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Nestled in a quiet community in the Mountains near the Matanuska Glacier

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin


About the property

2 bedroom plus large living room, sleeps 4-7 people, full bath, full kitchen

The Den has one bedroom downstairs with a full bed, and a spacious bedroom upstairs with a queen bed. The log living room has a full size hide-a-bed. There is one bathroom , a full kitchen with a stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and a wash machine and drier. Beautiful porch, and deck with grill, with views of the beautiful Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains wraps around the Den. There is local phone service and internet. Cell phone service nearby, but not at the cabin.

Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig

We, Chuck and Brolene Gerwig, have lived in the community on Victory Road for 23 years, in fact we met while working at Victory Bible Camp at the end of the road! It has been a great place to raise our 4 kids! After having worked at the camp for years Chuck started a construction business in the Glacier View Community, building log and frame houses, remodeling, plowing snow, and little bit of everything! He has had the opportunity to snowmachine the Iditarod trail, helping to film the 2004 Iditarod Dog Sled Race. In 2014 he was featured on Building Alaska. The log home he and his crew built sits beside the Matanuska Glacier. Brolene has so enjoyed raising the kids with this incredible nature right outside our door. She tries to keep up with all that Chuck does, and each week does a day of school nursing in 2 small local schools. The family has been blessed to hunt, snowmachine, 4 wheel, canoe, kayak, and hiked in the area. You don't need to go far to be astounded with the views!

Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig chose Alaska

We bought this property in the fall of 2014 from our dear neighbor who lived here for 36 years. She and her husband bought this, one of the first cabins built on the road, and turned it into their gracious home, which welcomed many over the years. Now we welcome others to come experience the Glacier View area with its beauty and charm.

What makes this cabin unique

Coming to the Bear Den Cabins' Den opens up the chance to experience the rural mountain setting of Glacier View, Alaska. Mountain hiking, canoeing or kayaking at Long Lake, Weiner Lake, or the lakes up the road, glaicer hiking on the Matanuska Glacier, white water rafting on the Matanuska River, all are just minutes away. Several local lodges and Cafes are nearby (10-20 miles). Many things to do. Or just rest in the tranquil quiet of the country road community. Come enjoy it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 4 originally booked at another place, but someone messed up the booking. We ended up here. What a wonderful surprise! We love everything about this cabin and took a lot of pictures.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

PS The flowers are beautiful!!
Aug 2016
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Glacier View Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Towels provided
  • The Den has a full bathroom with bath tub/shower, toilet and sink. Towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom on main floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs spacious bedroom with it's own outside entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper in large living room.
  • Two bedrooms. Upstairs spacious bedroom has a queen bed and a twin cot. Downstairs bedroom has a full bed. Living room has a queen hide-a-bed with extra room around it. Sleeps 4-7 in beds, maximum 8.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Nestled in a quiet community in the Mountains near the Matanuska Glacier
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews

Well equipped and maintained. An excellent visit.

  • 5 of 5

All of the above. A quiet and easy visit. Would hope to visit again...only longer!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a respite

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed a night, however, that said Brolene was a great host: very accommodating as we arrived quite late in the evening. One item to note, there is only 1 bathroom! For a large group that could become an issue.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice views, quiet, and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet, secluded cabin in the middle of the mountains. Has very nice views and is spacious. Comes with a few free snacks! We had a great experience here!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week-Long Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week-long stay at the Gerwig's cozy cabin. It was a beautiful place and could easily room more than 5 people. The Gerwigs were very helpful and accommodating. We definitely would recommend anyone to stay there and enjoy the gorgeous area.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Den is a great place to stay for any groups wanting to get out of Anchorage and check out the Mat-Su area. There is rafting as well as guided ATV tours within a few miles, and the views in the area are spectacular. A very quite and relaxing area, the fire pit in the front yard is a perfect place to hang out in the evening. The cabin was very clean and the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes and cooking utensils making it convienent for those of us travelling from a long distance. The owners were very helpful with all of our questions and had plenty of recommendations for activities to do in the area. This will definitely be the first place I check out for any future summer vactions.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you enjoying the front yard!
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Palmer, AK

Great spot tucked in the foothills of the Talkeetnas, near Matanuska glacier

  • 5 of 5

We comfortably stayed here at this beautiful location for 2 nights with our construction crew of 5. The owner Brolene was great to work with, easy to reach by phone and email, and gave us plenty of feedback on some logistic questions we had for our stay and work in the area. The house was a great fit for 5, and we ended up renting the small den cabin for the second night as our group added a couple more workers. Of note is there is just one bathroom, so plan accordingly. Also there is no cell coverage, but the internet worked fine and texting via internet was a non-issue. There is good cell coverage for those who needed it just down on the main road. Beds were comfortable, the accommodations very clean, and the owners very accommodating to the robust demands of some hardscrabble civil contractors...

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Alaska RailRoad in Wasilla, Alaska
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Glenn Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Long Rifle Lodge
Car: necessary

We are just 10 miles from the spectacular Matanuska Glacier, the largest Glacier in Alaska that can be reach by vehicle. It is 26 miles long and 4 miles at the terminus. A highlight of any trip is a chance to hike on this incredible mountain of ice, or to hike beside it on Lion's Head mountain for out-of-this-world views of the glacier, the mountain ranges surrounding you, and the braided Matanuska River. There is hiking right out your door, up the Talkeetna Range, or along the Glenn Highway, and down to the Matanuska River. We are one half mile from Victory Bible Camp founded in 1947. The Den is one of the first cabins on Victory Road, built in 1972.


Rates & Availability

Glacier View Cabin Rental Rates

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Summer Den rates
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Cash. If you would like to pay with a different credit card when you arrive, please notify us in advance.

There will be a $25 processing charge on all cancellations.
Cancellations made with less than 7 day notice will be charged 50% of total reservation.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of reservation will be charge the total amount of the reservation.
No-shows will be also be charged the total amount of the reservation.
Reservation implies Agreement with Cancellation Policy.

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