|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
A perfect view of the entire Mat-Su Valley is seen from the deck and great room of this newly built European style home. Enjoy relaxing evenings after a day of exploring Alaska. The home has 3 bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 baths upstairs, as well as a detached bedroom and bathroom downstairs. There is space for pets, large or small.
The location is close to all of the exciting places to see in the great state of Alaska, while you can escape to the serenity of a quaint home with spectacular views of mountain peaks, the river, and the inlet. Enjoy a short hike from the house to the Matanuska River as you watch for the resident moose in the surrounding wilderness, the salmon migration up the river, or the eagle's nest in the front yard.
You can use the home to pick your pace of your Alaska vacation without having to compete with the crowds. The home sets above 40 acres of hay fields, and is backed by acres of wooded land. There is only one neighbor near the house, who will help you get the keys to start your vacation in Alaska. The house and land have been used for the backdrop to an idyllic Alaskan wedding, and has the atmosphere perfect for any family, couple, or group get-away.
Being in the home feels like being in Alaska wilderness, so the proximity to Palmer and Alaska attractions makes it the perfect location.
* Immediate running and hiking trails from the house
* 5 minutes to the Musk Ox farm, Reindeer Ranch, Palmer golf course, and horseback riding
* 6 minutes to downtown Palmer and major grocery stores
* 7 minutes to the U Pick Em farm
* 10 minutes to the Alaska State Fair, but you can watch the fireworks from the deck.
* 20 minutes to Hatcher Pass
* 30 minutes to Iditarod race in Wasilla
* 45 minutes to Anchorage
* 1 1/2 to 2 hours to many places to tour in Alaska, such as Aleyeska, Talkeetna, glaciers, and Seward area attractions.
Jim and Keri love the Alaskan lifestyle with the small town feel. They are college sweethearts originally from Texas.
Keri Shannon purchased this house in 2006
This property, as the Realtor once said, was the property with the million dollar views! Once you visit, you will see what they meant!
The property feels like you are in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, but in realty, is in a perfectly accessible location to all the amenities of being in town.
The property is located on a bluff of the Matanuska River, which is accessible within a half-mile hike from the house. The house is in a quiet, country setting with wide open spaces to almost every side. Though it feels secluded, it is only 5 minutes to downtown Palmer, where there are several shops and restaurants that exemplify the quaint, Alaskan pioneer spirit.The Palmer property is close to the Alaska State Fair, close to local hiking areas, and only about a twenty minute drive to the start of the Itidarod Race. The property has a barn that could serve as kennels for dog sledders.
Additionally, Palmer is the ideal vacation spot to start your Alaskan vacation. It is close enough to Anchorage to arrive easily by several airlines, but far enough away to not be in the hustle of Alaska's biggest city. However, there are the Alaska Native Heritage Center and shopping in Anchorage within a short drive, but in a location that is really Alaska! Palmer is filled with history, as it was established for non-Alaskan Natives in the 1930s. Many historic sites are found in Palmer for the history buff.
For the outdoor enthusiast, there are challenging hikes in the area. There are several lakes in the area for canoeing, fishing, and boating, all within a 15-30 minute drive. Equipment is available for rent in the Palmer/Wasilla area. Four-wheelers and snow mobiles are also available for rent in the area for those who want to see Alaska from off-road. Within minutes, there are several fun places on the water: Matanuska River Park, Knik River State Park, Matanuska Lake State Park, Palmer Hay Flats Wildlife Refuge -- all great for fishing and wildlife watching.
Palmer is also a fantastic starting point for travelers who would like to take day trips to see Southern Alaska. Many day trips could include historic Talkeetna with its views of Mt. McKinley (1.5 hours), the Matanuska glacier and glacier hikes (1 hour), Dall Sheep viewing on Sheep Mountain (1.5 hours), Girdwood and Alyeska ski resort (1.5 hours), Whitewater rafting (1 hour), and several stopping points for Salmon fishing throughout the Alaska highways.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fall through Spring
Sep 2 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
|Notes||pet fee is refundable if no damage to the property|