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Geri McCann

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

DELUX LAKE FRONT Panoramic MT. VIEWS - RESORT PACKAGE Fishing, Boats, Bikes, Hik

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chalet

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Gateway Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Great for large groups, families, retreats: central to Alaska's top attractions!



Perfect for large or small family, group gatherings, retreats etc.

This gorgeous 2,700 sq. ft. lake front chalet has stunning panoramic mountain and lake views! Beautiful Alaskana decore' and antique furnishing offers all the modern comforts of home. This large duplex has 2 separate units with private entrances. Each unit has its own private kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, laundry, deck with BBQ. For larger groups the units can be adjoined together with interior staircase at a discounted rate. The entire chalet altogether can comfortably sleep over 20 guests.

Unit #1 - DELUX LAKE FRONT..."EAGLES NEST" - upper unit listing #378076

* 1,700 sq ft. has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, laundry

*Sleeps up 15+

Unit #2 - COZY LAKE FRONT..."BEAR DEN" lower unit - listing #786941

*1,000 Sq Ft. - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry

* Sleeps 9 +

For children we provide pack-n-play, crib mattress, high chair/rocking horse, stuffed Alaskan animals, toys, books, board games, etc. Our large library offers a Alaskana books with stories, history, and scenic beauty of our region. A wide variety of DVDs & board games for all age, cable TV, and hi-speed Wifi. The water is always hot with on-demand hot water system!! Comfortable airbeds are available for additional sleeping options.

Your dream Alaskan adventures await right out your door! Centrally located to Alaska best attractions. Canoe Lake Resort is located in the heart of the beautiful Kepler-Bradly Lake State Recreation Reserve encompassing 349 acres of wilderness, 10 sport-fishing lakes that are plentifully stocked with rainbow trout & grayling, with miles of mapped and groomed recreation trails.

Relax on our private lakefront soaking in the spectacular views of the Talkeetna and Chugiak Mountain Ranges. Swim and have FUN on the lake with complimentary lake toys, KAYAKS, ROW BOAT, CANOE, PADDLE BOAT, and FLOATING DOCK. FISH right off the dock for rainbow trout and grayling, many have caught 10 fish in just a couple of hours! We supply some fishing gear too! Enjoy quality family time; play lawn games, gather around crackling campfires, catch guppies and hunt for frogs with nets and buckets provided.

Get out and explore, RUN, HIKE, BIKE, SKI through the miles mapped recreation trails right out your door. Experience Alaska winter adventures; skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, sledding, ice-skating, snow machining, and dog mushing. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the Northern Lights above the snow-covered mountain ranges!

Experience National Geographic moments; Nesting eagles and osprey hunt and dive for fish, nesting loons and a variety waterfowl swim with their babies. Visits from our resident moose are quite exciting! Canoe Lake boarder the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge which is rich with wild life; moose, wolf, beaver, salmon streams, nesting eagles, osprey, owls, water fowl, and migratory birds. Bears are rare, I have not seen one in 10 yrs!!


We have 25 years in the tourism and will help you plan and book your dream Alaskan vacation. Visit our travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS website for more information on exciting half and full day trips and tours in our region! A special 5% discount may apply to rental fee for guests using the travel agency for vacation planning and reservations.

We are centrally located to Alaskan top attractions and destinations

*45 mi. to the Anchorage International Airport

*35 mi from Anchorage

*2 mi to Alaska State Fair

*3 mi to Palmer Airport

*3 mi to Palmer a historic agricultural community

*3 mi to Golfing in Palmer

*3 mi to the Mat-Su Regional Hospital

*7 mi to Wasilla - Iditarod Trail Head Quarters

*7 mi to the Alaska Rail Road depot

*7 mi to Musk Ox Farm

*10 mi to drive to excellent salmon fishing spots

*15 mi to Ekluta Native Village/Historic Russian Orthodox Church

15 mi. to Thunderbird Falls -- recreation hike

*15 mi to the Reindeer Farm

*20 mi to historic Independence Mine /Hatchers Pass recreation area for exciting hiking and cultural tours

*25 mi to Knik Glacier - ATV or jet boat rides, scenic flight, helicopter tours

*70 mi to Matanuska Glacier – drive right up to it and hike right on it

*70 miles to the historic village of Talkeetna known for dramatic views of Mt. McKinley (Denali) , scenic flights, fishing, jet boat, rafting tours, ziplines, arts, museums, etc.

*200 miles to Denali National Park

Visit our FaceBook page 'CANOE LAKE CHALET for more info and photos.



***THE EAGLES NEST (upper unit)- 1,700 sq. ft. is 2 stories of beautifully furnished luxury living with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and laundry. High vaulted ceilings provide open atmosphere over the living room/dining room. Relax and dine in the while you gaze at the panoramic mountain through large scenic windows. Walk out onto your private deck the looks over the lake, and BBQ fresh Alaska salmon. The extra-large kitchen is stocked and ready with cooking essentials for family meals.

