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Recent Alaska reviews

  • Beautiful mountain home with epic views!

    "This home was perfect for our girls retreat, we absolutely loved it! The home had huge windows with a gorgeous unimpeded view of the mountains from the great room that included both the kitchen/dining areas and living room. I loved that there was a large area for people to gather and also a lot of bedrooms. Beautiful home and the owner was a joy to work with and extremely easy to contact. Seamless check-in and check out. I would definitely recommend this home for small parties and family getaways. Close to downtown Palmer, the Butte hiking area (wonderful and beautiful hike if you've never done it) and the Reindeer Farm. We had a wonderful stay there and would love to go again."
    Guest: Laura Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 23, 2014
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  • Home away from home

    "We stayed here for a full month while we looked for a permanent home after our move to anchorage. It really felt like home, clean, comfortable and in a good and safe location."
    Guest: HB Family Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 9, 2015
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  • 5 Stars is not enough!

    "This place easily deserves 10 stars! This is our 3rd year enjoying La Caleta and we've managed to bring a different couple with us each time. They were equally thrilled with the Cabin and all the amenities within. The weather this time around was the best yet with nearly 3 full days of sunshine and calm water for great boating and kayaking. We caught and ate fresh fish, beach-combed, took hundreds of photos, laid in the sun, enjoyed a few campfires, BBQ'd, played some guitar and enjoyed a hot sauna each night. I can't get enough of this place and I'm sure everyone that has had the pleasure of enjoying La Caleta would say the same thing. Thanks very much to Marcee and Willie once again for providing us with a wonderful summer vacation. You guys are such great hosts and we look forward to coming back again next year. To everyone else reading these reviews, go and check the place out for yourselves - I guarantee you will not be disappointed!"
    Guest: Bluegrass Man Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Best rental in Girdwood, Alyeska, Anchorage, Alaska! LOVED IT!!

    "We have rented many holiday homes over the years, all over the world (in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and many more) and this holiday rental is without a doubt THE BEST rental we have ever experienced! The chalet itself is just brilliant, it has a real cosy feel to it (but it’s plenty big enough) and it has all the mod cons you would expect (great wifi, cable TV, a really well equipped kitchen with a fantastic new oven, a big dishwasher, huge shower and huge bathtub with plentiful hot water and the added bonus of your own laundry room with a big washing machine and dryer) but it feels more like a ‘home away from home’ instead of the usual sterile, sometimes bare rental apartments you often get. The furnishings are both modern, super comfy and very user friendly plus the design is great! The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in (they have those wonderful memory foam mattresses)! The big log burning fireplace is just priceless in the winter, making it the ‘picture perfect Alaskan winter retreat’ The outdoor hot tub is about as good as it gets, it’s a late model one which is big and deep and it’s kept pristine clean - there really is nothing better than soaking in it after a big day of skiing or trekking! The host just is lovely and will help you out with just about anything you could think of, we found nothing was ever too much trouble for her and as she lives close by she’s always on hand to help if you need anything which is great but you have total privacy at all times. So many ‘little extras’ are included with this place it really makes it a fantastic deal! We could not recommend this place enough, in summer or in winter, we absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back! I viewed just about every rental in Girdwood prior to selecting this rental (as we were staying for quite a while over the winter) and we couldn’t have made a better decision! I also had a good look around while we were here and nothing compared - this is THE PLACE to stay in Girdwood for sure! (New Zealand and British nationality)"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 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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