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Welcome to Homestead Guest Cabins, one of Alaska's best-kept secrets, located along the beautiful Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, and surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountains on the north and the Chugach Mountains on the south. The cabin is nestled in a peaceful quiet valley surrounded by spruce and birch trees, an abundance of wild flowers, and the neighborhood moose that may just pay you a visit!
We are conveniently located an easy 2 hour drive from Anchorage and 1 hour from Palmer, and just minutes away from the spectacular Matanuska Glacier. The area offers many recreational opportunities such as hiking/climbing on the glacier, river rafting, flightseeing, gold panning, hiking the many trails, fossil hunting, fishing, berry picking, 4-wheeling and snowmachining on the nearby trail systems, and amazing photographic opportunities everywhere you look!
Don't let the word 'cabin' scare you off -- it is charming and cozy with all the modern conveniences, new furnishings, and tastefully decorated with artwork from local Alaskans. It has been handcrafted by your hosts, Dan and Sandy Lee, and is awaiting your arrival after a busy day exploring Alaska.
Dan built the cabin from logs that he harvested across the Matanuska River and milled on his sawmill. It has a wonderful warm cozy atmosphere because of the logs, but don't think it is too rustic for you -- it has all the modern conveniences, private bathroom with shower, new queen size bed and furnishings, and is sparkling clean. Dishes, pots & pans, bedding, linens are provided and the kitchen has a full size refrigerator, stove with oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, complimentary tea and coffee, and some basic food supplies/ spices. A second bedroom has been added in 2013 which has a double bed, and the cabin is heated with a TOYO stove which can be adjusted for your personal comfort level.
Your get away cabin is nestled in the woods with ample parking right by your front door and just a short jaunt away from your host's log home. Hiking trails leave almost from your doorstep, and after a short hike you will be high enough to have a fantastic view of the Matanuska Glacier and the surrounding country. There are a few resident moose and if you are lucky you may have a visitor coming through around dusk or early in the morning.
Visit our Homestead Guest Cabins website for details about our other cabins available on the same property.
Keywords: log, cabin, retreat, mountains, cozy, rustic, Matanuska Glacier
Your hosts, Dan and Sandy Lee, are longtime Alaskans -- and look forward to helping you enjoy your Alaskan trip.
Dan's parents homesteaded this property in the 1950's and Dan grew up living the homestead life -- hunting, trapping, logging, building with logs, learning to improvise and be self sufficient, as well as being a commercial fisherman and a placer gold miner. Sandy spent time working around the state as well as living on a homestead in a remote fly-in area of Alaska, so together they are a wealth of information and have much to share about the many facets of life on the Last Frontier.
They continue to enjoy the great Alaskan outdoors, and look forward to meeting you. Be prepared to be met as well by their friendly golden retriever, Kaiah, and throw a stick or two for her.
Because we have lived right here for years and operated our saw mill, we built several log cabins as long term rentals and eventually they became overnight guest rentals. We enjoy sharing with our guests about our lifestyle here along with our knowledge of local trails, activities, and history of the area.
Imagine your delight when you walk through the door of this hidden gem and experience the warmth and coziness of this uniquely constructed log cabin. Have your coffee on the private deck in the morning sunshine...and perhaps the neighborhood moose will wander by. Take a brisk hike on a trail leaving almost from your door step. Experience peace, quiet, and the best that nature has to offer all at your front door.
5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2014
My wife and I spent one night at the Homestead Guest Cabins in September 2013. We planed to spend our last Alaskan night in Anchorage, but after 11 days in this amazing state, we couldn't bring ourselves to spend it in a city. We are so glad we found Homestead Cabins and Glacier View.
We called the property on our way toward Palmer from Denali. My wife spoke to the Owner (Sandy) and we had our choice of rooms that evening. Sandy warned my wife that our room was only available for the night and said that many guest only plan on a night and end up wanting to stay longer. We laughed about the warning but boy, was she right on the money!
We stayed in Cabin #2. It was perfect! It had everything you needed in a super clean, comfortable and gorgeous space. The cabin was built by the owners and had a second bedroom added recently. My wife couldn’t stop raving about the workmanship and all of the details throughout the cabin. There were two bedrooms, a comfortable living room/kitchen, nicely equipped bathroom and a big covered porch. The kitchen was fully stocked and had a bunch of cooking items (spices, oils, etc.). There is a very thorough local directory included in a binder. There was a nice heat stove in the living room and a fire pit right off the porch. There is no WiFi in the cabin. However, they have an agreement with a nearby church (just down the road) with a business center that’s accessible and connected.
