SHEEP MOUNTAIN HOMESTEAD CABIN; AUTHENTIC ALASKA, OUTSTANDING VIEWS.

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Wendy Smith-Wood

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
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SHEEP MOUNTAIN HOMESTEAD CABIN; AUTHENTIC ALASKA, OUTSTANDING VIEWS.

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RUSTIC CHARM, HOME-STYLE COMFORT, ASTOUNDING VIEWS.

Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabins

Come and stay in a comfortable log cabin high above the Matanuska Glacier, in a fragrant alpine meadow carpeted with berry bushes. The snow-capped mountains surround you and the wooded valley stretches out below. Relax on your deck, kick back and watch the Dall sheep graze on the purple crags above and the golden eagles soar overhead.

We provide an authentic Alaskan experience far from the tourist bustle, with the wilderness at your door.

Our Homestead is completely non-smoking as well as pet-friendly. We live in doggie heaven!

Bring your own food to cook in or find several lodge restaurants within an easy drive. We are easy to find, on the highway (but we don't see the road from the cabin) and have plenty of parking.

Onsite at Sheep Mountain Homestead cabins we have 3 individual cabins. This cabin is 'Berrypicker' cabin -

a hand-built log cabin in a spacious meadow with truly stunning panoramic views. Each cabin is unique and was built by the homesteader, Woody. The cabin has electricity and a great cell-phone signal.

YOUR CABIN:

Fully equipped, heated, self-catering cabin includes: full kitchen with propane stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, toaster. Queen bed, Twin bed, dining area, outside deck and furniture.

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Central Bath-house: European style modern bath-house has private shower rooms, flush toilets, wash sinks and outside utility sink.

Located at mile 111 on the Glenn Highway, we are nestled between the Chugach and Talkeetna mountain ranges. The famous Matanuska glacier, which has access from the road, is just 15 minutes away.

There are many exciting and special activities in this area: white water rafting, ice-climbing, glacier hiking, great hiking, birdwatching, fishing, rock climbing, fossil hunting,rock hounding horse riding and jet-boating.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Wendy Smith-Wood

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We are Wendy and Woody and we live on the homestead together with our pet husky Nick in the cabin beside the crags of Sheep Mountain. We love living close to nature and far from the crowds.

Woody cleared this homestead in 1972 and has lived on this property since then. His first 12 years here he walked a mile from the road to his first cabin and had no running water or electricity.

Woody has built hand-crafted log cabins in the Matanuska valley for 40 years. He calculates that he has built perhaps 60 log homes in that time. he started logging with horses, drawing the logs on foot and scribing them by hand. Although he now mills his logs at nearby Caribou Creek, he still finishes each log by hand and builds cabins to his own designs using a minimum of machinery.

Wendy is a British national and had a career as a mountain guide in Asia and Europe and as a professional musher training Iditarod racing sled-dogs before meeting Woody in 2001 and settling on the Homestead.

Wendy is now an award winning fiber artist and works in the Homestead Studio during the summer producing silk paintings, batiks, sculpted wearables and rare fabrics for haute couture.

Wendy Smith-Wood purchased this cabin in 1972

What have you found here that you couldn't find anywhere else?

Well, within a few weeks of arriving in Alaska, I was given permission to care-take an early 1940's homestead at Caribou Creek. Waking up in a 35 yr old log cabin, more than a mile from the road and 80 miles from the nearest town, was a searcher's wish come true - like a boy-scout's dream. Exploring the riverbed that first morning I found gigantic Grizzly bear tracks, and I knew this was what I wanted.

Fate was kind to me and within a year I was clearing my own homestead and building my first log cabin here at Sheep Mountain.

Woody says: After military service and college in the sixties, it was time to listen to my true self. So I traveled to Alaska looking for a life more in touch with my inner voice. I'd always loved the stories of the frontier and cowboys and Indians as a kid. This environment spoke to my imagination.

Homesteading was a test I chose for my own personal gratification. It challenged me to exercise my spirit, my mind, my education, my strength and resilience - to fully test my mettle.

I found a truth and beauty in the natural world and an honesty I respect.

It's as though fate put me right where I was supposed to be early in life.

Were you led here by destiny?

No, I was sent here by Bob Lucas the junkyard owner in Wasilla.....

Wendy says: This is truly a heavenly place. The scenery is world class. The sense of space, the grandeur of the mountains, the proximity of the natural world all combine to give the place a dream-like quality. I find that this fierce beauty makes me feel more alive, refreshed and more vital. There is great energy here.

I think I'm one of the luckiest people alive - it's a privilege to spend time here, and have this place as part of my life.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabin; authentic Alaska, outstanding views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabin; authentic Alaska, outstanding views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419807vb
907 250 7470
Chickaloon Alaska
Germantown, Maryland USA
5

A Perfect Launch for an Alaska Adventure

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our first stop on our first trip to Alaska was Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabins. How pleased we were to find that all we had read and seen about the homestead was truly accurate! The cabins are private and immaculate with only a short walk to the bathhouse. And I must add it is just like your facilities at home once you open the door!
Wendy and Woody are exceptional hosts. Wendy even had phone conversations with us prior to our trip. Her advice on attractions and grocery shopping was "spot on." Upon our arrival, Wendy welcomed us with open arms seeing to our every need and orienting us to the area.
I most enjoyed my time with Wendy in her studio learning the art of Shibori while my husband soaked up the amazing mountain air with a short hike and relaxed on the porch of the cabin.
One day we explored the glacier with Wendy as our guide. It was truly an amazing experience!
We can't say enough about the homestead and the surrounding area to get a true Alaskan experience. Can't wait for our next visit!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Carol and Lee truly enjoyed the real Alaska. Staying for several nights meant that they could experience the 'real feel' of our locale and what it offers - the glacier, the hiking, the amazing lodge restaurants and even cooking a home meal in the cabin, and stories of homestead life. There is no better place to relax with our views and our quiet woodland corner. Finding the silk studio, here away from it all, is sometimes surprising to people, but Carol, a quilter, took a one-day workshop, such fun, and left here with her dyed fabrics and scarves - great mementos of her stay.
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Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabin; authentic Alaska, outstanding views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419807vb
907 250 7470
Chickaloon Alaska
Pennsylvania
5

