What a great time!
Submitted: July 22, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
We couldn't have picked a better place for our vacation. My brother and I took my father and 12 year nephew on a week long trip of a life time for him. The cabin met or exceeded all our expectations when we arrived it was extremely clean and organized and included all the moderrn convienences needed for a week long vacation in Alaska you never know the house was over 100 years old.. We stocked up on groceries and supplies in ankorage and made what should be about 90 minute drive, but we made numerous stop for picures and to take in the sights on the drive down and made sure to fill up on gas too. Hope is a very small town no gas station or any real conveince store but bring what you need. There is plenty of sight seeing, hiking, gold panning and fishing all within 30mins and the portage glacier was only an hour drive and for $35 you can take a fantastic boat ride to get up close and take some great pictures of the cabin, and watching the bore tide roll into the turnagain arm is a must see. Even though the tempature was in the mid 70ies all week we still found large snow fields to enjoy a snow fight and sliding. The cabin was private enough to feel like we were the only people for miles, But Lisa and Skip were right next door if we had questions or concerns. We were out and about every day only coming back to eat and sleep and never felt like we had to lock our doors. Day one skip gave us the bear and moose survial training and we were on our guard hiking around after that. We caught our share of fish during the week charter fishing halibut, king salmon and combat fishing the Russian which were only an hour or 2 drive to each and the chest freezer came in very handy storing it all.
Lisa and Skip thanks again for a wonderful time and all the tips, hints and help that really did make the trip a once in a life time adventure for us, my dad still has a smile on his face weeks later.
As a side note: during our week the weather coud not have been any better in was mid 70ies all week and even topped 80 the last 2 days. and that time of year we never did see it get dark, but we were so tired by the time we wnet to bed the light never kept any of us up.
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Owner's Response: Adam, we had such a great time meeting you and your family! As 2013 knocks on the door and the inquiries for reservations are daily - we remember with thanksgiving everyone who stayed with us in 2012. We hope this new year brings you and your family health and happiness and wonderful new adventures. Thank you for your outstanding review. Skip and Lisa
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