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.
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
2 bedroom plus large living room, sleeps 4-7 people, full bath, full kitchen
Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig
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- Jun 21, 2018
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 House in 2014
Why Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig chose Glacier View
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 House 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!
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Worked well for our group
Even though our stay was for only one night, we enjoyed Bear Den cabin and it fit the needs of our group well (we used it to be close to the start of a bike race the next day). It's a great location for those exploring the area--very close to Matanuska Glacier and other activities.
We had 5 adults (1 couple, 3 others) and teenager, but there were places for everyone to sleep, including cots in both the upstairs bedroom and the living room as well as the sleeper sofa. We had had some warmer weather in the days before our stay, so--as is typical in Alaska homes--it was a bit warm in the cabin initially. But opening windows and some time cooled things off nicely. The cabin also had some fans in it that we used, particularly in the upstairs bedroom.
One nice touch that tourists not accustomed to the long Alaska days will appreciate--there are heavy curtains available in all the rooms (or at least the 2 bedrooms) that do a good job of darkening the rooms.
Although there's only 1 bathroom, the shower/toilet area has a separate bifold door from the main bathroom door so that the bathroom sink can be used at the same time.
Brolene Gerwig was very helpful when I called her before our stay to make sure the timing of our arrival and departure would be okay.
So nice having your group!!
Great cabin! There was a mama moose with two calves that hung out by the cabin. It was so cool. We built a fire in the fire out and hung out for a but.
Perfect trip for winter fun! The cabin was clean, cozy and very nice. It was warm and well built with plenty of options for sleeping. The location is incredible and allowed us to ski, sled, snowmachine and hike! The bonus was the ice castle at Victory Camp and the fireworks show. Highly recommend for outdoor enthusiasts or just sight seers.
We had a wonderful night in Sutton as the house so beautiful and clean and has everything.
Bears Den Cabins
Very quiet, peaceful; close to fishing, hiking and the glacer. Views are breathtaking. The cabin was rustic, but functional in every way, and bedrooms were small, but this is what we expected. A great place to stay.
We loved The Bear Den cabin! Just sorry we couldn't stay longer.
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.