ALASKAN HOMESTEAD FEATURED ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S HIT SERIES WILD WEST ALASKA!

Whitney Wigren

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Bedrooms 2
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ALASKAN HOMESTEAD FEATURED ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S HIT SERIES WILD WEST ALASKA!

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Authentic Alaskan Homestead Nestled in Eagle River Valley

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Whitney Wigren

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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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
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4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vb
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
Battle Creek, Michigan
5

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vb
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
Texas
5

The Best Choice for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vb
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
San Antonio, TX
5

Excellent location, close to plenty of hiking!

  • 5 of 5
Loved the seclusion and yet it was close to everything we needed to do/see!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vb
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
Minnesota
5

Great Location for Alaska Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vb
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
5

Wonderful spot for outdoor and urban fun!

  • 5 of 5
We booked this cabin for our four-person family last minute when our original travel plans unexpectedly changed. What a perfect winter getaway! We live on Kodiak Island, so we are familiar with the Anchorage area, but had never stayed in Eagle River. This cabin is in a perfect spot. We split our time between Anchorage fun (museums, restaurants, movies, etc) and hiking, sledding and exploring the miles of trails just down the road from the cabin.

The cabin itself was spotless and had everything we needed to cook meals for our family and plenty of space for our kids to play and parents to relax. It is a few miles outside of Eagle River's city center, which affords privacy while still being a quick trip to the grocery store. The views are stunning. We left knowing that we would definitely be back within the next year.

Whitney was helpful and kind throughout our stay. From our initial contact, she responded quickly and was easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend this place to locals and visitors alike!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vb
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
The beautiful Columbia River Gorge (Oregon)
5

The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it. The cabin was clean and well outfitted for meals at "home." The kids loved playing outside, looking through the books on Alaska, and enjoying the view of the mountains. Anchorage is very close - about 10 minutes to the outskirts and 15 into downtown. Eagle River is a cute town with a great yoga studio (All Life is Yoga), if that's your thing. Even a decent sushi restaurant! We went cross country skiing at the Eagle River Nature Center - BEAUTIFUL! I really can't recommend staying at this cabin highly enough. It's out of the way without being far away. Can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Glenn Hwy
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple Bars
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Alpenglow at Arctic Valley Ski
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Moose Run Golf Courses and Eagleglen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple Restaurants
Car: necessary

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.

Please click the following link for Chugach State Park brouchures, interactive maps, and other additional information :

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach/index.htm

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Anchorage Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
$209
$1,400
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Damage Protection $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes 15% Military Discount (with proof of ID)

Per the Anchorage municipality, stays for 30 nights or more are not subject to taxes.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Anchorage Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Additionally have a pull-out couch (sleeps 2) and a roll-away bed (sleeps 1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Our homestead also is extremely kid-friendly! If you plan on bringing little ones please let us know in advance. We have hiking child carrier backpacks and a Graco play pack for use as well as other hiking/biking equipment.
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