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Fort Alaska - Sleeps 8 comfortably or choose adjoining side to sleep 16

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Two adjoining units. Choose one or both. 1500 Sq. ft ea. At Big Lake, AK

Two separate and adjoining Vacation Rentals under one roof. With access doors it allows either small families or large group accommodations,.

With comfortable natural gas central heating to keep you warm year round and advanced water filtration the Alaska water never tasted so good.

With close access to Big Lake recreation it offers a quiet wooded escape with a wrap around deck overlooking Meadows Creek, one of Alaska's anadromous salmon bearing streams.

Fish and Kayak Meadows Creek within 100 feet of this duplex. Situated on a 10 acre parcel known as "Fort Alaska" originally home to the "Big Lake Fish Hatchery" it still has the feel of the Fort that is being rebuilt on this unique property. The Fort offers the wild feel of Alaska yet is in close proximity to Big Lake and Wasilla. The paved road offers year-round access to Alaska adventure.

With modern comforts and upgrades completed in 2016 this unit provides a nice location to relax and call your outpost to adventure.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Maichel
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Jeff Maichel

Jeff Maichel has owned the Fort for 6 years. Semi retired from the pipeline industry Jeff still has a pipeline company that operates in the lower 48 and a tool building company in Bellingham, WA. Jeff has spent much time in Alaska and with properties in Ketchikan and Big Lake he keeps busy.

Spending years on the road has developed Jeff's taste for away from home comfort. In Jeff's younger years he King crab fished out of Kodiak and spent time in the gold fields near Denali. The years have settled him down a bit with his wife and partner of 33 years Carrie who helps manage the details of FortAlaska. Come visit our beautiful retreat.

Jeff Maichel purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Jeff Maichel chose Alaska

The property was designed after spending 25 years on the road at many Marriott and Hilton Hotels.

The design offers clean and tasteful accommodations in a classy comfort semi remote location.

The property consists of 10 acres with lots of room to relax an explore.

What makes this cabin unique

Property is on a natural salmon bearing stream and has Natural gas central heating for easy temperature control. East access to Big Lake and Wasilla but remote enough to keep the feel of Alaska. With two adjoining units you can enjoy one cabin or open the central doors to combine two cabins to make a very large vacation rental.


Big Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a non smoking rental
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , bottom bunk is a full
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout is a full
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing


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Rates & Availability

Big Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 26 2017 - Apr 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
kayak rental fee deposit $50
Tax Rate 5.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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