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Ron Zmuda

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Alaska Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ron Zmuda (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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 Alaska

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.

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

Lakefront Log Cabin - Spectacular Views! Centrally located on 6 private acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

First vacation together

  • 5 of 5

Alaska was more than we expected, which shouldn't have been possible. Ron was a wonderful host, with honorable mention going to Ellie Mae, their black lab as hostess. The cabin is cozy and quiet, with everything you need to enjoy the stay and the lake. We enjoyed flyovers from the local bald eagle family and a showing of the Northern Lights on our final night. What a great trip! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Totally made our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cabin. It was very clean and comfortable and had everything we could need. We loved the authentic Alaskan decor. The lake and the outdoors were fantastic. But the best part was our gracious and generous hosts Ron and Cindy .

Only one problem worth mentioning though - the fact that we had to leave :-) thank you Ron and Cindy from the Oz Family.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was pretty cool that you were able to partake in an activity that is not allowed for the general public in your country of origin. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Till next time.
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5

Lake fun on lake front

  • 5 of 5

Adorable quaint cabin with spectacular yard, views and dock... And dogs too (if you want them). The owner lives next door and gave us full access to kayaks, fire pit, lounge chairs and even his dog... Because we are dog lovers! This was heaven for us! We stayed over July 4th and never saw the owner except the day we checked in and again when we checked out. He was very friendly and helpful. Oh and it was a nice surprise to have laundry machines - they even provided laundry detergent. The best part for us was being able to go out on the kayaks as we pleased and watching the float planes take off. We recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the outdoors but likes to be near grocery stores and Starbucks too!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oregon
5

Perfect Experience

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better experience. The cabin was equipped with everything our family needed. We spent hours using the kayaks and paddle boat. Surprisingly, we even had a few swims in the lake. Ron and Cindy were helpful, attentive, and patient. EllieMae, one of the black labs, was the highlight of our family's stay. She spent hours in the kayaks with us and in the lake and on the dock. She should be listed as a property amenity, as she is a perfect accessory for the setting. Would not hesitate to stay again if we are ever in Wasilla.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SLC, UT
5

Favorite stay

  • 5 of 5

I am late in posting this review, but we had a great time. Our kids loved the paddle boat and kayaks. We caught some trout in the lake. The dogs were great fun. Excellent location. The host family couldn't have been nicer to us, in fact, they allowed us to put our fish in their freezer during our stay (over 100 lbs). We had a blast. The cabin was perfect for us with a great view of the lake, ample beds, and we made breakfast each morning while cooking on the grill outside for dinner.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado
5

Perfect Alaska Family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 arrived to our cabin on August 6th for a seven night stay. The cabin lived up to everything that we wanted and more. Loons Nest is a perfectly maintained older Alaska lake house. The kind that you normally only find when you have someone in the family that will let you use it. We loved it from the time we drove down the lush green private drive. The main house is next door, but it feels worlds apart. The Zmuda family maintains a wonderful lawn and flower garden. The lake and dock are at the end of the yard. We have two young kids(6&8) who were thrilled with the water toys, hammock, dock, boat and trout fishing. The cabin is immaculate and has everything that you need to feel at home. The caretakers have two wonderful Labradors that we're outstanding with the kids. I felt even safer with the kids outside around the great dogs. I can't recommend this cabin enough for a great family bonding experience. The cabin is very centrally located. Easy dive from

Anchorage, to Willow, Telkeetna and up to Denali. Groceries are nearby and the lake is great for fishing and swimming. Thank you Ron and Cindy. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Wasilla Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

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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Amenities

Alaska Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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, tandem kayak, canoe, lifejackets, trout poles, lakeside fire pit, lawn games available for guests' use (owner's home is next to the cabin).

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