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3 Rustic Elegant Suites (sleep 12+) - Fish, hike, site-see from your doorstep

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Beautiful Alaskan Themed Suites with scenic views - sleeping From 4 To 14.

Moose Comfortable Vacation Rentals is a HIDDEN TREASURE waiting for you to discover. You can relax in luxury and begin your Alaskan adventure.

This particular listing is for our LAZY BEAR SUITE, however, we offer 3 new, totally private, Alaskan themed suites.

These suites can easily sleep from 4 to 14.

Cozy Moose sleeps 4, with an open floor plan - VRBO# (coming soon)

Lazy Bear sleeps 4, with a separate bedroom - VRBO# 673526

Salmon Run sleeps 6, with an open floor plan - VRBO# 670030

Lazy Bear and Salmon Run are adjoining suites and can easily accommodate larger groups. All the suites have a rustic elegance decor with All the Comforts of Home. We have panoramic views of Pioneer Peak, the Chugach mountain range, and the Knik Glacier. Surrounded by woods, there are trails galore to take a leisure stroll and a peaceful meadow to enjoy. We are minutes away from 5 lakes, all stocked with fish. So grab your fishing poles and enjoy the day! Whether a small gathering, or a family reunion, come make our home the start of your Alaskan adventure.


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Donna Davis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

About Donna Davis

Johnnie and Donna came from the deep South, so southern hospitality is a part of who they are. Like other young couples, they came to Alaska seeking an adventure, reared their family, and now enjoy their grandchildren.

Johnnie has worked in the Information Technology department of the local electric cooperative for over 36 years. Donna worked as an Administrative Director of the local community senior center, managed an adult day care program for the frail and elderly in a home-based business for 15 years, and recently retired.

Now they are ready for their next adventure, sharing their home and hosting families so others can enjoy their own Alaskan adventure.

Why Donna Davis chose Gateway

Palmer is a small community town, populated by colonists in the 1930s, with a lot of history that is still remembered and celebrated with Colony Day events in June and December. Combine the small community atmosphere with the breathtaking beauty of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley surrounded by mountains; add the long days of summer that produce the most extraordinary flowers and vegetables highly admired at the Alaska State Fair in late August; and top it off with all the fishing, hunting, 4 wheeling, snow machining, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing in your front and back yard. We have been blessed to have found our small piece of the Last Frontier.

What makes this lodge unique

Location, location, location! Moose Comfortable Vacation Rentals is located on over 3 acres of Alaska wilderness, surrounded by spectacular panoramic views of the Chugach Mountain Range, Pioneer Peak, and the Knik Glacier. Canoe Lake (stocked with fish) is within walking distance and just a bit further is the Kepler-Bradley Lake State Recreation Reserve that includes miles of well-maintained and marked wilderness trails that weave among 13 lakes with stunning mountain views along the way. We border the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge which is rich with wildlife, moose, wolf, beaver, etc., salmon streams, nesting eagles along with other birds of prey, water fowl and migratory birds.

Yet, just a few miles away you will find great restaurants, fun shopping, emergency clinics, and a hospital. And the city of Anchorage, with all of its attractions, is only 35 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a truly wonderful place to stay. It is clean, cozy, quiet, attractive and with all the comforts of home. On a scale of 1-10, it is definitely a "10". I am amazed at all the extras the owners have provided to make the Lazy Bear equipped with anything and everything their guests may need. A great big thank you!! We look forward to staying here again the next time we come to Alaska. Simply could not have asked for a better place to stay.
Mar 2017
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Gateway Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Private bedroom with King size bed (sleeps 2). Queen size deluxe memory foam hide-a-bed (sleeps 2). Pack-N-Play (play pen) available upon request. These suites can easily sleep from 4 to 14. Cozy Moose sleeps 4, with an open floor plan - VRBO# 674142 Lazy Bear sleeps 4, with a separate bedroom - VRBO# 673526 Salmon Run sleeps 6, with an open floor plan - VRBO# 670030
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(32 traveler reviews)

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3 Rustic Elegant Suites (sleep 12+) - Fish, hike, site-see from your doorstep
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Clean, comfortable,super nice. This was my second stay and I plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion at the best place in Alaska

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a nice place to have a family reunion and boy did we find it. Our stay was made so comfortable by the owners as they wanted us to have the best family celebration as possible. They made us feel so welcome and the Lazy Bear Suite was so comfy and cozy . They provided all the comforts of home and more. There wasn't anything overlooked. The beds were so comfortable that it made sleeping so good. All the furnishings were provided with nothing left unturned. Their generosity with details like muffins, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, were provided for a nice treat. The owners provided points of interest to visit and they provided all the brochures needed including maps to all places. The comforts of home even included a washer and dryer and a dishwasher. We couldn't believe how everything was thought of.

The view was stunning from the front porch with views of snow capped mountains, and there was plenty of room for all to enjoy including the fire pit, the playground area and bar-b-que areas for all the hamburgers and hot dogs you can cook. Parking was close to the suite and had easy access too. There were many close by lakes to fish at and the owners provided fishing poles for us to use. The town of Palmer was quaint and the museum was interesting and we found the gardens to be big and beautiful.

We will return for another visit in the future and we recommend Moose Comfortable Vacation Rentals to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEARy Beautiful - Quite a PAWSitive Experience

  • 5 of 5

It is obvious the time, love and care that went into putting this place together. It is really lovely and the perfect location for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lazy Bear Suite

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful home. Couch has pull-out and there is an extra fold away if needed. Clean inside and outside. Plenty of parking.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and beautifully appointed. You will want for nothing, everything is provided and everything is top quality. As a matter of fact, even if you have to drive out of you way to stay here, do it. The view from your dining area table and back porch is beautiful. We cooked on the top quality grill outside and had wine while overlooking the mountain range.The owners/managers Johnny and Donna are extremely responsive to all your communications. It is close to Wasilla which is a prosperous area and all types of stores are there, including what has become our favorite grocery store, Fred Meyer. It is 60 miles from the Matanuska Glacier where you can take a tour of the glacier or just walk out on it by yourself. It will cost you $30 to walk the glacier or $100 to take a guided tour. The owners/managers Johnny and Donna are extremely responsive to all your communications.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family was very impressed with the 3 suites.

  • 5 of 5

We were in AK to watch ABL baseball & to do a little sightseeing and exploring. When we first walked into the suites, we said, "Wow! These are beautiful." The suites were very clean, decorated nicely, had all the basics we needed for our stay, and the location near Palmer and Anchorage was perfect for our family. The owners were very friendly and willing to make our stay great in any way. They were also very accessible if needed. We really enjoyed having a grill, internet, a washer & dryer, and the capability to have access between two of the suites. The views are amazing and the property is really nice. We would definitely come back & highly recommend it. We didn't get a chance to use the fire pit or to spend a lot of time outside due to the weather, but that would have only enhanced the visit even more. Beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37.5 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Palmer Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Alaska Railroad Depot in Wasilla
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Glenn Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Colony Kitchen (Noisy Goose)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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