Nestled in the heart of the Chugach Mountains, this Alaskan homestead boasts tranquility, breathtaking scenery, and is located minutes away from some of the finest hiking trails Alaska has to offer and only fifteen minutes from downtown Anchorage. Built in 1952, this family owned property has been recently remodeled and updated with modern appliances. The homestead comes fully furnished and offers visitors an authentic taste of the Last Frontier- Alaskan handcrafted artwork, local wildlife & fish mounts, and vintage photographs from a simpler time.
Guests are encouraged to wander the 3.5 acre lot, fire-up the outdoor grill, and search the Eagle River valley for Dall sheep, moose, bears (brown and black), and eagles. Adventurers and photographers alike will enjoy the close proximity to Chugach State Park, the Eagle River Nature Center, and glacially fed Eagle River. After a day of adventuring, guests can finish off their day with a log fire, glass of wine, and favorite television show (DVD player and cable provided).
Venture down to Chugach State Park to explore the half-million acres of rugged, unspoiled terrain that provides endless recreational opportunities year-round. Whether you prefer frontcountry trails, backcountry bushwhacking, or exploring the Eagle River Nature Center, this property has all the amenities and activities you could hope for!
My wife, Whitney, and I, KC, are both born and raised Alaskans. We appropriately met while playing on the same hockey team at 9 years old; thirteen years later, we tied the knot. Just months after marrying we purchased the homestead from my wife’s great aunt and uncle’s estate to keep it in the family. My wife works for the Alaska Air National Guard and has been attending training in the “lower 48” (as we Alaskans call the continental United States) hence why we’ve decided to open our home to Alaska’s great travelers.
Whitney Wigren purchased this cabin in 2011
Built in 1952 by my wife’s great uncle, Smoky, this log home was an original homestead of east Eagle River, AK. Originally allotted 160 acres, Smoky sold the land over the years down to the remaining 3.5 acre property my wife and I now own today. This property will provide you a glimpse of how the old timers lived before Alaska's infrastructure was developed.
My fiance and our parents stayed at this adorable log cabin on our trip to Alaska this past August. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed it. The house is clean, comfortable, and equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. We grilled out one night and ate at the picnic table outside the house; it was one of our favorite nights of the whole trip. We were also able to take advantage of several nearby trails for hiking and a little blueberry picking. The cabin is about a 25-minute drive from downtown Anchorage -- close enough to explore the city, but far enough away that you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery and the wilderness. It's also close to downtown Eagle River, so a grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc. were just a short drive down the mountain. As long as you'll have a car in Alaska, I highly recommend renting this home.
Review #9135954 “Wonderful Cabin with All Necessary Amenities”
This was our first trip to Alaska. My wife and I have rented vacation homes in several countries, e.g. France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands. Let me state from the outset: This property truly deserves the epithet HOME. From the moment we entered it we realized that this is a labor of love, with wonderful furnishings, Alaskan decor and ample supplies (don't worry about condiments and basic pantry stuff - it's all there, like we have not experienced with any other vacation property before).
Large screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, perfectly functioning Wi-Fi, very nice kitchen fully equipped with all you need, and a bathroom with virtually instant hot water. Outdoor furniture for enjoying the breathtaking mountain views, and a BBQ. The home is also easy to get too - no harrowing or unpaved mountain roads.
The location is great for one-day excursions, north and south. The property is exactly 30 min's from downtown Anchorage, reachable on high quality highways with surprisingly little traffic. And the traffic here is gentle; people mostly drive within the speed limits compared to the aggressive traffic in Southern California that we endure every day.
The location offers supreme beauty, tranquility and peace - no nearby neighbors, the nights are completely quiet. Not even dogs barking, a welcome relief from more crowded vacation rentals. You will enjoy this as your HOME away from home and you will want to come back - we certainly do!
We had an amazing time at this cabin. We came in to a very clean and well cared for home. It was across from a beautiful view of the mountains and it was a quiet and comfortable first leg to our trip to Alaska.
Our daughter's family is currently living in Alaska where her husband is stationed in the military. We wanted to bring our son's family with us to visit her and have a vacation with the entire family together. We rented this cabin for our stay there and it was the best decision we have ever made! Not only is it a perfectly detailed cabin with all the ammenities we could have needed, but it has history and is decorated with historic Alaskan items. The view - OMGosh, the view! You will be hard pressed to find a cabin with better views anywhere! The pictures on this website, while beautiful, do not do it justice - it is amazingly beautiful. The cabin is located just outside Anchorage, which is wonderful, but it is still near enough to local shopping to be convenient. It is secluded, quiet, peaceful and beautiful! The owners could not be any nicer or more helpful than they already are - the perfect place, the perfect view, the perfect owners, I simply cannot say enough about this place. There is a grill out back that we used several nights to cook the halibut we caught, the kitchen is wonderfully equipped, two separate bedrooms and a pull-out in the living room. If you want the perfect location to stay on your next Alaskan vacation, well, this is definitely it! We cannot wait to stay at this wonderful cabin again...thank you Whitney and Kevin for sharing your beautiful home and for everything you did to make our stay the perfect vacation!
Loved the seclusion and yet it was close to everything we needed to do/see!
We had a great time staying at this cabin. It was the perfect fit for the four of us, provided a great location for our day trips and had excellent amenities. We cooked many meals and the kitchen area was nice. Very hot water available immediately. The place was clean, looked accurate to the pictures and the owners were very helpful and nice.
Our Alaskan homestead is conveniently located 6 miles from the entrance of Chugach State Park, the third largest state park in America and voted as one of the top ten state parks in the United States. The park offers some of the most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, snowmaching, rafting, and climbing in Alaska. With 28 recognized trailheads, Chugach is truly Alaska's playground and only a 5 minute drive.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$90 + Tax|
|Damage Protection||$69 + Tax|
15% Military Discount (with proof of ID)
Per the Anchorage municipality, stays for 30 nights or more are not subject to taxes.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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