North Pole Nancy Nancy Petersen
About North Pole Nancy Nancy Petersen
I was born in the Alaskan Territory and raised in this area, the daughter of early Alaskan Pioneers. My father is the first civilian to drive the Alaska Highway and he entered Fairbanks in November 1943 after a long trip up the Alcan as it was being built. He met my mother, who was here, working as a flight instructor. The two of them flew, together and separately here in Alaska. Flying became a lifetime venture, with my father, retiring in 1980 after an accident-free career in public air transportation in Alaska airspace. I, myself became a licensed pilot, but opted for a life on the ground, raising my sons and now a grandson. I enjoy earth bound things and am deeply rooted here in the 'frozen north'. As a child, I rode around with my father in a 1925 Model T Ford truck. Even now, it still runs, and I drive it for the enjoyment of the general public. Pictured here is me, and the old truck.
North Pole Nancy Nancy Petersen purchased this Cabin in 1999
Why North Pole Nancy Nancy Petersen chose North Pole
I fell in love with this place because it is such a 'retreat' and so 'Alaskan'. I love the log home look and feel, and I enjoy the wooded, private environment here. The water nearby is peaceful and such a great place for the ducks to nest and raise their young. It is a peaceful place to wake up each morning and to go to bed each night. You can hear the birds singing and the chatter of squirrels, and the sounds of nature are not drowned out by the sounds of the nearby highway.
What makes this Cabin unique
Available year round with comfort, warmth, privacy, and convenience. Our North Pole Cabin is located in a peaceful setting, great for tourists, and also great for folks working or visiting in the area. We are 9 minutes from the Eielson Air Force Base and 20 minutes from the Ft Wainwright Army Base. We are 7 minutes from the Oil Refinery, and 20 minutes from downtown Fairbanks. If you are WORKING, TOURING, or VISITING FAMILY our North Pole Cabin is a great choice for many reasons, including having a memorable 'cabin experience' in ALASKA!!
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE. NO smoking in cabin.
Smokers are requested to smoke outside the cabin and NOT to bring any ashtray items into the cabin at all. Penalty for smoking inside. $250
Pets are occasionally allowed at the discretion of the owner. Kenneled and leashed are part of our pet allowance agreement.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our Alaskan Honeymoon!!
The property was beautiful!! The owner, Nancy, was so helpful and amazing! She went out of her way to help us not only around the property, but also the town. The views are breathtaking, and the cabin is adorable. We met Nancy's grandson, and had a blast ice skating and playing hockey with him on the pond. It was truly a great experience. We will definitely be coming again!!
We had a great time staying here. Nancy was so kind and helpful. Location was easy to find. She has great recommendations for places to visit. The view was incredible. The bed was comfortable.
Glad you enjoyed your stay here and also excited to know that you saw, not just A MOOSE, but SIX moose!! Wow! What a treat! You are a nice couple and I hope to have you return for another stay. Hope your family can join you as well next time.
I loved the cabin and meeting the owner, Nancy. Everything was perfect.
Lynn was a nice guest, traveling on her own, and enjoying herself. I would rent to her again.
Thanks, Lynn and keep up your adventurous travel.
Wonderful cabin , everything that you needed was provided by Nancy . The cabin was clean and very comfortable , for my husband and I to stay . Beautiful log design , both inside and out . Got to meet Nancy’s father through a interesting DVD , about his younger days coming to Alaska. Must say he was quite a storyteller. Great Place
I’m always pleased when guests say the cabin met their needs and even beyond that, when they enjoyed and appreciated my long past (but terrific) father. Glad you enjoyed his story telling. He truly was an awesome ‘entertainer’. of sorts—had a real great history and enjoyed a career as a pilot from bush to 737.
Both my parents were pleased to watch this cabin being built and it was their style of raising me that has made me a natural host all these many years.
Now, I teach my grandson to be gracious and helpful and so it goes on and on.
Come again one day. You were wonderful guests and you took extra good care of my cabin— even folding the soiled linens. Thanks for the help.
Clean, Quiet, Perfect
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Nancy is a wonderful host! The cabin is very clean, and offers good privacy. Very tranquil, yet close to everyday amenities. We look forward to our next stay there!
Visiting North Pole, Alaska
The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Nancy was a very good host and kept us informed of the check-in process before we arrived.
Our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. The cabin is set in the woods surrounded by pine trees making for a very delightful setting.
