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

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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 sitting space. 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.) in summer.

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

I provide 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.

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. There are different places to buy wood and charcoal.

We also offer Guided Tours year round.

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Jutta Zahnen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Jutta Zahnen

My husband and I are 58 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. I offer Wellness- and Energy Massages on my property as well. We both speak German and English.

Jutta Zahnen purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Jutta Zahnen chose Alaska

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel - Get The True Feeling of Alaska
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Cozy Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 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: Aug 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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A wonderful way to begin our Alaskan adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our week's stay at Jutta and Rainer's cabin was all that we could hope for and more. The kitchen was well appointed, the sleeping accommodations superb and the hot shower- as hot as one could take it in the midst of the surrounding beauty of nature. We didn't know exactly what to expect with the outdoor toilet, but it far exceeded our expectations...(much nicer than some indoor toilets).The best part was the warm and genuine hospitality shown by this wonderful couple. We enjoyed our many visits with them, sharing stories and things we have in common. We head out tomorrow for the remainder of our adventure, but are a little sad to leave this part behind.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanted wonderland cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a great little cabin! It was clean, comfortable, and relaxing. Jutta and Rainer are amazing people who went above and beyond to make sure we had all the comforts of home. Thank you both for a wonderful vacation!!

The Arctic circle tour was a lot of fun!! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this amazing review. We always try to spoil our guests aus good as we can. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Arctic Circle Tour as well. Thanks for the wonderful review in our guest Book. But the best was my great surprise how clean you left our cabin. Awesome guests, please Comeback soon:)
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Nice Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the last week of February at this cabin and it was perfect to discover that part of Alaska! Cabin is relly clean and Jutta and Rainer very nice hosts!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marie and Bastien, It was a wonderful feeling to talk to French people again, we enjoyed having you here. I am looking forward seeing you again, maybe in summer for canoeing:)
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Would book again!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the hospitality, cleanliness, and location. We drove ourselves and it was easy to find from the airport. Jutta is very attentive to anything you may need, and we were warm and cozy. Easy commute into Fairbanks and surrounding areas. We are happy that we chose to stay here during our trip to North Pole rather than in town or in a hotel!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We are always happy when our guests feel comfortable. Best wishes from North Pole Jutta
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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

North Pole Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Pole Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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.

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