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Fantastic views of snow covered mountains

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bdrm,1 Bath On The Side Of The Mountain With 180 Degree View Of The Mountains

From Palmer the drive to the cabin in the woods is 7 miles of paved roads(10 minutes).

The cabin in the woods is located on 5 rural acres with a short drive up the mountain to the cabin. The cabin is all log . One bedroom, large living room, spacious kitchen and bathroom in 576 sq ft. Tastefully furnished yet rustic. The kitchen has full size appliances and is well stocked with everything you will need except for food. The bedroom has a queen size bed. The deck out front looks out over the valley and is covered with clear panels to let in all the light. It is 10’ by 24’ and features a gas grill, table and chairs for 4 and lots of extra room for folding deck chairs. Beside the deck is a fire pit well stocked with wood.

Our location in the famous Matanuska Valley gives you a centralized yet rural location to start your exploration of the great state of Alaska starting from the spacious front covered deck. The view stretches from the Knik River valley in the east , scans all the way along the Chugach Mountain Range including 3300foot(1005 meters) high Pioneer Peak to the Cook Inlet and far off Anchorage in the South West. From the Muskox farm just 10 minutes down the road to beautiful Hatcher Pass and its Historic hard rock gold mines to the Pioneer Museum in downtown Palmer you will run out of time before you run out of things to see and do. A 1 hour drive north up the Glenn Highway(hwy 1) is some of the most spectacular scenery the road system has to offer. At the end of that hour you will be at the Matanuska Glacier for the photo op of a lifetime. A must do drive. On the way back don’t forget to stop off at Sheep Mtn. lodge for a wonderful meal. Be sure and glass the mountain peaks behind the lodge for its namesake, Dall sheep.

An hour the opposite direction is the eagle river nature center amid towering peaks on three sides. Walking trails will take you into the heart of this beautiful valley. If you haven't had enough hiking on the way back you can drive up the mountain to Thunderbird falls(a short hike) and beautiful Eklutna lake, the main source of Anchorages drinking water.

Driving north on the Parks Highway (hwy 3) is also scenic with lots of places to stop and take pictures. The turnoff to Talkeetna is 2 hrs from the cabin. If it is a clear day the trip into Talkeetna could yield a fantastic view of Mt McKinley from the pull out just before you start down the hill into town. Once back out to the main highway continue north and look for the pull out once you have crossed Hurricane Gulch. This 1050 ft (320 meters) span is a breathtaking 254 feet(77 meters) above the white water of Hurricane Creek. Another 63 miles will put you at the turnoff to Denali Park. This is a long day trip so as evening approaches, even though the sun doesn’t set until close to midnight be on the look out for moose and caribou on the way home.

More Details

Owner
Robert Ham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Robert Ham

Robert moved to Alaska in 1982 and settled in the Valley in 1997. Robert built this cabin himself in 1998. He lives on the property in a separate residence year round.

Robert Ham purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Robert Ham chose Palmer

When I purchased this property it was undeveloped. I had one thing in mind as I looked for my future home location. It had to have a view. So I drove to the location, got out and started hiking up the mountain. When I found a large flat spot among heavy timber I knew I was high enough to have a view but I couldn't see through the trees. I knew if I did enough clearing I would have that Alaskan view I had been dreaming of for so many years. I bought the property, built a driveway and cleared a site for my little log home.

What makes this cabin unique

I can ride my 4 wheeler or snowmobile from my home to miles of trails in the mountains behind the cabin. Moose are seen all year round so pay attention every time you walk out the door. You might get the surprise of your life standing in the driveway. The quiet is something I cherish. The cabin is high enough above the valley floor to sit on the covered deck and watch the storm cells move across the valley. It is a wonderful feeling to sit under the deck cover when it is raining, all warm and dry and watch the day go by.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Palmer
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Anchorage
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1 Glenn Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Palmer
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hatcher Pass
Car: necessary

Amenities

Palmer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 seperate cabin next to main cabin - 1 queen , bedroom 2 is its own cabin (very private, no bathroom)
  • Bedroom 1 has Queen bed with computer/writing desk and large closet. Bedroom 2 has Queen bed, armoire, flat screen tv, baseboard electric heat.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Fantastic views of snow covered mountains
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
Martinsville, Illinois
5

Excellent cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views! Cabin was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. Bob was a very good host!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to get that alaskan feel!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, quiet place with authentic Alaskan charm.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little off the beaten path, but an awesome cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin and a beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house, great views - convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We used this house as a central place to explore Alaska - convenient location to go out on day trips, or an occasional overnighter. Great views of the mountains from the balcony. House itself was great. The house has everything you need, and furnishings were of good quality. Bob, the owner, was very nice and accommodating. Wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Beautiful, clean, comfortable cabin with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bob's cabin in Palmer, Alaska was the perfect end to a weeklong adventure. We instantly felt right at home in the secluded, private, quiet forest location. Bob was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful in orienting us to his cabin, which had every single thing we needed to make ourselves at home. Having the ability to do laundry was especially helpful after hiking in stinky clothes for several days. We were able to grill steaks and have a gourmet meal on the deck, and we enjoyed sitting around our peaceful campfire while resting our tired feet, lounging on comfy chairs. The only slight issue was the cloudy weather, limiting our view of the surrounding mountains, but of course no one can control the weather. We fully enjoyed staying at the cabin, and wished we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suring, WI
5

Home sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin using it as our base camp. We planned our daily trips to explore Alaska and returned at the end of the day. I loved having my morning coffee on the front deck enjoying the beautiful mountain views.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Children under 12 stay for free
Call me if you have any other needs I haven't mentioned.
I will do my best to accommodate you.
Monthly rate includes all utilities including heat,satellite,power,trash,water,snow removal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.