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The Alaskan Log Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom cabin nestled in Healy, Alaska.

This sweet cabin is rustic with all the modern necessities. Although it sits in a quiet neighborhood, it feels like you are miles away from civilization. Do not be surprised if you hear the wolves howling or the moose walking though the yard.

Two Queen Bed, Four Twin beds. One full bathroom and one 3/4 Bathroom. Includes Gas Stove, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer, Direct TV, Hi Speed internet, and has 4G cell service.

Enjoy the barbecue and fire pit on the deck. (Firewood is not included. The trees on our lot are not to be cut for fire wood.) All ages will have fun playing horse shoes in the horseshoe pit that is located right on the property.

More Details

Matt and Vicki Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Matt and Vicki Nelson

Matt and I are life long Alaskans. We moved to Healy, from Anchorage, in 2012 to work at the Usibelli Coal Mine. We fell in love with this community and enjoy all the visitors in the summer time. Our passions are four wheeling, fishing and moose hunting.

Matt and Vicki Nelson purchased this house in 2013

Why Matt and Vicki Nelson chose Alaska

We recently purchased a larger home close by to accomodate our friends and family that come to visit. We are using the log home as a rental until our retirement.

What makes this house unique

It just is the wonderful Alaskan dream to live in a log home and yet still have the comforts of civilization. Awsome experience!


Healy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Down Stairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Open Room - No door
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

The Alaskan Log Cabin
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
Lakewood, CO


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was clean, well maintained and easy to find. Loved the quiet location. It was totally worth the nightly price for 2 couples. If you fill all the beds, it's worth its weight in gold! Enjoyed the fire pit. Purchase wood at Miners Market (less than 5 minutes drive from the house). Appreciated the full kitchen for breakfast and dinner. Full size washer and dryer was a definite bonus as this allowed us to prepare for the next part of our adventure. Beds comfortable. Wifi worked well.

Matt and Vicky's advise for touring the area was spot on although I'd say our travel time to Denali park entrance was 20 minutes in addition to waiting for construction delays (and I'm a speed violator!).

Appreciated staying in local neighborhood vs. Glitter Gulch. Why would you stay with the crowds while visiting this remote paradise when you can experience how a local would.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place! Would definitely stay again!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Alaskan Lights Log Cabin! I was in touch with Vicki about 2 weeks before arriving. She was very friendly and shared lot of useful tips about the place, safety, where to buy groceries, etc. The property was very clean with all the amenities that you would ever need. We were there for 3 nights and felt as if we were staying at home. The fridge and the shelves also had lot of items which helped. The location was about 10-12 miles north of Denali National Park's Main Entrance. It was a very convenient location for us (a group of six).

Vicki was an extremely wonderful host. We were arriving after midnight and had lost our way. We took a wrong path and had wandered about 3-4 miles into a jungle with no one around. I called up Vicki in the middle of the night. She woke up from her sleep and came to find us. She called me to find out where we were, drove her jeep inside the jungle and guided us to the property. This is a gesture we will never forget. Who would wake up in the middle of the night and drive their vehicle in the middle of the jungle with no one around to help you? This is something unheard of.

I would definitely stay at this place again! Thank you so much Vicki for allowing us to stay at your place and helping us in the middle of the night.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cabin but could do with a clean

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was Oman great loacation. It was well stocked although too much stuff has been left in the cupboards so there was no space for our groceries - which you should but way before you get to Denali

It needs a good clean. The logs that made up the walls very dusty and the inside of the kitchen cupboards dirty. We also found a sock under the sofa and broken electrical socket.

We did have a lovely time but it did/does need a good clean

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 nights at Healy

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations.Well supplied kitchen.Vicky was very helpful.Good location. Quiet and peaceful.Would stay here again if we ever come back to Alaska.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Mid-August 2016 - we stayed here for 4 nights with 5 people (my wife, daughter and my parents). The house is a little hidden, but after finding it the first time, we had no problems (the area in general has a lot of dirt roads that don't always have street signs). Vicki was nice enough to drive by so we could follow her and show us around the house.

Location: Healy is about a 15 minute drive north of the Denali Park entrance. We loved that it was away from the expensive hotels, yet close enough that we did have a few meals there. The Denali area in general isn't very big - there's only about 10 restaurants and no grocery stores (pick it up in Anchorage before you get there or some stuff is at the nearby gas station). Expect to pay more (paid $5 for a dozen eggs + $6 for a 1/2 gallon of milk).

House: It is a log cabin that gives you the feel of "Alaska". Loved that it had spices, coffee and pancake mix (we picked fresh blueberries out back and made blueberry pancakes). It was great having the convenience of a washing machine (with detergent). The beds and linens were super comfortable. With only 5 of us...we were able to spread out.

I would highly recommend this place and we would stay here again. Except this time we'll buy some groceries before we get there and throw some food on the BBQ!

Thanks again Vicki!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, WI

Beautiful cabin - thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Were greeted by lovely blooming flowers surrounding the cabin and a well manicured lawn. The cabin had plenty of sleeping space and room for our party of four to spread out. The kitchen was well stocked which came in handy. We played several games of horseshoes and the Outlaws ruled!

The location was great as it allowed easy travel to our destinations of Denali and Fairbanks. Matt & Vicki had great recommendations/tips while visiting the park and local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This cozy cabin is only 10 miles away from the Denali National Park. Out the back door and you are walking in peace down the powerline trail which enjoys moose, wolves, fox, bears, and a variety of birds.


Rates & Availability

Healy House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 10 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

25% cancellation of initial payment will be reserved if cancelled 30 days or more of reserved date. If cancelled less than 30 days of reservation, the entire deposit will be forfeited.
This house has a steep stair way. Elderly and children may need assistance.
Check In Time: 3:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:00 am
Quiet time: 9:00 pm Monday- Thursday. 10:00 pm Friday-Sunday. Please keep our hardworking neighbors in mind.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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