garbage bin at the end of the driveway went undisturbed. We were less than a half-mile from the Down East Saloon and liquor store. Check out open-mic night. FUN! Got some pointers while there, on where to dine in Anchorage on our way home. Only a mile or two from the Old Town Area and entrance to the spit. From the deck, the view includes a bit of Beluga Lake, the Homer airport, the bay and the mountains! Imagine sitting in the hot tub at the end of the day with a glass of wine, watching the everchanging lightshow on the distant peaks ... Close to the museums, nature trails, the Bear Creek Winery and a paved walk that runs to Old Town. New washer/dryer was nice to have. Ample towel supply, great bedding, comfortable mattresses, especially if you like them on the softer side. They've added room-darkening shades in the bedrooms. Adequate storage. Nice supply of 'left-behind' spices, dishware, utensils and cooking supplies ... even Panko for our halibut and salmon. Could use more kitchen storage containers like Rubbermaid. Clean, comfortable, close to everything, private and a hot tub. What more could you ask for? Perhaps the perfect weather (no rain) we had, and no mosquitoes. The only "skeeters" we saw were on the trails at the Wynn Nature Center. Don't forget to take a sidetrip up Skyline Drive ... what a view. We rented the Cottage for eight days. Ten would have been perfect. So I guess we must return, eh? If we ever return to Alaska for a third vacation, we'd pick the Cottage again. Homer was a great town, from walking on the beach, museums, restaurants (including Hobo Jim's show at AJ's Old Towne Steakhouse), nature trails, the dock-creatures tour for $5, several visits to Salty Dog, boat excursions, etc."
    Guest: Joey F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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