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Recent Alaska reviews

  • Clean, comfortable and cozy vacation home!

    "As a relatively large group of 8 people, we found Carla's rental suite to be a great choice. The place was clean and well furnished just as described and pictured in the listing. Carla was very accommodating and prompt when replying to our questions, and helped us select the property that would best suit our needs. Clear instructions were provided throughout the process. The suite is conveniently located just a few minutes from anywhere you want to go in Anchorage and is very easy to locate. Everything you need is provided, including well stocked kitchen dishes, linens, and plenty of blankets if you needed to convert the couches into comfortable beds as our group did. We felt welcomed here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Compared to hotels, which were the same price or much more $$, this is a definite win. I will be recommending this to anybody I know who wants to stay at Anchorage."
    Guest: rose Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Visit Alaska in Style !!

    "Alaska Northern Sands in beyond amazing and the owners, Tom and Debbie, are wonderful people to work with. The suites are spacious, very clean and well maintained. The views of Auke Bay are stunning. The property is beautifully manicured and the surrounding landscape is impressive. This property, the location and its owners will make your Alaskan dreams come true. Words cannot describe the beauty you will find at Northern Sands and will only add to your Alaskan experience."
    Guest: Matthew S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • Absolutely fabulous Alaska vacation!!

    "We have been doing VRBO for 15 yrs. We own/manage and DO VRBO as our primary income. This trip could not have been any better! The cabin is great! The cabin is beautifully done, has everything you need, and it is clean (and, yes, I am a critic!). The views are spectacular and the local wildlife is an absolute bonus! We saw caribou on numerous occasions, moose, loons, eagles - we loved it! The views to the lake and the mountains (if it's clear) are amazing! We were here for 3 weeks. The first week of our trip, our son was with us. After he returned to college, it was just the 2 of us. The cabin was perfect for us. The extra special bonus is Ted and Elaina. We have rented from a lot of folks over the years and have never met more wonderful hosts! They are an absolute wealth of information! Anything you want or need - they can definitely help you out! This was a long trip and we felt like we really got to know these guys. You will not find more genuine, generous hosts. They love where they live and they are happy to share it with you. They make you feel like family. Want to show up and be left alone - they will not invade your space. However, we enjoyed the interaction and loved visiting with them. We have never had a more wonderful experience! We WILL be back next fall and cannot wait to stay with Ted and Elaina again! Thank you both for making this such a wonderful trip for our family!"
    Guest: David D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • A Heavenly Getaway at Heavenly Lodge!

    "My fiance and son decided to stay at Heavenly Lodge while visiting Cooper Landing. Not only was the location ideal for accessing various recreational areas on the Kenai River and peninsula, but the cost was extremely reasonable considering the overwhelming hospitality and exceptional service we received from the proprietors of Heavenly Lodge, Katy and Brian Borchers. We have every intention of returning to the lodge this summer for another fun-filled adventure at this rustic, Alaskan getaway."
    Guest: Courtney Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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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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