Fantastic Views of Snow Covered Mountains

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

From Palmer the drive to the cabin in the woods is 7 miles of paved roads. On your way you might want to stop at the scenic pull out just a couple of miles from Palmer and take in the Matanuska River and the Knik River valley. On a clear day you will see the Knik glacier. Don’t forget your camera.
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 15 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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guest signing the agreement must be 21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very private, rural setting. 5 acres wooded. No water to fall into. Lots of woods to explore. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 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) ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 has Queen bed with computer/writing desk and large closet. Bedroom 2 has Queen bed, armoire, flat screen tv, baseboard electric heat. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom



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


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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


  • Dining:

    The dining area has seating for 2. TV trays for everyone else. The deck has a table and seating for 4 plus additional seating using camp chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Internet:

    high speed internet...moreless

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

    Plenty of parking for oversize vehicles and boats. Pull through driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full size front load...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, utensils, pots,pans and knives....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size 4 burner gas range with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill is on the deck. Well stocked fire pit is next to the deck...moreless



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from 23 traveler reviews
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2 night min stay
$960 $1,550

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

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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.

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Anchorage International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
45 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1 Glenn Hwy
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hatcher Pass

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Palmer, AK, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

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  • Pioneer Peak from the deck

    Pioneer Peak from the deck

  • Knik River Valley from the deck

    Knik River Valley from the deck

  • Lazy Mountain from the deck

    Lazy Mountain from the deck

  • bedroom #2 is in a separate cabin next to the main cabin

    bedroom #2 is in a separate cabin next to the main cabin

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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