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Log Chalet with views... Only Minutes From Fairbanks

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Views of the Mountains and City, plus a Great Spot to See the Northern Lights

Enjoy Fairbanks from above... in the hills with a sunny south facing view…ski or hike out your door from this beautiful log cottage (or yurts.. separate listing) located right on the ski hill…

Both house and yurts feature:

*Scenic views + hiking and ski trails

*Great northern lights viewing!

*Private guest kitchens; fully equipped with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery

*Fully furnished; high quality linens, kitchenware, utensils, appliances

*Full bathroom with tub+shower and private washer/dryer

*All utilities provided including large screenTV with premium cable channels plus Internet/WiFi

*Use of shared hot tub

*Nearby historic sites, gold panning, dog mushing, natural hot springs, arctic cultural events, river or ice fishing, ice sculptures, and lots more! Owner is a long-time resident and retired teacher with plenty of local knowledge and willing to assist with reservations, etc.

Upper Log House specifically features:

*Mountain King Suite with panoramic south and west views; Shower + jetted spa tub w/view ; King Size bed w/memory foam mattress and luxurious bedding; private in room washer/dryer, massage chair & TV

*Plus two other bedrooms and a less private twin loft room... plus fold out double in great room...sleeps up to 9+ (extra floor beds and cots if needed)

"Great Room" offers a well stocked bookshelf, game collection and, of course, mountain and city views.

*Access upper deck and outdoor hot tub on lower deck from either this room or from bedroom suite. A grill is also available on the deck for guest use in summer; wood stove in winter.

**Note that the rental includes exclusive use of the upper two floors with private entrance and parking. The first floor has a small occupied apartment with its own separate entrance and parking.

** For more information/photos/availability on the 2 yurts ... see separate listing on this site "Deluxe Mountain Yurt"

Mountain Moose...An alpine getaway…and a short drive from downtown Fairbanks!

More Details

Owner
Colleen Smith
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Amenities

Fairbanks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one full bathroom on the top floor with bedroom 2, bedroom 3 and the loft. There is one full bathroom on the main level for the living room and king bedroom. In addition there is a half bath on main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • In addition, the living room has a fold down full size futon and there is an upstairs open loft space with a twin bed. There are several cots and floor cushion beds if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Log Chalet with views... Only Minutes From Fairbanks
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

Warm and Charming

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a weekend retreat out of town with a wood stove and place that felt home-y. We LOVED Colleen's log cabin! Beautiful view, sunny day, snow caked trees, and the we kept the wood stove burning the whole time. Some of us went to the hot springs but a few of us stayed home to relax. Not too far from town but far enough away to feel removed from the city feel. Colleen was great about communicating before and during our stay. Just what we needed, a weekend away team building with co-workers and enough space for us to have separate areas but living and dining rooms were big enough to host us all. Well stocked kitchen and even some extras such as (oil, spices). Colleen thought of everything! Exactly what you think of when you imagine a remote Alaskan log cabin :)

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved Colleen's beautiful log cabin and her friendly dogs. The perfect spot to stay with family, enjoy a family meal, sleep comfortably, and enjoy the aurora. What an exciting stay we had. The view is incredible. An experience we will always remember.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Fantastic home outside of Fairbanks!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best homes my family has ever rented with VRBO! Great views, plenty of room, hot tub on the deck was a bonus. Loved the foosball table in the kitchen. You can tell this is a family home, very warm and inviting, not your usual rental. The black out curtains in the MBR were appreciated. My daughter loved the alcove with the bed in the loft. We have rented many homes and Colleen's house is special. I also appreciated the detailed and accurate directions along with the info book on the counter, very helpful. Great location, feels like you are in the middle of the forest yet only about 15 minutes into Fairbanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for 6 days in the middle of a long trip through Alaska--it was the perfect place to rest and recharge for the next leg of our journey. We were a bit wary once we got on the unpaved roads leading up to the property (as a side note, yes, the roads leading to it are rough, including the driveway, but you'll quickly get used to it), but any hesitation went away the minute we saw the house! Full of Alaskan charm, equipped with every amenity you could ask for, this place is perfect. The weather didn't exactly cooperate for us while we were there, but we did get to see the Northern Lights one night, and if we had to be kept inside by cold and rainy weather anywhere, this house was the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ravenna
5

Love the cabin

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a rental, STOP here and look no further. This one has everything and more. We could live in it. Colleen was very accommodating. It has beautiful views, well laid out for 6 people and nice room darkening shades in the master. It was a great house to stay in.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The house was roomy and easily accommodated our group of 8. It had everything we could need. The living room and deck offer a great view of Fairbanks and views of the Alaska Range, including Denali (which we were fortunate to see every day of our stay). The house is about 10-15 minute drive from town and part of the drive is on a dirt road, which was no problem for our sedans. My only regret was not getting to meet Colleen as we were out and about everyday!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

**Note that extra guest fees are subject to the same cancellation guidelines as the rest of the reservation. No refunds for extra guests on the reservation that do not arrive unless the owner is notified 60 days in advance; (50% refund if notified 30-60 days in advance). If any additional guests are added to the reservation at any time, please notify owner to arrange the additional payment required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.