In many ways Moose Meadow is a reflection of Jackson and Ana's marriage and lifestyle. As a native Alaskan, Ana is quite familiar with living in the wilderness as she was raised by her parents on her Grandparents Homestead. She lived in a real rustic log cabin as a child, and they hunted and fished for most of their food. She and Jackson first met when they were 14 & 15, and they went on their first date of their lives together to a High School Dance. Jackson's family only lived in Alaska for 1 year when he was in High School, and soon moved back to the Lower 48. They finally settled in Northern California where Jackson finished college and worked (~20 years). After 27 years since leaving Alaska, Jackson took his Father back to go Halibut Fishing. While they were there they looked up some old friends. When Jackson re-met Ana it was love at first sight (on his part), although she was not far behind and they were engaged within several months. We have now been together for 11 years (married for 9), and enjoy our primary residence in California almost as much as our 2nd home in Alaska!
The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2007
We bought this amazing property a few years ago because it was still pristine Alaska Wilderness that had not been disturbed or developed. It is 10 miles from our Alaska home, and we own the property between Moose Meadow and the highway. We put in a Private Gated Road to get full access to Moose Meadow for ourselves and our Guests. Our goal is to maintain the land at Moose Meadow in a way that continues to be a sanctuary for the wildlife that lives there. The Country House was under construction when we bought the property as the prior owners intended to live out in the wilderness with only ATV access. The location of the House was excellent and the initial construction sound, so we decided to finish it as a very safe and comfortable house. While Log Cabins look cool, Ana knows firsthand that they are hard to seal/insulate, and only allow small windows. Moose Meadow is weather tight with big windows, with the interior finished in a a modern form of rustic Alaskan. It's one of the few places you can stay in the wilderness without camping in tents or using an outhouse. What we have created is a very comfortable Country House that sits in total privacy in the midst of Pristine Alaska Wilderness. We are proud to be the stewards of such a great piece of wilderness, which we enjoy sharing with our respectful guests.
Regardless of the season or weather, we always enjoy the peacefulness and privacy. The Mountain views are astounding, and you can hear both the creek babbling and the river rushing at the same time. Its like living in your own personal National Park! There is always some nature to observe, from subtle to amazing. Since we do not allow shooting or hunting the wildlife continue to use the land as they always have. The creek and river are their fountains of life, so we have a full range of Alaska's wildlife living right here just the way they always have. In the evenings, we love sitting around the campfire. There is just nothing like it. Also after dark there is always a chance for a Northern Lights show.