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The Cabins at Kenai Lake! Alaska-Real-Simple

Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

A Classic Alaska Dry Cabin on the Shores of Kenai Lake

This is the REAL Thing! An Alaskan recreational cabin located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Off the Grid, No electricity, No cell service, hand pump well water, propane lights, and wood stove for heat. We have a Wild and Remote feel! But we're just moments from the Seward Highway (one of the top rated National Scenic Byways) and 19 miles north of Seward. Most likely you won't want to leave, just chill at the deck fireplace in the steamer chairs, sip your coffee or wine, BBQ some steaks, be....

But if you do have a hankering for adventure- fish charters out of Seward, the Seward Sealife Center, the world famous Kenai and Russian rivers, historic Hope, white water rafting the six mile, scenic floatplane rides, stunning historic trail hikes, and fabulous berry picking are all at your fingertips within 30 minutes or less..

If you are familiar with the forest service cabins all over Alaska and the US west you know the drill. We've just taken it to the next level of comfort! Wood provided! Scenes for Free! The soundtrack is lapping waves, float plane flybys, the Alaska Railroad 6 times a day through the property, and our resident eagle ( she sounds like a big chicken!)

The toilet facilities are an outhouse and bathing can be done at the lakefront sauna. Just like the old sourdoughs....

Swimming and Sauna use are at your Own Risk- the lake is COLD! It is a melted Glacier after all....

(We are 4 cabins located on 15 acres at the headwaters of the Kenai River! Check out our other listings! VRBO #790188, #728022, and #790190)

More Details

Jan-Ake Schultz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jan-Ake Schultz

We moved to Alaska in 2000 and were wonderfully fortunate to acquire this property. After building the cabin and raising Our family here, now is the time to share it with like-minded travelers who will appreciate its unique and magical features

Jan-Ake Schultz purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Jan-Ake Schultz chose Primrose

This is no hotel room. If you sit on the deck and read about Alaska Nellie and the sourdoughs who pioneered this great land you will feel and be a part of the story. The Iditarod National Historic Trail runs along the frozen lakefront in winter......

What makes this cabin unique

History- You will pass the 100 Year old historic cabin on the way in, you will travel the gravel footpaths, you will watch the morning fog burn off the lake, you will witness and hear the flight of sandhill cranes overhead in season


Primrose Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outhouse!
  • Architectural outhouse!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • full bed in main room, two twin beds in loft up a ships ladder
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Cabins at Kenai Lake! Alaska-Real-Simple
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying on Kenai Lake! The location cannot be beat and the facilitities were in perfect order. Gary and his crew do a great job accommodating their guests!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wuerzburg, XX

Awesome 'back-to-the-roots'-experience

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome and secluded cabin in a beautiful and pristine surrounding. We loved the incredible vistas of the lake but our favourite was the rustic charm and the simplicity of the life in the cabin: no electricity, no WIFI, no internet, no running water. Simply awesome – five stars!!! We’ll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Columbia, SC, USA

I loved it! Cozy cabin. I hated to leave it.

  • 5 of 5

everything was ready for us. The location was fantastic, and the cabin had gorgeous views. I absolutely loved it. Stayed 4 nights.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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View is beautiful - cabin was clean but a little too rustic for wife

  • 4 of 5

I knew going into this cabin that it was rustic, so no surprise there. The scenery was beautiful (!!), but the outhouse and outside shower was more than what my wife was comfortable with. The wood burning stove would crank through the wood fast - within an hour of throwing on logs, cabin would be cold. Given my wife likes warm places and given I didn't want to stoke the fire every hour, the 50 degree temps at night even with covers was a little uncomfortable for her. The place was very clean, though. We made it through the three nights OK, but in the future, we will likely stay in some place that has indoor plumbing and environmental control.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Secluded Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just arriving back home from a week long trip to Alaska, both my wife and I agree that our time spent at our little cabin at Kenai Lake was the highlight of our trip. Spending hours each evening on the back porch with a fire burning, enjoying the natural beauty and serenity that property has to offer was absolutely incredible. We both truly look forward to spending several more nights at this amazing property during our next trip up to Alaska!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. We loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Anchorage ANC
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Moose Pass Lodge
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Moose Pass Lodge
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Car: necessary

"Remote" is the Alaskan description of a place off the road system and hard to get to; usually involving float planes, water taxis, snow machines, hiking, or skiing.... We feel "remote!" but are just 30 meters by garden cart from your parked car...




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Swimming and Sauna use are at your Own Risk- the lake is COLD! It is a melted Glacier after all....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.