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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
lodge
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Gateway Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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.

Website: www.MooseComfortable.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Donna Davis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016

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 Palmer

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

3 Rustic Elegant Suites (sleep 12+) - Fish, hike, site-see from your doorstep
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Fantastic, a must see!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just absolutely loved the stay in the bear cabin. No detail was missed. From the minute we walked in the door until we sadly had to depart we just felt at home, relaxed and comfortable. The fireplace was going and there were many amenities like an outdoor grill and a beautiful area with a fire pit. My husband and I had coffee in the mornings and watched the sun rise over the mountains. We felt like we were miles away but only a few short miles from Palmer. The town was adorable and all amenities and shopping were close and easy to access. Remarkable hiking, fishing and outdoor adventures were within 20 minutes. Hatchers Pass is a must for those who love hiking or Gold mining history buffs We will definely be repeat customers. Thanks for the wonderful Mat-Su Valley stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful suite in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I unloaded our things and headed out to the Alaska State Fair just down the road. Upon our return we noticed that the owners (Johnnie & Donna) had placed some candy and giant muffins on the counter top for us --- such a nice touch. We were so pleased with the suite and wish we had more time than the 3 days there. It is furnished so perfectly with the Lazy Bear theme and everything is top notch from the bed, appliances, TV's and everything else. Our next trip to Alaska will certainly include another stay at this wonderful suite and location.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful suite with tremendous view. Everything one needs for a short or long stay. Alaska "Bear" decor was so cute. Loved the place and would definitely stay again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Second visit....still impressed

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd time staying here. See my previous review. Everything was just as excellent as the first visit. The Davis' are great people. I highly recommend their rental suites.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and Charming

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Bear not only met, but wildly exceeded our expectations! We arrived in Alaska just before midnight very tired and stressed from our journey up from Colorado. We walked into our suite and felt instantly at home. The bed was so comfy; we usually have trouble sleeping away from home, but that wasn't a problem here! The next morning we went grocery shopping and spent the day settling in. We noticed all of the details in the Lazy Bear--decor, pamphlets for local attractions, books in the bookshelf, and some muffins on the counter. It was Father's Day, we cooked a lovely steak dinner on the grill and sat on the deck overlooking the mountains--it was so tranquil. We had a very very busy week and every night we looked forward to going back to the Lazy Bear--it was our home away from home. I cannot thank Donna and Johnnie Davis enough for creating such an amazing experience for us! We will be recommending the Lazy Bear and staying there the next time we go to Alaska!

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc ?

Absolutely!

Was the property clean and well-maintained ?

It was spotless and up to date.

Did the owner provide good customer service ?

Donna and Johnnie were amazing!

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives ?

I would highly recommend the Lazy Bear to everyone.

What activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike near by ?

Attractions: Reindeer Farm, Musk Ox Farm, Hatcher Pass, St. Nicholas Spirit Houses, ect.

Restaurants: Turkey Reds--wonderful food!; The Noisy Goose; Vagabond Blues

-Andrew & Brenda

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I would give it 10 stars, if I could

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Lazy Bear suite for a month while looking at real estate in Alaska. I've traveled quite a bit over the years and this place was by far the best experience I've ever had in any hotel, cabin, B&B, or any other type of rental. The owners obviously put a lot of thought and effort into every last detail of how the suite was outfitted. There is a beautiful view from the windows and the area is very quiet. The interior is decorated very nice. And the owners are wonderful people...very down to earth and friendly. I can't think of one single thing that needs any improvement in the suite or on the property. I'm sure I'll be back and I will tell friends and family back in Texas they need to stay in the Lazy Bear suite or one of the other two when they visit Alaska.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
37.5 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
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

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Rates & Availability

Gateway Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$735
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$900
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Gateway Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 14
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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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