Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)
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 Wasilla
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 50 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking only on outside decks.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Kodiak, Girdwood, Wasilla trip
Just pulling up to the cabin is an experience. The Mat-Su valley is breathtaking. Ron's hospitality is very welcoming and we enjoyed him very much. We recommend this amazing spot for your base to explore such a beautiful part of Alaska. Thanks again Ron.
What a wonderful property! Sunsets on the lake were amazing. The fall colors of September on the trees and all around were intoxicating. Ron, the host, is a fabulous host. So much to do within short distance of cabin.
Thanks Tiffany for expressing how nice September can be here. Glad you women enjoyed yourselves. You were a fun easy going group and are certainly welcome back.
Wonderful place to relax
The Loons Nest cabin was a wonderful place for our Alaskan vacation. The cabin was clean and comfortable. Ron, the owner, was a great host and very attentive to our needs. The cabin was just as advertised on a peaceful lake surrounded by birch trees and mountains. If you want to relax this is the place. We had use of the kayaks for some on the water exercise. The fishing was good right off the deck and around the lake too.
Wasilla and the surrounding towns were fun to visit. Grocery stores and anything you would need were close by in Wasilla.
Words can not describe the beauty all around us. It really was an amazing place to spend our vacation.
Thank you Ron for you hospitality and salmon dip too😊�
Oh thank you. That homemade smoked Red Salmon dip has become a fan favorite. Cheers!
Beautiful view every morning, we miss it already, cabin was very nice.
Too good to be true
Too good to be true, is what I originally thought, but once we got there it was the real thing.
The views from the cabin are incredibly poetic, overlooking the beautiful lake, trees, mountains and wildlife. It was hard to get out of cabin/property as you would find yourself wanting to spend more time there. We took full of vantage of the kayaks and the paddle boat. My husband enjoyed fishing on the lake and the kids enjoyed the kayaks. Ron was a wonderful host (and his salmon dip was delicious :)) Not a single thing was missing from the cabin and it was clean and very comfortable for the six of us. The location served us well being one hour away from the Matanuska glacier, and a half hour away from Hatcher Pass.
Truly this was a little piece of heaven!
It is a pleasure to share our piece of paradise.. Thanks Ron
We had a blast! Kiddos won't stop talking about our stay. Ron was a delight. Very Friendly and made us feel at home. Thank you!
Thanks Dan, Hope the rest of your AK travels go well.
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.