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Cozy Log Cabin in a Forest Setting and Enjoy Our Winter Dog Sled Rides

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Secluded, furnished Alaskan cabin in forest setting. Sleeps up to 4 max people

Come and enjoy the ultimate Alaskan experience from your doorstep. Stay in a rustic Alaskan log cabin and in the winter enjoy a dog sled ride from your doorstep.

Our cozy log cabin is self contained and secluded in a beautiful forest setting just outside Fairbanks in the Goldstream Valley. Only 12 miles from downtown Fairbanks and 20 minutes from the airport, the Goldstream Valley is famous for dog mushing, ski trails and aurora viewing in winter. Located only 5 miles from the local downhill ski area, Moose Mountain. In summer, the area boasts great mountain biking trails (Ester Dome single-track), access to hiking and panoramic views of the Fairbanks area.

There is great views of the pond and aurora when it is out, that you can see from the comfort of your bed in the bedroom in the winter.

Designed to give you a real Alaskan wilderness experience, the Denali Adventure log cabin was handcrafted by your host using local spruce trees. Wildlife frequent the area, including moose, fox and sandhill cranes. There are several sled-dog kennels located in the area where you will hear their occasional distant howls floating across the tree tops. Every effort has been made to make this accommodation a typical rustic and authentic Alaskan cabin in harmony with its natural surroundings.

The cabin comfortably sleeps up to 4 people with a double bed in the loft and a fold-out sofa/futon in the downstairs lounge. There is a full, self-contained kitchen. The cabin is rustic but modern. In keeping with the Alaskan tradition of simplicity and low environmental impact, the toilet is a typical Alaskan outhouse, which is located outside the cabin. There is a separate sauna and shower building 10 feet from the cabin. There is a woodstove that is used to heat up the water and the shed for your shower. In the meantime there is seating in there for you to have a sauna while this is happening.

From October to April (when the snow conditions allow), Simon also offers 1 hour dog sled rides for our guests at $95 per person. You will meet the dog team, watch how we harness them up and then ride on the sled while we take you on an exhilarating ride through the forested trails. See what our guests have said about our dog sled tours on Tripadvisor. Type in "Denali Adventures - Private Day Tours".

There is a restaurant, store/market, laundry and gas station conveniently located less than one mile down the road. Please note that sometimes in the summer when it rains too much or there is too much snow in the in winter access to the carpark may be restricted, but we will provide you with an alternative place to park to have easy access to the cabin.

Once a gold rush boomtown, Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest city after Anchorage. In the summer, the sun shines for nearly 24 hours a day giving you lots of time to do the many activities such as panning for gold, floating the Chena River, mingling with reindeer and musk oxen, cooling off in an ice museum, or taking a refreshing hike, or be inspired by local art galleries, museums, and historic sites.

Late August to April you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. In the winter there are host of activities such as dog mushing, snow mobile trips and skiing, as well as soaking in hot pools of Chena Hot Springs.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 480 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You are allowed to smoke outside the cabin only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Double bed in loft. Pullout couch in the lounge

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Separate outside building with sauna and shower. Outdoor toilet

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is at the end of a private driveway designated for this cabin. The cabin is at the end of a dirt foot trail roughly 150 feet from parking spot. Conditions of the trail vary with weather....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Has fridge, oven, microwave, toaster, sink for cleaning and full set of kitchen utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Heated with wood stove in sauna/shower building...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100
$590 $1,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

No smoking inside the cabin.

Please take off your shoes before entering the cabin. You are requested to leave the property in the same state as you found it at the start of your stay.

You will need to ask permission to have pets on the property.

There is no inside toilet only an outhouse.

There is a simple shower and sauna facility in a separate building outside the cabin

The source of heating in the cabin is a Toyo stove and a wood stove


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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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairbanks International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ivory Jacks
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fairbanks Golf Course
11 Miles
Nearest Train
Fairbanks Train Station
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ivory Jacks
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Moose Mountain

Car: Necessary

We are able to offer dog sledding and snow mobile rides for a 6 mile loop per person, as part of the adventure tourism business we run between Mid October to end of April (provided there is snow on the ground).

There is a local laundromat, shower, general store, bar and restauraunt 1 mile down the road.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a New Zealander who has been living in the Goldstream Valley, on the outskirts of the city of Fairbanks, for 18 years. Before arriving in Alaska, I was a keen kayaker, skier, mountaineer, and hiker..I came to Alaska in 1990 lured by wilderness,big mountains and sparsely populated areas.In 1992 my friend and business partner Chris and Ispent 3 exciting weeks climbing Denali.We added more adventure to the experience by walking out instead of flying out. I am still adventuring 25 years on but now mostly with my 15 rambunctious sled dogs.

Why the Owner Chose Fairbanks, AK, USA:
My business partner Chris and I built this log cabin, as we wanted to offer our friends and guests the opportunity to experience a real Alaskan lifestyle.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We have deliberately kept the cabins simple but yet comfortable and cozy. There is no television in the cabins. We wanted to create an environment that brought you back to nature. All our cabins have a low impact on the environment. It is place to come and recharge the batteries and replenish the soul. We are also able to offer you dog sledding and snow mobile trips. You can cross country ski from outside your doorstep onto the many miles of ski tracks. There is also a ski field 10 minutes drive from your cabin.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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Photos

  • Aurora Pond Cabin

    Aurora Pond Cabin

  • Lounge

    Lounge

  • view from bedroom

    view from bedroom

  • the outhouse

    the outhouse

  • stove to heat the water in the sauna

    stove to heat the water in the sauna

  • Its pretty fast on the sled ride!

    Its pretty fast on the sled ride!

  • View from the Sled

    View from the Sled

  • Perfect dog sledding conditions

    Perfect dog sledding conditions

  • winter time

    winter time

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • view of the cabin from the pond

    view of the cabin from the pond

  • cabin and sauna

    cabin and sauna

  • shower in the sauna/shower building

    shower in the sauna/shower building

  • The dog team

    The dog team

  • Getting the dog team ready for the dog sled ride

    Getting the dog team ready for the dog sled ride

  • Ready Set Go!

    Ready Set Go!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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