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Minutes Off Parks Hwy W/Wifi Experience Ak 27 Acres Riverfront Willow Creek Inn

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WILLOW CREEK INN on the river


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Willow Creek Inn - Just minutes off Parks Hwy. Hatcher Pass State Recreational Area.
* Come, get away from it all on this unique river-front property ! Known for excellent Rainbow/ Steelhead trout fishing. Willow Creek Inn is located in the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains in the beautiful Susitna Valley with many outdoor opportunities available close by. Ask owner about recommended local fishing guides.
* The property is 27 acres of boreal forest with private river-front. Built with vaulted ceilings, oak floors, large screened windows throughout & beautifully furnished, sided on exterior with cedar. House sits up over the river with a beautiful view of the winding rapids. There are 2 sets of stairs and a nice trail to make it easy to access the river. There is a rocky/sandy area on the shore where guests like to sit by the river and enjoy the sounds of the rushing water. We keep outdoor chairs by the river.
* Willow Creek has several species of trout; rainbow, steelhead and arctic grayling. The river in front of the rental is spawning ground for silver and king salmon. Animals natural to this area are river otter, lynx, moose, brown bear and black bear. You will often see bald eagles flying up and down the river as there is an eagle's nest in the top of a cottonwood tree across the river.
*Fish for salmon as close as the confluence of Willow & Deception Creeks 3 miles downstream from the rental. Many streams crossing the Parks Hwy nearby are popular fishing spots.
* Hatcher Pass State Park & the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area offer many hiking trails. Bring your camera!
* The town of Willow is centrally located to many popular & scenic places to visit such as Hatcher Pass State Park, Independence Historic Mine, Nancy Lake State Recreation Park, Matanuska Glacier, Denali National Park. Willow is surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountains to the east & the Alaska Range to the west & north and has many lakes & rivers. The re-start of the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled-Dog Race is just 7 miles from the rental on Willow Lake.
*In winter months you might view Northern Lights. Winter renters enjoy cross country skiing & snow-machining. The trail leading into Hatcher Pass is minutes away.
*Towns to the south of Willow are Houston, Big Lake, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla and Palmer. To the north are towns of Talkeetna, Sunshine, Trapper Creek & Denali.
* The house has 2 bedrooms with queen beds & a lazy boy sleeper sofa. All linens are provided.
*The kitchen is well stocked with all the necessary dishes, pots, pans, etc. to cook & serve your meals. This is a full kitchen, with side by side refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher & various small appliances. Items such as coffee/filters, spices, flour, sugar, s&p, are kept in the kitchen. All paper plastic, items such as toilet paper, paper towels & trash bags are provided for your stay. Liquid dish soap as well as dishwasher tablets are provided.
*Bathroom/bedrooms are well stocked with all bath linens. We keep shampoo, body wash & liquid handsoap in the bathroom for your convenience.
*This home has a washer/dryer and we provide liquid laundry soap. There is no charge for the use of washer & dryer.
* Built as a vacation rental, we have been renting since 2007. Many guests have stayed here and enjoyed the peacefulness of this river front property and absolutely love it!

Keywords: House on river, private, 27 acres, wooded,
easily accessible
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • provided: toilet paper, liquid hand soap & bath linens, 1st aid kit in cabinet, shampoo & liquid body soap...moreless

Other Amenities

  • gold pans/sluice box, rod & reel fishing poles


  • Television:

    40" Flat Screen TV w/Dish Network Satellite TV programming...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    There's a view of Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) 1/2 mile from driveway and at other locations along Willow Fishhook Rd (see pictures) & in Willow on Parks Hwy....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House is 75 feet from river (river accessible to walk to) Long staircase leads to lower level of property near river's edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining:

    Table is set up with linen table cloth and placemats...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    WiFi; password is posted on side of refrigerator...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens provided. Extra blankets are kept in bedroom closets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    open concept...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    gravel parking area ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath linens provided. Extra bath linens are kept in bedroom closets....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    liquid laundry soap provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee & coffee filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked with all you will need to cook and serve your meals...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher tablets provided...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen (open concept)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    variety of spices, baking soda, baking powder, flour, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side refrigerator/freezer w/ice maker(cubed & crushed) & filtered water....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner...moreless

  • Toaster




from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017
May 27 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

July-Aug 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Sept 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Oct 2017 - Apr 2018
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2018
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

May-June 2018
May 1 - Jun 30, 2018
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

July-Aug 2018
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2018
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Sep 2018
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2018
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Oct 2018-Apr 2019
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2019
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 5%


No cleaning fee

No security deposit

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ted Steven's Intn'l Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Willow Trading Post
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
Settlers Bay
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Parks Hwy 3
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Willow Trading Post
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hilltop Ski

Car: Recommended

Hatcher Pass Recreational Area.

Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis viewing in winter months

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Re-Start on Willow Lake just miles from rental (month of March)

Gold Pans available at rental (Willow Creek is a Placer Stream)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Willow Creek Inn now has WiFi. Just minutes off the Parks Hwy on paved, state maintained road, this is a beautiful and mountainous area. Home to many rivers, lakes and much wildlife. This 27 acres was purchased in 2005, knowing well it would be the perfect place for a wonderful vacation get-away because of the unique & wild beauty of the riverfront. Construction of Willow Creek Inn began in 2006 and was open for rental in 2007. People from all over the U.S. and the world have enjoyed this wonderful riverfront property.

Why the Owner Chose Willow, AK, USA:
This is gateway to Hatcher Pass State Recreational Area. WILLOW CREEK INN is centrally located to other areas popular with visitors. There's many things to do in Willow if you love the outdoors, love to fish or just enjoy scenic beauty & wildlife.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
WILLOW CREEK INN is private. The river is 75 feet from the rental and the sound of the water is soothing. This river is not accessible for motorized boats, but a favorite for rafters & kayakers. Guests have spotted and/or photographed a variety of wildlife on the property. The river is accessible by foot. Great fly-fishing for rainbow/steelhead trout. There are gravel bars you can access for fishing & gold-panning. There's an eagle's nest on the property which eagles occupy during the summer months & raise their young. Willow has excellent fishing guides who will take you down the river in a raft. In the winter, snow-machiners use the 'old military trail' to gain access into Hatcher Pass. Winter renters also enjoy viewing the Northern Lights on cold clear nights in the Northern Sky.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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    WILLOW CREEK INN on the river

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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