Had a wonderful time!!
We are a family of 4 adults (My husband,myself, my daughter and my sister) and were lucky enough to stay with Kathy in her beautiful log home. Three of us were from Florida and traveling to Alaska in the winter was not an issue at all! The home has radiant heat floors and it was wonderful to walk in socks and have warm feet. We were never cold at all. We even tried to keep the thermostat low to save on energy costs and we were always very comfortable. Kathy helped us with the wood stove and it made us even more toasty warm. The comfy chairs by the wood stove were very hard to leave - every one of the four of us fell asleep in one. Kathy went out of her way to be there when we needed her and then gave us space and privacy as if it were our own home. She lives on the property which is wonderful if you need anything. We spent every night watching the aurora (yes we did see aurora every night it was clear!) and I am sure we made lots of noise coming in and out of the front door at all hours of the night. Kathy assured us we did not disturb her. She even joined us one night aurora watching. Thankfully she understands the breathtaking experience it can be and is very forgiving of a family from Florida who has to come in from temperatures below zero to warm up frequently. Her kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed and more! My husband was able to cook all our meals and even bake oatmeal cookies. All we needed to do was to go to the store (15 minutes away) and purchase food. Kathy was kind enough to let us use some of her supplies. We also met Kathy's daughter Stacey. If you are lucky enough to meet her like we were, we were treated to some of Stacey's baked goods as she is a student with the culinary arts program at the University of Alaska. Words cannot describe the buttery croissants!! We truly felt at home and was awed by the breathtaking beauty of Alaska - which is evident just looking out off the back deck. We saw aurora, went dog sledding, went to the ice carving championships, went to Chena Hot Springs and much more! A truly fabulous vacation made even more special by Kathy. I feel I made a new friend. I will be back and stay with Kathy again!! I also want to make note of the special touches Kathy provided - there were boxes of tissues in each room, cotton balls and q-tips in the bathrooms, soap and shampoo and hairdryers as well. The towels were wonderfully thick and warm. I cant wait to go back.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Stacey's culinary skills are enjoyed by guests who book a room on the B&B side of our business. Croissant French Toast, Triple Treat (old-fashioned oatmeal, pecan/apple cream cheese bake and fresh fruit) Old fashioned homemade pancakes served with our own arctic blueberry syrup and asparagus eggs benedict on garlic toast are a few of our guests favorite dishes. If you only need to rent a room, go to our website at amooseinthegarden.com
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