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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Willow Creek Inn (with wi-fi) - 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, lazy boy sleeper sofa. All linens are provided. We can also provide a twin air mattress. When needing sofa sleeper or air mattress, let us know in advance so that we can have bedding out.

*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 in 2007, as a vacation rental, so owner has no belongings in the rental, you can make yourself at home! People from every state and around the world 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

More Details

Paul & Ginny
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Paul & Ginny

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.

Paul & Ginny purchased this house in 2005

Why Paul & Ginny chose Alaska

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Willow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There are 2 queen beds, a sofa sleeper, twin air mattress. If you will be needing sofa sleeper or air mattress, let us know in advance.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , can provide twin air mattress upon request
  • Queen beds in each bedroom with Simmons mattresses on bed frames; all bed linens provided. Bed linens provided for sofa sleeper & air mattress upon advance request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
gold pans/sluice box, rod & reel fishing poles


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Remote and cozy, the perfect weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

First off, the condition and cleanliness of the cabin itself was amazing. Every supply you could ever need was provided, dishes aplenty, enough towels for a whole family. The bed was perfectly comfortable with a view overlooking the then-frozen river. Its located right off the road but you never notice it, you feel removed from the rest of the world :D

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your business & hope you'll come stay again. We get more & more winter rents with people just wanting to get away for the weekend. It's a great retreat! Thank you.
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Great cabin, so cozy

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I had a great time in this wonderful get away cabin in the woods. Thank you Paul and Ginny for a warm (fire in the woodstove was going), welcome. I would recommend staying here, winter spring summer and fall. Billi

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed our rental for a getaway & hope you will return. Thanks for leaving the rental in great shape & thank you for choosing Willow Creek Inn.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I absolutely loved our stay at willow creek inn. The view of willow creek is amazing and you can hear it all night long and it's very relaxing. The cabin is spotless and everything was VERY clean! Paul and Ginny are extremely nice and friendly. We highly recommend booking this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very appreciative of your wonderful review of Willow Creek Inn. You were great guests and truly hope you return. Congratulations once again on your engagement! You are a very sweet and wonderful couple.
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Peaceful and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cabin! Tucked in the woods along the frozen river this time of year. Paul and Ginny had a nice fire going in the wood burning stove when I arrived. Very comfortable home away from home with a spacious kitchen and all the dishes and tools you need to prepare a wonderful meal. Enjoyed just looking out the window at the snowy landscape. Saw a moose of course. Paul and Ginny checked in by text to see how I was doing. They are very thoughtful and it shows in this beautiful, homey property. I hope to come back some day.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. We do hope you will be able to come back.
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Wonderful winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Willow Creek Inn. Very clean, well accommodated, beautiful spot and the owners were very helpful. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to enjoy our rental. Thank you for your review.
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Awesome place, we loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is a awesome cabin, we all loved it and the owners where so nice.We plan on coming back next year and this is our first choice .

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Ted Steven's Intn'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Willow Trading Post
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Settlers Bay
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Parks Hwy 3
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Willow Trading Post
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
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)


Rates & Availability

Willow House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
July-Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sept 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 2017 - Apr 2018
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May-June 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
July-Aug 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 2018-Apr 2019
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

No cleaning fee
No security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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