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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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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.
This premium log home offers views of the Alaska Range and Denali from the inside loft or relaxing on the grand outdoor deck. 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 walk-out basement, each have queen size beds. All the bedrooms have views and are accessed via stairwells. There is a bathroom conveniently located on all three levels.
There is a spacious eat-in kitchen and also a huge dining area and seats large groups comfortably. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, and even spices.
The sitting area near the fire is the most popular place to read, while the two separate living areas have televisions available for your viewing pleasure.
The keyless entry makes access convenient and there is no worry about lost keys.
Off street parking is plentiful and has headbolts for winter guests to plug in their vehicles when temperatures drop to sub zero.
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 much closer than that!

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This property does not have toddler child-safe cabinet locks, outlet covers, or locked cleaning supply closets. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    60" curved TV in the community area and a smaller TV in the family room. Both 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
  • 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

Dining

  • 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:

    I am cautious about who operates the wood stove. Let me know if you would like 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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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
Chena 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.

 

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. Book EARLY!

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


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Aurora dances above your heads on clear winter nights

    Aurora dances above your heads on clear winter nights

  • 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.

  • Extra sleeping loft is accessible over this log wall adjoining the loft bedroom

    Extra sleeping loft is accessible over this log wall adjoining the loft bedroom

  • Moose outside garden fence enjoying the south facing slope.

    Moose outside garden fence enjoying the south facing slope.

  • Cozy Kitchen

    Cozy Kitchen

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • The fireweed has blossomed to the top summer is ending

    The fireweed has blossomed to the top summer is ending

  • Summer midnight sun

    Summer midnight sun

  • Summer days at A Moose in the Garden Vacation Rental

    Summer days at A Moose in the Garden Vacation Rental

  • This north facing bedroom Watch the aurora from inside!

    This north facing bedroom Watch the aurora from inside!

  • Come and see the Yukon Quest start on the Chena River the first weekend in Feb.

    Come and see the Yukon Quest start on the Chena River the first weekend in Feb.

  • Large Deck

    Large Deck

  • The garden awaits spring

    The garden awaits spring

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

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

  • A moose browses at the garden fence

    A moose browses at the garden fence

  • Fall

    Fall

  • Favorite Place to Read

    Favorite Place to Read

  • A typical day for cutting wood

    A typical day for cutting wood

  • Denali and Foraker cast shadows in the clouds New Year's Day

    Denali and Foraker cast shadows in the clouds New Year's Day

  • September aurora during a full moon.

    September aurora during a full moon.

  • Be sure to visit Santa while you are so close to North Pole, Alaska!

    Be sure to visit Santa while you are so close to North Pole, Alaska!

  • We grow giant vegetables here.

    We grow giant vegetables here.

VRBO #430134

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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