Impressed Eco-Adventurers

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My wife and I spent three nights here recently. Wendy, the host, was fantastic! She was very warm and helpful as we got settled in, and throughout our stay. However, she was not intrusive and we had plenty of privacy. When we had questions about the cabin heater, she responded (in person) in only a minute or two.The cabin was well-maintained, clean and comfortable. There is a wonderful wrap-around porch for viewing wildlife and appreciating the views of the valley, not to mention the blueberry patches all around! The bath-house was equally clean and comfortable and was only a short berry-picking walk away. We saw moose and dall sheep close by! There is an excellent restaurant within a mile and the glacier is about 10 minutes down the road. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone who appreciates the outdoors!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We want people who love the wilds of Alaska to love our place! We offer upscale accommodations in a rustic and very natural, unspoiled setting. It is quiet, peaceful, with astounding panoramic views. These two young hikers loved the fact that we had not "gentrified" our land too much and they could feel like they were truly deep in wilderness, but with all the comforts you might wish for!
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Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabin; authentic Alaska, outstanding views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419807vb
907 250 7470
Chickaloon Alaska
Anchorage, AK
5

Homestead Cabins were more than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My Book Group of 4 ladies stayed at Homestead Cabins (2 cabins), for 2 nights. We enjoyed the sights and scenery of the area along with a Shibori Workshop led by talented and expert teacher, Wendy Smith-Wood, owner of the place. We had a blast! Wendy was a great host, making our stay comfortable and memorable. The cabins are spotlessly clean and spacious. Our cabin had a comfortable queen and twin bed with hotel style linens. Amenities of each cabin: one with a new kitchen and dining table that easily sat all four of us, overlooked the Chugach range to the South, and, from the wrap around deck, the Talkeetna range to the North....spectacular! The bath house was impeccably clean with separate toilets and shower area - one bath area had a full bathtub/toilet/sink for privacy. There is no running water in the cabins, but a 5 gallon thermos gives all needed drinking water. Each cabin had a push button propane heater that stoked the place. I highly recommend this place for small groups who want a wonderful get away of 2-3 days to take advantage of Wendy's expertise in Shibori dying techniques. Three in our group had never touched this art form, had no previous experience with dyes, and walked away with 3-4 beautiful silk scarves. There's also the Matanuska Glacier just a few miles away to hike for added adventure. For us, it was more than worth the 2 1/2 hr drive from Anchorage for the many cherished memories. Thank you Wendy...we are planning a return in the spring!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to see this group of old friends trying out a new activity together. The highlight for me was seeing the luminous smiles light up when we had the first silks hanging on the line to dry - they couldn't believe they'd made things so beautiful. Yet they went on to make truly fantastic shibori. I was delighted with the high quality of what they made. I had a super time with these wonderful women - lots of laughs, good food and great comversation!! Looking forward to their next visit.
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Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabin; authentic Alaska, outstanding views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419807vb
907 250 7470
Chickaloon Alaska
California, United States
5

A great place away from it all!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We rented two cabins, one for the parents and one for the kids, and we all had a wonderful time! Wendy was a superb host, making sure we had everything we needed, offering advice on things to do and where to eat, providing directions with photos and helpful tips via e-mail for our arrival, and then leaving us to enjoy the beautiful solitude of the homestead! You can see nothing but nature out the windows and deck, yet you're just off the highway to get to where you need to go. And the kids in their own cabin was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

And the Sheep Mountain area is great! Nice walking / hiking nearby, walking and climbing on the ice on the Matanuska glacier is really cool, and the white water river rafting was tons of fun! And all very nearby. Would certainly stay here again!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This family really made the most of their stay. They explored the area and did several of the adventure activities offered in the locality. The teenage girls had a blast in a cabin to themselves and we had lots of fun and conversation toasting marshmallows at the fire-pit. It was lovely to see folks from out-of state able to enjoy the space, refreshing scenery and peace and quiet that we take for granted. I enjoyed their visit.
business
Sheep Mountain Homestead Cabin; authentic Alaska, outstanding views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419807vb
907 250 7470
Chickaloon Alaska
Queensland, Australia
5

Cabins with personality

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
For a couple of Aussies on their first trip to Alaska it was exceptionally good to be able to stay in such a neat and tidy cabin, warm, comfortable, and well maintained. The views are outstanding. Our hosts made us feel at home assisted us with their vast local knowledge making our overall stay in Alaska very enjoyable.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

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We are 15 minutes from the Matanuska Glacier, guided tours or ice-climbing can be arranged. Whitewater rafting is also close by. You can hike from your door in unspoiled wilderness and are likely to see Alaskan wildlife on the surrounding hillsides. Wildflowers and berries abound. A great location for bird-watching - we are on the main migration route. Our meadow is great for sketching, plein air painting or just toasting marshmallows at the fire pit.

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Availability & Rates

Chickaloon Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $145./nt.
  • USD
  • Cabin $145 for double occupancy, +$10 each person.
  • Weekly rate: $650

Amenities

Chickaloon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
Notes:
Working silk-dyeing studio, workshops and classes available - 4 people minimum.

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