Skier's and Bald Eagle Photographer's Paradise(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lake-front Cabin With Queen Bed And Kitchen
This is a nature lover's paradise. Bald eagles nest within sight, and trumpeter swans nest in the lake; rearing their young all summer and fall. For bird watchers, spring and fall migration brings a wide variety of bird species.
For photographers, the cabins are the perfect location for daily expeditions to the Eagle Preserve, the Chilkat summit and surrounding areas. It is a short drive to the Eagle Preserve Council Grounds, where thousands of bald eagles gather in the fall. Bear, moose and wolves live nearby. In fall and spring, opportunities abound for capturing the Northern Lights. Private guided photography expeditions are available.
The location is perfect for winter recreation. The cabins are located in a belt of drier and calmer weather, with more sunny days and better snow conditions than coastal Haines.
Snow shoeing, cross-country and back country skiing opportunities abound. Cross-country ski trails are maintained nearby, and the nearby Chilkat Summit and Chilkat Mountains offer unlimited mountain skiing.
For anglers, Cut-Throat Trout, Dolly Varden Char, Sockeye and Silver Salmon are plentiful in the waters of the lake. The nearby Chilkat River has excellent fishing, especially for Silver Salmon in October and early November. There is ice fishing on the lake in the winter.
The main cabin is winterized and stays toasty warm with a vented propane heater. It has a queen-sized bed, fully-equipped kitchen, and bathroom with shower. The cabin has an outdoor deck, excellent drinking water as well as a DVD player with a broad selection of movies. It also has a twin hide-a-bed couch for a child or smaller person.
Check-in time is 2pm and check-out time is 11am.
Children are welcome. Guided tours and canoe rentals are available.
Member since: 2013
- 300 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- refundableDamageDeposit $100
- Tax Rate 8%
The rates above are for the main cabin, which is available year-round, except December and January. There are two smaller summer cabins on the property, with bathrooms but no kitchen. This could be a perfect arrangement for a family with kids. The adults could stay in the main cabin, the kids in the small cabins. Please contact owner for details about these cabins.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Swan View cabins have easy access to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, the Chilkat River, and Chilkat Summit and the town of Haines.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Joe Ordonez has lived and guided in Haines, Alaska since 1987. Joe is an avid wildlife photographer, river runner, and skier. He and his wife, Edie, own Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, in Haines. Joe and Edie live at their house next door to Swan View Rental Cabins and look forward to serving as your hosts.
Why the Owner Chose Mosquito Lake, AK, USA:
Joe first saw this property when working with Walt Disney for the film, White Fang, and fell in love with it instantly. Twenty years later, it came available for purchase and we didn't have to think twice! The combination of stunning views and lakeside access, were what originally sold us on this property. The property is at the end of a back road, so it is a peaceful spot. In the winter, the weather is colder than on the coast and there is little wind, making this a perfect place for skiing and winter recreation. Joe is a wildlife photographer and guide, and is currently working on a book about the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The property abuts the Eagle Preserve, and its about a fifteen-minute drive to the Eagle Council Grounds, where thousands of bald eagles gather in the fall and early winter. We love to explore and recreate, and it is great to be able to ski and ice skate out the front door on the frozen lake in winter, and canoe, kayak and fish the lake when it is not frozen. The nighttime views of the stars and Northern Lights are breathtaking.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Being up the highway, there is an 'interior' feel to the climate. This means warm summer and colder winters, with better snow. Driving from Swan View Cabins to photograph eagles is easy and safe compared to driving to the Eagle Preserve from town. Even in the dead of winter, it often rains in town and so to drive to the Eagle Preserve often requires driving from rain, through slush, to reach the Preserve. Swan View cabins are on the 'dry side' of the Preserve, so its a snap to drive from the cabins to the Eagle Council Grounds. Its nice to be there early before the other photographers arrive!
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Interior of main cabin
Main cabin living room. Lake view deck is just out the window!
Soaking it all in on the lake- Mosquito Lake State Park
Swan View Cabin in the winter. This is a great place to stay for skiers and eagle photographers in the fall and winter. In the summer, the lake beckons canoeists, kayakers, nature lovers and fisherfolk!
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Lake view deck
The lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Canoe rentals are available.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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