|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Rainbow Lake Lodge is a completely private cabin home on its own spacious lot in a quiet lake setting in Willow, Alaska. The living area is on the second floor giving guests a panoramic view of the surrounding birch tree forest and beautiful Rainbow Lake. There are two bedrooms upstairs each with a queen size bed and a downstairs bedroom with two twin size beds. There is a full kitchen and the bathroom offers you all the comforts of home.
In the summer there are three docks in different locations along our 1,000 feet of shoreline which gives our guests the opportunity to enjoy the sun as it moves across the sky. We have a short walking trail which winds its way through the property passing our flower and vegetable gardens ending at our gazebo.
Our cabin has two large decks which overlook the lake. Our neighbors on the lake are mainly here on the weekends so if you stay with us during the week you might have the lake mostly to yourself. We have no neighbors that are visable across the lake from the guest cabin which gives you unobstructed views of the Alaska wilderness. There is no public access to the lake so only property owners have access.
We only have one rental on the property so you will not have to share your cabin with any other guests. We have our own cabin on the neighboring property and are always available to answer questions or assist in making your stay an excellent experience.
Rainbow Lake Lodge is located on Rainbow Lake in the heart of the Matanuska Susitna Valley, between Anchorage and Denali National Park, bordering on the Nancy Lake Recreational Area Park in Willow, the home of the Iditarod Sled dog Race restart. There are many summer recreational options. Fishing, hiking, boating, 4 wheeling, flightseeing (Mt McKinley glacier landings), touring the historic Independence gold mine, dogsled demonstrations, sightseeing and more.
Our beautiful property offers an excellent chance to just relax and enjoy the loons calling and the occasional moose, bear, or smaller wildlife that does wander by. The area is well known for its excellent fishing with Willow Creek offering salmon, trout and grayling fishing. Guided trips can be arranged. Fly out trips for flight seeing and fishing can also be arranged.
Keywords: MatSu, Parks Hwy, fishing, Willow, lakeshore, private cabin,
Steve and Sharon are long time Alaskans. We have been bringing our family and friends to the lake since 1978. We built both the vacational rental and our separate Log Cabin Lodge and spend as much time here as we can. Steve is retired from the State of Alaska, has been a pilot, registered hunting guide, enjoys fishing, snow machining, and is a veteran. Sharon operates her own business in Anchorage as a Registered Guardian.
Steve or Sharon Wells purchased this cabin in 1992
We choose this area because it is conveniently located just an hour and half driving time from Anchorage, on a lake with a south facing view, on well maintained roads, with all the conveniences and far enough away to be on the edge of a wilderness type setting.
Quiet. Easy drive from Anchorage. Private Lake. Your own fully equipped apartment with beautiful view of the lake. Excellent stop over to or from Denali National Park. Travel advice and tips from Alaskans who have been to all the tourist points of interest and can offer some tips that will make your visit unique and enjoyable.
We have a fantastic week with Steve & Sharon and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be making annual plans to visit Rainbow Lake in the future to take advantage of the great location and great hospitality. We a great time using Steve as our guide and trip planner and will enjoy our week's worth of memories for years to come.
1.Took a guided fishing trip with Lonn at Hellbentfishing.com where we all caught and released too many rainbows and silver salmon than we could count, truly exceptional.
2. Did a drop off fishing trip out of Talkeetna with TriRivers charter and it was a beautiful day by the river to relax and catch fish.
3. From Talkeetna again we took a flightseeing trip with Talkeetna Air into Denali Park and Mt. McKinley landing on the mountain glacier with absolutely clear and calm skies which provided a camera full of pictures.
4. Day trip to Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine making a loop from Willow over the pass to Wasilla and back.
5.Relaxing by the lake when we took the time.
Truly a trip to remember for years to come.
We had such a wonderful time at rainbow lake lodge. The owners are some of the nicest people we have ever met. So helpful and hospitable. The views from the property are just gorgeous. We brought our young kids and they had the best time. There was plenty for them to do and explore. We will defiantly be bringing our kids here again next summer. Worth every dime I spent!!!!!!
Wonderful property with easy access to most any Alaska adventure! Loved the cabin..very well kept, private and great central location. Great hosts! Highly recommend Mahays Devil River Canyon Tour.
We had a fantastic 2-night stay and wish it could have been longer! Steve was a wonderful host and the cabin had everything you could ask for. The lake is stunning and the cabin is beautiful and extremely comfortable, the full kitchen was so convenient. Our 3-year old had a blast playing in the sand box and exploring the lake and gardens with "Mr Steve"! We were very impressed with the availability of a pack'n'play for our baby as well. The beds upstairs are some of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. We really couldn't have asked for any better!
Our stay was quiet and enjoyable. The view of the lake was majestic and we had the opportunity to safely experience some of the natural wildlife. Steve was a great host and we would certainly love to visit again!
We had a wonderful stay here. Such a beautiful property and great hospitality. The house is spacious, beautiful, and comfortable. Beautiful grounds with gorgeous forest and lake views. Very private, quiet, and relaxing. Just wish we could have stayed longer!
Guided fishing nearby
Canoe Rentals nearby
Flightseeing to Mt. McKinley
Tour Historic Independence Mine
Year round Dogsled demonstrations nearby
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May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Discount for 7 night stay- 1 night free!!
Rates for 1-2 bedrooms w 3 night stay $165/ night plus 5% tax
Rates for 3 bedrooms w 3 night stay $195/ night plus 5% tax
Rates for 1-2 nights add $25 per night
If you choose to pay w Credit card - fee 3.5%
50% deposit of total rental cost required to hold reservation. Deposit is refundable if reservation is canceled 90 days prior to rental start date
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.