3 Story Log Home with Bedroom & Bathroom on each level, Fully Equipped Kitchen
About Arlene Cowles
Your hosts are long-time Alaskans, Roger & Arlene Cowles. These two are some of the most adventurous people you'll probably ever meet in your lifetime. They met in a most unusual place... Utqiagvik, AK formally known as Barrow. Roger Cowles, rode a bicycle he custom built, 1,160 miles from Anchorage to Nome, on the Iditarod Trail. This was the first time that any modern day cyclist had ever rode this winter trail of snow and ice. http://www.frontiersman.com/valley_life/evolution-of-fat-tire-bikes-traces-roots-to-redington/article_70b90e50-9138-11e3-ac20-001a4bcf887a.html http://www.alaskaultrasport.com/iditarod_trail_invitational/race%20history.html Arlene Cowles, spent 7 summers kayak touring around the coastal waters of the Beaufort Sea, the Chukchi Sea, and below the Bering Strait, the Bering Sea. Plus, a bit in the Gulf of Alaska. In 1989 her and previous husband, Martin Leonard III, kayaked from Nome to Wales and then cross the Bering Strait to the village of Uelen, then continued southwest along the Siberian coastline ending in Provideniya. They left their kayaks in good hands at the dock and then flew with Bering Air to Provideniya's sister city, Nome, AK.
Arlene Cowles purchased this Chalet in 2003
Why Arlene Cowles chose Indian
The lodge and wedding venue is in a private natural setting with expansive views overlooking the waters of Turnagain Arm and backdropped by the mountains of Chugach State Park.
What makes this Chalet unique
We gift our guests with a free tour around the historic, Indian Valley Gold Mine. There we demonstrate how to pan gold and teach panning techniques to ensure gold recovery. Pick up your complementary bucket of pay dirt from the gift shop and yes, you get to keep all the gold you find! We also offer a 10% discounted rate for glacier cruises in Whittier and Seward. If you like to hike, there is a path behind the lodge that connects to the Chugach State Park Turnagain Arm Tails, which will traverse the lower part of Indian Mountain all the way to Windy Point. With less than a mile hike from the lodge you can gaze over the bluff at Hope, Alaska and the tidal water flats of Turnagain Arm. Call if you have any questions or need help with trip planning. We strive to answer our phone 24/7 907 444 6898
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
$2,500 Additional Event Fee - 30 guests maximum
Moose, bear, coyote, & eagles are frequently seen
Any event at the lodge is an additional fee of $2,500. There is a maximum capacity of 30 guests inside the lodge, additional guests $20 each.
Keep bathrooms, kitchen, and living area clean during your entire stay. Cleaning charges may be levied at $100 hr for clean-up beyond the ordinary.
Damage to facility will be charged at actual cost of repair &/or replacement. Vehicles left overnight, we are not responsible for theft or vandalism.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Turnagain View Lodge and Wedding Venue is conveniently located between Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska.