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Geri McCann

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chalet

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Palmer Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Fun family-friendly luxury living central to Alaska's top attractions/adventures



Your dream Alaskan adventures await right out your door! Centrally located to Alaska best attractions. Canoe Lake Resort is part of the beautiful Kepler-Bradly Lake State Recreation Reserve encompassing 349 acres of wilderness, 10 sport-fishing lakes that are plentifully stocked with rainbow trout & grayling, with miles of mapped and groomed recreation trails.

Relax on our private lakefront soaking in the spectacular views of the Talkeetna and Chugiak Mountain Ranges. Swim and have FUN on the lake with complimentary lake toys, KAYAKS, CANOE, PADDLE BOAT, and FLOATING DOCK. FISH right off the dock for rainbow trout and grayling, many have caught 10 fish in just a couple of hours! We supply some fishing gear too! Enjoy quality family time; play lawn games, gather around crackling campfires, catch guppies and hunt for frogs with nets and buckets provided.

Get out and explore, RUN, HIKE, BIKE, SKI through the miles mapped recreation trails right out your door. Experience Alaska winter adventures; skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, sledding, ice-skating, snow machining, and dog mushing. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the Northern Lights above the snow-covered mountain ranges!

Experience National Geographic moments; Nesting eagles and osprey hunt and dive for fish, nesting loons and a variety waterfowl swim with their babies. Visits from our resident moose are quite exciting! Canoe Lake boarders the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge which is rich with wild life; moose, wolf, beaver, salmon streams, nesting eagles, osprey, owls, water fowl, and migratory birds. Bears are rare, I have not seen one in 10 yrs!!


We have 25 years in the tourism and will help you plan and book your dream Alaskan vacation. Visit our travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS website for more information on exciting half and full day trips and tours in our region!

Nestled in the wilds of Alaska, this beautifully furnished chalet offers all the modern comforts of home and enjoyment for all ages For our younger guests we provide a pack-n-play, crib mattress, high chair/rocking horse, baskets full of plush Alaskan animal toys and lots of books for children and youth. Our large library has the most popular Alaskana books rich in stories, history, and scenic beauty of our region. There is a wide variety of DVDs and family board games, Wii Game System, Wifi and cable TV. The water is always hot with on-demand hot water system!! Chest freezer to freeze your fish!

Our spacious 2,700 sq. foot duplex offers the choice of two units that can be rented separately or together for large groups.

THE EAGLES NEST 1,700 sq ft. has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

THE BEAR DEN - 1,000 sq ft. - has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.

Each unit is separate with private entrances. They can be accessed by the interior staircase for large groups.



***THE EAGLES NEST (upper unit)- 1,700 sq. ft. is 2 stories of beautifully furnished luxury living with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and laundry. High vaulted ceilings provide open atmosphere over the living room/dining room. Relax and dine in the while you gaze at the panoramic mountain through large scenic windows. Walk out onto your private deck the looks over the lake, and BBQ fresh Alaska salmon. The extra-large kitchen is stocked and ready with cooking essentials for family meals.

*The ALASKA LUXURY SUITE is on the main floor sleeps 2 to 4.Decorated in romantic Victorian style with a comfortable California king size bed, walk-in closet, TV/DVD, and door leading to the deck. A large private bath with an extra-large claw-foot soaking tub (big enough for 2), plus a separate shower, and large vanity with double sinks. There is room for an extra bed for additional sleeping for 1 or 2.

***The EAGLES NEST UPSTAIRS: An elegant staircase leads to the top story overlooking the main living area below. The den has a couch with a full size hide-a-bed and a full size futon for additional sleeping for 2 to 4. We have a large flat screen TV/DVD, Wii game system and an large variety of DVD, video and board games. A large shared large bath with tub/shower unit is right off the den.

The ALASKA DYNASTY ROOM – Located upstairs sleeps 2 to 4 Has queen bed and full size futon.

The ALASKA PERCH ROOM sleeps 4 to 5 Located in the upstairs. This large room offers a choice of sleeping option, a full size bed and 3 twins side by side, or 2 twins can be converted into a king size bed wit a comfortable memory foam mattress.



***THE BEAR DEN (lower unit)- 1,000 sq. ft. has 2 bedrooms and 1 large bath with double sinks, and laundry. This comfortable & cozy unit has a nice size living room/dining room with lake and mountain views, a private deck with BBQ. A large fully stocked kitchen with all your cooking needs.

*The ALASKA FISHING ROOM sleeps 2 to 4. A comfortable queen size bed and full size comfortable futon for extra sleeping.

*The ALASKA WOLF ROOM sleeps 2 to 3. A choice of sleeping options: 2 twins and a trundle bed. Your choice of bunk beds with a trundle bed, or twins side by side, or 2 twins converted into a king size bed with a comfortable memory foam mattress.


We are centrally located to Alaskan top attractions and destinations

*45 mi. to the Anchorage International Airport

*35 mi from Anchorage

*2 mi to Alaska State Fair

*3 mi to Palmer Airport

*3 mi to Palmer a historic agricultural community

*3 mi to Golfing in Palmer

*3 mi to the Mat-Su Regional Hospital

*7 mi to Wasilla - Iditarod Trail Head Quarters

*7 mi to the Alaska Rail Road depot

*7 mi to Musk Ox Farm

*10 mi to drive to excellent salmon fishing spots

*15 mi to the Reindeer Farm

*20 mi to historic Independence Mine /Hatchers Pass recreation area for exciting hiking and cultural tours

*25 mi to Knik Glacier - ATV or jet boat rides, scenic flight, helicopter tours

*70 mi to Matanuska Glacier – drive right up to it and hike right on it

*70 miles to the historic village of Talkeetna known for dramatic views of Mt. McKinley (Denali) , scenic flights, fishing, jet boat, rafting tours, ziplines, arts, museums, etc.

*200 miles to Denali National Park

Visit our FaceBook page 'CANOE LAKE CHALET for more info and photos.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Geri McCann (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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About Geri McCann

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 38 yrs. We own and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours, and can help you with your dream Alaskan vacation.

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 40 yrs. with 20 years in Talkeetna and 20 years in Palmer. We have 3 beautiful children and 4 amazing grand children. We have 30years of tourism experience and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours It is rewarding to assist visitors planing their dream Alaskan vacation so they can experience the best Alaskan adventures, with the best tour operators, for the best price!!

Geri has a passion for Alaskan culture, art and history and spent 25 yrs in as a curator/director of the Talkeetna Museum , Wasilla Museum (worked for Sarah Palin), and founded the Palmer Museum.

Above all we love God and are so blessed to live in the incredible state of Alaska. We live the adventuresom Alaskan life, our family favorites are fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, rafting, camp fires, organic gardening and eating fresh Alaskan salmon.

Geri McCann purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Geri McCann chose Palmer

We love to share our beautiful chalet with visitors to Alaska. Lake front living in the rustic Alaskan wilderness - with all the modern comforts of home, yet close to Anchorage, between Wasilla and Palmer.

What makes this chalet unique

Spectacular mountain vistas on a quiet lake front, located in Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation Region, fishing, hiking, boating, skiing, sledding, camp fires by the lake.

View spactacular northern lights displays!

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Marthaville, La

Louisiana Group

  • 5 of 5

AWESOME!!We traveled with a group of 15 people with a wide range of ages, from 75 to 9 years of age. The Chalet and Kevin and Geri met the needs of all of us. Kevin and Geri were fantastic hosts and made us feel at home, very helpful with anything we needed from adventure advise to fishing advise to just some good R&R for others. The location of the Chalet is perfect for our group, you can fish out the back door but a short drive to get some food or groceries for an outdoor cooking, a short drive in any direction will also put you in the lap of adventure (scenery, fishing, hiking, sight seeing, shopping, good food, did I mention fishing). My son and I caught rainbow trout and grayling out of canoe lake every day and the other children loved the canoe's and paddle boat. Thanks Kevin and Geri for letting us share your home and your life for a short while, the memories will last forever. Keep in touch and FISH ON!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having your family come stay with us. We immediately bonded with you all and had such fun getting to know each of you. It was great to see how much fun you all had at the chalet, on the lake or venturing out on the trips and tours in the region. Everyone was so loving and polite and took such great care of the chalet. We truly felt like we made new friends and hope you return again!!! You were such a blessing to us. Kevin and Geri McCann
All Over The Country

