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Lakefront Log Cabin - Spectacular Views! Centrally located on 6 private acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Located in south central Alaska, on the shores of Cottonwood Lake in the heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska Loon’s Nest Cabin Rental is centrally located between Palmer and Wasilla on seven secluded acres, yet within minutes of town and attractions. The cabin is only 40 minutes from Anchorage and three hours from Denali National Park. Come stay in a truly Alaskan log cabin on a pristine trout-filled floatplane sized lake, surrounded by the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountain Ranges.

Sip your coffee while listening to the call of the loon echo across the pristine waters of Cottonwood Lake. Or, sit on the dock and watch the trout jump in the evening glow of a long summer night as an eagle glides directly above. Better yet, wet a line with one of our trout poles and catch a rainbow trout for dinner. Explore the lake in the paddleboat, canoe or kayaks (lifejackets provided) or just trout fish with gear provided. Take a swim off our dock and soak in those warm summer days on the floating dock. Roast marshmallows and share stories around the lakeside fire pit. Relax and let time stand still!

Enjoy a place where time stands still, and breathtaking beauty abounds!

Keywords: Lakefront Log Cabin

More Details

Owner
Ron Zmuda
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Ron Zmuda

As a sourdough (lifelong Alaskan), Ron has a deep love for Alaska and the outdoors. When not selling real estate, Ron loves fishing, hunting, and sharing his tales of Alaskan adventure. A “jack-of-all-trades”, Ron built the family home and has kept the family homestead cabin in tip-top shape for over forty years. Ron has a deep love for this great state, and would love to help you plan your Alaskan vacation!

Why Ron Zmuda chose Palmer

Alaska Loon's Nest has been my family treasure since 1962. This original homesteader’s cabin was built in the 1950’s, and has been tenderly maintained by my family for over 45 years. The cabin features richly hued knotty pine throughout, with modern upgrades, while maintaining its original Alaskan history and charm. The cabin front offers expansive views of the lake and two mountain ranges, including the Hatcher's Pass area directly across from the cabin. Two decks, one lakeside and one with a gas BBQ overlooking the perennial flower beds and garden area, add to your enjoyment of this “one-of-a-kind” Alaskan setting!

What makes this cabin unique

Come enjoy a one-of-a-kind Alaskan setting while being within minutes of major attractions and conveniences. You'll soon discover why Cottonwood Lake is still a 'jewel' in the chain of lakes in the area, and why Alaska Loon's Nest seems like it's nestled in a world of its own. Watch eagles fly directly overhead on their daily flight path, visiting moose and fox, waterfowl, trumpeter swans, and my favorite, the loon. Take an early morning or late evening paddle around the lake as the loons' eerie calls echo across the water, and you'll understand why time seemingly stands still at Alaska Loon's Nest! Please note that the owner's home is next to the cabin rental.

Amenities

Gateway Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, no tub, bar soap, hair dyer, towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Private queen bedroom with built-in cabinetry and vanity and sitting area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double-sized Lazy-Boy sleeper sofa in living room, double 8' thick futon sofa in living room, and double futon sofa in sleeping porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dock, paddle boat, 2 kayaks, canoe, lifejackets, trout poles, lakeside fire pit, lawn games available for guests' use (owner's home is next to the cabin).

Reviews

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Lakefront Log Cabin - Spectacular Views! Centrally located on 6 private acres
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
Pearland
5

Relax in a SUPER CUTE CABIN and take in the AMAZING VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Cindy and Ron were great! We checked in very late Saturday night and Cindy greeted us with her 2 very happy Labs. They showed us the Loons Nest cabin, which was welcoming and charmingly decorated! The cabin had everything you would need, from a well-stocked spice cabinet to coffee, butter, mayo, mustard and other refrigerated items needed to mix up a quick marinade. Below was a cellar with a washer and dryer and laundry soap. So seriously you only need to bring your food items, shampoo, conditioner!

The picture window views were spectacular, we could literally sit there ALL DAY!

The common area had an awesome fire-pit and the flowers in the garden were so beautiful. We spent our first full day fishing from the dock with Ellie May, a fun pup with a fetish for lake rocks (by the way don't encourage the rock toss...lol...try a stick instead). We also took a fun fishing ride on the paddle boat and spotted a bald eagle. Our last day we did some sightseeing and hiking at Thunderbird Falls, we arrived back to the cabin to be greeted by Ellie May and Ron. We hung out on the porch had a glass of wine and talked about Majestic Alaska :).

