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Paul Pierce

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

MINUTES OFF PARKS HWY-EXPERIENCE ALASKA 27 ACRES-WILLOW CREEK INN 1

38 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Alaska House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

WILLOW CREEK INN; minutes off Parks Hwy on paved, state maintained road. Hatcher Pass State Recreational Area. Get away from it all, 27 acres of Boreal Forest & 75 ft from stream with beautiful view & excellent trout fishing. Located in foothills of Talkeetna Mountains & gateway to Hatcher Pass with active gold mining operations. Variety of wildlife frequents property, moose, brown/black bear & lynx. Fish for salmon as close as confluence of Willow & Deception Creeks. Centrally located to popular sight-seeing locations: Hatcher Pass, Historic Independence Mine, Matanuska Glacier, Talkeetna, Nancy Lake Rec. area. Many hiking trails in the Pass. Home to World Famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. House has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, large screened windows throughout, beautifully furnished & fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Porch & deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Take day trip to Denali Park or stay at rental & enjoy the scenery.

The House & Property: Rental located on 27 acres of Boreal forest sits back from stream 75 feet with beautiful view. Oak floors, vaulted ceilings & large windows throughout. Fully equipped kitchen (has everything!). Beautifully furnished. Oil burning stove. Porch & Deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Exterior of rental is Cedar-Sided. Wildlife viewing on property. Mountain views on Willow Fishhook Rd. (bring your camera!). Great Rainbow/Steelhead trout fishing.

Forest, Mountains, Wildlife & Scenery: Boreal Forest: Birch, Spruce, Cottonwood & Aspen.

Mountains: Views of Alaska Range & Talkeetna Mountains & Sleeping Lady Mountain from Willow Fishhook Rd. View of Denali .5 miles from driveway.

Species in River: Rainbow/Steelhead Trout, Arctic Greyling, River Otter & spawning ground for Salmon.

Renters have viewed following wildlife on property: Moose, Bear (brown & black), Lynx, Eagles, River Otter, Fox, River Ducks, Woodpeckers, many bird species. Eagle's nest on property & across river from rental.

Northern Lights viewing: during winter months.

Wildflowers: Many species of wildflowers months of June, July & August.

Willow is a placer stream --gold pans provided.

Close to popular tour destinations: Many renters book trips on the Alaska Railroad or Tours into Denail National Park.

Willow is centrally located to many scenic areas popular with travelers.

Gateway to Hatcher Pass (active gold mining & Historic Independence Mine). Road into the pass opens on July 4 each year with many hiking trails in this mountainous area.

Very close to the Nancy Lake State Park. Driving distance to Matanuska Glacier, Independence Historic Mine, Denali National Park. Flight Seeing Service & Fishing Guide available in Willow.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Pierce (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

MINUTES OFF PARKS HWY-EXPERIENCE ALASKA 27 ACRES-WILLOW CREEK INN 1
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
Abchorage, AK
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Fun girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay a the cabin - it was clean, neat and very comfortable. The owners were extremely accommodating and quick to respond to our requests. I highly recommend this cabin for a getaway - we are planning to go back this summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad you liked our place. Thanks so much for your review. We are getting more and more winter & off season rents which is so nice. Hope to see you back!
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5

perfect place

  • 5 of 5

The place is well located next to the river, you can slow down and enjoy the sound of water, the home is very clean and in a pefect condition. It has all you need, Paul and Ginny are extremely friendly and helpful. If we would have to rate the place and the people on a 10 star list, both would get 11!

We are grateful that we could spend a good time there!

Guenther + family

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful getaway at this cabin. The beach is just by the cabin and gave our kids hours of fun and us hours of relaxation. The cabin was very well decorated and clean. The owners have put in alot of effort and care and it shows.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, so glad you were able to enjoy Willow Creek Inn. Hope you will return on another holiday. Thank you for doing business with us.
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5

Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this beautiful cabin nestled against Willow Creek! Upon arriving in Anchorage, we stopped at Costco for supplies, but the markets in Wasilla are not too far away. We enjoyed fishing (catch and release) at the Willow Creek State Recreation Area-We landed a few King Salmon! We took the scenic drive all the way to Denali National Park, stopping along the way to marvel at the breathtaking views. My children loved the little beach area next to the river and spent hours there playing. The cabin was clean and well appointed, with comfy beds. I enjoy cooking and found everything we needed to cook all our meals "at home" which was so relaxing. We feel so fortunate to have stayed in this tranquil and unspoiled setting. Thank you so much to our hosts!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed the rental house, the river, fishing & sightseeing. We hope you'll make it back up to Alaska one day. We appreciate your doing business with us!
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5

Beautiful cabin surrounded by breath-taking scenery. I will use again.

  • 5 of 5

Private and functional. Great landlord with useful tips on surrounding area.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

The Best little Cabin ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this cabin!! fully stocked with more than I have at home! The owners were great too! The kids played on the river and had a blast! I will stay here again for sure! love love love!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and the kids enjoyed your stay at Willow Creek Inn. Thank you so much for your review & look forward to being of service to you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Ted Stevens (Anchorage) International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Settler's Bay
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Alaska Railroad Wasilla Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Hilltop Ski
Car: recommended

Willow: small town (large area) located in the Susitna Valley & north of Anchorage. Known for history of gold mining (Hatcher Pass) and sport fishing (Willow is home to many rivers). Dotted with many lakes & surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountains (Chugach Range-east & south) & the Alaska Range (north) . Willow has beautiful scenery & is centrally located to many popular tour destinations. Hatcher Pass has historic gold mine sites and many hiking trails into the mountains. Willow Fishhook Rd (Hatcher Pass Rd) is a climbing mountain pass road with view of the Alaska Range (Denali, Hunter, Foraker) and gateway to the mountain pass known as Hatcher Pass. Wildlife in this area is many faceted: brown & black bear, moose, lynx, wolf, coyote, fox, eagles, great horned owl, plus many other bird species & smaller mammal species. Home of world famous 'Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.'

Other Activities: Viewing Northern Lights, Wildlife & Scenic Photo Ops, Official Home of Iditarod Re-Start just 6 miles from the rental on Willow Lake. Palmer has the Alaska State Fair each year in late Augustabout an hour's drive from the rental.

Golf: You can golf in Wasilla at Settlers Bay.

Ski: The nearest Ski Resorts are Hilltop Ski in Anchorage and

Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. Some people ski and snowboard

in Hatcher Pass, but there are no facilities there.

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Rates & Availability

Willow House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 2016 - Aug 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 1 - Sept 3
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 4 - Sept 30
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$129
$763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$129
$763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017 - Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$129
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

No cleaning fee
No security deposit required

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Amenities

Alaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Vanity, Cabinet/Mirror, Fan. Tub/Shower Tile Floor. Bathroom Linens, TP & Liquid Hand Soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Beautiful hardwood bed frames with plush queen size Simmons mattress. Large closets & suitcase stands. Large mirror in both bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Large windows
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Great rainbow/steelhead fishing, very private on 27 acres. Salmon fishing starts at the confluence of Willow Creek & Deception Creek. Experience the 'wilds' of Alaska without having to 'fly-in' or use 'off-road' vehicles. Willow Creek Inn is easily accessible; 5 miles off the Parks Hwy on Willow Fishhook Rd.

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