Destination guide

The glacial setting of Palmer is ready to explore

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Palmer. Travelers to this romantic city praise the hiking, wildlife and forests. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Palmer

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Palmer a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palmer Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Musk Ox Farm (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Reindeer Farm (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Alaska Live Steamers (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Settlers Bay Golf Course (17.7 mi / 28.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Palmer

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palmer is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bodenburg Butte (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Palmer Research Center and Matanuska Experiment Farm (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pioneer Peak (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Eklutna Lake (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Twin Peaks Trail (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Mt. Baldy Trail (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Palmer

Fly into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), the closest airport, located 35.9 mi (57.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), which is 41.3 mi (66.5 km) away.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palmer?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palmer. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palmer Research Center and Matanuska Experiment Farm: 127 vacation rentals
  • Alaska Museum of Transportation & Industry: 149 vacation rentals
  • Settlers Bay Golf Course: 140 vacation rentals
  • Eagle River Nature Center: 122 vacation rentals
  • Alpenglow at Arctic Valley: 327 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palmer listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Palmer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 26 Cabins in Palmer. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palmer include:

  • Houses: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 26 rentals available
  • Chalets: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Palmer?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 82 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Palmer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.