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Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel - Get The True Feeling of Alaska

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 440 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Queen/1 Full/Outdoor shower warm/modern Outhouse with cold water/ Fire place

Cabin 'Snowshoe' is wonderful nestled in the woods, lovely built by the owners.

With it's two stories, created with a lot of beautiful details, that makes it cozy, you will feel like home.

On the first floor there is a kitchen, a Futon Coach and a great dining area. Even it is a dry cabin we set up a running water system in the cabin (cold fresh water) We built a modern Outhouse directly be near the cabin Cold water and a great Outdoor shower (warm in 10 sec.) only in summer.

I provide free towels. Upstairs is a 'one of a kind' sleeping area with two Queen beds.

I provide clean, fresh washed free bedding.

From here you are able to watch wildlife or the gorgeous Northern Lights in winter times.

The furnished cabin contains everything you need to feel comfortable.

You are able to use a kitchenette with all the inventory you will need.

2 plate cooker, fridge, toaster, Coffee machine, hot water cooker, microwave....pots, pans, silverware and much more.

There are some spices, coffee, tea and snacks to start your vacation.

As our Cabin is standing on our property we are always there for all you little needs.

Enjoy the outdoors and get the real Alaskan feeling of our great Country and Nature.

We also offer Guided Tours year round,Start on our property, Our guests love the Snowmobiling.

Check in is 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Check out 11:00am

Please let me know about your arriving and departure time latest a day before so I can walk you through and check you out.

Leave the cabin as clean as you found it and there is no cleaning fee. In case we have to clean it I take a fee.

Thanks for your understanding.

More Details

Jutta Zahnen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Jutta Zahnen

My husband and I are 60 years old and Germans. We emigrated in 2011 and enjoy to live in this great nature. We are located in North Pole, own a wonderful home and built our cabin by ourselves. As we live on the property, we are there for all the little needs every day. My husband owns his own company: alaska-wildlife-guide. He loves to show the customers, why we love this great gorgeous country and guides them to the best places of our area. I take care of our cabin and try to spoil our visitors as much as I can. We both speak German and English.

Jutta Zahnen purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Jutta Zahnen chose North Pole

We choose this property, because our dream was to live in the nature, nestled in the forest, enjoying wildlife. It is a great property to explore the Northern Lights in the winter months, having a cup of coffee and enjoy Our winter wonderland.

What makes this cabin unique

Our property is very central, close to North Pole (with shops, post office, pharmacy and restaurants and the famous Santa Claus House), around the corner to our gorgeous Chena Lakes.

You need 25 min to Fairbanks if you are interested in culture and sightseeing.

Weather you like to hike, swim, fish in summer or ice fish, Dog mush or drive to the Arctic Circle, Chena Hot Springs in winter......this is a great point to start your adventure.

Let us help you to plan your vacation.

We live close to the cabin and are always there for your needs.


North Pole Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Check in from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm only.
  • Smoking outside, no Pets
  • Please leave the cabin like you found it and there is no cleaning fee. I personally walk my guests out latest 11 You are responsible for your damages.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Modern Outhouse Year round and Outdoor shower (Summer)
  • Get the real Alaskan Feeling with our modern designed Outhouse and wonderful warm Outdoor Shower in summer. Different Shower Opportunities close to our Property, special in the winter months.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen beds upstairs
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Our deepest desire is to provide you an unforgettable Alaska Wildlife Adventure. As we live on the same property we are always available for all your needs. Let us help you to plan your activities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Clean and cozy cabin. Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Thank Jutta and Rainer providing this lovely cozy cabin for us. It's very clean and wonderful. We stayed here for two days in March and we had everything we wanted. Jutta and Rainer were very responsive to everything. We were able to cook in the cabin and they have all the sauce and utensils prepared. The temperature in the cabin was just perfect. The bed was very comfy too! They even have a booklet to let us know what to visit nearby and all the details about staying in their cabin. At the last day, Jutta even let us check out a little bit late because we had the tour in the morning. We would love to come back again next time. Highly recommended! Scenic place at morning and night. They also provided a lot fun tours.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is a pleasure for us to meet guests from all the world. What a fun to show them why we live ALASKA, special our area so much. Thanks for being our guests and we would love to see you soon again. Thanks for booking our tours as well. Best wishes for you girls, you were wonderful guests. Jutta and Rainer
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Lovely cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a great little cabin with the true Alaskan experience! Our hosts were outstanding. Not only were they great and welcoming but also helpful with indicating awesome tours.