Our Rockin' Alaskan Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We had the BEST time at Canoe Lake Chalet! With this being my first time using VRBO I was really hesitant with any property. Geri quickly broke me of my hesitation! The next morning after I requested more info she called me and we talked about every single detail of how the process would work. We had a group of 10 adults that need our space and we found it in this awesome chalet. The back porch faces north directly towards Hatcher Pass right over a beautiful lake. It truly feels like you have your own little piece of heaven. When we were there pretty much everything was frozen but we could tell Geri and her husband have everything you need to have fun on the lake including paddle boats! Lots of bicycles are there too! We stayed in the cabin for a week and a couple of the days we just took off on foot from the cabin and found miles upon miles of hiking trails practically at your front door. Perhaps our greatest adventure was when Geri set us up with the good people at Talkeetna Air Taxi and Denali Zip Lining for a group scenic flight where we landed on a glacier and took a snowmobile to a zip lining course that really was an experience! It's hard to say what our favorite part of the chalet was but since all 10 of us are on a national tour of a musical, Million Dollar Quartet (look us up), we go months without a kitchen. Let me tell you, this place has EVERYTHING you need!! Cooking for 2 is hard enough...10 is even more of a challenge, as you can expect! You'll be located soooooo close to Palmer and Wasilla you will not have to go far to get any food. We ate ALL of our meals but one at the property :) I recommend this property for anybody and am already ready to plan my next trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing Getaway Place

  • 5 of 5

It is a great memory for me to spend a two days visit with my friends. We travelled at Alaska during the spring break, and we spend a good time for relaxing at this place. It is never easy to find a house that can hold 10 people, nevertheless, the house has enough space for everyone of us. In addition, the scenery was brilliant and I was really enjoy the time to have a moment of peace and silence. The landlord was really kind and patience. She helped us a lot and made good suggestions on our travel plan. For my part, I got a good time spending time with my friends and a two days visit was too short for us to enjoy everything here.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Real Blessing for Our Large Family of ELEVEN!

  • 5 of 5

It was on this Friday, February 20th, that we were moving out of a home to what we thought was a long term rental home in Wasilla. In the middle of the day we learned that the long term rental would not be available for another 2 weeks! What were we to do??? The Lord directed us to look into furnished rentals and let me say this.....MRS. GERI just welcomed our large family in IMMEDIATELY!! It was such a blessing in our hour of need!!! They went to great extent to get things ready for us at a moment's notice and even added extra bedding arrangements and a baby mattress for our baby! The home was so nice and clean and had everything you could need! We were so thankful even for the furniture in the home....a rocking recliner for our little ones and a precious highchair that converted into a rocker!!! We learned some of the sweetest lessons here about esteeming others above ourselves and were just humbled at God's goodness and provisions for our family. The upstairs bedroom was great for our younger children to play in and did I mention the great "LARGE" washer and dryer!! We were made to feel at home and sweet memories were made not only with our family but with Mrs. Geri and the others that we had the opportunity to meet. We thank our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for fulfilling His promise of "My God shall supply all your need in glory by Christ Jesus"....and He did this once again through Mrs. Geri, her friendship and their lovely home. And many come to this home probably during the summer season, but we would recommend not missing out on this in the winter as we were able to see beautiful snow all across the lakes and was a breathtaking sight of God's creation!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. and Mrs. McCann. The LORD is good!!! The LORD bless thee, and keep thee; the LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Sincerely with the love of Christ, ALL ELEVEN of US

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wasilla, Alaska, USA

Great resting place.

