PRIVATE LAKESIDE 3BR CABIN W/ 1000FT SHORELINE & 3 DOCKS TO EXPLORE

Steve or Sharon Wells

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PRIVATE LAKESIDE 3BR CABIN W/ 1000FT SHORELINE & 3 DOCKS TO EXPLORE

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Private Lakeside Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a fantastic week with you and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were very lucky.

Day 1 - Talkeetna Air Landing on McKinley in perfect clear blue skies.

Day 2 - Mahay's riverboat ride up to Devils Canyon and sitting at the face of class 6 water.

Day 3- Fishing w Lonn of Hellbent Fishing, catching and releasing rainbows, silver salmon and grayling with some great pictures. A perfect day.

Day 4- driving over Hatcher Pass, visiting Independence Mine Historical Site

Day 5- fishing Clear Creek, getting dropped off w TriRivers Charter, catching silver salmon, dolly garden, rainbows.

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 had a great time using Steve as a guide and trip planner and will enjoy our weeks worth of memories for years to come.
Aug 2013
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Steve or Sharon Wells

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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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Reviews

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Private Lakeside 3BR Cabin w/ 1000ft Shoreline & 3 Docks to explore
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Private Lakeside 3BR Cabin w/ 1000ft Shoreline & 3 Docks to explore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290901vb
(907) 351-3214 (Alaska, USA)
Willow Alaska
Jber, ak
5

Family time

  • 5 of 5
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!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again next trip. Remember to reserve early if possible.
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Private Lakeside 3BR Cabin w/ 1000ft Shoreline & 3 Docks to explore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290901vb
(907) 351-3214 (Alaska, USA)
Willow Alaska
5

June 11-16 2014 Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your compliments. Glad that you could enjoy some of the adventures we recommend to our visitors. Hope to see you again.
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Private Lakeside 3BR Cabin w/ 1000ft Shoreline & 3 Docks to explore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290901vb
(907) 351-3214 (Alaska, USA)
Willow Alaska
San Diego
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very complimentary comments. We are glad everyone enjoyed their stay. We also find it a great place just to unwind and relax. Please come see us again.
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Private Lakeside 3BR Cabin w/ 1000ft Shoreline & 3 Docks to explore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290901vb
(907) 351-3214 (Alaska, USA)
Willow Alaska
San Antonio, Texas
5

Scenic and Calming

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Lakeside 3BR Cabin w/ 1000ft Shoreline & 3 Docks to explore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290901vb
(907) 351-3214 (Alaska, USA)
Willow Alaska
Belton, Texas
5

summer travelers

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Willow Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Eagles Quest
Car: recommended

Guided fishing nearby

Canoe Rentals nearby

Flightseeing to Mt. McKinley

Tour Historic Independence Mine

Year round Dogsled demonstrations nearby

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Willow Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes 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 30 days prior to rental start date
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Amenities

Amenities

Willow Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Full upstairs bathroom with shower and toilet. Half bathroom downstairs with toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living area
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Pack n Play Baby Bed - Pack n Play Baby Bed available
  • Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs bedrooms each with queen size bed, Downstairs bedroom with two twin size beds, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
3 docks Over 1000 feet of shoreline Short walking trail
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