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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

33 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 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 considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Pierce (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

MINUTES OFF PARKS HWY-EXPERIENCE ALASKA 27 ACRES-WILLOW CREEK INN 1
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
Abchorage, AK
5

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

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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5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded our expectations! The cabin was immaculate. So spacious with all the modern conveniences of home, but in a stunning environment away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The hosts (Ginny & Paul) had provided bottled water, soup & frozen meals in the event we were hungry/thirsty upon arrival. Such a sweet and thoughtful touch. The wood stove was started and the cabin was at a perfect temperature and there was a nice pile of wood for us on the porch. The kitchen is stocked with all the dishes and gadgets you could possibly need at your fingertips. I would love to bring my family back during the summer months to enjoy this beautiful cabin and the lush surroundings! I would definitely recommend this to friends and family that may be traveling in the area!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're truly happy you enjoyed our rental & owe you a big thank you for all the goodies you left us which we thoroughly enjoyed! Hope you'll make it back in the summer.
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5

Wonderful stay at Willow Creek Inn

  • 5 of 5

I had a truly wonderful stay at Willow Creek Inn. The place is very clean and was comfortable beyond my expectations. The surroundings are beautiful and the hosts are probably the best I have ever met. Attentive and helpful yet very discreet. I am looking forward to my stay next year. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review of our property. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and very much enjoyed meeting you. We'll be looking forward to your coming back and once again, thank you for doing business with us. Paul & Ginny
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5

A wonderful small family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Second stay here in a year. We love coziness, the seclusion and the functionality of the cabin. The cabin is well appointed and pristine on the inside and out. The view of Willow Creek is fantastic. We took the kids skiing up the frozen creek and saw moose tracks criss-crossing the snow. They stayed out of sight though. Paul and Ginny are great hosts and will surely go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our place. We're so glad you and your family were able to enjoy the cabin and the outdoors in winter with your ski trip up the river. We love your very friendly snowman. It looks like he is waving to us from the river. We do hope you'll return for another get away. Happy New Year to you and yours!
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5

willow creek inn

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin, Fred and Ginny extremely nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed our place & hope you can return. Thank you for your nice review.
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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
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 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
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
$149
 
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 considered ...
  • 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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