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Recent Alaska reviews

  • Best value, best accomodations

    "Our annual fishing trip to Alaska...I always use VRBO when searching out a place to stay for the week, and I feel like I struck a diamond when I found this gem. Literally all the comforts of home, with a woodsy setting...and a fire pit! We sat around that a couple of nights, the peace and quiet is AMAZING. 10 minute drive to town, some things even closer. Their wifi works better than mine does at home. Why anyone would want to pay more than this to stay in a 'cubicle' (motel room) is beyond me, I can't wait to stay here again on our next trip! Thanks Julie."
    Guest: Gary R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Alaska Wedding

    "We had a great time. The house was the best way to go a bit bigger than we needed. We were not sure who would be coming out for the wedding. But we had space to put them up. The house made it easy we could just sit and talk about old time and meet the new I laws :-) you just can't do this in a hotel. The rooms were clean & large enough living room/kitchen where the best hang out ares. I will be doing this again thanks to all?"
    Guest: Steve VT Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Happy here

    "Superb location to get around this beautiful city. We were all shocked - good shocked - by a mom moose and her baby in front of the house chewing on some of the plants. We hadn't really believed Connie when she said that might happen, but it did! Fun neighborhood with some real characters. The apartment is spacious and looks just like the advertising. Connie was the best hostess. There were Alaska Reindeer sausage and buns in the refrigerator with all the fixings so we would have something to eat getting in from a late flight. She even put a note with them telling us where we could go see the Reindeer farm. Nice touches. Loads of local information in the apartment. Much appreciated. We would certainly recommend this apartment and will stay here again next summer. We plan on a much longer stay the next time as there is so much to see and do."
    Guest: JBF & Family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 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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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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