  • 5 of 5

Our home burned and as a family of 7, we needed both room and relaxation. We found the Eagle's nest advertised and when we saw the beauty of the location, the LAKE, the hills, the quietness, we wanted to stay there. Our children, (6 months, 19, 23, 23, 27) loved the lake. My wife and I paddle boated around the lake, and the kids had great times having camp fires and as the fall moved into winter, playing on the frozen lake. We were blessed to stay at the Canoe Lake Chalet through the first of February and I will say we enjoyed our views of the Northern Lights. We felt the property was our home. We needed to heal from the trauma of our own home burning and we did. We met new people and always had pleasant experiences sharing camp fires and other visits. We would recommend the Chalet for any family gathering or get-a-way that you can plan. Enjoy Alaska's quietness and beauty year round in a very affordable and memorable way. Our hosts were wonderful, even including our children in wood chopping and lawn mowing. They made us feel at home. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Skwentna,a Alaska

Wonderful, a must see view and a beautiful rental. The perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended family vacation over Christmas in the Bear Den with family from out of state (we live off road out by Skwentna and the river was unsafe for travel, so we found ourselves needing a place to stay in town for their visit.) Canoe Lake Chalet was everything we hoped for; comfortable, well stocked, beautiful view, and close to everything. The owners were friendly, communicative, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to everyone! Great viewing for Northern lights!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments and choosing Canoe Lake Chalet for your family Christmas celebration. We are so glad that the you had everything you needed for the holiday season and meals and enjoyed the spectacular displays of northern lights over the mountains! It is great the weather permitted family camp fires and out door fun. Even though you could not be home for the holidays we were blessed to be your home away from home and many fond lasting memories were made. Bless you all -- Geri McCann


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glenn Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hatchers Pass
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Knik Arm
Nearest Point of Interest
Canoe Lake Chalet
Car: necessary

We are part of the Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation area with 10 lakes. Beautiful wilderness trails provide great hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing . Canoe lake is stocked with rainbow trout and grayling, its non-motorized quiet and pristine. Try som surrounding catch and release lakes - with huge fish! Ice fishing is great in the winter, along with ice skating and skiing on the lake. Relax around a camp fire by the lake and soak in the Alaskan wilderness serenaded by loons and varieties of lake birds. Watch our nesting eagles and hawks hunt and dive for fish. View incredible northern lights displays right out your window!

Experience Alaska's best adventures in the surrounding area: salmon fishing, hike on Matanuska Glacier, jet boat or helicopter to Knik Glacier, white water rafting through jagged mountain ranges, wilderness trails, extreme mountain hiking or climbing, horse back riding.


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Palmer Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
EAGLES NEST - Spring Rate
Mar 20 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Add BEAR DEN - Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2015 - Mar 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75
Cleaning Deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes All pricing is based on 4 person occupancy plus $15 to $20 extra person per night depending on length of stay.
To reserve the property a 50% deposit of is required at time of booking and full payment due 6 months in advance.
The refundable cleaning deposit of $300 is due in the form of a check mailed with the signed rental agreement prior to check-in.
Refund Policy 100% -12 months in advance, 10% - 6 months in advance

Cancellation Policy

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Palmer Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , BEAR DEN: Spacious with double sink, washer & dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , EAGLES NEST: In entry way, with toilet, sink, & mirror
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EAGLES NEST: Private bath- ALASKA DYNASTYROOM, large vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , EAGLES NEST: ALASKA LUXURY SUITE claw foot tub & shower unit
  • 3 full baths and 1 half bath The EAGLES NEST The Luxury Suite has a beautifully tiled private bath with an extra long & deep claw foot soaking tub plus a shower unit and a large vanity with double sinks. The Alaska Dynasty Suite has nice private bath with tiled tub/shower unit and large vanity. A 1/2 bath is located in the entry way BEAR DEN Unit Shared large bath with tub/shower unit and large vanity with double sinks and washer/dryer.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Den with sleep sofa, full size futons in 2 bed rooms
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , ALASKA LUXURY SUITE in EAGLES NEST: private bath & deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , ALASKA FISHING ROOM in BEAR DEN: queen bed & full size futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , ALASKA WILDLIFE ROOM in BEAR DEN: 3 twins or king bed option
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , ALASKA DYNASTY ROOM in EAGLES NEST: Queen bed & Chase
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , ALASKA PERCH ROOM 2 of the twins convert to king size bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Full size bed (1), Twin beds (5) that can convert into 4 King size beds or 1 Bunk Bed , Full size Futons (2), Sleeper Sofa (1), Playpen (1), Crib Mattress (1). Extra full size and twin mattresses available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We offer central travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS for half and full day trips and tours in our region. visit for more information. We are in process of building the website so please be patient with it. We are looking into renting cars for our guests at reduced prices.

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