Birch Grove Sanctuary Studio in Central Mat. Valley, on Peaceful Garden Lot
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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
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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9AM to 9PM Alaska Time
Member since: 2015
- On floor 1
- 300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
- Primary: +1 9078412670 9AM to 9PM Alaska Time
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Birch Grove Sanctuary has a king sized bed which can be made into two twins
Birch Grove Sanctuary includes a full kitchen
Our house on the hill
Walkway to Birch Grove Sanctuary
Walkway down to Birch Grove Sanctuary
The front deck is a great place to relax on sunny evenings
We occasionally have moose walk through our yard.
From our upper deck - winter has its own beauty
Reed Lakes Trail in Hatcher Pass
Gold Mint Trail in Hatcher Pass
Autumn in Hatcher Pass
Our rock garden with Talkeetna Mountains in the background
Geraniums along the pathway
Birch Grove Sanctuary
Young moose calves learning about their world.
Hiking in Hatcher Pass!
Playing games in our yard
A fun morning catching salmon.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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