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Recent Alaska reviews

  • AMAZING FAMILY CELEBRATION - 60TH B-DAY ADVENTURE

    "Our family traveled to Homer Alaska to celebrate our father's 60th birthday with a family adventure trip! It was important that we selected the perfect house as a home base for our family dinners and a great property to explore and build wonderful memories we can treasure forever! This property and Catkin (and her family) exceeded our expectations. Everyone of our family had a wonderful time on the property and appreciated the time spent with some of the Kilchner family and the property caretaker. The property has wonderful views as well as some wonderful family history to experience. Catkin has done a nice job of paying attention to all details that make the cabin so comfortable - comfortable beds, warm and comfortable extra comforters and blankets and pillows! The kitchen is fully stocked and it was nice to have some items provided in the kitchen as a good start to the visit! Our family would highly recommend this property to anyone who is seeking an amazing property in Homer Alaska! I hope you are lucky enough to meet Catkin and her wonderful family!"
    Guest: Family Holiday Getaway Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • Ohio/Kentucky Crew

    "There were two couples and we had two rooms. The facilities were outstanding!!! Extremely clean and beautifully maintained. The small kitchenette, fully equiped, in one of the rooms was just what we need for breakfast. It was well stocked with all sorts of teas, coffee and hot chocolate. The refrig gave us a place to store water and soft drinks and to keep fruit, milk, etc. Laundry facilities were also available. If we ever return to Alaska we will definitely stay there. We will also recommend to friends who are planning a trip."
    Guest: Kentucky/Ohio Crew Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Greatest Experience

    "We had the most wonderful time here. Mostly due to Rocky's homey condo and his gracious help and kindness. He made sure we were well provided for and had info on all kinds of things to do in Alaska. We had originally rented a car but canceled since we found no need for it. Visitors center was a block away. Short taxi to Fred Myer got us our groceries (condo was already well stocked and very homey!) Transportation to zoo, cruises,, etc., was just outside the front door and tour office just out the front door! Great places to eat and just walk to with a great jazz band at one of the Sat/Sun festivals just outside the door. Condo was clean, safe and well maintained. Our trip would have been a great trip but Rocky's help and genuine hospitality was the icing on the cake. Sorry he doesn't have more condos to rent out. He was a very big part of our trip and hope to stay in touch with him. Let him know if he's ever around our place, please let us know. Would be honored to have him as our GUEST!"
    Guest: Diann V. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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  • Aurora and more

    "We couldn't be more please with the rental of the Riverbend Cabins. Bruce and Debi are fabulous hosts with a welcome gift and provided everything needed to enjoy the peace of the country and yet close to Fairbanks and various activities including aurora viewing, dog sled rides, museums and many delicious restaurants. The kitchen was well stocked with kitchenware for preparing meals on-site and bathrooms met with eye pleasing comfort. The living and bedroom spaces are plenty for two or four people to relax and enjoy the views. Plenty of warmth for those cold nights, and days. All people we encountered were friendly, open to answering questions and had stories to tell including Alaskan history and information in and around the Fairbanks area. We would definitely recommend this rental for any vacation, winter or summer and hope to return some time in the future."
    Guest: deeob54 Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 22, 2014
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Alaska Travel Tips

Getting to Alaska Vacation Rentals

Most people will fly to Alaska; the primary airport hub is in Anchorage. During the summer months, there are direct daily flights between Anchorage and other major United States cities such as Denver, Minneapolis St. Paul, Portland, Salt Lake City, Dallas Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Seattle and San Francisco. From Canada, there are frequent flights from Vancouver and Toronto. Alaska is popular vacation destination for travelers from Europe and the Far East. There are regular commercial flights from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and also Frankfurt in Germany. From Anchorage, you can get domestic flights to your destination.

Sometimes if the area you are visiting is more remote, you will need to travel by seaplane or ferry to get there. The road and rail network in Alaska is limited by the rugged glacial terrain but still provides good access to most major towns and tourist attractions. Alaska is a destination where it is helpful to have some time to spare. The landscapes are so beautiful that it is sometimes worth taking the time to enjoy rather than rushing from place to place.

Activities and Attractions at Alaska Cabins

Alaska is an adventure and outdoor haven which may be surprising to some, considering the cold climate the state experiences. In both summer and winter, there are a host of great activities that can keep you occupied on your travels. Wherever you go, you will want to take your camera with you to capture the action and great scenery. Some of the great winter attractions are the Northern Lights and the Aurora Borealis. This natural light phenomenon is amazing to see. Alaska has a number of top-quality ski resorts that offer downhill and cross country skiing. Many have snowboarding terrain parks and fun ski schools for kids. Snowmobiles are commonly used to get around in the winter months. It is a popular sport too.

The more traditional way to explore the countryside is by dog sledding. The dogs are superbly trained and exceptionally fast. This is an amazing experience. There are several places in Alaska where you can go whitewater rafting on grade IV and V rapids. Be prepared for the ride of your life on the churning white waters. For paddlers, there are many kayaking opportunities. You can also test your skills in the white waters or opt for something a little more leisurely up the fjords or along the coast. In season, you can experience amazing whale, dolphin and orca sightings and get up close to these magnificent creatures of the sea. There are endless hiking opportunities in Alaska. Serious mountaineers travel to Alaska each year to conquer Denali which is North America’s tallest peak. Alaska also has a rich gold mining history and many of the museums tell tales of the early gold pioneers.

Home Comforts at Alaska Lodging

When you visit a destination as beautiful as Alaska, you won’t be spending much time in your accommodation facilities. When you do return at the end of a day, it is nice to feel at home in your surroundings. Vacation homes offer the benefit of privacy and having your own lounge to relax in at the end of a busy day. Relax in front of a roaring fireplace with a guidebook and brochures to plan the next day’s activities.

Visitors to Alaska

Alaska attracts a wide range of visitors. Some come simply to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and wildlife viewing. Others come to participate in as many outdoor adventures as possible. Still others come to learn about the rich gold mining and pioneering history that Alaska has.

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