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Private, Waterfront Cabin Among Trees with Aurora Borealis and Wildlife Viewing

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Jan 2016 Aurora Borealis over Moose Walk Cabin

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Moose Walk Cabin. Your Alaskan home away from home is a two-story log home nestled on a quiet wooded lot by a large stream. The cabin is in a prime location, close to activities, but still remote enough to get that Alaska wilderness feel.

Perfect for aurora viewing, a romantic get away, family vacation, or extended stay.

LOCATION
Moose Walk Cabin is situated in the heart of all your Interior Alaska destinations: North Pole Alaska. Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and the famous Santa Claus house are a short 4 miles from the cabin. Downtown Fairbanks and Fairbanks International Airport are a quick 20 minute drive.

WINTER VISITORS
If comfortably watching natures greatest winter exhibition (the Aurora Borealis) is on your bucket list; then you've found the right place. No one knows what time of night the aurora will appear. Stay nice and cozy snuggled on the couch in the cabin, while you anxiously gaze out the large picture windows for the mystical aurora to begin its dance. While outside capturing those magical moments, don't worry about getting cold and missing a single second of the aurora. Nestle up to a crackling fire in front of the cabin as the skies mesmerize you with magical hues of green, purple, and red. Paths on the frozen ice are kept free of snow for alternate aurora shooting locations.

The below link is your view of the aurora from the cabin living room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCc2ZuvNMMI

The winter weather turns our fishing kingdom into your very own private ice skating arena and hockey rink. Sticks, pucks, goals and some ice skates are provided. Playing in your winter boots is also a lot of fun--and safer for those that can't skate.

At the front porch, strap on your skis or snowshoes and trek out into the winter wonderland. You will find endless miles of trails waiting for you to discover them.

Are you looking for a personal snowmobile or ice fishing tour that departs from the cabin? Your host Rod is a Licensed Guide and personally guides outdoor trips year round. Book your trip today. www.rodsalaskanguideservice.com

After a long day of braving the Alaskan cold, unwind by the wood stove as you listen to the wood crackle and watch the flames dance across the logs. Wood is free and provided on site. We are happy to provide instruction for the wood stove. The wood stove will heat the cabin but not necessary to use. The cabin has a fuel oil heater as the primary heat source.

SUMMER VISITORS
Paddle down the meandering stream in a canoe for a romantic trip or to spend quality time with the kids. Two canoes with multiple sizes of life vests are provided.

Jump in the canoe or amble along the bank to fish for grayling by fly rod or spinning rod. Grayling are easier to catch on a fly rod. Don't worry if you have never fished with a fly rod. It is easy. Every guest who has used a fly rod for the first time at Moose Walk Cabin has caught fish. Please let us know if you need fishing instruction. We are happy to help. Fly rods and spinning rods are at the cabin for your use.

From the front door you can blaze endless miles of hiking, and ATV trails. Bring your ATVs; there is plenty of parking.

THE CABIN

What's inside a moose? Find out--take a virtual 3D tour of Moose Walk Cabin now: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JXVXY7bXt44

Downstairs:
Put your feet up and relax on the recliner couches as you look through the picture windows at the amazing aurora or view of the stream that abounds with wildlife. Moose, squirrels, ducks, Bald Eagles, owls, beavers, porcupines, and foxes are seen almost daily.

After a long day of site seeing, kick back with a movie on Starz or Showtime. With 235 channels to choose from, you won't miss your favorite show or sports team.

Slap on your apron. If you plan to cook for a large family or an elegant dinner for two, the full size kitchen, packed with utensils and dishes, is sure to meet any chef's needs. The dining area comfortably seats 6.

Upstairs:
Amble up the stairs where the open floor plan with two plush pillow top queen beds provide comfortable slumber and a futon gives the option of an additional full size bed.

Enjoy the full bathroom with combination shower/tub. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, and washcloths provided.

Unpack the suitcases--get comfortable. The large dresser, and plenty of closet space for storage, let you feel right at home for longer stays.

The windows have blinds for privacy and to provide a darker room when the summer midnight sun is still glowing.

OUTSIDE
Circle around the fire-pit. It's the perfect place for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. For those that want to cook a meal, a custom grill rack with a spit will meet your needs. If you don't have the time for open fire cooking, a propane grill is also provided.

Head to the large back yard for a game of horseshoes or playing catch with the kids.

Turn into the large private driveway with your car, truck w/ trailer, RV or even a bus. There is lots of parking--even for a greyhound bus.





Do you want to see more wildlife and amazing aurora pictures taken at Moose Walk Cabin? Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/moosewalkcabin

GREAT TO KNOW INFO
A rental vehicle is necessary when visiting Alaska. Public transportation is not what you see in other countries and big cities. Taxis are available, but cost is typically more than a rental vehicle. A one-way taxi trip to the airport is around $60.00. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is not necessary, but recommended if you plan to drive to the Arctic Circle.

