This original homestead cabin overlooks Cornelius Lake, is along side a salmon creek, and sports views of Pioneer Peak and the surrounding Chugach Mountains. From this cabin, Alaska's beauty is abundant. The cabin is close to highways for easy access to the large variety of activities and sights available here in the Mat-Su Valley. Yet, it is also the perfect place to relax. You will want to enjoy a BBQ dinner eaten at the picnic table right outside the cabin front door. While you are relaxing you will want to watch the pair of loons and a pair of white swans enjoying their summer visit to the lake. Birds abound between these two lakes, so you can watch eagles hunting and riding the air currents as you enjoy a morning cup of coffee. The cabin is also creekside, so you can watch both red and silver salmon (runs take place in August and September) as they make their way to their spawning grounds.
Use this cabin as a home base. Fishing spots, hiking areas, glaciers, animal farms, bike trails, shops, spas, gyms, and historic townsites are all located here in the Mat-Su Valley.
This log cabin has two cozy bedrooms upstairs. The larger one features a custom built pine queen size bed while the smaller one has 2 single beds. The new bathroom is located on the main floor and features a large tiled shower. The beautiful kitchen area has granite counter tops, an electric stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, refrigerator, and a washer and dryer. Linens and kitchen utensils, pots, and pans are provided. The living room has a comfortable leather couch, custom blinds for privacy, and large windows for gazing at the spectacular views of ' nature at its best'.
The cabin is not suited to folks with a physical disability or those who are traveling with very young children. The stairs are steep.
Keywords: historic log cabin, lakefront and creek access, mountain views, centrally located, easy access to highways, 1 hour drive from Anchorage
Bob and I have lived in Alaska for more than 30 years. We love living here in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and we love our lives. Bob is a General Contractor who builds custom homes locally. I am a teacher who loves working with elementary students at a local public school. Our two sons are hockey players. One son is currently out of state attending college. The other son lives is Anchorage and is currently working as a civil engineer there.
We are a very busy and active family.For more than 10 years, Bob and our younger son have both run the Mt. Marathon race in Seward on the fourth of July. We kayak and camp in Katchemak Bay every summer with friends. We like to ride bikes, hike, fish, and play golf. We have an older yellow Lab that is a 'frizbee nut' and goes everywhere with us.
The Mat-Su Valley really has the best of what Alaska has to offer, and we have lived here for twenty three years. We bought this amazing piece of property nine years ago. Bob built this great home on the bluff overlooking one lake at the back of the property. On the front of the property was an original homestead cabin. It took us 3 years to remodel the inside of the cabin and save most of the original logs. It is beautiful and we now would like to share it with others in the summer months.
If you enjoy watching birds like we do, you will especially enjoy your visit to this homestead cabin on Cornelius Lake . In addition to local water fowl and eagles, we get to enjoy viewing the many migratory birds who visit Alaska in the summer. Last summer Neklason was the temporary summer to home to a pair of white swans who raised six signets here. The parents lead the flotilla in parade style around the shore of the lake everyday when the signets were strong and big enough.The parents modeled for their youngsters 'touch-and-go' landings on water, traveling between our two lakes. We watched all 6 of the signets grow to young adults and then one day we watched all 8 of them fly south together in late September. It was soooo exciting!!
We are located on N. Engstrom Rd. in the core area of the Mat-Su Valley which makes for easy access to the following attractions: Matanuska and Knik Glaciers, guided rafting trips, Iditarod Headquarters-Wasilla, Hatcher's Pass and the Independence Mine, Musk Ox and the Reindeer Farms-Palmer, Alaska Railroad Depots-Wasilla and Palmer, salmon and trout fishing, flight seeing tours, and Denali Park