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Fort Alaska - At The Original Big Lake Fish Hatchery - Sleeps 8 comfortably

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


About the property

1500 sqft. Duplex Unit w/3 bedrooms/2 Bathrooms on Meadows Creek near Big Lake

This Vacation Rental has comfortable natural gas central heating to keep you warm year round. 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
Paul Platt
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Paul Platt

The property is managed by Paul Platt an avid fly fisherman and kayak guide.

Paul lives onsite and is key to keeping your stay comfortable and on track.

Paul Platt purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Paul Platt chose Alaska

The Hatchery was established in 1976 by the State of Alaska and reached its peak in the late 1980’s, producing more than 15 million juvenile red salmon a year! Although the Big Lake Fish Hatchery was part of a thriving statewide network of hatcheries, lack of funding forced its closure in 1993.

The facility is now under the control of Fort Alaska Company, although today the Hatchery is quiet, the Fort lives on and being reconstructed as an Alaskan outpost a place to stay and relax and at that certain time of year the salmon still return.

What makes this cabin unique

Property is on a natural 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.


Wasilla Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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

Wasilla 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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