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Rose Ridge: Vacation Chalet with a View!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-7

Rose Ridge Chalet sits on a south facing ridge near Palmer, Alaska. The full wall of windows allows a panoramic view of several mountains including Lazy Mountain, Pioneer Peak and most of the Chugach Range. Knik Glacier is nestled at the end of the valley. Surrounded by woods, wildlife to watch for include: moose, birds, squirrels, and maybe an occasional fox or black bear.

The chalet is two-story, with a large bedroom with one King, one Queen bed, a Klick Klack couch and a bath on the second level. The main level features another bedroom with one queen, one bath, and living/dining area. The full kitchen is stocked with all the items needed to cook your own meals if desired (except food). Coffee/tea and condiments stocked at the beginning of your stay. There is a washer/dryer in main level bath. For your enjoyment, there are movies and games. A patio outside with a BBQ grill is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our long summer evenings. This is a very peaceful location.

More Details

Owner
Ben
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Ben

Diane and David ran a B&B for 12 years. David built the Chalet in 2005. The B&B was closed/sold in 2010 and a second vacation home, the Cottage, was built in 2011. Both are long time Alaskans. Diane holds a degree in Travel Industry Management and has over 20 years experience in the Alaska Tourism Industry. David is a self employed contractor and retired Laborer who loves photography. They both grew up in Palmer and they have raised 2 daughters here. They love to backpack and camp.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for our beautiful stay in your beautiful house. We enjoyed your place very much and the view is perfect. I only wished we spent more time on your property but we had some obligations and a lot of site seeing of this spectacular state. I recommend your hospitality and your place to anyone. Thank you again for a fabulous stay (and black out shades, so strange the day light, always wanted to visit during this time of year)
Jun 2014
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Musk Ox Farm
"Learn about this prehistoric animal and its contribution to modern day Alaska."
Colony House Museum
"A wonderful way to learn about Palmer's beginnings."
Turkey Red
"Great restaurant in Palmer featuring unique cuisine. Fresh homemade food."
Alaska State Fairgrounds
"Wonderful State Fair, not to be missed if you are here in late August through Labor Day."
NonEssentials
"One of the unique shopping opportunities in the downtown shopping district of Palmer."
Inn Cafe
"New Chef and kitchen remodel. A wonderful cafe in one of Palmer's oldest buildings; a former..."
Reindeer Farm
"Visit a herd of Reindeer as well as moose, buffalo, elk & deer. Family run farm."
Hatcher Pass State Recreation area
"30 minutes from Palmer, 15 minutes from Rose Ridge. Scenic recreation area for year round ac..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ted Stevens Intl Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fishhook Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 1 (Glenn) and Palmer Fishhook
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
in Palmer
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Government Peak Recreation Area (Nordic)
Car: necessary

One hour north of Anchorage, Palmer and the Mat-Su Valley is a rural farming community that is at the intersection of the Parks Highway to Fairbanks and Denali Natl Park and the Glenn Highway to Tok and Valdez. It is the perfect location to base out of as there are many attractions in the immediate area and several directions to go for short day trips.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

Amenities

Wasilla Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite in upstairs bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main floor Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bed with 1 queen on the main floor. Upstairs bedroom has 1 king, 1 queen and a klick klack couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Musk Ox and Reindeer Farm Tours within 10 miles. On a quiet 10 acres.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We are returning renters for Rose Ridge. A few years ago, we stayed at the cottage and this time we stayed at the chalet. Everyone loved the wall of windows that gave us views of treetops and the far mountains. All the cooking amenities we needed were there already from the usual pots and pans to even things like a knife sharpener. We did a lot of cooking in the chalet and ate it while watching the sunset

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conifer, CO
5

Great House, Great Location, Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a month in on our 3 month round trip from Colorado to Alaska, and this was the very best stop on our trip so far. The house itself was beautiful and comfortable-- a real house you could live in for a few days, a week, or months. The kitchen was well stocked-- everything from pans to knives to plenty of dishes (and a dishwasher!), to spices, breadcrumbs, condiments and butter in the fridge, and pancakes in the freezer and syrup in the closet. The approach seemed to be take some and leave some. The only thing missing was an ice cream scoop-- which we bought and left, so now there is nothing missing at all.

There is a bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor, as well as a large bedroom with a King and Queen bed and full bath on the second floor. (So perfect for a handicapped stay, as you need never leave the first floor.) There was a washer and dryer too--a huge plus for us, as we had been on the road without one for a couple of weeks.

The view out the large wall of windows is spectacular. And, though we were not fortunate enough to see them, there were rumors of a Moose on the property and the opportunity to see amazing Aurora Borealis lights.

Check in and out was a breeze-- and Diane is helpful, and as available as you need her to be.

Palmer was a great base for exploring the area-- from Wasilla to Anchorage to a train ride from the Portage station.

If we're in the area we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property with a stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived early, but we were able to enter the chalet early to wait inside. It's a beautiful place, very open and inviting. The view is spectacular and serene. The beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms are very nice and roomy. We had all the linens we could possibly need. My daughter was able to park an RV in front also with no problem. We were very happy with everything and almost hated to leave. We all agreed we would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property was amazing and beautiful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was very nice and spacious, views were amazing. It was quiet and pieceful. It was perfect. I would recommend Rose Ridge Chalet's to anyone and Diane is wonderful and very helpful!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed, Diane was very nice and helpful. The property was very clean and well maintained. The view

From the back windows was beautiful.

We even had a Moose grazing 10 feet

From the back door. I would highly recommend a stay here and thank Diane for making our stay in Alaska

Enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Impressive!

  • 5 of 5

Rose Ridge Chalet was impeccably clean and well appointed. The location and the views were fantastic. It is situated back "in the woods" for peace and quiet after a long day of sightseeing. Our first morning at the Chalet a cow moose and her baby meandered up the drive and posed for some pictures. What a way to start our "Alaskan" vacation. We would highly recommend Rose Ridge Chalet. Not only was the place clean and comfortable but he price was, in my opinion, great. Why stay in a hotel for more money when you could stay here for less and have all the comforts of home. Thanks Diane for such a great warm and welcoming place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates quoted here are based on 2 travelers. Please add $20/nt/per extra guest above 2 (that are over 5 yrs of age) or contact us for a rate quote.
Weekly rates can vary depending on number of travelers.
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