Not sure what there is to do in Interior Alaska? Ask about our list of recommended local attractions and activities.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/25/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids of all ages enjoy playing in the large yard, watching the crazy squirrels run around, and the other wildlife near the cabin. Roasting marshmallows and cooking hotdogs on the open fire ranks very high as well. On those rainy days; the cabin has many board games and puzzles. There is plenty of kiddo channels on TV as well. Do your kids like to discover on their own? There is endless trails for them to go for a walk or ride bikes. With your permission, and life jackets on, the kids are welcome to paddle around in the canoe. For the real little people, a high chair and play pen are in the cabin. Also you will find infant cups, plates, silverware, and a bottle brush. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed by pre approval only. 25 lb weight limit for dogs. Don't forget the leash; a leash law is in effect in North Pole. We are animal lovers ourselves. Our mascot Bo-Bo, a Boston Terrier, is super playfull. We also have 9 friendly chickens that free range during the summer. They help keep pesky mosquitos at bay....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outdoors only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom is upstairs: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • After a long day of site seeing; enjoy a peaceful night's sleep on 2 plush pillow top queen beds, topped with elegant comforters and quality linens. In addition, a super soft futon can be used as a couch or bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom is upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Full bathroom with combination shower/tub. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, and wash cloths provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    kids and adult board games, puzzles and cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    With 235 channels to choose from, you won't miss your favorite show or sports team. After a long day of site seeing relax with a movie on STARZ or Showtime....moreless

  • Television:

    A 36" HD flat screen will ensure a great quality picture....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Excellent Grayling fishing is right out the front door. Grab a pole and paddle down the stream to find a secret fishing hole....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Nestled on a quiet bank of a large stream. Put your feet up on the large deck that overlooks the stream and watch moose and ducks raise their young. Roast marshmallows nestled up to a warm campfire. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Has lovely wood table and 6 chairs with water view. High chair available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dryer is conveniently located in the cabin and free for you to use. Bring your favorite dryer sheets or grab some from Safeway in North Pole....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil based Monitor heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free high speed Wifi. No website or data restrictions. True high speed wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Recliner Couch, sofa bed, entertainment center with cable TV, VCR/DVD player and DVD's...moreless

  • Parking:

    Cabin has a private driveway and large parking area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is a "plug-in" for your car at the corner of the cabin for use during the cold weather months. Yes: we plug our cars in during the winter. Most rental vehicles have a plug in....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Bring your ATVs, snowmobiles, or recreational vehicles. There is plenty of parking, right next to the cabin, for all of your toys....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is conveniently located in the cabin and free for you to use. Bring your favorite laundry detergent or grab some from Safeway in North Pole....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Relax on the couch as you listen to the wood crackle and watch the flames dance across the logs in the wood stove. Wood is free and provided on site....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Plan your day's activities while you enjoy an assortment of complimentary coffee, tea, sweeteners, sugar, honey and cocoa. Choose from a Keurig or french press for your favorite morning wake up....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cooking utensils, pots, pans, china, mugs, glasses, silverware are all in the cabin....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Part of refrigerator...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    If you plan to cook for a family or an elegant dinner for two; the large kitchen is sure to meet any chef's needs. If the cabin doesn't have it; we will get it....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    oil, baking powder, baking soda, catsup, mustard and condiments. basic spices and herbs ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is plenty of room for your food items in the full size refrigerator. The fridge is stocked with basic condiments....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas, full size with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Watch the aurora dance in the winter midnight sky from the large porch. In summer, put your feet up and enjoy the tranquility as you gaze across the water at moose and ducks....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for use on stream adjacent to property....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A ring fire-pit is the perfect place for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. For those that want to cook more; a custom grill rack with a spit will meet your needs. A propane grill is also available....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Empty days
Jun 6 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$179
$1,150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$219
$1,450

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2017 Ice art
Feb 25 - Apr 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$219
$1,450 $6,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2017
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
$1,450

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2018 Ice Championships
Feb 25 - Apr 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
$1,450 $6,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$199
$1,325 $5,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Rates are for 1-4 people, 5 or 6 guests incur an additional $20 per night/per person fee.

Pets are allowed, dogs or cats but with preapproval. Minimum pet fee is $50 per pet--per week, if multiple pets we will discuss fees. Insurance is mandatory for all stays with pets.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Knotty Shop

    "A "Made in Alaska" gift shop. They specialize in wood and knotty pine decor."

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  • Lavelle's Bistro

    "Amazing wine selection. Fairbanks's finest restaurant."

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  • Chena Hot Springs Resort

    "Amazing hot springs and dining. Stop in the ice museum."

