2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-7
Welcome to our property! Ben is a recently re-purposed fire fighter and river guide. Casey works at the local hospital. While we are both transplants from the lower 48 (Ben from Grand Junction, CO and Casey from outside of Chicago), we feel privileged to call Alaska our home.
Ben purchased this Chalet in 2017
Why Ben chose Wasilla
Casey and I traveled around the Palmer, Chugiak, and Wasilla area to find a place that was near amenities but also near recreational opportunities. It had to be in the woods but near the hospital so the Casey could access work. We initially visited on a lark but Casey and I after seeing the property we were in agreement that we should live here. This location has all the qualities we needed and wanted from a place to live and a place to access all the recreation and adventuring that we do.
What makes this Chalet unique
We both have nomadic souls and constantly feel pulled to fully immerse ourselves in every place we visit. On just about every trip we take, we have the “could we live here?” talk, often at the local brewery. It has been hard to choose a place to settle down, but Palmer has provided the perfect ground to put down our roots. The Mat-Su Valley is a great base from which to explore the last frontier. So many activities are accessible within minutes- hiking, running, skiing, fishing, climbing rock, climbing ice, biking, kayaking, packrafting, etc. We also love to road trip with our camper. Within 5 hours we can get to Homer for halibut fishing, Kenai for fly fishing, Seward for sea kayaking, Girdwood for some resort skiing and great live music, Denali Park for our wilderness fix, Talkeetna for our favorite coffee and pastries, or Valdez to ascend some world class frozen waterfalls. And to top it all off, our local community of friends anchors us in to this abundant life we live in what is truly one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.
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We loved it
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
Great House, Great Location, Everything You Need
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.
Beautiful property with a stunning view.
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!
Property was amazing and beautiful!!!!
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!!!!
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
Just as described! The first day we were there we we saw a cow moose and her calf in the front yard! The only thing I disliked was noise from the highway.
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