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The Nabesna Cabin at Kenai Lake! Alaska-Real-Simple

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 Adirondack 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 Wind In The Trees, Bush Plane Flybys, The Alaska Railroad 6 Times A Day On Your Doorstep, And Our local Eagle ( She Sounds Like A Big Chicken!)

The Toilet Facilities Are An Outhouse and Bathing Can Be Done At the lakefront sauna 200 yards through the woods at the lake- 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 #707453, #790188, and #790190)

More Details

Jan-Ake Schultz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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 lift off the ferns, 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:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Dry Outhouse
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Main room - 1 double
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , via ships ladder
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Nabesna Cabin at Kenai Lake! Alaska-Real-Simple
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again. It was nice to get away from the electronic life for a few days. The outhouse & outdoor shower was a new experience but was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Memorable stay surrounded by cheer nature...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Cabins are beautiful and cozy, surrounded by nature and beautiful river. We highly recommend this...

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful time roughing it

  • 5 of 5

Where should I start?

Got an upgrade to a lake side, the fire was fantastic wood provided, all cooking utensils and condiments available in cabin, great view, clean cabin!, Lots of windows!

No running water and an outhouse, so this was perfect compromise between a hotel room and camping. The lady wasn't fond of the outhouse but managed! Didn't get a chance to try the boats/sauna but it looked great!

Thanks Gary! Very please to inn keeper!

Almost hesitant to review as I don't want to share this one!


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic but rewarding cabin experience

  • 4 of 5

Great place, great management, and the place was accurately described.

It's a quirky property, with the amenities beside the cabin scattered amidst the woods, with a semi-outdoor shower and DYI wood-fired sauna and hot tub. Its place on Kenai Lake is gorgeous, and we enjoyed taking out a rowboat for views of the surrounding snow-spotted mountaintops and glaciers.

For us, the outhouse, a primitive setup, was too much to bear, so we tried to use bathrooms while we were in town. Property would be better, in my opinion, with a modern port-a-potti installed.

Had great cozy fires, and enjoyed the experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin!! It was super quaint and peaceful. The train does come by every now and then but its not even a bother! Loved the seclusion. The cabin had everything we needed. The outside shower was a great surprise. The sauna and hot tub looked super fun, we did not get a chance to use them. Gary, who takes care of the properties was super nice and helpful. Really loved this place and would highly recommend. Definitely will be back! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The way Alaska was meant to be experienced!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this property! If you love the outdoors, and want the experience of being off the grid, this is for you! The cabin was clean, beds were super warm and comfortable, and the outdoor space was divine. Plenty of wood for all the fires you want. We spent a day warming the sauna and hot tub, while sitting with a fire by the lake. The outdoor shower was a nice touch, but may not be for everyone. We would go back just to stay at this place again. So relaxing and wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Anchorage ANC
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Mose Pass
Nearest Golf
109 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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