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  • Thai Cuisine Restaurant

    "Great Thai food"

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  • Pagoda Restaurant

    "Great Chinese food with huge portions."

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  • Santa Claus House

    "Christmas year round at this great gift shop. Make sure to visit Santa's reindeer while you..."

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  • Running Reindeer Ranch

    "This is a "Must See" for any traveler in interior Alaska. Take a walk with Jane and her rei..."

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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairbanks International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Elf's Den
355 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Valdez Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chena Bend Gold Course (On Ft. Wainwright)
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Fairbanks Alaska Railroad Depot
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Richardson Highway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
19 Miles
Nearest Ski
Birch Ski Hill
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chena Lakes Recreation Area

Car: Necessary

Fairbanks in known for it's beautiful northern lights displays. Our cabin is situated in an ideal location for aurora viewing. Picnicking, fishing (catch and release), cookouts, and canoeing are all available on the property. 5 miles brings you to the City of North Pole where Santa Claus House provides shopping in a toy and gift store and a visit with the reindeer. North Pole also has a post office, restaurants, grocery, video stores, churches, and medical offices. 10 mile trip to Chena Lakes Recreation Area brings the best of summer with beaches, paddle boats, sailboats and river access for canoeing in the summer and winter fun with cross country ski trails and sledding.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are an active duty military family. We were stationed in Fairbanks Alaska from 2005 to 2009. We were relocated by the military, but knew we wanted to return to Alaska for retirement. In 2011 we had the opportunity to return to Alaska. We have been waiting for 'just the right place' to become available, for us to start our retirement dream of owning/operating a vacation rental in Alaska. Moose Walk Cabin was exactly what our family was looking for. We absolutely love everything about Alaska. We look forward to making your stay in Alaska, no matter how long, a memorable experience.

Why the Owner Chose North Pole, AK, USA:
We chose this property because of the location and the cabin. We have moose all summer in our back yard and yet we are less than five minutes to town. We love the water access at our back door. We are able to canoe and fish any time during the summer. Mother nature turns our water into a hockey rink for winter fun. The icing on the cake is the amazing aurora viewing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This private waterfront property allows travelers to have all the comforts from home while in Alaska. The tranquility, aurora views from the cabin steps, and wildlife are amazing. The cabin's Alaskan theme and charm makes this home away from home a truly unforgettable place.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/25/2016

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Photos

  • Jan 2016 Aurora Borealis over Moose Walk Cabin

    Jan 2016 Aurora Borealis over Moose Walk Cabin

  • Cabin entrance

    Cabin entrance

  • Living room with water view

    Living room with water view

  • Living room & entrance

    Living room & entrance

  • Upstairs with two queen beds and futon--open floor plan

    Upstairs with two queen beds and futon--open floor plan

  • Full bathroom with shower/tub, hairdryer, towels, and soap/shampoos

    Full bathroom with shower/tub, hairdryer, towels, and soap/shampoos

  • Momma and baby moose feeding in front of the cabin

    Momma and baby moose feeding in front of the cabin

  • 2014 Yukon Quest starting line in Fairbanks.

    2014 Yukon Quest starting line in Fairbanks.

  • Life size ice carved grizzly bear at Fairbanks 2014 Ice championship

    Life size ice carved grizzly bear at Fairbanks 2014 Ice championship

  • Early October 2016 aurora view from cabin

    Early October 2016 aurora view from cabin

  • Relax by a warm fire while you watch the aurora dance

    Relax by a warm fire while you watch the aurora dance

  • Swans in front of the cabin

    Swans in front of the cabin

  • Moose Walk Cabin night view

    Moose Walk Cabin night view

  • Cabin entrance overlooking water

    Cabin entrance overlooking water

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Full size kitchen

    Full size kitchen

  • Upstairs with two queen beds and futon--open floor plan

    Upstairs with two queen beds and futon--open floor plan

  • Relax by a warm fire while you watch the aurora dance across the northern sky

    Relax by a warm fire while you watch the aurora dance across the northern sky

  • Pond hockey rink in front of cabin

    Pond hockey rink in front of cabin

  • Yukon Quest 1000 mile race team and musher headed down main street in Fairbanks.

    Yukon Quest 1000 mile race team and musher headed down main street in Fairbanks.

  • Turn here.  You've reached Moose Walk Cabin.

    Turn here. You've reached Moose Walk Cabin.

  • Cabin under full moon

    Cabin under full moon

  • Stay warm by the fire as the aurora dances all around Moose Walk cabin

    Stay warm by the fire as the aurora dances all around Moose Walk cabin

  • Your hosts preparing for a snowmobile tour into the wilds of Alaska.

    Your hosts preparing for a snowmobile tour into the wilds of Alaska.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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