Margaret Donat and Russell Smith
About Margaret Donat and Russell Smith
Russ and Margaret have lived in Fairbanks for over 40 years. Russ is a retired fire fighter and Margaret is a retired art teacher. Together they have many stories of their adventures in the frozen north.
Margaret Donat and Russell Smith purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Margaret Donat and Russell Smith chose Fairbanks
We fell in love with this property because of the view, the easy access to hiking, cross country skiing, biking and the beautiful gardens. We had lived in Fairbanks for many years and yearned to be in the hills where it is quiet, the aurora is not masked by city lights and the winter temperatures are much warmer. This property is perfect. It only takes 10 minutes to get to town, yet it feels like we are very rural. We love the trails that are right outside our door as we are avid outdoors people. We also enjoy watching the wildlife that live in the area with us. Parking is plentiful and the main house has all the right spaces. We live on the top 2 floors and have turned the lower level into Margaret's art studio/classroom. There she paints and creates glasswork for Two Street Gallery in Fairbanks, and Stephan Gallery in Anchorage. She is often available for a tour if you are interested.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This property was a great place to stay. It was in a rather secluded area although close to Fairbanks. The view was outstanding, and the property was so well kept and attractive. The two bedrooms. kitchen, living room and bath were ample room for two couples to share. It was well equipped and was decorated lovely. The owners were so friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend this place. It was so much better than a cramped hotel room! We hope to be back some day!
Beautifully decorated, wonderful view, and kind hosts. Everything that we needed was provided. Highly recommended!
We enjoyed staying here very much. The view is spectacular.
I enjoyed conversing with the owners and getting to know them.
They have a friendly cat that likes to greet you every morning and a new lab. Close by to everything so very convienent.
Thank you again Margaret and Russell for a great stay.
Jill and Mark Weisinger
The hosts were gracious and friendly, the amenities were plentiful and the scenery was beautiful!
We’ll be back!
We were looking for a place to stay while visiting our kids. Perfect for entertaining our small group for dinners, and such a great view from the living room. We loved the privacy and peace & quiet of the location. Beautiful trails to hike just off the yard. Definitely will consider staying here another time.
April in Alaska
What awesome place to stay, from the view, to the coffee cups, and the fine owners nothing but good things to say.