Special mention has to be made of the owners. Sandy was so friendly and helpful at check-in, with a couple of great recommendations (dinner and activities). She was even kind enough to show us around her home, including the sweeping view off their back deck. In the morning, as I was enjoying coffee on the porch, Sandy's husband Dan drove by the cabin. A quick wave and he did a 180 and stopped to say hi. We spent 45 minutes discussing the cabins he built, his life in Alaska and his family’s history in the area. He even took me over to see a cabin he was building with his son. Two gracious hosts!
I can't recommend Homestead Guest Cabins highly enough! I hope I have the chance to visit again and certainly hope we have time to spend more than just a day.
Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Value
5 of 5 stars Location
5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
We found this place on line and it was the nicest place we stayed, well equipped, clean, fresh and
private. the grounds were very nice and moose could be heard all around...we just loved it.
highly recommended. We hope to go back soon.
You feel that you have caring hosts the minute that you walk into this cabin. It's meticulously clean, and everything is designed/set up for perfection. The Lees are a very kind and caring family. One of our friends was going through early stage morning sickness, and Sandy unexpectedly brought her some herbal medication and print-outs of medical articles about the morning sickness.
The cabins are built by Dan, and he has done a fantastic job in designing these units. We highly recommend staying with this kind family and enjoying the beautiful nature of this area.
My husband and I were driving up the ALCAN from Portland OR in May, my favorite part of the 2,600 mile drive was Glacier View Alaska. I told my husband that I wanted to come back to that area of Alaska again. We decided to get away the weekend before Valentines Day and wanted to find something in the Glacier View area. He found a place on VRBO in exactly the area that I wanted to get away to. When making the reservation, Todd said that Sandy and Dan were very helpful and friendly. We made the gorgeous drive from Wasilla to Glacier View, it only took an 1hr and half and we loved the drive on the way there. When we arrived we went up to their huge log home that Dan built, Sandy was so friendly and got us the info we needed to get checked in. I was nervous about how the cabins would look on the inside, & how clean they would be because I'm a self proclaimed "clean freak". I was so excited when we opened the door to the cabin, the lights were on, the heater was on and the cabin was so warm and cozy. It was snowing and cold outside and we just curled up in this amazing cabin. They had just purchased a new TV and DVD player so we had brought movies to enjoy as we were just wanting a quiet night away from our 2 children (5 & 8). We brought dinner and snacks and board games. We truly had the greatest night away. I was so impressed with all of the details and care that they had put into this cabin. They had really nice dishes and silver wear, they had everything we needed to cook. The bed was probably the most comfortable bed I've slept that was not my own. My parents are coming to AK from Oregon in June and I am excited to bring them to the cabins to stay for a few nights. We didn't want to do any outdoor activities, we just wanted a romantic escape from cell phones, computers and the hustle and bustle of life and this was the perfect place for that. I know you'll enjoy your stay. We can't wait to come back. Thanks Sandy and Dan.
When we arrived the cabin was warm and welcoming, clean and well equipped, and set in a Alaskin landscape that can only be described as awesome. We wanted a get away from Anchorage for Thanksgiving and found this the perfect place to stay.
Sandy made us feel comfortable here, and one evening came down to the cabin to see how we were doing. She shared a few stories about their adventures here in Alaska with us as we made Christmas cookies to send to family in Oregon and California.
Thank you Sandy we will be back again, and God Bless.
Such a wonderful stay we had December 26th -29th. My wife and I needed some alone time after the rush of Christmas. The cabin is immaculately clean and although hand built with lumber harvested and milled on the property, it has all ammenities of the modern hotel room. Dan and Sandy were able to cater to our needs and provided an awesome three days away from it all. Sandy brought over her soughdough pancake starter and we had some of the best tasting pancakes ever - even with our making them for the first time. The cabin is located close enough to palmer that it doesn't take so long to get there yet close enough to the Sheep Mountain/Eureka area to make a decent jump off point for snow machining, cross country skiing, or winter small game hunting (like we did), and still be able to come back to a warm and "comfy" cabin. For all of you folks visiting from the South, Dan and Sandy exhibit true "Southern Hospitality" - even though they are not Southerners and will make you feel right at home!
Thanks for a great stay,
Rob and Marie, Wasilla, AK. (but Southern Transplants!)
An absolutely adorable cabin, easy to find and get to, the construction is jaw-dropping in its beauty and high attention to detail, we found it delightfully cozy and peaceful - what a great place to spend time unwinding! We will most definitely return, as well as recommend to anyone we know to visit Sandy and Dan Lee's gorgeous retreat -- thank you both ever so much for a fantastic New Year's weekend stay!!!
Flightseeing, alpine hiking, glacier trekking, 4-wheeling, gold panning, white water rafting...just minutes from the Matanuska Glacier.
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