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Birch Grove Sanctuary Studio in Central Mat. Valley, on Peaceful Garden Lot

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Birch Grove Sanctuary has a king sized bed which can be made into two twins

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy the peace of the outdoors – listen to the birds and relish the tangible quiet of Alaska at its best. Sit around the fire ring and watch the local eagles soar into Alaska’s midnight sun evenings!

Our sanctuary studio has a lower level private entrance, full kitchen, full bathroom, and a King sized bed, or two twins depending on your needs.

If you are needing more space, we have a bed and breakfast that sleeps four additional people in two rooms. We have 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 is surrounded by birch and spruce trees, sprinkled with vibrant flowers. We have a gorgeous, 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.


SUMMER ACTIVITIES:

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 – 30 minute drive

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, marine wildlife, and glaciers

WINTER:
We are 15 minutes from excellent cross-country skiing at Government Peak Ski Area and 25 minutes away from several ski trails in Hatcher Pass.

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+1 9078412670
9AM to 9PM Alaska Time

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    If you have children, we have a bed and breakfast in our house that has 2 bedrooms as a unit, one with a queen sized bed and the other has a twin and fold out....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The studio apartment includes a king sized bed that can be made into two twins, depending on need. There are a couple of comfortable chairs, a small dining table, a TV, and a full kitchen with all dishes you will need....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom has a full tub/shower, sink, and wardrobe. Shampoo, hairdryer available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We are surrounded by gorgeous rugged mountains. Stupendous view! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Parking is available to the left of our garage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is access to our washer and dryer if needed. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen includes small refrigerator, stove, double sink and lots of cupboard space. Microwave and dishes and cookware. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    You are welcome to use our grill....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$89
$533 $800
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$109
$649
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Anchorage
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Palmer
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whittier
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Palmer
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Wasilla
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Glenn Highway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Palmer
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hatcher Pass
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mirror Lake

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We are long time Alaskans. Philip worked with the Forest Service for many years and later became a pastor. He is an avid hiker, a back-packing enthusiast, an experienced cross-country skier and loves white-water kayaking. Sondra’s family came to Alaska before it was a state of the U.S. She considers it a privilege to have grown up in the old, “real” Alaska in a small bush town on the Yukon River. She values the Alaskan native culture and feels that her growing up years, which included a family dog team, were very enriching. Both of us have traveled the world extensively and value other cultures. We love meeting new people, and welcome others to the peace of our home. Our golden retriever dog is part of the enthusiastic welcome you will receive here. We both love the untamed beauty of Alaska and the God who created it. Because of Philip’s experience in the grand Matanuska Valley area and beyond, he will be able to direct you to fabulous outdoor experiences and possibly join you as time allows.

Why the Owner Chose Palmer, AK, USA:
Thirteen years ago, when we were looking for a lot to build our house, we kept coming back to this one because of its peaceful setting and the mountain views in several directions. Because of its proximity to the mountains as well as to the stores in the valley and the closeness to an international airport, we feel it is an ideal location.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Our two and a half acre lot includes a 1/4 acre of lawn, a rock garden, and lots of flowers, surrounded by spruce and birch trees. We are close to lots of recreation including sightseeing, fishing, hiking, and cross-county skiing.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Birch Grove Sanctuary has a king sized bed which can be made into two twins

    Birch Grove Sanctuary has a king sized bed which can be made into two twins

  • Birch Grove Sanctuary includes a full kitchen

    Birch Grove Sanctuary includes a full kitchen

  • Our house on the hill

    Our house on the hill

  • Walkway to Birch Grove Sanctuary

    Walkway to Birch Grove Sanctuary

  • Walkway down to Birch Grove Sanctuary

    Walkway down to Birch Grove Sanctuary

  • The front deck is a great place to relax on sunny evenings

    The front deck is a great place to relax on sunny evenings

  • We occasionally have moose walk through our yard.

    We occasionally have moose walk through our yard.

  • From our upper deck - winter has its own beauty

    From our upper deck - winter has its own beauty

  • Reed Lakes Trail in Hatcher Pass

    Reed Lakes Trail in Hatcher Pass

  • Gold Mint Trail in Hatcher Pass

    Gold Mint Trail in Hatcher Pass

  • Autumn in Hatcher Pass

    Autumn in Hatcher Pass

  • Studio sanctuary

    Studio sanctuary

  • Full bathroom

    Full bathroom

  • Our rock garden with Talkeetna Mountains in the background

    Our rock garden with Talkeetna Mountains in the background

  • Geraniums along the pathway

    Geraniums along the pathway

  • Birch Grove Sanctuary

    Birch Grove Sanctuary

  • Young moose calves learning about their world.

    Young moose calves learning about their world.

  • Hiking in Hatcher Pass!

    Hiking in Hatcher Pass!

  • Playing games in our yard

    Playing games in our yard

  • A fun morning catching salmon.

    A fun morning catching salmon.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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