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Beautiful Log Lodge and Guest House with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Main Lodge: 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Guest House: 4 Bdrms, 4 Baths. Total sleeps 14

Fjell Blikk Hytte is situated on seven forested acres with spectacular views of the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range and is available during the summer. The adjacent guest house is available all year. The houses are rented separately.

The main floor of the log lodge features a great room with 22-foot ceilings, massive fireplace, dining area to seat 10/12, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast area, two bedrooms and one full bath. The master bedroom has over 500 sq. ft., lots of windows, a private bath with shower, and stunning views.

The Guest House is a custom designed frame building with four bedrooms - each with private bath, and a great room with living, dining and kitchen areas. The master suite has a walk in closet and a private deck. The first floor bedroom is HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, and also has a private deck. Every room in the house has wonderful views. Both houses feature period furnishings, a collection of antique quilts, laundry facilities and cable television.

Secluded but conveniently located: Fjell Blikk Hytte and Knoll House are within minutes of the airport, historic Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Museum, riverboat rides on the Chena River, gold mining and the Alaska Oil Pipe Line.

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Norman Shelburne
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Norman Shelburne

I am the Artistic Director Emeritus of the North Star Ballet and have been in Fairbanks for 35 years. I am happy to share my experience of living in Alaska with my guests.

Norman Shelburne purchased this house in 2001

Why Norman Shelburne chose Alaska

I choose this property because it affords spectacular views of the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range beyond. On seven forested acres it seems remote, but is only 10 minutes from Fairbanks.

What makes this house unique

Fjell Blikk Hytte is a custom built log home featuring period antiques, antique quilts and a significant collection of pottery of Southern Appalachia.


Fairbanks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The Master Suite (bedroom 3) is 500 square feet, has a private bath and spectacular views of the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range beyond.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Log Lodge and Guest House with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful Cozy Cabin Perfect for Groups

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a group of 11 friends at the Knoll House in February for a northern lights weekend. We had a fantastic stay in comfortable cozy cabin with incredible views. We were nervous about getting to the house since it's a little removed from the city but with 4 wheel drive we had no issues and it is conveniently about 10-15 minutes from the airport while still feeling removed from the city. For families with children or "children at heart" we had a great time sledding around the property.

The house is perfect for a large group since the 4 rooms each have their own bathrooms. The open layout of the kitchen and living room makes great for entertaining. The kitchen is fully stocked which made cooking very easy. Norman the house owner was easy to get in contact with and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Overall would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Best Thanksgiving ever

  • 5 of 5

Part of my family came to Fairbanks Alaska from South Carolina for Thanksgiving. My husband turned 50 this year and wanted to see the Northern Lights. We had 4 adults and 1 really great 14 year old, we stayed at The Knoll House. When we arrived in Fairbanks (coming from SC keep in mind we get about 1/2 of an inch of snow annually) there was about 10 inches of snow on the ground and still falling. We got our rental van and headed out. When we got to the knoll house our van would not go up the hill. We carried out luggage up the very long driveway in the snow, and we laughed all the way, especially when my mother in law fell in a huge snow bank. The house is beautiful and very homey, we cooked our thanksgiving meal in the home, and just had a get time, we did a dog sled tour, snow machine tour, and drove to Chena Hot springs. We had to trade the van in on a 4x4 which was able to go upstate drive. We bought sleds at Walmart and we all had a great time going down the driveway. Norman the caretaker was very friendly and had our drive scraped a couple of times, but it just kept on snowing, I think we had about 36 inches by the 4 th day, and we loved it!!!! My son made snow tunnels in the banks that he could get into. Even though the northern lights were not visible the whole 7 nights we were there, it just means that we get to go back and try again! And the Knoll House is where we would like to stay.

I do recommend a 4x4 if going in snowy weather though.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Experience for our Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Fjell and Knoll could not have been more perfect for our Family Reunion. The houses are spacious, beautifully appointed, and have magnificent views. We used Knoll as our gathering place for cooking and BBQ, and when our family grew to 26 we were able to secure the Upper Room also! It was by far the Alaskan Experience we wanted to give our guests, and the perfect venue to support all our activities. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Laurel, NJ

Nicely decorated, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at the Knoll house during our two week trip to Alaska and this was our favorite of the accommodations. It's too stinking cute for words! We hadn't seen many pictures of Knoll before we arrived but were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The house was well appointed, well cared for, decorated very nicely and was very welcoming. We enjoyed the views too!

A previous reviewer complained about limited water during their check in Norman explained to us that they have a water tank to provide water and that he is happy to get more water whenever you need it, but please be conservative. We were 5 people, 4 nights and we never ran out! If you are environmentally conscious this is a non-issue.

Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and hope to come back one day to see the northern lights! I wouldn't hesitate to book here again! My only suggestion would be to add a good mixing bowl & measuring cups to the kitchen....I think those were the only two items I needed but couldn't find - they very well could have been there and I just overlooked them. A hair dryer would have also been a nice addition :)

Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, we had a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm City, FL

Beautiful, spacious, and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We kicked off our Alaska vacation by staying in both of these magnificent homes. As a family of 18, we needed plenty of room and were so pleased with the accommodations and amenities these homes offered. In addition, the owner was amazing to work with. We could not have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California

Gorgeous Home Knoll House

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my entire family at the Knoll house end of May and I am short for words for how beautifully appointed this home was. It has the most gorgeous views from every room in this house. It had all the amenities you would need to spend a memorable vacation. Normal was a wonderful host and was quick to respond to any questions we had during our stay and prior to making the reservation. I would make a trip to Fairbanks just to stay at this house. Thanks Norman!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Parks Highway
Car: necessary

Chena Hot Springs is a comfortable drive from the house - it has a swimming pool fed by natural hot springs


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Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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