One thing I really wanted to see was a moose and while cooking breakfast on the morning of our departure I looked out the kitchen window and behold a Mama Moose and her baby! WOW so very cool!!!!

What a fantastic way to end our Fabulous Alaskan vacation!

Thank you, Ron and Cindy for your hospitality!

P.S. Ron, thank you for the awesome salmon dip and sharing your recipe!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hehehe We have had several moose show in the last few weeks and glad you were able to capture before your departure. The follow-up group was not so lucky I am a afraid. Thank you for your business and maybe we will see you again sometime. Ron and Cindy
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5

Small cabin with beautiful lake and mountain views

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd stay at this very comfortable small cabin and I have no doubt I will stay here again in my next vacation to Alaska. Ron, the owner, is super nice and accommodating. Every time I have stayed he provided a sample of his wonderful homemade salmon spread and smoked salmon. Yum, so good! The cabin's one bedroom is very comfortable and makes for good sleeping. My brother stayed on a futon that makes into a bed on the back enclosed porch and he said it was also comfortable. The view of the lake and mountains off the back enclosed porch is spectacular. My brother and I fished for trout in the lake with rod and reels furnished by Ron. We caught 3 nice rainbow trout which we cooked in the cabins nice kitchen. So good! We went hiking everyday on trails at Hatcher Pass. Not to be missed! I highly recommend Ron's cabin retreat. My brother is already planning a trip next summer with his wife.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks gentlemen, You where very pleasurable guests. Good luck Coho fishing on the Kenai River. Ron and Cindy
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5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than a charming cabin just steps away from a peaceful lake? We were greeted with homemade salmon pate, perfect with a glass of wine while enjoying the view. The bed was comfortable, and the dining table was perfectly situated for lake view meals.

The musk ox and reindeer farms are close by (very fun), as is Hatcher Pass-a great drive. You won't go wrong with choosing to stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you felt at home and enjoyed your stay. You are welcome again sometime. Ron and Cindy
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and the owners were very hospitable and met any of our needs. The salmon dip was such a nice surprise and very good

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy it met your expectations! Ron and Cindy
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Hancock, WI
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a great, rustic cabin on a beautiful lake, with a fantastic mountain view! The cabin has absolutely everything you will need. Ron and Cindy take wonderful care of this little gem; it's very clean and extremely comfortable. Although it was just my husband and I, there are plenty of pull out couches for extra guests and you'd still have plenty of room.

This cabin is located just outside of Wasilla, which was perfect for us. You can take a bunch of day trips in any direction from here without having to drive too far to any of them. Which we did, and had a blast! And if you need any suggestions, just ask Ron. He's very knowledgeable about all things Alaska and was more than willing to help.

If you're a rainbow trout fan, plan on doing some fishing on the lake (there are a couple of fishing poles on the porch). With the help of our fishing guide, Miss Ellie Mae (their wonder-dog!), we caught some beauties. She's also a very good paddle boat captain, if you should need one!

If you are planning an Alaskan vacation, I highly recommend staying here. Perfect cabin, perfect location, perfect hosts, perfect everything! We figured we'd only make it to Alaska once, but after this trip I think we're going to have to come back in the next few years. And if we do, this is where we will stay, no need to look elsewhere. I promise, you will love it as much as we did!

Thanks again Ron and Cindy for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will be back...again

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Ron and Cindy's lake cabin in Wasilla, and we will be back for a third time, God willing. They are truly excellent hosts, willing to give their guests the coat off their rack (as it was raining heavily on a day we had a fishing trip scheduled and my wife didn't have a heavy raincoat). The cabin is secluded, the lake is beautiful, and the backdrop of the mountain range across the water makes for some truly spectacular views.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. You were both very down to earth guests and that is truly appreciated. Take care. Ron and Cindy
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Close to major attractions such as Musk Ox Farm, Reindeer Farm, Iditarod Headquarters, Hatcher's Pass and Independence Mine, Matanuska and Knik Glaciers, Alaska Railroad Depot-Wasilla, Alaska Native Heritage Center, salmon fishing, flight seeing tours, and Denali National Park.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

May 15 - August 31
$215/double occupancy*
Weekly rate: $1350/double occupancy*
*$15/night each additional person 12+years old.
*plus 5% bed tax applies to all rates
Children under 12 free.
3 night minimum stay
Maximum 6 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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