I will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Veronica, It was a pleasure for us to have you and we are so glad you both loved it. What a wonderful combination Cabin and Tours in one hand, right. Hope to see you soon again and bring your husband as well. Best wishes from North Pole. Jutta and Rainer
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Ventura, CA

Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I had a really nice time staying in this lovely little cabin. You can really tell that the owners put a lot of heart and soul into building it. We especially enjoyed the outdoor shower and could also tell that the outhouse was built and decorated to be as comfortable as possible and it truly did almost feel like a typical bathroom. Jutta and her husband were very friendly and hospitable. If we ever find ourselves near Fairbanks again we would absolutely consider staying at their property in the North Pole. We also got lucky and saw the northern lights just around the corner at Chena lake! It was a perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review. We love it when we hear that our guests enjoy our property and our gorgeous nature. Thanks again and hope to see you soon again. God bless Jutta and Rainer
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Big and Clean

  • 5 of 5

This was the largest loft-style guest cabin we stayed in in Alaska. It feels, in many ways, more like a house than a cabin--as the walls are drywalled, and the downstairs space is quite large. Also, the "outhouse" isn't really an outhouse at all, but rather a full bathroom that simply doesnt have running water. Jutta and Raner change the receptacle every day, so there's no "outhouse smell," and there are nice soaps, etc. As we came in winter when it was negative thirty degrees out, we did not get the opportunity to use the outdoor shower, but it looked just as nice as the adjacent outhouse. Either way, there are showers just five minutes driving away that are just fine, in the event that you come during the winter. Lastly, both Jutta and Raner were very pleasant, and Raner has a nice operation with Alaska-Wilderness-Guide, with lots of opportunities for tours. We weren't able to go on one, but we did get a chance to see the price list and it looked very reasonable. They were very nice and accommodating, and willing to waive the cleaning fee after we left the place clean for them. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed having you both. The biggest Thank you for leaving the cabin so nice and clean. From us. Hope to see you again in one of our great summer. Thanks again and we miss you:) Best wishes Jutta and Rainer
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Cozy Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cozy little cabin was perfect for my boyfriend and I. :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful Review:)
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Cozy Cabin, Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at "Cabin Snowshoe" - Jutta and Rainer were excellent hosts and made sure we were taken care of. The cabin was a great compromise between feeling like you are truly getting an Alaskan experience (i.e. not staying in a chain hotel) while at the same time not being too rustic for someone who isn't outdoorsy or a big camper. It was the perfect size for two, the loft was very cozy and comfortable. The amenities made it easy to cook, grill, reheat leftovers, or stock supplies to pack a cooler for a day trip.

Our two suggestions to those planning a trip are to make sure you have an SUV, truck, or similar vehicle. Do not get a car. The road is very bumpy. But really, you shouldn't be getting a car anyway if you want to drive Denali Highway and other dirt roads, so this is also a general Alaska tip. The other is that the outhouse toilet seat can be cold, especially at night (we were there in late August/early September). A layer of toilet paper or paper towel on the seat does the trick, at least during that time of year - problem solved.

After going out to see the northern lights two nights in a row (Murphy Dome then Ester Dome), we saw the best light show of all right outside of the cabin on the third night. It is a really great light viewing location! We enjoyed many other sights in and around Fairbanks, and if we get to come back in the future we will look forward to going on some of the trips offered by Jutta and Rainer like the Arctic Circle trip.

We had an amazing time and give Jutta and Rainer our highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful Review and your stay at our cabin. We enjoyed the Time with you both aus well. It's such a fun to meet People WHO Love Alaska like wie do. And yes, the Northern Lights on our property can be gorgeous. Hope to See you soon again. Best wishes Jutta and Rainer
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
North Pole
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Richardson Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
North Pole
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cross Country Chena Lakes and Fairbanks
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Chena Lakes
Car: recommended

Explore Alaska with us...

We offer tours year round.

Guided Tours for travelers from our property.

Activities in summer: Arctic Circle - Canoeing - Chena Hot Springs - Hiking - Fishing - Sightseeing - Arctic Wilderness - Denali.

Activities in winter: Arctic Circle - Northern Lights (Arctic Circle/ Chena Hot Springs/ Murphy Dome) Ice Fishing - Dog Mushing - Sightseeing -Snow machining

Our deepest desire is to provide our guests with a personal and exclusive experience immersing in Alaska's beauty.

Family owned and operated.

High Level on Safety and Professional Equipment is our Standard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy is available by contacting the owner when booking.
Smoking allowed outside the cabin. No pets please.i
Additional cleaning fee $ 100.00 if necessary.Guests are responsible to leave a clean Cabin.
Rates are for two persons, fee for any additional person $20.00/ per night and person.
Guests are responsible for damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.