Enjoy the peace of Alaska's beauty – listen to the birds and relish the tangible quiet of Alaska at its best. Our beautiful birch themed residence will provide rest and refreshment.
The sanctuary studio has a lower level private entrance, full kitchen, full bathroom, and a King sized bed, (or two twins depending on your needs), a private lawn under the eagle's favorite sitting tree.
*If you are needing more space, we have a bed and breakfast that sleeps four additional people in two rooms separate from the Birch Sanctuary space. ("Woodland Glade" has a queen in one room and a twin and fold down bed in the other room.)
Our house is located near the end of a drive where it is peaceful and quiet. Our beautiful lot overlooks Snow Goose Pond and is surrounded by birch and spruce trees, sprinkled with vibrant flowers. We have a majestic, panoramic view of the Chugach and Talkeetna mountains. Occasionally we have moose wander into our yard.
Only one hour away from Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, you can rent a vehicle and easily find our quiet sanctuary. Free parking on site.
Hike the Butte – 30 minute drive - Relatively short hike to view the Knik Glacier and Mat Valley
Hike Lazy Mountain – 20 minute drive - 3,000 ft climb for a panoramic view of the Matanuska Valley. The only thing "lazy" about the mountain is it's name.
Hike and explore the Hatcher Pass area – About 25 minute drive - endless hiking and adventure above tree line. Explore the old Independence Mine…
Reindeer Farm – 20 minute drive where you can take a short tour and feed the reindeer. It's been a hit with guests of all ages.
Fishing: We can help you find great fishing guides. Salmon are caught in several local rivers or you can drive the Parks Highway to Homer or Seward and book a ocean sea guide to catch salmon or halibut. If you want to eat your fresh-caught fish, we have a barbecue available!
Musk Ox Farm – 10 minute drive - Take time to see the local Musk Ox herd. What a unique, archaic and beautiful animal! Babies are born the beginning of May, so you can watch the family interaction.
Golf: Four golf courses in the area.
White Water Rafting within an hours drive
Glaciers: You can drive one hour up the Glenn Highway which is truly one of the most spectacular drives in the world and see the Matanuska Glacier. You can actually walk on the glacier.
Arrange flying tours to see Knik Glacier.
Denali National Park - Less than 5 hour drive
Seward - 3.5 hour drive, Resurrection bay and ocean tours offering spectacular scenery including cliffs and glaciers., marine wildlife including whales, sea lions, otters, orcas, porpoises.
We are 15 minutes from excellent cross-country skiing at Government Peak Ski Area and 25 minutes away from top quality ski trails in Hatcher Pass.