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A True Alaskan Experience Awaits You! This Natural Log Home Wraps You in Warmth.

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Aurora dances above your heads on clear winter nights

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Baths sleeps 8- 10 people. Mountain and aurora views.

Whether traveling to Fairbanks under the summer's midnight sun or winter's aurora borealis - you will find this peaceful setting a perfect base for your interior Alaskan vacation.
This 3,000sqft natural log home was built almost entirely from the white spruce trees that grew on the property. The original owner cut, hand peeled, and allowed the logs to dry. He then contracted a premier log home builder to hand scribe each log to fit into place in 1990. The log detail is a thing of beauty. It has that rustic, homey feeling that only log homes can give.
This premium log home offers views of the Alaska Range and Denali from the inside loft or while relaxing on the grand outdoor deck while grilling your favorite Alaskan seafood. During dark, clear nights enjoy star gazing and the excitement of the aurora borealis unobstructed by city lights from either inside or outside this well-appointed, truly Alaskan home.
The large upstairs loft bedroom sleeps four in a queen size bed and a pair of twin beds. Please note the set of twin beds are accessed over a low log wall using three stairs on each side of log wall. This gives some privacy from each of these adjoining sleeping spaces in the loft. This is a popular place to sleep and brings out the child in all my guests. The pair of downstairs bedrooms in the day light basement, each have queen size beds. All the bedrooms have views and are accessed via stairwells. There is also a futon bed that can be pulled out to sleep an additional two people. There are bathrooms conveniently located on all three levels.
There is a spacious eat-in kitchen and also a huge dining area that seats large groups comfortably. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, and even spices and other essentials.
The sitting area near the fire is the most popular place to read, while the family room has a 60" curved television available for your viewing pleasure.
The keyless entry makes access convenient and there is no worry over lost keys.
Off street parking is plentiful and has headbolts for winter guests to plug in their vehicles when temperatures drop to 20 degress or colder.
I believe the peace and tranquility that guests enjoy while staying at this vacation rental comes from the "groundedness" of the home being built from truly local logs. It can't get more organic than that!



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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A full Alaskan library including trail, plant, and animal guides. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    60" curved TV in the family room. You can record your favorite show while you are out an about on your tours....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    A view of Denali and the Alaska Range from every bedroom and the deck ....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a table that seats 6 in the kitchen and a huge table in the dining room that seats up to 12....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are cooling units available if we have hot and/or smokey conditions....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Ahhh feel the radiant floor heat beneath your bare feet even at -20º F outside!...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free...moreless

  • Telephone:

    can use to make local calls or to use as a contact for your tours ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    There is nothing like radiant heat in the winter time. Let me know if you need a tutorial. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well Stocked Kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Fairbanks has three courses....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    X country trails are less than a mile away and on a snow day you can ski right there....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Solstice
Jun 16 - Jun 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$459
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$405
$2,430

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $100

Notes:

Cancellation policy:

If the guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date

75% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairbanks International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Fox
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
George Parks Highway 3
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pump House Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
X country trail

Car: Recommended

Set in the heart of the boreal forest, A Moose in the Garden is within 15 minutes of the airport, train station, Riverboat Discovery dock, Ice Park, Ester, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Nearby are top-rated restaurants, grocery stores, and Isberg Recreational trails.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I arrived in Alaska in 1975. I have lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Petersburg, Arctic Circle Hot Springs Resort, and North Pole. Construction work took me around the state, but I found Fairbanks to be just the right size town for me. The people here are amazing! I have worked as an iron worker, retailer, cashier, florist, receptionist, teacher, and business owner. My talented children all live here in Fairbanks and I am now a proud grandmother.

Why the Owner Chose Fairbanks, AK, USA:
I bought this gorgeous natural log home property to fulfill a life-long dream of owning a bed and breakfast. After ten years of operating the B&B, I noted the need for family vacation rentals in this area and am moving in that direction.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Serene Natural Setting Aurora Viewing Mountain View Natural Log Construction Three Acres of privacy


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Photos

  • Aurora dances above your heads on clear winter nights

    Aurora dances above your heads on clear winter nights

  • The garden awaits spring

    The garden awaits spring

  • The fireweed has blossomed to the top summer is ending

    The fireweed has blossomed to the top summer is ending

  • Large Deck

    Large Deck

  • See the highest point in North America across the expansive Tanana Valley

    See the highest point in North America across the expansive Tanana Valley

  • Favorite Place to Read

    Favorite Place to Read

  • Spacious full bath and laundry

    Spacious full bath and laundry

  • Sitting area in loft bedroom

    Sitting area in loft bedroom

  • Antler bald eagle soars above your heads

    Antler bald eagle soars above your heads

  • Jacuzzi tub is the focal point of the upstairs loft bathroom

    Jacuzzi tub is the focal point of the upstairs loft bathroom

  • Cool colors adorn this garden themed bedroom

    Cool colors adorn this garden themed bedroom

  • Family Room with curved TV. Prints feature Steve Cross, artist.

    Family Room with curved TV. Prints feature Steve Cross, artist.

  • September aurora during a full moon.

    September aurora during a full moon.

  • Summer days at A Moose in the Garden Vacation Rental

    Summer days at A Moose in the Garden Vacation Rental

  • Summer midnight sun

    Summer midnight sun

  • Mt. McKinley looms above the other mountains in this view from the deck.

    Mt. McKinley looms above the other mountains in this view from the deck.

  • Cozy Kitchen

    Cozy Kitchen

  • Woodstove with large metal artwork and  featured local artist Randall Compton

    Woodstove with large metal artwork and featured local artist Randall Compton

  • The queen bed is situated so that guests can view the aurora from their room.

    The queen bed is situated so that guests can view the aurora from their room.

  • Extra sleeping area houses twin beds.

    Extra sleeping area houses twin beds.

  • two twin beds adjoin the main loft area over this low log wall

    two twin beds adjoin the main loft area over this low log wall

  • The beautiful open concept

    The beautiful open concept

  • Warm colors in the Moose Room

    Warm colors in the Moose Room

  • Plenty of space in this well stocked kitchen.

    Plenty of space in this well stocked kitchen.

VRBO #430134

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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