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

Primrose, AK, USA
  • Cabin640 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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)


Jan-Ake Schultz

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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


    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Main room
        1 double
      • Loft
        4 twin/ single, via ships ladder


        • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, Dry Outhouse

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
            • Mountain View
            • Rural
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Fireplace
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                          40 yards from Cabin- garden cart provided to move supplies
                        • Towels Provided
                          In sauna
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Pantry Items
                              Paper plates/cups provided as well
                            • Stove


                                • Dining
                                  covered picnic table
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                      Scrabble/ Monopoly


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • smoking allowed
                                              only outside on covered deck
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Sauna
                                                  Lakefront, wood fired, 100 yards away through the forest


                                                    • museums
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              31 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful time roughing it

                                                              Martha C.

                                                              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!


                                                              Rustic but rewarding cabin experience

                                                              Brian C.

                                                              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.

                                                              Awesome Cabin!

                                                              Megan B.

                                                              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!

                                                              The way Alaska was meant to be experienced!

                                                              Kim C.

                                                              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.

                                                              Cabin in the woods

                                                              Jennifer S.

                                                              Everything was perfect!! Loved our stay!


                                                              Lucy Z.

                                                              One of the best lodging in our week stay in the seward area. Will book this place again.


                                                              Primrose, AK, USA

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                                                              31 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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