*The LUXURY SUITE is on the main floor sleeps 2; decorated with antiques in romantic Victorian style. It has a comfortable California king size bed, large private bath with an extra-large claw-foot soaking tub, plus a separate shower, vanity with double sinks, a large walk-in closet, TV/DVD, and private door leading to the deck. There is room for an air bed for additional sleeping for 1 or 2 more.

***The EAGLES NEST UPSTAIRS: An elegant staircase leads to the top story overlooking the main living area below. The den has a couch with a full size hide-a-bed and a full size futon for additional sleeping for 2 to 4. We have a large flat screen TV/DVD, Wii game system and an large variety of DVD/VHS library & family board games. A large shared large bath with tub/shower unit is right off the den.

The DUCK ROOM – Located upstairs sleeps 4 Has queen bed and quality/comfortable queen size futon.

The PERCH ROOM sleeps 4 Located in the upstairs. This large room offers a choice of sleeping option, 4 twins side by side, or 2 of the twins can be converted into a king size bed wit a comfortable memory foam mattress.

The Den - sleeps 3 Locate upstairs with quality/comfortable queen size futon and a single hide-a-bed couch.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Geri McCann (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Geri McCann

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 38 yrs. We own and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours, and can help you with your dream Alaskan vacation.

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 40 yrs. with 20 years in Talkeetna and 20 years in Palmer. We have 3 beautiful children and 4 amazing grand children. We have 30years of tourism experience and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours It is rewarding to assist visitors planing their dream Alaskan vacation so they can experience the best Alaskan adventures, with the best tour operators, for the best price!!

Geri has a passion for Alaskan culture, art and history and spent 25 yrs in as a curator/director of the Talkeetna Museum , Wasilla Museum (worked for Sarah Palin), and founded the Palmer Museum.

Above all we love God and are so blessed to live in the incredible state of Alaska. We live the adventuresom Alaskan life, our family favorites are fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, rafting, camp fires, organic gardening and eating fresh Alaskan salmon.

Geri McCann purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Geri McCann chose Palmer

We love to share our beautiful chalet with visitors to Alaska. Lake front living in the rustic Alaskan wilderness - with all the modern comforts of home, yet close to Anchorage, between Wasilla and Palmer. We focus on our guests having the most enjoyable experience ever and try to provide everything you might possibly need including hiking poles, gold pan, extra hats, gloves, coats, umbrella, etc. We work hard at making sure our chalet is very Clean, Comfortable, and FUN! for all ages...

What makes this chalet unique

Spectacular mountain vistas on a quiet lake front, located in Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation Region, fishing, hiking, boating, skiing, sledding, camp fires by the lake.

View spactacular northern lights displays!

Centrally located to Alaska's ultimate adventures and destinations.

Perfect for large family and groups with a variety of ages and interests... There is fun for everybody!!


based on 42 traveler reviews

DELUX LAKE FRONT Panoramic MT. VIEWS - RESORT PACKAGE Fishing, Boats, Bikes, Hik
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews
Marthaville, La

Louisiana Group

  • 5 of 5

AWESOME!!We traveled with a group of 15 people with a wide range of ages, from 75 to 9 years of age. The Chalet and Kevin and Geri met the needs of all of us. Kevin and Geri were fantastic hosts and made us feel at home, very helpful with anything we needed from adventure advise to fishing advise to just some good R&R for others. The location of the Chalet is perfect for our group, you can fish out the back door but a short drive to get some food or groceries for an outdoor cooking, a short drive in any direction will also put you in the lap of adventure (scenery, fishing, hiking, sight seeing, shopping, good food, did I mention fishing). My son and I caught rainbow trout and grayling out of canoe lake every day and the other children loved the canoe's and paddle boat. Thanks Kevin and Geri for letting us share your home and your life for a short while, the memories will last forever. Keep in touch and FISH ON!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having your family come stay with us. We immediately bonded with you all and had such fun getting to know each of you. It was great to see how much fun you all had at the chalet, on the lake or venturing out on the trips and tours in the region. Everyone was so loving and polite and took such great care of the chalet. We truly felt like we made new friends and hope you return again!!! You were such a blessing to us. Kevin and Geri McCann
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Family paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of six (2 grandparents,2 parents , and 2 grandkids) stayed in the Bear's Den last week and enjoyed a little slice of heaven. The accommodations were just as advertised and the view was drop dead gorgeous. The kids fished ,kayaked, and played with the yard toys. We never even got around to borrowing the available bikes. Day tripping was so much fun with this amazing place to return to for a relaxing evening. Thanks, Geri and Kevin for letting us stay at your Canoe Lake retreat and for all your good advice about the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay! Great for large group

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people staying for 2 nights. We had really high expectations because of the pictures, and it totally exceeded our expectations. Everything was super clean and organized, and the house had everything we needed --- well-stocked kitchen, big dining table, grill, firepit, board games ... The living room windows face the river and the views were STUNNING! The house is very spacious and fit us all without any problem. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for accommodations for a large group around the Anchorage area.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer, AK

