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Vacation Chalet with a View!

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


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-7

The Chalet is a comfortable fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house (complete with laundry facilities and stainless appliances) tucked away in the Mat-Su Valley off of the Palmer Fishhook road; only a short 10 miles from downtown Palmer.

The Chalet is a private fully furnished modern living space featuring two bedrooms, two bath, kitchen, and laundry. The Cottage has a wonderful view of the Chugach Mountains, Alaskan wildlife, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and our famous auroras. In the Summer you can hike, bike, fish, or stay and hang out on the patio taking in the Chugach range. In the winter you will have the opportunity to ski or snowshoe from your front door. Other winter time activities in the area include the northern lights, mushing, Nordic and Alpine skiing, ice climbing, glacier tours and fat tire biking. We supply your first breakfast of granola, and baked goods, coffee, teas, fruit, and juice in the privacy of the cabin.

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Ben

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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."
"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


Wasilla Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite in upstairs bedroom.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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


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Vacation Chalet with a View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
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  • 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


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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