So glad that you were comfortable during your stay as you reminisced past times when you lived in this area years ago. I have enjoyed having this cabin available to be a second tiny home for folks wishing to be comfortable while they explore, reminisce, and visit important factors in their lives. Hope to have you come again. Best of everything to you. You were great guests, leaving the cabin as lovely as you found it. Thank you.
VACATIONING or WORKING in the area, our NORTH POLE CABIN can serve as your HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME. We rent out daily, weekly or monthly.
If what you are seeking is a RETREAT and a true VACATION, our NORTH POLE CABIN can provide just that. Tours and schedules do not have to be part of your plans. RESTFUL NIGHTS, QUIET DAYS, and PRIVACY are available right here at our NORTH POLE CABIN.
MASSAGE THERAPY is available (by appointment).
Full body massage , 60-75 minutes on the table $65.
Now for things to do WINTER OR SUMMER:
Our North Pole Cabin is available year round and a visit to the home of Santa Claus is a 'must-do'. Winter or summer Santa is available at the SANTA CLAUS HOUSE for a visit and/or photos.
The Northern skies offer a chance to see the NORTHERN LIGHTS. We are in a dark area, good for viewing the splendor of the night sky. (Especially good September -April). Should you need to drive to a better viewing location, there are choices nearby within 1-3 miles of our cabin.
CHRISTMAS IN ICE, a December event, is a 'must-do' as well. Here, lovely ice sculptures and slides for the kids will impress you.
Starting in late February and running thru March we have DOG RACES, and an ICE FESTIVAL. Watching the races, keeping track of race times, and seeing the lively dogs in action is entertaining. Observing the stunning ICE SCULPTURES of ICE ALASKA will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
Taking a DOG SLED RIDE could be one of your most interesting choices. There are a variety of choices for meeting dogs and experiencing an authentic dogsled ride. We have personal experiences with some of the local mushers and would be happy to refer you.
SPRINGTIME comes quickly, the snow leaves us, and with the long daylight hours, the grasses and flowers flourish. Everything turns green overnight and by mid-June, all around the cabins, once covered with snow, flowers cascade over the sides of planters, and wild flowers bloom as they so choose.
Our cabin windows are equipped with 'light blocking shades' for your comfort and GOOD SLEEP through the sunny nights of the Land of the Midnight Sun.
SUMMER SOLSTICE is celebrated June 21st and attendance at the MIDNIGHT SUN BALLGAME is a must. $15 for a ticket and you can watch a lively professional ballgame that starts at 10PM and finishes well after midnight on a ball field with no artificial light!
Late July, celebrates the GOLD RUSH and we have a week of games, events, and parade. Our North Pole Cabin is proud to display and drive a 1925 MODEL T FORD. This truck was purchased new and was a work truck for the local gold mining operation. It has been in our family now since 1946 and is 'held together entirely by rust'. But she runs--and has been running around this area and in the local parade every year since 1949. This year will be the the 64th consecutive tour of duty for the ol' girl. Get your picture taken sitting inside the cab or go for a ride if you can.
See PIONEER PARK: Within Pioneer Park, See THE AIR MUSEUM , the PIONEER MUSEUM Play MINIATURE GOLF Picnic, eat at SALMON BAKE, enjoy the PLAYGROUND.
Take a RIVERBOAT RIDE.
Drive or ride to THE ARCTIC CIRCLE.
Visit the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA MUSEUM.
Visit THE KNOTTY SHOP for Alaskan gifts.
Visit THE SCREAMING WEASEL for truly unique gifts.
Eat at LITTLE RICHARDSON FAMILY DINER in North Pole.
Sixty (60) miles from our NORTH POLE CABIN site, and an easy DAY TRIP, are HOT SPRINGS (open year round). A visit is worth the drive, and a tour of the ICE MUSEUM will be memorable. Stopping for a HIKE at ANGEL ROCKS is highly recommended (Angel Rock hike is FREE).
DENALI PARK is 150 miles from our NORTH POLE CABIN. This can be a DAY TRIP, but the best advice would be for you to plan to see the park as you come or go during your trip between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Should you want to take a QUICK TRIP to the park, it would be recommended that you at least allow 2 full days. Drive down one day and start your explorations, overnight there at the park, and continue with a big day exploring, with a late night return to our area. (Better yet, choose to return on the 3rd day of your DENALI PARK adventure).
SANTA CLAUS himself has stayed right here at our NORTH POLE CABIN, as is pictured on our website during one of his visits. This year, he is retreating with us for the whole summer, and he may be seen mowing the lawn or watering flowers. (He may or may not be wearing his red suit, but you can ask to see his drivers license, and sure enough he is the REAL McCOY--SANTA CLAUS).