Awesome stay for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The Homer women's hockey team (the Divas) stayed at this house for a tournament in Palmer. The house was absolutely perfect with enough room for everyone. Very close proximity to town and the ice rink. We were especially pleased by the kitchen and how it was stocked - we liked being able to cook large meals without any problems! Geri was fabulous to work with and answered questions and made sure we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Epic Family Reunion over Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a place big enough to accommodate my family and my in-laws. We wanted lots of room for games, making food, and hanging out. When I found this place online we knew it was the perfect fit! When we arrived it was just as it looked in the photos...and even more impressive in person. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and could sleep way more than my large party if needed. There was a lot of space for us to hang out without feeling like we were on top of each other and the view was so beautiful. The kitchen was stocked well and we were able make a lot of meals there without having to go out every night...for us this was a BIG bonus.

Geri and her husband were great! They were easy to contact if needed and quick to respond. I would stay here again when in the area!! It exceeded all expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Travel Industry Board Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I sit on the Executive Board of the Anchorage Chapter of the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Every year we have our retreat in a different location around the state. Our next state convention is being held in Anchorage in 2016 and we are hoping to have part of our "Community Night Social" be held in the Mat-Sue Valley so we decided to have our retreat in the Valley for the planning of whats to come next year. There were 11 people that stayed at the Canoe Lake Chalet and let me tell you it was fabulous from the first time I contacted the owner, until our departure after the retreat. It had such a beautiful view, very homey Alaskan feel, and LOTS of room for our large group. I would highly recommend this beautiful home to family travelers or a group like ours who just wanted to have a casual business meeting somewhere other than the office! Truly a very wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glenn Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hatchers Pass
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Knik Arm
Nearest Point of Interest
Canoe Lake Chalet
Car: necessary

We are part of the Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation area with 10 lakes. Beautiful wilderness trails provide great hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing . Canoe lake is stocked with rainbow trout and grayling, its non-motorized quiet and pristine. Try som surrounding catch and release lakes - with huge fish! Ice fishing is great in the winter, along with ice skating and skiing on the lake. Relax around a camp fire by the lake and soak in the Alaskan wilderness serenaded by loons and varieties of lake birds. Watch our nesting eagles and hawks hunt and dive for fish. View incredible northern lights displays right out your window!

Experience Alaska's best adventures in the surrounding area: salmon fishing, hike on Matanuska Glacier, jet boat or helicopter to Knik Glacier, white water rafting through jagged mountain ranges, wilderness trails, extreme mountain hiking or climbing, horse back riding.


Rates & Availability

Gateway Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 2 2016 - Feb 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
EAGLES NEST Winter/Spring
Feb 3 2017 - Mar 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Mar 16 2017 - May 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
EAGLES NEST summer rate
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 5.0%

Visit our other listing to see more about the BEAR DEN lower unit - COZY LAKE FRONT # 786941
To rent just the BEAR DEN there are lower rates.
5% TRAVEL AGENCY discount for guests using Authentic Alaska Tours for vacation planning and booking
5% Discount for extra large groups over 16 guests
To reserve the property a 50% deposit of is required at time of booking and full payment due 6 months in advance
The refundable cleaning deposit of $300 is due in the form of a check mailed with the signed rental agreement prior to check-in.
Refund Policy 100% -12 months in advance, 10% - 6 months in advance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Gateway Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , EAGLES NEST: In entry way, with toilet, sink, & mirror
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EAGLES NEST: large vanity, shared bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , EAGLES NEST: Private double sink clawfoot tub & shower stall
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , BEAR DEN - double sink, laundry,
  • The entire chalet both units altogether have a total of 3 full baths and 1/2 baths, The EAGLES NEST The Luxury Suite has a beautifully tiled private bath with an extra long & deep claw foot soaking tub plus a shower unit and a large vanity with double sinks. The Alaska Dynasty Suite has nice private bath with tiled tub/shower unit and large vanity. A 1/2 bath is located in the entry way BEAR DEN Unit Shared large bath with tub/shower unit and large vanity with double sinks and washer/dryer.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , EAGLES NEST: Master Suite private bath & door to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 4 twin/ single , -EAGLES NEST- Perch Room (2 twins convert to king bed).
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , EAGLES NEST: Duck Room Sleeps 4 - futon is queen size
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , BEAR DEN Unit- Fishing Room sleeps 2 to 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , BEAR DEN - Wolfe Room twins convert to king - sleeps 3
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 6 sleep sofa /futon , EAGLES NEST & BEAR DEN combined 4 futons, 2 sleeper sofa
  • EAGLES NEST and BEAR DEN conbined together have 5 bedrooms in the entire chalet 16 total beds/futons/Sleeper Sofa King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin beds (7) that can convert into (2 ) King size beds , Full size Futons (1), Queen size futons (3), Sleeper Sofa (2), Playpen (1), Crib Mattress (1). Extra full size and twin air beds available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We offer central travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS for half and full day trips and tours in our region. visit for more information. We are in process of building the website so please be patient with it. We are looking into renting cars for our guests at reduced prices.

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