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

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Whitney Wigren

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

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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 utilize the complimentary spotting scope and binoculars to scan 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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Property Reviews

Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vbi
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
5

Wonderful spot for outdoor and urban fun!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!
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/p460223vbi
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
The beautiful Columbia River Gorge (Oregon)
5

The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vbi
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
5

Thanksgiving week 2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Great location! Pretty cabin in the woods...like you normally would think of Alaska living, but with all the conveniences of power, water, No outhouse, central heat... We had a blast visiting a lot of the interesting, beautiful sites closeby and as far away as Seward and Fairbanks. Local sledding at Arctic Valley is the best! Would do it again in a heartbeat!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vbi
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
5

Beautiful, cozy and original home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We lived for a whole month in this beautiful, well kept cabin and can do nothinh but rave about it. Spectacular views (those mountains are never boring), great authentic decorations, snug fireplace (weather got colder during stay) and a perfect place to start from for excursions to Anchorage, Seward and/or other places. Near supermarkets and restaurants, but also near to nature (black bear came for a visit!). We had a nice contact with Whitney and Kevin, who are anxious to make your stay comfortable. We booked this when only the 'main' picture was on this side, but boy: it only got better! We will definitely come to stay again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Alaskan Homestead Featured on Discovery Channel's Hit Series Wild West Alaska!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p460223vbi
907-229-1282
Anchorage Alaska
Abuqueruqe, NM
5

True Alaskan Beauty

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My wife and I stayed here for the last few days of our Alaskan vacation which included Homer, Seward, Girdwood, and Anchorage. We had a wonderful time. The cabin is even better than the pictures..it is very clean, well kept up, and the view of the surrounding mountains is amazing. Whitney was very helpful in recommending places to eat and to visit. On the last day, we ended up missing our flight back to NM and Whitney was able to graciously accomodate us for another evening until we could catch the next flight out. We would absolutely recommend this cabin to anyone who wants some great scenery, seclusion, and a cozy place to stay. The owners are great!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
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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

Anchorage Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter Rates
Oct 8 2013 - Apr 30 2014
$150
$910
$3,500
1 night
 
 
My Standard Rate
$209
$1,400
$5,400
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90.00 + Tax
Damage Protection $69.00 + 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

Anchorage Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • 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
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:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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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