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Lakefront & Creekside-Original Homestead Log Cabin-Mtn Views!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

This original homestead cabin overlooks Cornelius Lake, is along side a salmon creek, and sports views of Pioneer Peak and the surrounding Chugach Mountains. From this cabin, Alaska's beauty is abundant. The cabin is close to highways for easy access to the large variety of activities and sights available here in the Mat-Su Valley. Yet, it is also the perfect place to relax. You will want to enjoy a BBQ dinner eaten at the picnic table right outside the cabin front door. While you are relaxing you will want to watch the pair of loons and a pair of white swans enjoying their summer visit to the lake. Birds abound between these two lakes, so you can watch eagles hunting and riding the air currents as you enjoy a morning cup of coffee. The cabin is also creekside, so you can watch both red and silver salmon (runs take place in August and September) as they make their way to their spawning grounds.

Use this cabin as a home base. Fishing spots, hiking areas, glaciers, animal farms, bike trails, shops, spas, gyms, and historic townsites are all located here in the Mat-Su Valley.

This log cabin has two cozy bedrooms upstairs. The larger one features a custom built pine queen size bed while the smaller one has 2 single beds. The new bathroom is located on the main floor and features a large tiled shower. The beautiful kitchen area has granite counter tops, an electric stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, refrigerator, and a washer and dryer. Linens and kitchen utensils, pots, and pans are provided. The living room has a comfortable leather couch, custom blinds for privacy, and large windows for gazing at the spectacular views of ' nature at its best'.

The cabin is not suited to folks with mobility issues or those who are traveling with very young children. The stairs are steep.

Keywords: historic log cabin, lakefront and creek access, mountain views, centrally located, easy access to highways, 1 hour drive from Anchorage

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathryn (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Kathryn

Bob and I have lived in Alaska for more than 30 years. We love living here in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and we love our lives. Bob is a General Contractor who builds custom homes locally. I am a teacher who loves working part time with elementary students at a local public school. Our two sons were hockey players. One son is currently out of state attending graduate school. The other son lives is Anchorage and is currently working as a civil engineer.

We are a very busy and active family. For more than 10 years, Bob and our younger son have both run the Mt. Marathon race in Seward on the fourth of July. We kayak and camp in Katchemak Bay and the Homer area most summers with friends. We like to ride bikes, hike, fish, and play golf. We have an older yellow Lab that loves water and goes everywhere with us.

Kathryn purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Kathryn chose Alaska

The Mat-Su Valley really has the best of what Alaska has to offer, and we have lived here for twenty six years. We bought this amazing piece of property eleven years ago. Bob built this great home on the bluff overlooking one lake at the back of the property. On the front of the property was an original homestead cabin built in 1958. It took us 3 years to remodel the inside of the cabin while saving many of the original logs. It is beautiful and we now would like to share it with others in the summer months.

What makes this cabin unique

If you enjoy watching birds like we do, you will especially enjoy your visit to this homestead cabin on Cornelius Lake . In addition to local water fowl and eagles, we get to enjoy viewing the many migratory birds who visit Alaska in the summer. Three summers ago, Neklason Lake was the temporary summer home to a pair of white swans who raised six signets here. The parents lead the flotilla in parade style around the shore of the lake everyday when the signets were strong and big enough.The parents modeled for their youngsters 'touch-and-go' landings on water, traveling between our two lakes. We watched all 6 of the signets grow to young adults and then one day we watched all 8 of them fly south together in late September. It was soooo exciting!!


based on 11 traveler reviews

Lakefront & Creekside-Original Homestead Log Cabin-Mtn Views!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Lake Park ,Georgia

Alaska Vacation 2015

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cozy cabin in Wasilla Ak! We were able to speed quality time with my son and his family! The cabin was awesome and we loved the gorgeous flowers and beautiful mountain views! The stream next to the cabin was really pretty filled with

trout and Salmon! We definitely would recommend staying there again and thank the owners for their sincere kindness and hospitality!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Generations

  • 5 of 5

My mom, oldest teenage daughter, and I love the cabin! The owners are wonderful hosts who are available, as needed, and provided homemade salmon (YUMMY!) and other breakfast items for our first morning. The cabin is located down the lane from the main house (out of sight) and on the outskirts of Wasilla. There is a small grocery store approximately 3 – 5 minute drive on E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, but we tended to travel out to E Park/Hwy 3 to the Fred Meyer grocery/retail store approximately 10 – 15 minute drive. The cabin provides the comforts of home….kitchen has necessary equipment, beds are comfortable, HOT water, washer/dryer, internet access, black out shades to block the midnight sun to name a few comforts. Yes, the stairs are steep and narrow, as mentioned, but use of the handrails makes it easy to manage or crawling on all fours works, too. :-) We are physically able folks, so we thought of it as an adventure. The few times we were not out hiking, driving the country side, or being obvious tourists, we would open the two windows that created a cross breeze through the entire upstairs. Aw…the fresh air! The owners offered the use of their canoe and row boat, but we did not have time. On our next chance to visit Alaska, we will definitely check availability of this cabin. We had a wonderful time, appreciate the hospitality, and enjoyed staying in the cabin. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I only wish I had been able to stay longer. This cabin was everything claimed on the website and more. Beautiful views, well decorated, comfortable furniture and beds, well appointed kitchen and the flowers were beautiful. I have a difficult time walking and climbing and the stairs were steep and narrow but I was sure glad I decided to take a chance on this cabin and negotiated the stairs without a problem. If I am lucky enough to travel to this area again, I will definitely plan a longer stay at this wonderful cabin. Kathryn is such a nice hostess and provided an abundance of information. While there we took day trips to the Palmer area, Denali, Anchorage and Valdez. This spot is centrality located and the Alaska Railroad has a station in Wasilla which is a big plus.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin and View

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin and wished we were staying longer so much more than pics show. We went for my cousin's wedding at Settler's Bay Lodge and wished we had more time to enjoy everything offered with the cabin. Kathryn was helpful and also brought me things I forgot to do the hair before the wedding(dryer and rollers). Our daughter loved the cabin too and already said we are going back. Location seemed centralized too for all the places we went while there.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just want I needed

  • 5 of 5

Better than a hotel for my family. Perfect place to relax after my son's baseball tournament games

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect "Base Camp" for Alaskan Adventures

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were pleased with everything about our stay at this home. The hosts were conscientious and gracious and the home had everything we needed. It's perfect for a couple, but could accommodate

more if necessary. It's a short drive to some beautiful hiking trails and drives. The kayaks and access to the lake were nice for an evening paddle in the bright nights of an Alaskan summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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We are located on N. Engstrom Rd. in the core area of the Mat-Su Valley which makes for easy access to the following attractions: Matanuska and Knik Glaciers, guided rafting trips, Iditarod Headquarters-Wasilla, Hatcher's Pass and the Independence Mine, Musk Ox and the Reindeer Farms-Palmer, Alaska Railroad Depots-Wasilla and Palmer, salmon and trout fishing, flight seeing tours, and Denali Park


Rates & Availability

Wasilla Cabin Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - Aug 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

The $49 charge is for the VRBO insurance, this is protection for all. It is a 1 time charge, whether you stay 6 days or 16 days. There is no cleaning fee. It is included in the nightly fee. There is no additional charge for pets coming with guests, but please notify us. It is agreed upon that pet owners will be extra vigilant about the care and clean up regarding their pets while at the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alaska Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
We have a fire-pit area and wood available for family campfires on a lower patio on our lake. Let us know if you would like to use this area for a hotdog roast with "some-mores" for dessert. Our home is located at the rear of the property on another lake (out of sight). The above amenities may be used by paying guests only.

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