WILLOW CREEK INN; minutes off Parks Hwy on paved, state maintained road. Get away from it all, 27 acres of Boreal Forest & privacy in beautiful river-front setting, 75 ft from river with beautiful view of winding rapids & excellent trout fishing. Located in foothills of Talkeetna Mountains & gateway to Hatcher Pass with active gold mining operations. Variety of wildlife frequents property, moose, brown/black bear & lynx. Fish for salmon as close as confluence of Willow & Deception Creeks. Centrally located to popular sight-seeing locations: Hatcher Pass, Historic Independence Mine, Matanuska Glacier, Talkeetna, Nancy Lake Rec. area. Many hiking trails in the Pass. Home to World Famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. House has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, large screened windows throughout, beautifully furnished & fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Porch & deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Take day trip to Denali Park or stay at rental & enjoy the scenery.
The House & Property: Rental located on 27 acres of Boreal forest sits back from River 75 feet with beautiful view of winding rapids. Oak floors, vaulted ceilings & large windows throughout. Fully equipped kitchen (has everything!). Beautifully furnished. Oil burning stove. Porch & Deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Exterior of rental is Cedar-Sided. Wildlife viewing on property. Mountain views on Willow Fishhook Rd. (bring your camera!). Great Rainbow/Steelhead trout fishing.
Forest, Mountains, Wildlife & Scenery: Boreal Forest: Birch, Spruce, Cottonwood & Aspen.
Mountains: Views of Alaska Range & Talkeetna Mountains & Sleeping Lady Mountain from Willow Fishhook Rd. View of Denali .5 miles from driveway.
Species in River: Rainbow/Steelhead Trout, Arctic Greyling, River Otter & spawning ground for Salmon.
Renters have viewed following wildlife on property: Moose, Bear (brown & black), Lynx, Eagles, River Otter, Fox, River Ducks, Woodpeckers, many bird species. Eagle's nest on property & across river from rental.
Northern Lights viewing: during winter months.
Wildflowers: Many species of wildflowers months of June, July & August.
Willow is a placer river --gold pans provided.
Close to popular tour destinations: Many renters book trips on the Alaska Railroad or Tours into Denail National Park.
Willow is centrally located to many scenic areas popular with travelers.
Gateway to Hatcher Pass (active gold mining & Historic Independence Mine). Road into the pass opens on July 4 each year with many hiking trails in this mountainous area.
Very close to the Nancy Lake State Park. Driving distance to Matanuska Glacier, Independence Historic Mine, Denali National Park. Flight Seeing Service & Fishing Guide available in Willow.