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Recent Alaska reviews

  • Family time

    "We had such a wonderful time at rainbow lake lodge. The owners are some of the nicest people we have ever met. So helpful and hospitable. The views from the property are just gorgeous. We brought our young kids and they had the best time. There was plenty for them to do and explore. We will defiantly be bringing our kids here again next summer. Worth every dime I spent!!!!!!"
    Guest: Family Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 29, 2014
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  • Perfect place to fit our needs!

    "We had a great experience renting this place and it fit our needs perfectly. Carla and Bob were great to work with and very helpful when we needed it. Communication was excellent, I have no complaints and would highly recommend to anyone needing temporary accommodations or a vacation rental!"
    Guest: Tracie M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Fabulous Home

    "This property is amazing! You can easily view 5 separate glacial fields from the main balcony and the views of Katchemak Bay just can't be beat! The photos are accurate depictions of the property including nightly visits from 2 female moose including one with calf. We stayed here with two other couples (6 total) and the layout of the home easily afforded everyone their own space. The only negative comment we have is that the water is from underground wells and the smell as a result in the bathrooms was pretty overpowering especially in the MB downstairs. The owners have installed a water filtration system in the refrigerator so drinking tasty drinking water isn't a problem, just the stench in the bathrooms from the well water in the toilets and faucets. Upon reflection we probably should have contacted the owner but in the grand scheme of things the well water stench was a non-issue given the location of this beautiful property and the space and furnishings provided by the owners. They really have tried to provide a rental property that meets all the needs one could ask for while on vacation. This property is a real gem and the owners were very easy to work with. We would very much rent this property again if we decide to return to Homer, Alaska as we can't say enough about what a great time was enjoyed by all in this very beautiful home on a very scenic piece of property just outside Homer."
    Guest: mushermary Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Looks are deceiving

    "The interior of this apt. is quite acceptable. The exterior is a bit unwelcoming because it appears neglected. The entrance is an interior staircase that was not suitable for small children or oldsters, like us. The spaciousness of the apartment was excellent as was the internet availability."
    Guest: Skookum chuk Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 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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