About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedrooms, two baths. Sleeps 6 - 8.
Fjell Blikk Hytte, a custom build log lodge, is situated on seven forested acres with spectacular views of the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range. Fjell Blikk Hytte is only available during the summer. The adjacent guest house - Knoll House - is available all year. The houses are rented separately, but together can accommodate 16 people.
The main floor of the log lodge features a great room with 22-foot ceilings, massive fireplace, dining area to seat 10, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast area, two bedrooms and one full bath. The master bedroom has over 500 sq. ft., lots of windows, a private bath with shower, and stunning views.
Knoll House which is adjacent on the property and available all year is a custom designed frame building with four bedrooms - each with private bath, and a great room with living, dining and kitchen areas. Knoll sleeps 10. The master suite has a walk in closet and a private deck. The first floor bedroom is HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, and also has a private deck. Every room in the house has wonderful views. Both houses feature period furnishings, a collection of antique quilts, laundry facilities and cable television.
Secluded but conveniently located: Fjell Blikk Hytte and Knoll House are within minutes of the airport, historic Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Museum, riverboat rides on the Chena River, gold mining and the Alaska Oil Pipe Line.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Norman Shelburne
I am the Artistic Director Emeritus of the North Star Ballet and have been in Fairbanks for 35 years. I am happy to share my experience of living in Alaska with my guests.
Norman Shelburne purchased this House in 2001
Why Norman Shelburne chose Ester
I choose this property because it affords spectacular views of the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range beyond. On seven forested acres it seems remote, but is only 10 minutes from Fairbanks.
What makes this House unique
Fjell Blikk Hytte is a custom built log home featuring period antiques, antique quilts and a significant collection of pottery of Southern Appalachia.
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Best place to be if you're in Fairbanks!
We were a group of 14 people who stayed there early September and were welcomed with an amazing display of the lights. All the instructions were given on how to enter the house since we were reaching late at night. The house was just beautiful and we had an amazing time staying here. The owner was very friendly and made sure we have everything we need first thing in the morning. I would definitely recommend booking this place if you're headed to Fairbanks.
We stayed at the Fjell Blikk Hytte log house for 5 days. The house has an amazing view of the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range. It is spacious and furnished with beautiful antiques and collectables. Everyone in my family loved it including two kids under the age of 7. Our family was so excited about the house that we requested a tour of the home.
Mr. Shelburne is a patient, good-natured landlord and his home is amazing!
Thank you for sharing your home with us Norman.
Beautiful Cozy Cabin Perfect for Groups
I stayed with a group of 11 friends at the Knoll House in February for a northern lights weekend. We had a fantastic stay in comfortable cozy cabin with incredible views. We were nervous about getting to the house since it's a little removed from the city but with 4 wheel drive we had no issues and it is conveniently about 10-15 minutes from the airport while still feeling removed from the city. For families with children or "children at heart" we had a great time sledding around the property.
The house is perfect for a large group since the 4 rooms each have their own bathrooms. The open layout of the kitchen and living room makes great for entertaining. The kitchen is fully stocked which made cooking very easy. Norman the house owner was easy to get in contact with and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Overall would highly recommend!
Best Thanksgiving ever
Part of my family came to Fairbanks Alaska from South Carolina for Thanksgiving. My husband turned 50 this year and wanted to see the Northern Lights. We had 4 adults and 1 really great 14 year old, we stayed at The Knoll House. When we arrived in Fairbanks (coming from SC keep in mind we get about 1/2 of an inch of snow annually) there was about 10 inches of snow on the ground and still falling. We got our rental van and headed out. When we got to the knoll house our van would not go up the hill. We carried out luggage up the very long driveway in the snow, and we laughed all the way, especially when my mother in law fell in a huge snow bank. The house is beautiful and very homey, we cooked our thanksgiving meal in the home, and just had a get time, we did a dog sled tour, snow machine tour, and drove to Chena Hot springs. We had to trade the van in on a 4x4 which was able to go upstate drive. We bought sleds at Walmart and we all had a great time going down the driveway. Norman the caretaker was very friendly and had our drive scraped a couple of times, but it just kept on snowing, I think we had about 36 inches by the 4 th day, and we loved it!!!! My son made snow tunnels in the banks that he could get into. Even though the northern lights were not visible the whole 7 nights we were there, it just means that we get to go back and try again! And the Knoll House is where we would like to stay.
I do recommend a 4x4 if going in snowy weather though.
Perfect Experience for our Reunion
Fjell and Knoll could not have been more perfect for our Family Reunion. The houses are spacious, beautifully appointed, and have magnificent views. We used Knoll as our gathering place for cooking and BBQ, and when our family grew to 26 we were able to secure the Upper Room also! It was by far the Alaskan Experience we wanted to give our guests, and the perfect venue to support all our activities. I highly recommend!
Nicely decorated, beautiful views!
We spent 4 nights at the Knoll house during our two week trip to Alaska and this was our favorite of the accommodations. It's too stinking cute for words! We hadn't seen many pictures of Knoll before we arrived but were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The house was well appointed, well cared for, decorated very nicely and was very welcoming. We enjoyed the views too!
A previous reviewer complained about limited water during their stay...at check in Norman explained to us that they have a water tank to provide water and that he is happy to get more water whenever you need it, but please be conservative. We were 5 people, 4 nights and we never ran out! If you are environmentally conscious this is a non-issue.
Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and hope to come back one day to see the northern lights! I wouldn't hesitate to book here again! My only suggestion would be to add a good mixing bowl & measuring cups to the kitchen....I think those were the only two items I needed but couldn't find - they very well could have been there and I just overlooked them. A hair dryer would have also been a nice addition :)
Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, we had a lovely time!
Chena Hot Springs is a comfortable drive from the house - it has a swimming pool fed by natural hot springs
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